Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia.
Department of Computer Science, RMIT, GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001, Australia.
CSIRO ICT Centre Canberra 2601, Australia.
Prior to the workshop, participants at SWIRL were asked to provide two nominations, with supporting argument, for a corpus of ``must read'' papers that IR graduate students should be familiar with. Attendees chose papers that represented key breakthroughs, or represented work undertaken to a particularly high standard, or that presented established material in an innovative or accessible manner. The results are, we believe, illuminating and thought-provoking.
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