The annual SIGIR conference 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 (IR). The 41st ACM SIGIR conference, to be held in Ann Arbor, U.S.A, welcomes contributions related to any aspect of information retrieval and access, including theories and foundations, algorithms and applications, and evaluation and analysis. The conference and program chairs invite those working in areas related to IR to submit high-impact original papers for review.

Call for paper

Topics of submission

SIGIR 2018 will follow a new track-based reviewing structure.  Relevant topics include, but are not limited to topics in the following six tracks:

  • Search and Ranking

  • Foundations and Future Directions

  • Domain-Specific Applications

  • Content Recommendation, Analysis and Classification

  • Artificial Intelligence, Semantics, and Dialog​

  • Human factors and interfaces


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    08 Jul.



    12 Jul.


  • 22 Jan.


    Draft paper submission deadline

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