Call for Short Papers and Demos
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 be held in Dublin, Ireland from 28 July - 1 August 2013. The Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to
submit original short papers, and proposals for demonstrations. Note, that
both short paper and demonstration submission guidelines have changed this year to allow more space for authors to present their ideas.
Short Paper submissions offer researchers an opportunity to present significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Each submission that is accepted for SIGIR 2013 will be presented in a poster format, in order to provide researchers with an opportunity to obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience during the poster session.
What makes a good
short paper? Short papers are not full papers squeezed into four pages. They can present smaller or more speculative ideas, they could also be be more controversial, they may present new applications of old ideas or the reworking of previous studies. Finally, they should be inspirational and spark some discussion.
Submissions are welcome in areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR), as identified in the call for contributions and on the SIGIR 2013 website. Submissions are short research papers presenting original, previously unpublished work. Submissions describing the work will be reviewed, and accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings.
Short Paper Submission Content Guidelines
Submissions of short papers must be in English, in PDF format and should not exceed 4 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use Option 2). Authors should conceal their identity. Submissions that are over the 4-page limit or are not anonymous or incomplete will be rejected without review. Note that summaries of full papers that have already been published elsewhere (including in another language) are not acceptable as short paper submissions for SIGIR. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully. We suggest downloading the PDF after submission and ensuring it is ok.
Submissions must be submitted electronically using the short paper track of the conference submission system (http://sigir2013-shortPaper.confmaster.net/). At least one author must register and attend the conference.
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 welcome in any of the areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR), as identified in the call for contributions and on the SIGIR 2013 website. The two-page demonstration submissions will appear in the conference proceedings.
What makes a good demo? A good demonstration submission is interesting to a SIGIR audience and shows a novel solution to a problem. The demonstration submission should address the following questions. Who is your target user? Why does my system exist and why is it important? What does my demonstration do and how does it work? How does it compare with existing systems? Finally, how and when might my technology have an impact?
Demonstration Submission Content Guidelines
Submissions of demonstration papers must be in English and should not exceed 2 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use Option 2). It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully. We suggest downloading the PDF after submission and ensuring it is ok.
Unlike short and full-paper submissions, authors of demonstration submissions are not expected to take measures to conceal their identity from
Submissions that are over the 2-page limit and incomplete submissions will be rejected without review.
Demonstration papers must be submitted electronically via the demonstration track of the conference submission system (http://sigir2013-demo.confmaster.net/). At least one author must register and attend the conference.
Wireless network access, along with a table and poster mount backdrop will be provided for accepted demonstrations.
• Short Paper and Demonstration submissions due: 18 February 2013.
• Acceptance notification: 15 April 2013
• Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 28 July - 1 August 2013.
Short Papers and Demos Co-Chairs
• Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, United Kingdom
• Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Contact / Questions