SIGIR'98 Advanced Call for Papers


21st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on
Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

August 24 - 28, 1998


The Twenty-First Annual International ACM-SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, jointly hosted by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of Melbourne, will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from 24 to 28 August 1998.

SIGIR'98 seeks original papers (that is, not previously published) in the broad field of information storage and retrieval, covering the handling of all types of information, user behavior in information systems, and theories, models, and implementations of IR systems. We encourage discussions of experimental studies, tests of usability, explorations of IR behavior, reports on the performance of large scale systems, and demonstrations of advanced approaches. We prefer theoretical contributions to have sufficient proof of utility to demonstrate their applicability to information retrieval problems. Similarly, reports on small scale experiments should include convincing arguments or simulations to show their likelihood of generalization. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Papers (4 copies) of at most 5,000 words should be submitted in English to the Program Chair responsible for the geographic region of the first author and must be received by the indicated date. The first page must contain the title of the paper and an abstract of not more than 150 words, but no indication as to the authors or their affiliations. A separate cover page should be provided with the title, the author names, and the author affiliations, plus complete contact information (postal, fax, e-mail) for the corresponding author. The cover page should also indicate if the paper is to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award. Papers are eligible if the first and primary author is a full-time student at time of submission.

The full Call for Papers will include further details for submission of posters and demonstrations, and for tutorial, workshop, and panel proposals.

General Chairs:

Alistair Moffat (Melbourne),
Justin Zobel (RMIT)

Program Committee Chair, Regional Chair (Asia/Pacific)

Ross Wilkinson,
Department of Computer Science,
723 Swanston Street,
Carlton, Victoria 3053,
+61 3 92822400

Regional Chair (Americas):

W. Bruce Croft,
Lederle Graduate Research Center,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, MA 01003-4610,
United States of America.
+1 413 5450463

Regional Chair (Europe):

Keith van Rijsbergen,
Department of Computing Science,
University of Glasgow,
17 Lilybank Gardens,
Glasgow, G12 8RZ
+44 141 3304463

Important Dates:

28 Jan 1998 Paper submissions.
28 Feb 1998 Tutorial, poster demonstrations, panels, and workshop submissions.
30 Mar 1998 All notifications.
15 May 1998 Final camera-ready copy for all papers, posters, and panels.

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