Submitting Tutorial, Demo & Workshop Proposals
Please note, the deadline for all submissions has now passed.
SIGIR 2003 will begin with a full day of tutorials, each of which should
cover a single topic in detail. Proposals are solicited for tutorials of
either a half day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus
breaks). Submissions should be made to the Tutorials Chair and should
include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should
specify: (1) the length of the tutorial; (2) the intended audience
(introductory, intermediate, advanced); (3) complete contact information
for the contact person and other presenters; and (4) a brief biography
(max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter. The extended abstract should be
3 to 5 pages, and should include an outline of the tutorial, along with
descriptions of the course objectives and course materials.
proposals must be sent via email by February 27, 2004, to Fabio Crestani
Demonstrations can offer first-hand
experience with Information Retrieval systems, whether advanced
operational systems or research prototypes. A demonstration proposal
should indicate how the demonstration illustrates new ideas, should
provide the technical specifications of the system and should include
references to other literature. Demonstrations which will involve the
use of non-standard hardware, e.g. context-aware mobile systems or
virtual reality systems, should include a short statement of how the
system will be demonstrated at the conference. A one-page abstract
describing each accepted demonstration will be published in the
proceedings. A demonstration proposal is an one-page extended abstract
that must be submitted electronically via the
submission web page, by February 27, 2004.
We can accept demonstration proposals in either PDF or Postscript. It is
the responsibility of authors to ensure that their proposals use no
unusual format features and are printable on a standard Postscript
printer. LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR submissions are available
from the ACM Website.
The hardware, software, and network requirements should be indicated in
a separate email to the demonstrations chair: Ian Ruthven
(Ian.Ruthven@cis.strath.ac.uk). Any queries regarding demonstration
proposals should be mailed to the demonstrations chair.
Proposals are solicited for one-day workshops to be held on July 29,
2004, the last day of the conference. The purpose of these workshops is
to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal
and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. As such, they
also offer a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work
and to obtain feedback from an interested community. The format of
each workshop is to be determined by the organisers, but it is expected
that they contain ample time for general discussion.
Researchers and practitioners from all segments of the
information retrieval community are invited to submit proposals for
review. The organisers of approved workshops are expected to define the
workshop's focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon final
program content. They may elect to form organising or program committees
for assistance in these tasks. After the workshop, organizers are
required to provide an article for the SIGIR Forum summarizing the workshop.
Submissions describing proposed workshops (up to 1,000 words)
should include the theme and goal of the workshop, planned activities,
the maximum number of participants, the selection process for
participants, and a list of potential participants. The submission should
include a one-paragraph CV for each organizer, describing relevant
qualifications and experience.
Workshop proposals must be sent by email to the Workshops Chair,
Mounia Lalmas (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 27, 2004.