Call for Short Papers
39th ACM International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
Pisa, Italy — July 17-21, 2016
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 2016 will be held in Pisa, Italy 17-21 July 2016. We invite those working in areas related to IR to submit original (four-page) short papers, which will be presented as posters at the conference.
Short papers present original, previously unpublished work. They provide an opportunity to describe significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Short papers can also present smaller or more speculative ideas, research that is controversial, and new applications of old ideas or the reworking of previous studies. They should be inspirational and spark some discussion among attendees. Submissions are welcome in areas related to any aspect of IR, as identified in the call for full papers on the conference website.
Submissions will be peer reviewed, and accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings. Each accepted submission will be presented as a poster during the poster session, where researchers can obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience.
** Collection Papers **
As a special topic for this year, we welcome short papers describing test collections or data sets suitable for IR experiments. We are looking for descriptions of new collections or data sets that may not be well-known, in order to provide a citable paper for researchers using that collection in their work. The collection should be publicly available and well-characterized. If available, indicative results from methods applied to the data would be useful information to report.
Collection papers will be evaluated based on the quality of the resource, its novelty compared to other available collections, how well it has been described, and its potential for investigating a variety of research questions.
Instructions for Short Papers Submissions
Submissions of short papers must be in English, in PDF format, and should not exceed four pages in SIGIR two-column format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (link). The short-paper review process is double-blind. Authors must conceal their identity. Submissions that are over the four-page limit, do not adhere to the SIGIR two-column format, are not anonymous, or are incomplete will be rejected without review. Each submission should also be complete with all co-authors’ information entered into the submission system. Submissions should be submitted electronically via the conference submission system.
Note that summaries of full papers that have already been published or submitted elsewhere (including in another language) are not acceptable as short-paper submission to SIGIR 2016. This dual submission policy applies to short- and long-paper submissions to SIGIR 2016. If a short-paper and long-paper submission to SIGIR 2016 from the same authors are similar, they will both be rejected.
February 11, 2016: Short papers due
March 31, 2016: Short papers notification
July 17-21, 2016: ACM SIGIR 2016
Raffaele Perego (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Fabrizio Sebastiani (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
email: sigir2016-gchairs [AT] isti.cnr.it
Short Papers Chairs
Ben Carterette (University of Delaware, US)
Carlos Castillo (University of Rome “la Sapienza”, Italy)
Jaana Kekalainen (University of Tampere, Finland)
email: sigir2016-spchairs [AT] isti.cnr.it