Sigir 2002


Information for Participants > Registration

Registration information


Please complete the on-line registration form or print out the registration form in pdf-format and return it by fax to:

Tampere Conference Service Ltd
fax: +358-3-222 6440

Your registration is valid when the registration fee is paid. Please take care of your full payment by using either of the two methods of payments described below.

Fees are given in euros (EUR). Exchange Rates (April, 2002) EUR 1 = USD 0,88.
The registration fees do not cover insurance or accommodation. A personal travel insurance is recommended by the organizers.


Registration Early Bird Rate (if paid by 15 May 2002)
- ACM SIGIR Members EUR 450
- Non-Members EUR 525
- Full-time Students EUR 200
Registration Fee Normal Rate (if paid by 15 June 2002)
- ACM SIGIR Members EUR 480
- Non-Members EUR 550
- Full-time Students EUR 250

Registration Fee Late and On-site Rate (when paid on 16 June 2002 or after)
- ACM SIGIR Members EUR 530
- Non-Members EUR 575
- Full-time Students EUR 300

Conference Registration fee includes:

  • Admission to plenary sessions Mon-Wed
  • Conference bag and documentation
  • Lunches Mon-Wed
  • Tea/Coffee Mon-Wed
  • Tampere Sightseeing and Reception & Get-Together on Sunday
  • Poster and Demo Session with buffet on Monday
  • Banquet on Tuesday
  • New Comers' Breakfast on Monday for the first timers only

All taxes and service fees are included in the fees.

Delegates can buy extra tickets for the Banquet for their spouses at the price 60 euros.


Tutorials (each) Early Bird Rate (if paid by 15 May 2002): EUR 140
Tutorials (each) Normal Rate (if paid by 15 June 2002):
EUR 150

Tutorials (each) Late and On-site Rate (when paid on 16 June 2002 or after): EUR 160

Registration fee for Tutorials includes coffee/tea. Lunch is not included, but is available at Tampere Hall at extra cost.


Full day workshop Early Bird Rate (if paid by 15 May 2002): EUR 80
Full day workshop Normal Rate (if paid by 15 June 2002): EUR 90

Full day workshop Late and On-site Rate (when paid on 16 June 2002 or after): EUR 100

Registration fee for Workshops on Thursday includes lunch and 2 coffees/teas.


All fees should be paid in advance by using EUROs.
Personal, company or euro cheques will NOT be accepted.

Two methods of payment are possible:

1. Bank transfer made payable to

Account holder: SIGIR 2002
Bank: Nordea Bank PLC, Tampere, Finland
Account number: 114635-353120
Swift address: MRITFIHH (until 1 June), NDEAFIHH (from 2 June)

Make sure to give participant's name in the bank transfer details. All payments must be "free of any charges for the payee", i.e. all bank charges have to be borne by the sender.

2. Credit card: VISA, Master Card or Eurocard are accepted.

Clearly state your credit card details on the registration form. If the given information is wrong or the credit company does not give authorization to charge your account, the secretariat is entitled to charge the higher rate.

Letter of Confirmation/Receipt

A confirmation and a receipt of your paid fees will be sent to you by e-mail after we have received your payment in full.

Terms of Cancellation

The secretariat must be notified in writing of any cancellations. The following fees will apply: All fees, except for the administration fee of EUR 85, will be refunded for cancellations made on or before 15 May 2002. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made before 30 June 2002. No refund will be given after this date. For organisational reasons, refunds will be made after the conference. For refund, please inform your full bank account details in writing (including the address of the bank).