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

Call for Tutorials

SIGIR 2007 will begin with a full day of tutorials on July 23, 2007.

Proposals are solicited for tutorials of either a half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) on all topics of information retrieval and its applications. Especially encouraged are (1) cross-disciplinary tutorials that educate the IR community about recent technical advancements in related fields (e.g., machine learning, natural language processing, data mining); (2) tutorials about emerging application areas of information retrieval technologies (e.g., Web, bioinformatics).

Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract.

The cover sheet should specify: (1) the title and 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 4 pages, and should include an outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of the course objectives, its relevance to the IR community, and course materials.

Tutorial proposals in PDF format must be sent via email by February 25, 2007 to the Tutorial Chair, ChengXiang Zhai (czhai AT The submissions will undergo peer review and be decided by the Program Committee. Notifications will be made by April 11, 2007.

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