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Gold Sponsor

Baidu is the world’s largest Chinese search engine and Chinese website founded in January 2000 at Zhongguancun, Beijing. From the very beginning, Baidu has considered “providing the best way for people to find information and fulfill needs” to be its ultimate mission. In addition to its core web search product, Baidu powers many popular community-based products, such as Baidu PostBar, the world’s first and largest Chinese-language query-based searchable online community platform, Baidu Knows, the world’s largest Chinese-language interactive knowledge-sharing platform, and Baidu Encyclopedia, the world’s largest user-generated Chinese-language encyclopedia, to name but a few. Baidu is committed to providing simple and reliable Internet search products and services across all Internet devices including computers and mobile platforms.


The mission of research at Google is to deliver cutting-edge innovation that improves Google products and enriches the lives of all who use them. We publish innovation through industry standards, and our researchers are often helping to define not just today’s products but also tomorrow’s.


Microsoft Since Microsoft Research was established in 1991, it has become one of the largest, fastest-growing, most respected software research organizations in the world. Its distinguished researchers and scientists help shape the computing experience of millions of people worldwide through advances that enhance virtually every product Microsoft ships.


Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science and engineering underpinning three broad areas:Biotechnology (BIO), Information and communications technology (ICT), Sustainable energy and energy-efficient technologies (ENERGY). SFI makes grants based upon the merit review of distinguished scientists.SFI also advances co-operative efforts among education, government, and industry that support its fields of emphasis and promotes Ireland’s ensuing achievements around the world.


Silver Sponsor

Yahoo! Labs leads Yahoo!’s success through science, technology and innovative thinking. We have an unmatched track record of ideas touching more than 700 million users. Our work has yielded delightful experience and tools for everyday life across the entire planet. No less important, we are one of the most prolific and open internet and Web research institutions in the world, sharing results and data with the entire scientific community worldwide. We provide a unique blend of world-class open research and direct impact on products through tight collaboration with product and engineering as well as Academia.


Bronze Sponsor

AOL is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale, and helps marketers connect with audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions. We are home to a number of well known consumer brands including The Huffington Post, Engadget, TechCrunch and MapQuest and renowned advertising businesses including Advertising.com, ADTECH and AOL On. AOL has been in Dublin for 16 years and employs over 180 people, mainly in software development.


IBM The World is Our Laboratory. No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. Today, IBM researchers are redefining where discovery happens by stepping outside of the laboratory and challenging the status quo to solve some of the world's most complex problems. From monitoring energy and water desalinization in the deserts of the Middle East to using nanopolymers to fight bacteria, IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.


Yandex is the leading internet company in Russia, operating the most popular search engine and the most visited website. We generated 60.9% of all search traffic in Russia in January 2013, and our sites attracted 52.6 million unique visitors in January 2013. The range of our products extends well beyond search to include news, maps, email, comparative shopping, online payments, location-based advertising and many others. Yandex offers the most relevant, locally tailored experience on all digital platforms and devices. Our mission is to answer any questions our users may have.


Newcomers Breakfast Morning Sponsor

Facebook Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


Exhibition at SIGIR 2013

Springer Science+Business Media is one of the most prestigious international scientific publishers of books, journals, and electronic media today, with subsidiaries and representatives all over the world. Our publications range from medicine to all fields of life sciences, and from mathematics to engineering. Wherever scientific research is carried out, highly qualified experts count themselves among Springer's authors, including a large number of Nobel prize winners.


Now Publishers - Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (FnTIR) is one of a series of high impact, peer-review survey and review journals published by Now Publishers. Under its founding editors, Jamie Callan and Fabrizio Sebastiani, and their replacements, Doug Oard and Mark Sanderson, it has built a reputation for publishing outstanding surveys, reviews and tutorials that provide its readers with the perfect gateway article, reviewing the research landscape and providing detailed references for those who wish to dig deeper. The publisher, James Finlay, will be available at the booth to discuss any potential contributions or to guide you as you browse the available titles.


Morgan & Claypool Publishers LLC is an innovative new company formed by experienced publishing professionals to serve the global research and development communities in science and technology. We believe that online delivery technology presents exciting opportunities for authors and publishers to create new information vehicles that improve on existing print documents. Our mission is to create "next generation" digital information products that combine authoritative content with state-of-the-art technology and a customer-oriented business model. The company is based in the United States and has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area; Ft. Collins, Colorado; Bonita Springs, Florida; and Seattle, Washington.


About Qatar Computing Research Institute - Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) was established in 2010 by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a private, non-profit organization that is supporting Qatar’s transformation from a hydrocarbon-based economy to knowledge-based economy. QCRI is a national research institute supporting Qatar Foundation’s mission to build Qatar’s innovation and technology capacity by focusing on large-scale computing challenges that address national priorities for growth and development. In doing this, QCRI conducts world-class multidisciplinary computing research that is relevant to the needs of Qatar, the wider Arab region, and the world. It performs cutting-edge research in such areas as Arabic language technologies including natural language processing, information retrieval and machine translation, social computing, data analytics, cloud computing, scientific computing and cyber security.

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