Call For SIRIP 2024

The annual SIGIR conference 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 (IR). The 47th ACM SIGIR conference, will be run as an in-person conference from July 14th to 18th, 2024 in Washington D.C., USA.

The SIGIR Symposium on IR in Practice (SIRIP) 2024 will be held as part of ACM SIGIR 2024, onsite (in Washington DC, USA). We aim to provide an opportunity for researchers, engineers, practitioners, analysts and consumers to meet and discuss the latest and greatest Information Retrieval (IR) technologies as deployed in companies, big and small, and to be the premier forum for knowledge sharing across the boundary between academia and industry.

Important Dates for SIRIP Papers

  • Time zone: Anywhere on Earth (AoE)
  • SIRIP Proposal abstract due: Feb 21, 2024
  • SIRIP Proposal due: Feb 28, 2024
  • SIRIP Notifications: April 10, 2024
  • SIRIP Camera ready: April 24, 2024
  • SIRIP Days: TBD, 2024

Proposal Guidelines

We solicit position papers, talk proposals, and panel proposals for SIRIP in the following categories:

  • Open problems and challenges in industry, from industry research to production
  • Presentations creating a connection with academia to solve interesting problems, including presentations from academics spending time in industry, or vice-versa, covering insights for other practitioners
  • Novel applications of IR/Recsys/NLP/Multimodal learning systems, and complex user interaction modeling in real-world situations
  • Innovative approaches used in deployed systems and products. We also encourage presentations from small companies, especially startups or spin-offs from either a university project or a large company. Papers discussing domain specific challenges are also welcome.
  • Position papers on the current and future state of IR in practice, and the role IR could play in shaping the next generation of information access systems.
  • Building IR systems with an emphasis on trust and safety: Combating misinformation spread; Building privacy preserving retrieval systems; Algorithmic responsibility & fairness.
  • Role of search & IR in the creator economy (e.g. short video platforms, audio platforms) & marketplaces (e.g. delivery services, hospitality industry, crowdfunding platforms, retail platforms, rentals)
  • System design case-studies from industry practitioners, identifying best practices and design principles for learning systems
  • Metrics and measurement techniques used at scale to understand performance of industrial systems. Success in achieving offline/online evaluation consistency
  • Best practices and successful applications in combining LLM and IR in new or existing products.


Presentation proposals should be 2-4 pages (excluding references) and follow the ACM format. Any appendices will be counted towards the page limit. Formatting guidelines are available at this ACM publication site (use the ˮsigconf” proceedings template). Please include:

  • Title, abstract, main body of proposal
  • All author names and a short bio of the main presenter (~100 words, which will NOT count towards the page limit)
  • Please do NOT submit a sales pitch

We also solicit panel discussion proposals in the above categories. Panel proposals should be 1-2 pages and include:

  • Panel title, description, proposed moderator (with a short CV), topics of discussion, and profiles of proposed panelists.
  • We strongly encourage a diverse slate of candidates for panelists and moderators.

Proposals should be submitted electronically via Easy Chair:

Presentation and Publication

The presentation format of the Symposium will be decided based on submissions and interest to the wider community, and is likely to be a mix of short and long presentations as well as panels. A condition of acceptance is that at least one author commits to registering and attending SIRIP 2024 (in-person) to present the work. The authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit a camera ready copy to be included in the proceedings.

For more information, visit the in-person policy page.

SIRIP co-chairs

  • Edgar Meij, Bloomberg
  • Tao Ye, Amazon


For any questions, you may contact the Chairs by email to