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The 32nd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference July 19-23 2009, Boston, USA

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). The  
Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas  
related to IR to submit original papers, posters, and proposals for  
tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations of systems. SIGIR 2009  
welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR theory and  
foundation, techniques, and applications. Relevant topics include, but  
are not limited to:

* IR Theory and Models (e.g., all kinds of formal IR models including  
language models and fusion of results, user/task-based IR theory)

* IR Platforms and Scalability (e.g., IR architecture including  
distributed/P2P, efficiency, scalability, indexing, compression)

* IR Evaluation (e.g., test collections, evaluation methods and  
metrics, experimental design, data collection and analysis)

* Document Representation and Content Analysis (e.g., text  
representation, document structure/discourse analysis, linguistic  
analysis-based representation, non-topical representation)

* Query Language and Query Analysis (e.g., structured queries, query  
representation, query intent analysis)

* User Modeling and Interactive IR (e.g., user models, user studies,  
user interface and visualization, all kinds of feedback techniques,  
query log analysis, personalized search)

* Machine Learning for IR (e.g., learning to rank, probabilistic topic  
models, all kinds of learning techniques applied to IR)

* Information Extraction and Summarization (e.g., entity/relation  
extraction, sentiment analysis, summarization, discovery of knowledge/ 
patterns from text)

* Categorization, Clustering, and Filtering (e.g., text  
categorization, clustering, content-based filtering, collaborative  

* Multimedia IR (e.g., image IR, video IR, speech/audio IR, music IR,  
analysis of multimedia content)

* Question Answering and Cross-Language IR (e.g., question answering,  
non-English IR, cross-language IR, machine translation for IR)

* Web IR (e.g., link analysis, query log analysis, social tagging,  
social networks, ad targeting, blog/forum IR)

* Digital Libraries and Other IR Applications (e.g., digital  
libraries, enterprise/intranet search, distributed IR, genomics IR,  
mobile IR, any domain-specific IR application)

* IR and Database Search (e.g., XML retrieval, structured queries,  
ranking in databases)

Jan 19, 2009 Abstracts for full research papers due
Jan 26, 2009 Full research paper submissions due
Feb 2, 2009 Workshop proposals due
Feb 23, 2009 Posters, demonstration, and tutorial proposals due
Mar 2, 2009 Doctoral consortium proposals due
Mar 9, 2009 Notification of workshop acceptances
Apr 11, 2009 All other acceptance notification

Information on how to submit will be available by mid-December, 2008 at

James Allan (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA)
Javed Aslam (Northeastern University, USA)

Mark Sanderson (University of Sheffield, UK)
ChengXiang Zhai (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Justin Zobel (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Senior Program Committee (Area Chairs):
Eugene Agichtein, Emory University, USA
Nick Belkin, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Soumen Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Charlie Clarke, University of Waterloo, Canada
Fabio Crestani, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
Maarten de Rijke, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research Redmond, USA
Ed Fox, Virginia Tech, USA
Norbert Fuhr, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Djoerd Hiemstra, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands
Rong Jin, Michigan State University, USA
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Rosie Jones, Yahoo! Research, USA
Tie-Yan Liu, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Natasa Milic-Frayling, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Alistair Moffat, University of Melbourne, Australia
Isabelle Moulinier, Thomson Reuters, USA
Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, UK
Tetsuya Sakai, NewsWatch, Japan
Jacques Savoy, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Hinrich Schütze, University of Stuttgart Germany
Fabrizio Sebastiani, CNR, Italy
Luo Si, Purdue University, USA
Nicola Stokes, University College Dublin, Ireland
Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ellen Voorhees, NIST, USA
Manmatha R, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA

For other details, please see the conference web site.
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