Santiago, Chile

August 9-13, 2015

The 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference

SIGIR 2015 Call for Demos

SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques for Information Retrieval (IR). SIGIR 2015 will be held in Santiago, Chile on 9-13 August 2015. The Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original proposals for demonstrations. Demonstrations present first-hand experience with research prototypes or operational systems. They provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing IR systems, and to obtain feedback from expert users. Accepted demonstration submissions will appear in the conference proceedings.

What makes a good demo?

A good demonstration submission is interesting to a SIGIR audience and shows a novel solution to a problem. The demonstration submission should address the following questions: What problem does my system solve? Who is my target user? What does my demonstration do and how does it work? How does it compare with existing systems? Finally, how and when will my technology have an impact? Demonstration submissions are welcome in any of the areas related to aspects of Information Retrieval (IR), as identified in the call for papers on the SIGIR website.

Submission guidelines

Submissions of demonstration papers must be in English and should not exceed 3 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). 2 pages are allowed to address the questions above. A further 1 page, which will not be published in the SIGIR proceedings, may be used to describe demo requirements. Wireless network access, along with a table and poster mount backdrop, will be provided for all accepted demonstrations. We cannot guarantee that additional requests will be met. Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use Option 2). It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully. We suggest downloading the PDF after submission and checking it is ok.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the conference submission system, At least one author of each accepted demonstration must register and attend the conference.

Unlike short and full-paper submissions, authors of demonstration submissions are not expected to take measures to conceal their identity from reviewers. Submissions that are over the 3-page limit (2 page abstract, 1 page requirements) and incomplete submissions will be rejected without review.


18 February 2015 Demonstrations submission deadline
20 April 2015 Demonstrations acceptance notifications
9-13 August 2015 Conference held in Santiago, Chile

The deadline is on the date specified at 11:59 pm in the UTC-12 time zone. SIGIR does not accept material that is submitted after the deadline.

Demonstrations filed for patents

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the SIGIR conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. In the unlikely event that the proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.

Demonstrations chairs

  • Djoerd Hiemstra (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Mirella Moro (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)

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