Call For Demonstration Papers

Demonstrations present first-hand experience with research prototypes or operational systems. They provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing IR systems and obtain feedback from expert users. Contributions from startups and industry are also welcomed. Accepted demonstration submissions will appear in the conference proceedings.

A good demonstration submission should be interesting to a SIGIR audience and should show a novel solution to a problem. The demonstration submission should address the following questions: Who is your target user? Why does your system exist and why is it important? What problem is your system trying to address? What does your demonstration do and how does it work? What does it look like? How does it compare with existing systems? Finally, how and when might your technology have an impact, either technically, commercially, or societally?

Important Dates for Demonstration Papers

  • Time zone: Anywhere on Earth (AoE)
  • Abstracts due: February 1, 2024
  • Papers due: February 8, 2024
  • Notifications: March 25, 2024
  • Camera Ready for accepted demo papers: TBD

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


Demonstration submissions are welcome in any of the areas related to any aspects of IR, as identified in the Call for Full Papers.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions of demonstration papers must be in English, in PDF format, and be at most 4 pages (including figures) in length + unrestricted space for references. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully. We suggest downloading the PDF after submission to check it is ok. Submissions that are over the page limit and incomplete submissions will be rejected without review. Authors should also go through ACM’s authorship policy before making a submission.

Suitable LaTeX, Word, and Overleaf templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (use the ‘sigconf’ proceedings template). Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair SIGIR2024 demo paper submission site. At least one author of each accepted demonstration must register and attend the conference.

To help reviewers and readers of your demonstration paper intuitively and fully understand your system, your demonstration submission should include either a link to a video recording or a link to the online web interface of your system (login details shall be specified in your submission if applicable).

Please note that, unlike short and full paper submissions, demonstration submissions are single blind. You are not expected to take measures to conceal your identity from reviewers.

Authors should note that changes to the author list after the submission deadline are strictly prohibited without permission from the PC Chairs.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for, attend, and present the work at the conference or the paper will not appear in the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.

Submission System

All papers are to be submitted via EasyChair (demo track):

Demo Chairs

  • Joel Mackenzie, The University of Queensland
  • Suzan Verberne, Leiden University


For further information, please contact the SIGIR 2024 Demo Chairs by email to: