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Call For Papers


SIGIR eCom is a full day hybrid workshop taking place on Friday, July 15,
2022 in conjunction with SIGIR 2022.

Workshop website:

Important Dates:


- Submissions Due -  *May 25, 2022*

- Notification -  June 15, 2022

- Camera Ready Version of Papers Due -  June 25, 2022

- SIGIR eCom Full day Workshop -  July 15, 2022



The SIGIR Workshop on eCommerce will serve as a platform for publication
and discussion of Information Retrieval and NLP research & their
applications in the domain of eCommerce. This workshop will bring together
practitioners and researchers from academia and industry to discuss the
challenges and approaches to product search and recommendation in eCommerce.

The theme of this year's workshop is “Bridging IR Metrics and Business
Metrics and Multi-objective Optimization”.

We invite quality research contributions, position and opinion papers
addressing relevant challenges in the domain of eCommerce. We invite
submission of papers and posters of two to 8 pages (not including
references, supplementary material), representing original research,
preliminary research results, proposals for new work, position and opinion
papers. All submitted papers and posters will be single-blind and will be
peer reviewed by an international program committee of researchers of high
repute.  Accepted submissions will be presented at the workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


• Ranking and Whole Page Relevance

– Optimization for IR and business metrics

– Diversity in product search and recommendations– Relevance models for
multi-faceted entities

– Relevance vs. revenue

– Ranking features and learning mechanisms

– Deterministic sorts (e.g. price low to high)

– Temporal dynamics and seasonality

• Query Understanding

– Query intent, query suggestions, and auto-completion

– Strategies for resolving low or zero recall queries

– Converting across modalities (e.g. text, structured data, images)

• Document Understanding

– Categorization and facets

– Reviews and sentiment analysis

• Recommendation and Personalization

– Personalization & contextualization, including the use of personal facets
such as age, gender, location

– Blending recommendations and search results

– Privacy, bias and ethics in eCommerce IR

 • Representations and Data

– Data engineering and provenance for eCommerce

– Semantic representation of products, queries, and customers

– Construction and use of knowledge graphs for eCommerce

• IR Fundamentals for eCommerce

– Cross-lingual search and machine translation

– Machine learning techniques for eCommerce applications

– Indexing and search in rapidly changing environments (e.g. auction sites)

– Experimentation techniques including AB testing and Multi-armed bandits

• Other challenges

– Trust and fairness in eCommerce

– UX for eCommerce

– The role of search in trust and security for marketplaces

– Question answering and chatbots for eCommerce

Data/ Resource Track:


In order to promote academic research in the eCommerce domain, we plan to
accept a small number of high quality dataset contributions. These
submissions should be accompanied by a clear and detailed description of
the dataset, some potential questions and applications that arise from it.
Preliminary empirical investigations conveying any insight about the data
will increase the quality of the submission.

Submission Instructions:


All papers will be peer reviewed (single-blind) by the program committee
and judged by their relevance to the workshop, especially to the main
themes identified above, and their potential to generate discussion.

All submissions must be formatted according to the latest ACM SIG
proceedings template available at (LaTeX users use
sample-sigconf.tex as a template).

Submissions must describe work that is not previously published, not
accepted for publication elsewhere, and not currently under review
elsewhere.  All submissions must be in English.

Please note that at least one of the authors of each accepted paper must
register for the workshop and present the paper in-person. Submissions to
SIGIR eCom should be made at

Important Dates:


- Submissions Due -  *May 25, 2022*

- Notification -  June 15, 2022

- Camera Ready Version of Papers Due -  June 25, 2022

- SIGIR eCom Full day Workshop -  July 15, 2022



Ajinkya Kale                        Adobe, USA

Surya Kallumadi                  Lowe's, USA

Tracy Holloway King            Adobe, USA

Shervin Malmasi                  Amazon, USA

Maarten de Rijke                 University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jacopo Tagliabue                Coveo, USA

Workshop website:

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