Call for Demonstrations

The annual SIGIR conference is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR). The 45th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval will be held in Madrid on July 11-15, 2022. We cordially invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original proposals 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. Proposals from startups and industry players are also welcomed. Accepted demonstration submissions will appear in the conference proceedings.

A good demonstration submission should be interesting to a SIGIR audience and should show a novel solution to a problem. The demonstration submission should address the following questions: Who is your target user? Why does your system exist and why is it important? What does your demonstration do and how does it work? What does it look like? How does it compare with existing systems? Finally, how and when might your technology have an impact, either technically, commercially, or societally?

Important Dates

Time zone: Anywhere on Earth(AoE)

Demo papers due: February 21, 2022

Demo papers notification: March 31, 2022

Camera Ready for accepted demo papers: April 24, 2022


Demonstration submissions are welcome in any of the areas related to any aspects of IR, as identified in the Call for Full Papers.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions of demonstration papers must be in English, in PDF format, and be at most 4 pages (including figures) in length + unrestricted space for references. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully. We suggest downloading the PDF after submission to check it is ok. Submissions that are over the page limit and incomplete submissions will be rejected without review. Authors should also go through ACM’s authorship policy before making a submission.

Suitable LaTeX, Word, and Overleaf templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (use ‘sigconf’ proceedings template). Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair SIGIR2022 demo paper submission site. At least one author of each accepted demonstration must register and attend the conference.

To help reviewers and readers of your demonstration paper intuitively and fully understand your system, your demonstration submission should include either a link to a video recording or a link to the online web interface of your system (login details shall be specified in your submission if applicable).

Please note that, unlike short and full paper submissions, demonstration submissions are single blind. You are not expected to take measures to conceal your identity from reviewers.

Authors should note that changes to the author list after the submission deadline are not allowed without permission from the PC Chairs.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for, attend, and present the work at the conference or the paper will not appear in the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.

Submission System

All papers are to be submitted via EasyChair (demo track):

Demo Chairs

  • Asia Biega, Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy
  • Kevin Roitero, University of Udine


For further information, please contact the SIGIR 2022 Demo Chairs by email to: sigir22-demos AT easychair DOT org