33rd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference


Full papers

PDF version of the CFP
Authors are invited to submit research papers presenting original, previously unpublished work. Paper submissions are invited as discussed in the calls for contributions.

Please adhere to the guidelines listed below regarding novelty, format, anonymity, and language.

Abstracts and full papers must be submitted electronically using the submission Web page.

Abstracts (up to 400 words) should submitted in the same manner as papers, but without uploading an actual paper (PDF file). The PDF file for the full paper can then be uploaded any time before the full paper submission deadline.

Please select keywords that reflect the contributions of your paper.

Content guidelines

Novelty. A submission must represent new, original research. Papers containing substantially similar material may not be submitted to other venues concurrently with SIGIR. If duplicate submissions are identified during the review process, authors will not be permitted to submit papers to the SIGIR conference in the following year.

Format. Submitted papers should be in the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX, use the “Option 2” style). This is also the style that will be required for final papers. Papers must not exceed 8 pages in 9 point font and must be submitted as PDF files. Papers exceeding the limits will be rejected without review.

Anonymity. SIGIR review is double-blind. Therefore, please anonymize your submission. This means that all submissions must contain no information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s): do not put the author(s) names or affiliation(s) at the start of the paper, anonymize citations to and mentions of your own prior work in the paper, and do not include funding or other acknowledgments in papers submitted for review.

For example, if you are using your product (or other thing) that is well known in the domain and you think it will be easy for an expert to identify the author(s)/affiliation, we recommend that you use another name for your product (e.g., “MyProduct_ABC”, MyCompany_ABC“). If your paper is accepted, then you will replace the original name in the final version for the proceedings.

The anonymity is used to be fair between different authors. Being a young (and less known) author or a well-established researcher, you must have the same chance. The content of the paper is important, not the writer. Thus, papers not complying with the above anonymity requirements will be rejected without review.

Language. All submissions must be in English.

Submission deadlines
  • Abstracts must be submitted by January 15, 2010.
  • Full papers are due on January 22, 2010. A full paper may be submitted only if an abstract was submitted by the deadline.
Technical Program Co-Chairs :


Poster presentations offer researchers a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Poster presentations further provide researchers with an opportunity to obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience during the poster session.

Poster submissions are welcomed in areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR) as identified in the call for contributions. Posters should focus on problems and methodology of the presented research. Submissions describing the work will be reviewed and the ones accepted will be published in the conference proceedings. Please note, however, that posters describing work at the proposal stage will not be accepted.

Content guidelines

Submissions of extended abstracts for posters must be in English and should not exceed 2 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use “Option 2”).

The only accepted format for submissions is PDF. As with full papers, authors should conceal their identity where it is practical to do so. Poster paper submissions that are over the 2-page limit or are not anonymous will be rejected without review. Poster papers must be submitted electronically at the poster track of the conference submission system.

All submissions must be in English.

Submission deadline
  • Poster papers must be submitted by February 12, 2010.
Posters and Demos Co-Chairs :


Tutorial submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should specify: (1) the title and length of the tutorial; (2) the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required, if any; (3) complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters; and (4) a brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter. The extended abstract should be 3 to 4 pages, and should include an outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of the course objectives, its relevance to the information retrieval community, and course materials.

Tutorial proposals in PDF format must be sent via email by February 12, 2010 to the Tutorial Chair, Djoerd Hiemstra tutorials@sigir2010.org. The submissions will undergo peer review and tutorials to be presented will be selected by the SIGIR Program Committee. Notifications will be send out by 24 March, 2010.

Submission deadline
  • 12 February 2010 : Tutorial proposals due.
Tutorial Chair :


Submissions describing proposed workshops should include

  1. The theme and purpose of the workshop.
  2. Motivation for the workshop and appropriateness to SIGIR.
  3. Planned activities and a tentative schedule of events.
  4. Selection process for participants and/or presenters and maximum number of participants (if limited).
  5. Names of potential program committee members (if a program committee will be formed).

If the workshop has been held previously at SIGIR or another conference, then the organizers should indicate this and describe briefly past attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed. The submission should also include a short biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.

Proposals should be in pdf format and not exceed 1000 words. Proposals should be emailed to the 2010 SIGIR Workshop Co-chairs, Omar Alonso oralonso@gmail.com and Giambattista Amati gba@fub.it.

Submission deadline
  • January 29, 2010: Workshop Proposals Due
Workshop Co-Chairs

Doctoral Consortium submissions

Doctoral Consortium submissions must be written in English and submitted in the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX, use the “Option 2” style). The paper should be no more than 5 pages in length including all figures and references, but not including the one page appendix. The first page must contain the title of the paper, full author name, affiliation and contact details, an abstract of up to 250 words, ACM Computing Reviews categories, and up to 3 keywords describing the topic areas. Information about categories and keywords can be found in ACM Web pages on the classification system and in the LaTeX and Word templates.

As the format for Doctoral Consortium papers follows almost exactly that for SIGIR papers, it provides useful experience in preparing papers for the SIGIR Conference. Note, Doctoral Consortium papers will not be published in the SIGIR Conference Proceedings; only one-page extended abstracts will be published.

Consortium submissions must be in PDF format and submitted electronically via the submission site. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that their submissions use no unusual format features and are printable on a standard printer. Submissions will be reviewed by the members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.

Submission deadline
  • 7 March 2010 - Doctoral Consortium submissions due
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs :

Industry Track Papers

Industry authors are invited to prepare proposals for presenting interesting, novel and innovative IR ideas, and submit these to industry@sigir2010.org by April 30th 2010. The proposals should contain (with respective lengths):

  • Short company portrait (125 words)
  • Short CV of the presenter (125 words)
  • Title and abstract of the presentation (250 words)
  • Reasons why the presentation should be interesting to the SIGIR audience

When submitting a proposal, please bear in mind the following:

  • Ensure the presentation is relevant to the SIGIR audience (the Call for Papers gives a good idea of the conference scope).
  • Try to highlight interesting R&D challenges in the work you present
  • Please do not present a sales pitch.
  • All slides will be made public (no confidential information on the slides; you will be expected to ensure your slides are approved by your company before being presented).
  • Presenters may opt to have their presentation videoed and made public, and if so, the presenter will be asked to sign a release form.
Important dates:
  • 30 April 2010 : Industry Track papers proposals due (extended)
  • 21 July 2010: Industry Track presentations
Industry Track Co-Chairs :
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