Santiago, Chile

August 9-13, 2015

The 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference

SIGIR Symposium on IR in Practice (SIRIP 2015)

(also known as the Industry Track)


The goal of SIRIP is to bring together IR researchers, practitioners, analysts, and consumers and to achieve knowledge transfer across the boundaries. Ideally, everyone goes away with new understanding and at least one new idea to think about or work on. SIRIP will be held during the main conference and industry people will be able to register just for it.

Invited Talks

As usual, we will invite industry speakers to talk about interesting real world problems and interesting new technologies or approaches. This year we plan to feature consumers as well as producers of IR technologies. We welcome your suggestions for industry speakers who can guide, challenge or inspire, and who can be trusted not to make sales presentations. You may suggest yourself, and it is entirely permissible to advance your company's interests by talking about interesting problems, and clever research!

Refereed Papers

SIRIP invites submission of short (4-page, in SIGIR format) research papers contributing original results obtained in an industry setting or with obvious industry impact. These will be peer reviewed by the Program Committee and published in electronic-only proceedings. We will endeavor to have the proceedings included in the ACM Digital Library. Presentation of accepted papers will either be via short oral presentations or as poster papers.

The number of accepted papers must of necessity be small. Acceptance criteria will include an assessment of likely impact and interest to an industry audience, as well as originality, technical quality and expression. A condition of acceptance in this category is that at least one author attends SIRIP 2015 to present the work.

Please submit research papers for consideration by emailing them to

Important dates

27 April 2015 Abstracts due
4 May 2015 Papers due
25 May 2015 Notification
15 June 2015 Final versions due (accepted papers)
12 August 2015 SIRIP 2015 (tentative)

SIRIP 2014 Co-Chairs

Jaime Teevan, Microsoft

Hang Li, Huawei Technologies

You can contact the co-chairs at and

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