Call for Tutorials (Closed)

SIGIR 2011 will begin with a full day of tutorials on Sunday, July 24, 2011.

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

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; and (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 the course objectives, its relevance to the information retrieval community, and course materials.

Tutorial proposals in PDF format must be sent via email by February 11, 2011 to the Tutorial Chair, Yi Zhang ( The submissions will undergo peer review and tutorials to be presented will be selected by the SIGIR Program Committee. Notifications will be send out by April 8, 2011.

Important Dates:

  • 11 Feb 2011: Tutorial proposals due.
  • 8 Apr 2011: Acceptance notifications
  • 24-28 July 2011 : Conference in Beijing, China

Tutorial Chair:

Yi Zhang, University of California Santa Cruz, USA