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 Best Paper Award

Presented to the individual(s) judged by an awards committee to have written the best paper appearing in the annual SIGIR conference proceedings. The award includes a prize of $1,000.

SIGIR Best Short Paper Award

Presented to the individual(s) judged by an awards committee to have written the best short paper appearing in the annual SIGIR conference proceedings. The award includes a prize of $500.

SIGIR Best Student Paper Award

Presented to the author of the best paper written solely or primarily by a student appearing in the annual SIGIR conference proceedings. The award includes a prize of $1,000.

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.

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. 

 

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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.