SIGIR 40th Anniversary Photo Album

The 2017 SIGIR Conference in Tokyo from 7 to 11 August was the 40th time the annual meeting had been held.

As part of the festivities, a photo album of past conferences was prepared and shown on a loop at the conference banquet.

This page holds an extended version of that album, with photos taken at the 2017 SIGIR conference also now included. We hope you'll enjoy looking through it.


If you are pictured in the album and do not want that image available on the open web, please send email to Alistair Moffat, ammoffat /, including the page number within the collection (center bottom of each image). We will then remove that photo and its entry in the list of names.

If you are pictured in the album and don't mind having your photo shown, but do not want your name listed against it in the list of names, then ditto. We will then not include your name in any meta-data that might be made publicly available in connection with that photo.

The album includes photos taken/provided by:

Other sources (some used without explicit permission having been sought):
Alistair Moffat,
Falk Scholer,

Last updated: August 26, 2017