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SIGIR 2007:  Mentoring for Conference Paper Submissions

     The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on
       Research and Development in Information Retrieval
          23-27 July 2007, Amsterdam, The Nehterlands
                   http://www.sigir2007.org

The ACM Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR)
offers a mentoring program for papers being submitted to the ACM SIGIR
2007 conference.  If you would like help with your submission, you may
ask for a mentor---a person who will help you with your submission to
the SIGIR audience through one-on-one advising, usually via e-mail. A
mentor can also familiarize you with the standards and deadlines of
SIGIR submissions. Mentors are volunteers familiar with successful
submissions.

Mentors are primarily available for full papers. To request a mentor,
please send email to Mark Sanderson at [log in to unmask] by the
deadline for mentoring requests, November 15, 2006. Please include:

* Your name and the names of your co-authors.
* The name of your school (or department) and institution.
* A plain-text description of your work (a title and abstract is
   a minimum requirement).
* Any specific questions or areas in which you would like help.
* But don't include your draft paper.

Reasonable expectations for a mentor include giving advice as to the
most appropriate forum for your work, suggesting improvements to your
submission, suggesting how to deal with language problems, or referring
you to relevant research of which you might not have been aware.
Typically, a mentor might spend 3-7 hours on a submission. We carefully
match mentors to mentees, and wish to support you in developing your
work into a high-quality submission with a good chance of being accepted
and published.

Note the following:
* People requesting mentoring must have a complete submission ready for
   the mentor to review by the due date (November 15).
* If there is an experienced IR researcher in your department, a request
   for mentoring may be declined.
* No announcements of mentor/mentee assignments will be made until after
   the deadline.
* Reviewers will not be informed of whether a paper has been mentored.
   That is, the fact that a paper was mentored is not considered during
   the paper selection process.

See also:     http://www.sigir2007.org/mentoring.html
Syndication:  http://www.sigir2007.org/news/feed.rss

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