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Tue Jan 12 2010

Calls: Computational Ling/Switzerland

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        1.    SIGIR Announcements, SIGIR 2010: Doctoral Consortium

Message 1: SIGIR 2010: Doctoral Consortium
Date: 07-Jan-2010
From: SIGIR Announcements <announcesigir2010.org>
Subject: SIGIR 2010: Doctoral Consortium
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Full Title: SIGIR 2010: Doctoral Consortium

Date: 19-Jul-2010 - 19-Jul-2010
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact Person: SIGIR Announcements
Meeting Email: announcesigir2010.org
Web Site: http://www.sigir2010.org

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

The 33rd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference 19-23 July 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

The ACM SIGIR Doctoral Consortium provides doctoral students with a unique
opportunity to have substantive interaction with other researchers regarding
their proposed dissertation research.

Call for Papers

The objectives of the Doctoral Consortium are:

- To provide a forum where doctoral students can present and discuss their
research with experienced IR researchers: the members of the Doctoral
Consortium Program Committee.
- To provide students with an opportunity to establish a supportive community,
including other doctoral students at a similar stage of their
dissertation research.

The Consortium will take place on the same day as the tutorials (19 July),
with the format including: student presentations with plenary discussions,
individual meetings with experienced researchers, and discussions over
lunch and breaks.

Prospective attendees should have written, or be close to completing, a
thesis proposal (or equivalent). It is desirable that the student is not so
close to completion that the event would have little impact on their work.
Before submitting, students should discuss this criterion with their advisor or

Candidates for the consortium will be selected based on the potential of
their research for future impact on the field of Information Retrieval and
the likely benefit to the student of participation in the Consortium.

This selection will be based in part on a written paper, singly authored by
the student. One-page extended abstracts (submitted after their selection
by students who are selected to participate in the Consortium) will be
published in the SIGIR Conference Proceedings.

Doctoral students who submit to the Consortium are permitted to have
previously published on their research, and are encouraged to submit papers
or posters to SIGIR and associated workshops.

SIGIR may be able to provide travel grants for students chosen to attend
the Consortium. Application details for travel grants will be available on
the SIGIR Web site.

Submission Guidelines
The submitted paper will be the basis for detailed discussions at the
Consortium. To get the most out of the discussion, it should include:
- Motivation for the proposed research.
- Background and related work (including key references).
- Description of proposed research, including main research questions.
- Research methodology and proposed experiments (where appropriate).
- Specific research issues for discussion at the Doctoral Consortium.

In addition, a one page appendix to the paper (placed after the references)
should include the following:

- A detailed statement by the student saying why they want to attend the
Consortium. - A statement by their advisor / supervisor saying how the
student would benefit by attending the Consortium. Advisors should also
specifically state whether the student has written, or is close to
completing, a thesis proposal (or equivalent), and when they expect the
student would defend their dissertation if they progress at a typical rate.

Format Requirements
Submissions must be written in English and submitted in the ACM Conference style
(for LaTeX, use the "Option 2" style). The paper should be no more than 5 pages
in length including all figures and references, but not including the one page
appendix. The first page must contain the title of the paper, full author name,
affiliation and contact details, an abstract of up to 250 words, ACM Computing
Reviews categories, and up to 3 keywords describing the topic areas. Information
about categories and keywords can be found in ACM Web pages on the computing
classification system and in the LaTeX and Word templates.

As the format for Doctoral Consortium papers follows almost exactly that
for SIGIR papers, it provides useful experience in preparing papers for the
SIGIR Conference. Note, Doctoral Consortium papers will not be published
in the SIGIR Conference Proceedings; only one-page extended abstracts will
be published.

Consortium submissions must be in PDF format and submitted electronically
via http://sigir2010-doc.confmaster.net. It is the responsibility of the
student to ensure that their submissions use no unusual format features and
are printable on a standard printer. Submissions will be reviewed by the
members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.

Important Dates
7 March 2010 - Doctoral Consortium submissions due
24 March 2010 - Notification of decision
19 July 2010 - Doctoral Consortium in Geneva

Douglas W. Oard, University of Maryland (USA)
Paul Thomas, CSIRO (Australia)
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