Call for Tutorials

SIGIR 2005 will begin with a full day of tutorials, each of which should cover a single topic in detail.

Proposals are solicited for tutorials of either a half day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks). Submissions should be made to the Tutorials Chair and should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract.

The cover sheet should specify: (1) the length of the tutorial; (2) the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced); (3) complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters; and (4) a brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter.

The extended abstract should be 4 to 6 pages, and should include an outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of the course objectives and course materials.

Tutorial proposals must be sent via email by February 25, 2005, to Berthier Ribeiro-Neto (

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