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Subject: [ E-CFP ] 2nd Call for Papers - SIGIR 2013, Dublin, Ireland.
From: <seamus.lawless_(on)_scss.tcd.ie>
Date received: 20 Dec 2012
Deadline: 21 Jan 2013
Start date: 28 Jul 2013





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2nd Call for Papers / Importance Notice

SIGIR 2013, Dublin, Ireland, 28 July-1 August, 2013
http://www.sigir2013.ie/

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CALL FOR PAPERS

IMPORTANT: Regular contributors to SIGIR, please note changes to
SIGIR 2013 for authors, as outlined below.

SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of
new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and
techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR). The
Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas
related to IR to submit original full papers, short papers, and
proposals for tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations of
systems. SIGIR 2013 welcomes contributions related to any aspect
of IR theory and foundation, techniques, and applications.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

- Document Representation and Content Analysis (e.g., text
  representation, document structure, linguistic analysis,
  multi-lingual IR, cross-lingual IR, NLP for IR, information
  extraction, sentiment analysis, clustering, classification,
  topic models, facets, text streams)

- Queries and Query Analysis (e.g., query representation, query
  suggestion, query reformulation, query intent, conversational
  search, query log analysis, session analysis, question
  answering)

- Users and Interactive IR (e.g., user models, user studies, user
  feedback, search interface, summarization, task models,
  personalized search)

- Retrieval Models and Ranking (e.g., IR theory, language models,
  probabilistic retrieval models, feature-based models, learning
  to rank, combining searches, diversity)

- Search Engine Architectures and Scalability (e.g., indexing,
  compression, distributed IR, P2P IR, mobile devices)

- Filtering and Recommending (e.g., content-based filtering,
  collaborative filtering, recommender systems, profiles)

- Evaluation (e.g., test collections, effectiveness measures,
  experimental design)

- Web IR and Social Media Search (e.g., link analysis, click
  models/behavioural modelling, social tagging, social network
  analysis, advertising and search, blog search, microblog
  search, forum search, community-based QA (CQA), adversarial IR,
  vertical and local search)

- IR and Structured Data (e.g., XML search, ranking in databases,
  desktop search, entity search)

- Multimedia IR (e.g., image search, video search, speech/audio
  search, music IR)

- Other Applications (e.g., digital libraries, enterprise search,
  genomics IR, legal IR, patent search, text reuse)

IMPORTANT DATES

- Monday 21 January 2013: Abstracts for full research papers due
- Monday 28 January 2013: Full research papers due
- Monday 4 February 2013: Workshop proposals due
- Monday 18 February 2013: Short papers, demonstration, and
  tutorial proposals due
- Monday 11 March 2013: Notification of workshop acceptances
- Monday 11 March 2013: Doctoral consortium proposals due
- Monday 15 April 2013: All other acceptance notifications
- Sunday 28 July 2013: Conference begins in Dublin

IMPORTANT NOTICE

We'd like to draw your attention to a few changes at SIGIR 2013
for authors.

(1) The full paper track (10 pages) will introduce a new review
    criterion, *Reproducibility of Methods*, in addition to the
    criteria traditionally used at SIGIR. The full set of review
    criteria can be found in the FULL PAPER REVIEW CRITERIA
    section below. Also, visit the following pages:
    http://www.sigir2013.ie/fullpapers.html
    http://www.sigir2013.ie/requirements.html

(2) Along with the full paper track, we will have a short paper
    (4 pages) and demo paper (2 pages) tracks. Note that SIGIR
    previously had posters (2 pages) and demo papers (1 page).
    Visit this page for details:
    http://www.sigir2013.ie/posterdemonstrations.html

FULL PAPER REVIEW CRITERIA

Relevance to SIGIR: Is the work presented within the scope of
SIGIR?

Originality of Work: Does the work describe a unique problem?
Does the work propose a creative solution to an old problem? Is
there similar prior art?

Technical Soundness: Are the algorithms and methods used correct?
Is the experimental design appropriate? Are the experiments and
analyses thorough? Are appropriate statistical tests used?

Quality of Presentation: Are the ideas, methods, results and
discussions presented clearly? Is the paper structure
appropriate? Is the paper written in good English?

Impact of Ideas or Results: Will this research change practice?
Will this work be cited? Will this work generate additional
research?

Adequacy of Citations: Are the authors aware of relevant prior
art? Do the authors provide a good overview of it? Is the
citation list unbiased?

Reproducibility of Methods: Are the descriptions of the methods
used detailed and accurate? Given the resources used in the
paper, or (if they are unavailable) similar resources, could
researchers carry out similar experiments to verify the results?
What further description could the authors provide?

Program Committee Chairs

Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Diane
Kelly, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA Tetsuya
Sakai, Microsoft Research Asia, China

General Conference Chairs

Gareth Jones, CNGL, Dublin City University, Ireland Páraic
Sheridan, CNGL, Dublin City University, Ireland

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