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Go to SIGIR 2000


The Twenty-Second Annual International ACM-SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, will be held on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, August 15-19, 1999, with accommodation at nearby hotels.

SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results, and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques, in information retrieval. The conference attracts a broad range of professionals including theoreticians, developers, publishers, researchers, educators, and designers of systems, interfaces, information bases, and related applications. Note that, in cooperation with ACM SIGIR, the Digital Libraries 99 conference will take place at Berkeley directly before SIGIR 99.


Pre-registration for SIGIR'99 has ended. You will be able to register on-site.

You can download the registration form here in one of three formats:

Questions about registration should be sent to Fred Gey, gey@ucdata.berkeley.edu

Preliminary Program

SIGIR'99 is shaping up to be an exciting program!

SIGIR'99 Plenary speaker: Hal Varian
"The Economics of Search"
Prof. Varian is the best-selling author of Information Rules, Dean, School of Information Management and Systems, and Professor of Economics and Business at UC Berkeley.

The SIGIR'99 full papers, posters, tutorials, demos, panels, and workshops have been selected. Topic areas covered by the accepted full papers include:

User Interaction and IRMultiMedia IR Speech Information Retrieval
Latent Semantic IndexingCollaborative Filtering Multi-lingual IR
Automated SummarizationUIs and Phrases Efficiency and Scalability
Distributed IRProbabilistic Retrieval Text Categorization and Clustering

See the accepted full papers, posters, demos, tutorials, and workshops for more information.


Sponsors and Participating Societies

SIGIR'99 has received valuable support from the following sponsors:

IBM Research Division    Lexis-Nexis    Microsoft    The West Group  

AT&T Labs -- Research   Sun Microsystems   Verity    Xerox PARC   

SIGIR'99 is supported by the following participating societies:

ACM British Computer Society German Informatic Society

Organizing Committee

General Chair:

Fredric Gey

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Marti Hearst
Richard Tong
Tutorials and Panels Chair:

Susan T. Dumais

Posters Chair: Elizabeth Liddy liddy@syr.edu
Workshops Chair: Norbert Fuhr fuhr@ls6.informatik.uni-dortmund.de
Demos Chair: Ray Larson ray@sims.berkeley.edu
Treasurer: Paul Thompson thompson@research.westlaw.com
Publicity Chair: Jamie Callan callan@cs.umass.edu
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