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When Jul 20, 2008 - Jul 20, 2008
Submission Deadline Mar 2, 2008
Notification Due Apr 6, 2008
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers


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 ACM SIGIR Doctoral Consortium
provides doctoral students with a unique opportunity to have substantive
interaction with other researchers regarding their dissertation research.

The objectives of the Doctoral Consortium are:

" To provide a forum where doctoral students can present and discuss their
proposed research with experienced IR researchers: the members of the
Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.

" To give students an opportunity to establish a supportive community of
other doctoral students at the same stage of their dissertation research as

The format of the Consortium will be: student presentations with plenary
discussions, individual meetings with experienced researchers, and more
informal discussions over lunch and dinner.

Prospective student attendees should have commenced doctoral research, and
it is desirable that the student is not so close to completion that the
event would have little or no impact on their work.

Selection for attendance will be based on a written paper, singly authored
by the student wishing to attend the Consortium. An appendix must include
details of why the student wishes to attend and a astatement by the
supervisor saying how the student would benefit. Abstracts of the accepted
papers will be published in the SIGIR Conference Proceedings. Doctoral
students who submit to the Consortium are permitted, and indeed encouraged,
to submit a full SIGIR paper or poster on their research. However,
acceptance for participation in the Consortium will be based solely on the
paper submitted for the Consortium.

Complete details of SIGIR 2008 and the SIGIR Doctoral Consortium are
available on the SIGIR 2008 web site ( Paper
content guidelines, required formats, and submission details are given and
should be strictly adhered to.

2 March 2008 : Doctoral Consortium submissions due
6 April 2008 : Notification of Acceptance
20 July 2008 : SIGIR Doctoral Consortium in Singapore
21-24 July 2008 : SIGIR Main Conference in Singapore

SIGIR may be able to provide travel grants for students chosen to attend the
Consortium. Application for travel support are available on the SIGIR 2008
web site.


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