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 2015 Doctoral Consortium will provide doctoral students with a unique opportunity to have substantive interaction with other researchers regarding their proposed dissertation research.
The objectives of the Doctoral Consortium are:
The Consortium will take place the day before the conference (Sunday 9th August 2015), with the format including: student presentations with plenary discussions, individual meetings with experienced researchers, and highly interactive networking sessions over lunch and breaks with a special emphasis on gaining insights regarding career paths after the PhD.
Prospective attendees should have written, or be close to completing, a thesis proposal (or equivalent). It is desirable that the student is not so close to completion that the event would have little impact on their work. Before submitting, students should discuss this criterion with their advisor or supervisor.
Over the years, the number of submissions to the Consortium has grown steadily; as a result, the Consortium has become increasingly selective. Candidates for the Consortium will be selected based on the potential of their research for future impact on the field of information retrieval and the likely benefit to the student of participation in the Consortium. Priority will be given to students whose research goes beyond locally available expertise at their home institution.
This selection will be based in part on a written paper, solely authored by the student. For each selected student, a one page extended abstract of the paper will be published in the SIGIR 2015 Conference Proceedings. Extended abstracts will be invited after selection, and should not be submitted with the proposal.
Doctoral students who submit to the Consortium are permitted to have previously published on their research, and are encouraged to submit full or short papers to SIGIR 2015 and associated workshops.
The submitted paper will be the basis for detailed discussions at the Consortium.
To get the most out of the discussion, it should include:
In addition, a one page appendix to the paper (placed after the references) should include the following:
Advisors should also specifically state whether the student has written, or is close to completing, a thesis proposal (or equivalent), and when they expect the student would defend their dissertation if they progress at a typical rate.
SIGIR 2015 may be able to provide travel grants for students chosen to attend the Consortium, Conference, and Workshops. Application details for travel grants will be available on the SIGIR web site. In addition, students accepted to the consortium will be eligible to receive a free workshop registration to attend a workshop of their choosing.
|4 March 2015||Doctoral Consortium Submission Deadline|
|20 April 2015||Acceptance Notification|
|9 August 2015||Doctoral Consortium|