SIGIR - Information Retrieval

SIGWEB/SIGIR Vannevar Bush Award

The Digital Library conference series offers an annual award for best paper at the DL conference called the ACM Vannevar Bush Award.

SIGIR Gerard Salton Award

Presented every three years to honor significant, sustained and continuing contributions to research in information retrieval.

SIGIR Academy

The SIGIR Academy is a group of researchers who have made significant, cumulative contributions to the development of the field of information retrieval (defined broadly) and have influenced the research of others. Selected annually, these are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the discipline and/or industry through significant research, innovation, and/or service.  It is presented at the ACM SIGIR conference and awardees receive plaques. 

SIGIR Early Career Researcher Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions and leadership to the SIGIR community in research, community engagement, or diversity, equity, and inclusion by an early career researcher (ECR). This award helps ECRs’ visibility for information retrieval (IR) research and supports ECRs who demonstrate a high potential to progress in SIGIR.
The award consists of a plaque engraved with the nominee’s name, a $1000 honorarium, and up to $2000 towards support for travel to SIGIR.

SIGIR Test of Time Paper Award 

This award recognizes the impact of a paper published 10 to 12 years in the past at a SIGIR-sponsored conference. The award includes a $1000 honorarium and a plaque.

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Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices

In March 2020 ACM formed a Presidential Task Force (PTF) to help conference organizers transition their events to online. The PTF is working on a guide to offer practical advice and shed light on the largely unfamiliar territory of online conferencing.

The report, available here, includes pointers to a live document with additional resources. We welcome comments, suggestions and experience reports from the community.