Detailed Schedule

Program of Main Conference
  July 25, 2011 Monday
08:30-10:00 Opening ceremony
Keynote speech - Qi Lu (Microsoft): Future of the Web and Search
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:10 Users I (Chair: Nicholas Belkin)
Query Analysis I (Chair: Ben Carterette)
Learning to Rank (Chair: Tie-Yan Liu)
12:10-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:15 Personalization (Chair: Maarten de Rijke)
Retrieval models  I (Chair: Oren Kurland)
Social Media (Chair: Mounia Lalmas)
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:25 Content Analysis (Chair: Jamie Callan)
Web IR (Chair: Ricardo Baeza-Yates)
Collaborative filtering I (Chair: David Carmel)
18:30-22:00 Poster-Demo reception
  July 26, 2011 Tuesday
08:45-10:00 Keynote speech - ChengXiang Zhai (UIUC): Beyond Search: Statistical Topic Models for Text Analysis
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:10 Users II (Chair: Susan Dumais)
Query Analysis II (Chair: Bruce Croft)
Communities (Chair: Iadh Ounis)
12:10-14:00 lunch
14:00-15:15 Classification (Chair: Arjen P. de Vries)
Retrieval models II (Chair: Donald Metzler)
Image Search (Chair:Tat-Seng Chua )
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:25 Indexing (Chair: Alistair Moffat)
Web Queries (Chair: Nick Craswell)
Collaborative filtering II (Chair: Yi Zhang)
18:30-22:00 Banquet
  July 27, 2011 Wednesday
08:30-09:45 Latent Semantic Analysis (Chair: Fernando Diaz)
Multimedia IR (Chair: Lei Zhang)
Summarization (Chair: Chin-Yew Lin)
09:45-10:00 Coffee break
10:00-11:40 Vertical & Entity Search (Chair: Charles Clarke)
Query suggestions (Chair: Yoelle Maarek)
Linguistic Analysis (Chair: Noriko Kando)
11:45-14:00 SIGIR Business Meeting (Lunch box provided)
14:00-15:15 Clustering (Chair: Andrew Trotman)
Effectiveness (Chair: Mark Sanderson)
Multilingual IR (Chair: Doug Oard)
15:15-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:10 Efficiency (Chair: Justin Zobel)
Recommender systems (Chair: Luo Si)
Test collections (Chair: Ian Soboroff)
17:10-17:30 Closing session