SIGIR'98 Conference Registration
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21st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on
Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

August 24 - 28, 1998


To register for the SIGIR'98 conference, tutorials, and workshops, enter your requirements into the form and then click on the "submit" button. A fresh page listing your requests will be returned to you. Print that page at your local printer, and either attach a cheque for the full payment and mail it to the conference office, or write your credit card information into the spaces provided, and then fax or mail the form to the conference office. Your requirements will recorded when you submit the form, but will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

The electronic form may only be used once for each registration. If you wish to alter your requirements after submitting the form, note the changes on the hardcopy you have printed prior to posting or faxing it. Any subsequent changes should be advised by email to It will not be possible for you to re-submit the form to correct mistakes.

Please read the Call for Attendance page before submitting this form.

Rough guide (as at 7 June): $A1 approx $US0.62. A full table of conversion rates is available from the conference home page.

Personal and Contact Details

Fields marked (*) are required. We cannot accept your registration without them.
Given/First name(*):
Affiliation (for namebadge):
Full postal address(*):

Conference Registration

"Member" registration is available only to members of ACM SIGIR, BCS IRSG, etc. "Student" registration is available only to full-time students. Proof of entitlement may be requested at the commencement of the conference. For "Day" registrations, please indicate the day you wish to attend the conference.

  Full Registration ($A590)
  Member Registration ($A490)
  Student Registration ($A290)
  Day Registration ($A200) for  
  No conference registration

Morning Tutorials (Monday 24 August)

  T1: Multimedia Information Retrieval ($A150)
  T2: Models in Information Retrieval ($A150)
  T3: Metadata on the Internet ($A150)
  No morning tutorial registration

Afternoon Tutorials (Monday 24 August)

  T4: Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems ($A150)
  T5: Machine Learning for Information Retrieval ($A150)
  T6: Content-Based Image Retrieval ($A150)
  T7: Practical Digital Libraries ($A150)
  No afternoon tutorial registration

Post-Conference Workshops (Friday 28 August)

  W1: Hypertext Information Retrieval for the Web ($A75)
  W2: Information Retrieval: Theory into Practice ($A75)
  W3: Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval ($A75)
  W4: Query Input and User Expectations ($A75)
  No post-conference workshop registration

Catering Requirements

Welcoming Reception (Monday 24 August)

  I am attending SIGIR'98 alone
  I am attending SIGIR'98 with a partner, and they will accompany me to the Welcoming Reception

Newcomers' Breakfast (Tuesday 25 August)

  I will not be attending the Newcomers' Breakfast
  This is my first SIGIR and I will attend the Newcomers' Breakfast

Conference Dinner

  I have no special dietary requirements
  I require vegetarian food at the conference banquet
  I require non-dairy food at the conference banquet
  I require halal food at the conference banquet
  I require kosher food at the conference banquet
  I require food at the conference banquet

I would like to purchase    additional tickets to the banquet ($A80 each, default is for them to be of the same dietary type)


I would like to purchase    tickets for the Yarra Valley excursion on Sunday 23 August (Full-day, $A80 per person).

I would like to purchase    tickets for the Aussie Rules football excursion on Saturday 29 August (Afternoon, $A30 per person).


I would like to purchase    additional copies of the conference proceedings ($A60 each).

Special Notes or Requirements

Use this field to note any special requirements or requests 

Then, when you have completed the form and checked your entries...

Click on the "Submit" button below to create a registration record in our conference database. Then print (or save to a file for later printing) the confirmation page that is returned, either add your credit card details by hand, or attach a cheque or money order in Australian dollars payable to "SIGIR'98", and then mail or fax the completed form and payment to the conference office at:

Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received. We are unable to accept credit card details by electronic mail or through the World-Wide Web, and the confirmation form and payment details must be either mailed or faxed. All payments must be in Australian dollars.

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Alistair Moffat
alistair /,
24 April 1998.