Call for Participation: SIGIR 2024 Government Day

July 17, 2024 - Washington DC, USA

Over the last couple years, significant governmental directives have been issued focusing on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. Information retrieval and natural language processing are two of the oldest AI applications in computer science. As SIGIR is taking place in Washington, DC this year, we have a perfect opportunity to explore the current conversation in government's role in AI, AI research funding by the government, and AI in the public interest.

Please join us for Government Day on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, for a series of keynotes and panels by leaders in the government AI and public interest AI spheres. Topics are expected to include:

  • The government's role vis a vis artificial intelligence,
  • The balance of research between government and industry,
  • How AI is improving openness and transparency in government,
  • Risks of AI use by government agencies and entities,
  • Approaches to the regulation of AI,
  • International competition and collaboration in AI.

We especially invite attendees from the local DC area who may not be part of the typical SIGIR community -- developers, companies, law firms, lobbying groups, congressional and executive staffers, and the wide range of people here in the area with a strong interest in AI and government.

Registration for attendees is open for all interested in the topic. Speakers and panelists for Government Day will be invited to share information about current activities at the intersection of government and AI. The schedule for the day will be announced around the time registration for the conference opens.

Government Day Chair

  • Ian Soboroff, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA


Questions or suggestions related to Government Day can be communicated to the SIGIR 2024 Government Day Chair at