Santiago, Chile

August 9-13, 2015

The 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference

SIGIR 2015 Call for Tutorials

SIGIR 2015 Tutorials Program

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). SIGIR 2015 will include a full day of tutorials on August 9. SIGIR 2015 solicits proposals for both half and full-day tutorials covering topics relevant to the field of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in depth. For example, tutorials may cover an established information retrieval sub-topic (e.g. query understanding), introduce an emerging application of information retrieval technologies (e.g., mobile user engagement), or update the information retrieval community on recent advances in related fields (e.g., LDA and its applications to IR).

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract.

The cover sheet should include the following elements

  1. Title and length (either half-day, e.g. 3 hours plus breaks, or full day, e.g., 6 hours plus breaks) of the tutorial
  2. Intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required
  3. Detailed contact information of all presenters (and indication of the main contact person)
  4. Brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter, highlighting relevant experience in presenting tutorials, teaching grad classes, organizing summer schools, etc.

The extended abstract (no longer than 4 pages) should include the following sections

  1. Motivation
  2. Objectives
  3. Relevance to the information retrieval community and reference to tutorials in the same area at SIGIR or related conferences (including WSDM, WWW, KDD, ACL, etc.)
  4. Format and detailed schedule
  5. Type of support materials to be supplied to attendees.

Tutorial proposals should be prepared in standard ACM format available from the ACM Conference site (see - for LaTeX, use Option 2), and submitted in pdf format to

Important dates

25 February 2015 Tutorial submission deadline (extended)
30 March 2015 Tutorial acceptance notifications
9-13 August 2015 Conference held in Santiago, Chile

Tutorial Track Chair

Yoelle Maarek, Yahoo Labs (Israel)

You can contact the chair at

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