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Call for Tutorials

36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR 2013
Dublin, Ireland, 28 July-1 August, 2013


SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of Information Retrieval (IR). SIGIR 2013 will begin with a full day of tutorials on Sunday 28th July 2013. 

SIGIR 2013 solicits proposals for tutorials of either half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) duration. Proposals are welcomed on all topics of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in detail. For example, tutorials may cover an established information retrieval topic in depth, introduce an emerging application of information retrieval technologies, or update the information retrieval community on recent advances in related fields. 

Submission Guidelines:

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) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required, if any; 
3) complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters; 
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 its objectives and its relevance to the information retrieval community, and details of materials to be supplied to attendees. 

Tutorials should be prepared in standard SIGIR format available from the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX, use the Option 2 style). Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair - https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigir2013tutorials

The submissions will reviewed by senior members of the Information Retrieval research community and tutorials to be presented at SIGIR 2013 will be selected by the SIGIR Program Committee. Notifications will be sent to tutorial proposers by Monday 15 April 2013. 

Important Dates:

Monday 18 February 2013 : Tutorial proposals due 

Monday 15 April 2013 : Acceptance notifications 

Sunday 28 July 2013 : Tutorials Day at the SIGIR Conference in Dublin

Tutorial Chairs:

Séamus Lawless, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan.