[Elsnet-list] SIGIR 2009: Call for Demonstrations
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Thu Jan 15 14:23:14 CET 2009
SIGIR 2009: Call for Demonstrations
Demonstration proposals are solicited as part of the 32nd Annual
International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in
Information Retrieval, which will be held on 19-23 July 2009 in Boston
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. Demonstration submissions are welcomed in any of the areas
identified in the call for papers (http://sigir2009.org/Calls). One-
page demonstration abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings.
Submissions must be in English and consist of an extended abstract
(one page in SIGIR format including references and figures) and an
additional one-page requirements description.
* The abstract should emphasize what the implemented system aims to
achieve, the major components of the system, the novelty of the
techniques that have been implemented, and comparisons with comparable
* The requirements description should identify the hardware,
software and network access requirements for the demonstration.
Network connections and computers with standard Web browsers can be
provided upon request. Proposals to demonstrate systems that require
more than a standard Web browser (e.g. context-aware mobile systems or
virtual reality systems) must explain how the systems will be
demonstrated at the conference.
The only accepted format for submissions is PDF. Templates for SIGIR
submissions are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use the
"Option 2" style). This is also the style that will be required for
Unlike posters and research papers, authors of demonstration proposals
are not expected to take measures to conceal their identity from
Demonstration proposals must be submitted by February 23, 2009.
Demonstration proposals must be submitted electronically via the
demonstration track of the conference submission system. Submission
details are provided at the conference Web site (http://sigir2009.org/Calls/demonstrations
The submissions will undergo peer review. At least one author should
register and attend the conference. Any queries regarding
demonstration proposals should be emailed to the demonstrations chair
Iadh Ounis (ounis [at] dcs.gla.ac.uk).
February 23, 2009 Demonstrations proposals due
April 11, 2009 Notifications sent
July 19-23, 2009 Conference in Boston
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