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The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
23-27 July 2007, Amsterdam

Call for Demonstrations

Demonstrations present first-hand experience with research prototypes or operational systems. They provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing IR systems and to obtain feedback from expert users. Demonstration submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the call for papers. One-page demonstration abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings.

Submissions must be in English and consist of an extended abstract (one page in SIGIR format including references and figures) and an additional one-page requirements description. The abstract should emphasize what the implemented system aims to achieve, the major components of the system, the novelty of the techniques that have been implemented, and comparisons with comparable systems. The requirements description should identify the hardware, software and network access requirements for the demonstration. Network connections and computers with standard Web browsers can be provided upon request. Proposals to demonstrate systems that require more than a standard Web browser (e.g. context-aware mobile systems or virtual reality systems) must explain how the systems will be demonstrated at the conference.

Submissions should be in PDF format.

Unlike posters and research papers, authors of demonstration proposals are not expected to take measures to conceal their identity from reviewers. Demonstration proposals must be submitted by February 25, 2007. Demonstration papers must be submitted electronically via the posters/demonstrations submission web page. Read the submission guidelines for more information. LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR submissions are available from the ACM Website.

Important Dates

November 15, 2006
Mentoring program deadline
January 28, 2007
Full research papers due
February 25, 2007
Poster, demonstrations, tutorial, and workshop submissions
March 11, 2007
Doctoral consortium submissions due
April 11, 2007
Notification of acceptance for all submissions
July 23-27, 2007
Conference in Amsterdam