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SIGIR General Announcement

The 32nd annual ACM SIGIR conference will be held this summer, July  
19-23, 2009.  SIGIR is the major international forum for the  
presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new  
systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval.   
SIGIR will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, at the Sheraton  
Boston Hotel and at Northeastern University.

SIGIR will begin with a day of tutorials on Sunday, July 19.  The main  
technical program will follow on Monday, July 20, through Wednesday,  
July 22, and a special full-day Industry Track will take place on  
Wednesday, in parallel with the technical sessions.  The conference  
will conclude with a day of workshops on Thursday, July 23.   
Information on the tutorials, workshops, technical program, and  
Industry Day are available from the SIGIR 2009 website:

http://sigir2009.org/

Registration for the conference is now available through the SIGIR  
2009 website, with early registration rates available through May 24.

SIGIR has arranged a group rate of $189 per night at the Sheraton  
Boston Hotel, where the main technical program will be held.  This  
group rate is available through June 18; hotel registration  
information is available through the SIGIR 2009 website.

Finally, SIGIR has arranged for university housing on the campus of  
Northeastern University, where the workshops and tutorials will be  
held.  The campus of Northeastern University is located approximately  
1km from the Sheraton Boston Hotel, and public transportation is  
available between the two locations.  Rates for university housing are  
$85/$65 per night for single/double occupancy.  University housing is  
available to all SIGIR participants, though preference will be given  
to students if demand exceeds supply; registration information is  
available through the SIGIR 2009 website.

We look forward to seeing you at SIGIR!

James Allan
Jay Aslam

General Co-chairs, SIGIR 2009

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