Call for Posters and Demos (Closed)

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 2011 will be held July 24-28, 2011 in Beijing, China (http://www.sigir2011.org/). We invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original posters and proposals for demonstrations of systems as described below.

Posters

Poster presentations offer researchers an opportunity to present significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Poster presentations further provide researchers with an opportunity to obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience during the poster session.

Poster submissions are welcomed in areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR) as identified in the call for contributions. Posters should focus on problems and methodology of the presented research. Submissions describing the work will be reviewed and the ones accepted will be published in the conference proceedings.

Content guidelines

Submissions of extended abstracts for posters 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 ).

The only accepted format for submissions is PDF. As with full papers, authors should conceal their identity where it is practical to do so. Poster paper submissions that are over the 2-page limit or are not anonymous will be rejected without review. Poster papers must be submitted electronically at the poster track of the conference submission system (http://sigir2011-poster.confmaster.net/). At least one author must register and attend the conference. All submissions must be in English.

Important dates

  • Poster submissions due: February 11, 2011.
  • Acceptance notification: April 8, 2011.
  • Conference in Beijing, China: July 24-28, 2011

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. Demonstration submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the call for papers. One-page demonstration abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings.

Content guidelines

Submissions must be in English and consist of two pages: 1) an extended abstract: one page in SIGIR format including references and figures; and 2) an additional one-page requirements description.

The abstract should emphasize what the implemented system aims to achieve, the major components of the system, the novelty of the techniques that have been implemented, and comparisons with comparable systems.

The requirements description should identify the hardware, software and network access requirements for the demonstration. Network connections and computers with standard Web browsers can be provided upon request. Proposals to demonstrate systems that require more than a standard Web browser (e.g. context-aware mobile systems or virtual reality systems) must explain how the systems will be demonstrated at the conference.

The only accepted format for submissions is PDF. Templates for SIGIR submissions are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use the Option 2 style). This is also the style that will be required for final papers.

Unlike posters and research papers, authors of demonstration proposals are not expected to take measures to conceal their identity from reviewers.

Demonstration proposals must be submitted by Friday, February 11, 2011. Demonstration papers must be submitted electronically via the demonstration track of the conference submission system (http://sigir2011-demo.confmaster.net/). The submissions will undergo peer review. At least one author must register and attend the conference. All submissions must be in English.

Important dates

  • Demonstration proposals due: February 11, 2011.
  • Acceptance notification: April 8, 2011.
  • Conference in Beijing, China: July 24-28, 2011.

Posters and Demos Co-Chairs

  • Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Microsoft Research, USA.
  • Gary Geunbae Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea.
  • Massimo Melucci, University of Padua, Italy

Contact / Questions

Please e-mail any questions on poster or demo submissions to
sigir2011-poster@confmaster.net

For other details, please see the conference web site: http://www.sigir2011.org/