LINGUIST List 14.2906

Thu Oct 23 2003

Confs: General Linguistics/Sheffield, United Kingdom

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  1. sigir2004announce, The 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference

Message 1: The 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 04:57:33 +0000
From: sigir2004announce <>
Subject: The 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference

The 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference 
Short Title: SIGIR 2004

Date: 25-Jul-2004 - 27-Jul-2004
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Contact: Mark Sanderson
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 14-Nov-2003

Meeting Description:
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. The SIGIR Mentoring

If you would like help with your SIGIR 2004 submission, you may ask
for a mentor. A mentor is a person who will help you with your
submission to the SIGIR audience through one-on-one advising, usually
via e-mail. A mentor can also familiarize you with the standards and
deadlines of SIGIR submissions. Mentors are volunteers familiar with
successful submissions.

Mentors may be available for both full papers and posters. To request
a mentor, please send email to Please include
a description of your work (an abstract is a minimum requirement), an
indication of whether you are presently planning a full paper or a
poster, and any specific questions or areas in which you would like

If you wish to ask for a mentor, we strongly encourage you to contact
us before the November 14, 2003 deadline. A mentor's feedback will be
most useful to you if it is early enough to influence the way you
focus your work, not just the way you write it up for the
conference. Reasonable expectations for a mentor might include giving
advice as to the most appropriate forum for you work, suggesting
improvements to your submission, suggesting how to deal with language
problems or referring you to relevant research of which you might not
have been aware. Typically, a mentor might spend 3-7 hours on a
submission. We carefully match mentors to mentees, and wish to support
you in getting your work focused into a high quality submission with a
good chance of being accepted and published.

Mentoring Program Chair: Doug Oard
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