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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Boston: 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference -- Call for Workshop Proposals

Call for SIGIR Workshop Proposals

***SIGIR Workshop Proposals are due EARLIER this year than in the past!
Please pay attention to the submission deadline: February 02, 2009 and
notification date: March 09, 2009.***

Proposals are solicited for one-day workshops to be held as part of the
SIGIR Conference on July 23, 2009 (http://www.sigir2009.org/). Topics
should match those identified in the SIGIR general call for participation

SIGIR workshops provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less
formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. The
format of each workshop is to be determined by the organizers, but it is
expected that workshops will contain ample time for general discussion and
engagement by all participants - not just those presenting papers.
Workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, and group problem-solving
are encouraged. Workshops that only involve the presentation of papers are

Researchers and practitioners from all segments of the information
retrieval community are invited to submit proposals for review. The
organizers of approved workshops are expected to define the workshop's
focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon final program
content. Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their
entire workshop and to provide an article for the SIGIR Forum summarizing
the event.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions describing proposed workshops should include (1) the theme and
purpose of the workshop; (2) motivation for the workshop and
appropriateness to SIGIR; (3) planned activities and a tentative schedule
of events; (4) selection process for participants and/or presenters and
maximum number of participants (if limited); and (5) names of potential
program committee members (if a program committee will be formed).

If the workshop has been held previously at SIGIR or another conference,
then the organizers should indicate this and describe briefly past
attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed.

The submission should also include a short biographical sketch for each
organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.

Proposals should be in pdf format and not exceed 1000 words. Proposals
should be emailed to the 2009 SIGIR Workshop Chair, Diane Kelly (dianek
[at] email.unc.edu).

Important Dates

February 02, 2009 Workshop Proposals Due
March 09, 2009 Â Notifications Sent
July 19-23, 2009 Â SIGIR Conference (workshops to be held on July 23,