Welcome to SIGIR 2012, the 35th Annual SIGIR Conference, taking place in Portland, Oregon, USA from August 12-16, 2012. Conference Registration is Now Available. The conference venue is the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, located on the scenic Willamette River in downtown Portland.
We hope you can join us for five days of papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials, workshops, and social events focused on research and development in the area of information retrieval, also known as search. The conference will bring together several hundred researchers, academic faculty, students, industry leaders, and others. Conference sponsors include some of the major names in search, as listed to the right.
The SIGIR 2012 meeting begins on Sunday, August 12, 2012 with a day of Tutorials, some of which are half-day and two of which are full-day. Also taking place on that day is the Doctoral Consortium, an event that is limited to doctoral students who have been selected to participate. The day finishes up with a Welcome Reception at the conference hotel.
The first day of the regular conference is Monday, August 13. After a breakfast for newcomers to SIGIR, the Opening Ceremony will launch the conference. At this ceremony will be the presentation of the winner of the triennial Gerard Salton Award, who will give a plenary talk. This will be followed by Paper presentations in three simultaneous tracks through the rest of the day. Monday evening will cap off with Posters and Demos, along with a reception.
On Tuesday, August 14, the day will begin with a second Keynote Speaker. This will be followed by Paper presentations in three simultaneous tracks through the rest of the day. Tuesday evening will finish with the Conference Banquet just down the street from the hotel at the Portland World Trade Center.
The final regular day of the conference is Wednesday, August 15. This day will also Paper presentations in three simultaneous tracks through the day. In addition, a separate Industry Track will feature presentations from various researchers and leaders in the commercial sector. This day will also feature the annual SIGIR Business Meeting, with box lunches provided.
The conference will end on Thursday, August 16 with a day of four workshops open to all attendees.
Conference registration and hotel accommodation can be made by following the links on this site. We look forward to seeing you in lovely Portland, Oregon in August, the best time of year to visit. We hope you will also advantage of other activities in Portland, Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest while you are here.