[Elsnet-list] Call for Proposals: SIGIR 2012 Industry Track

Kruschwitz U udo at essex.ac.uk
Mon Jan 30 11:57:26 CET 2012

SIGIR 2012 INDUSTRY TRACK: Call for Proposals

This year's SIGIR conference (http://www.sigir.org/sigir2012) will 
include an Industry Track, following very successful events at SIGIR in 
recent years.  The Industry Track will be held on Wednesday, 15th August 
2012, during the regular conference program, and in parallel with the 
technical tracks.

The Industry Track's objectives are three-fold. The first objective is 
to present the state of the art in search and search-related areas, 
delivered as keynote talks by influential technical leaders from the 
search industry.  The second objective of the Industry Track is the 
presentation of interesting, novel and innovative ideas related to 
information retrieval. Finally, a highly-interactive panel session will 
conclude the track, topic to be announced.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

Susan Dumais (Speaker) - Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, USA
Andrei Broder (Speaker) - Yahoo! Fellow and VP for Computational 
Advertising, USA
David Hawking (Panel Chair) - Chief Scientist, Funnelback, Australia

Industry authors are invited to prepare proposals for presenting 
interesting, novel and innovative IR ideas, and submit these by email to 
the Industrial Track co-chairs by 7th May, 2012. The proposal should 

* Short company portrait (125 words)
* Short CV of the presenter(s) (125 words)
* Title and abstract of the presentation (500 words)
* Reasons why the presentation should be interesting to the SIGIR audience

When submitting a proposal, please bear in mind the following:

* Ensure the presentation is relevant to the SIGIR audience (the Call 
for Papers gives a good idea of the conference scope).
* Try to highlight interesting R&D challenges in the work you present.
* Please do not present a sales pitch.
* All slides will be made public (no confidential information on the 
slides; you will be expected to ensure your slides are approved by your 
company before being presented).
* Presenters may opt to have their presentation videoed and made public, 
and if so, the presenter will be asked to sign a release form.

We look forward to receiving your submissions by email (see the email 
addresses below), and welcoming you to the SIGIR 2012 Conference and to 
the Industry Track.

Important Dates

07 May 2012: Industry Track proposals due
08 June 2012: Notification of proposal acceptance
15 August 2012: Industry Track presentations

Industry Track Co-Chairs

Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex (udo at essex.ac.uk)
Su-Lin Wu, Yahoo! Labs, (sulin at yahoo-inc.com)

Dr Udo Kruschwitz
University of Essex
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Wivenhoe Park

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