Call for Workshops
Proposals are solicited for one-day or half-day workshops to be held on
Friday August 19, 2005, the last day of the conference. A limited number
of half-day workshops might also be scheduled on the morning of Monday
August 15, 2005 (the tutorial day). The purpose of SIGIR 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 organizers, 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
organizers of approved workshops are expected to define the workshop's
focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon final program
content. Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend
their entire workshop and to provide an article for the SIGIR Forum
summarizing the event.
Submissions describing proposed workshops (up to 1,000 words) should
include the theme and goals of the workshop, planned activities, the
maximum number of participants, the selection process for
participants, a list of potential participants, names of potential program
committee members (if a program committee will be formed), and (for
half-day workshops) the preferred day(s) (Monday or Friday). The
submission should include a one-paragraph biographical sketch for each
organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.
Workshop proposals must be sent by email to the Workshops Chair,
Doug Oard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by February 4, 2005.