Call For Tutorials

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 held from 14-18 July 2024 in Washington D.C., USA.

SIGIR 2024 solicits proposals for both half and full-day tutorials covering topics relevant to the general fields of information retrieval, such as search engines, recommendation systems, question answering, conversational assistant and many other applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in depth. This year we are especially interested in new frontiers of information retrieval or recommender systems with large language models (LLMs) or generative AI systems (GenAI), for example, new information system capabilities, new information access scenarios, and new user experiences empowered by LLMs and GenAI, new formulations of information retrieval with large foundational models, representation learning in web and information retrieval, knowledge-enhanced IR, and new system infrastructures derived from and supporting new AI technologies.

Important Dates for Tutorials

  • Time zone: Anywhere on Earth (AoE)
  • Tutorial proposal due: March 28, 2024
  • Tutorial notifications: April 12, 2024
  • Camera ready due: April 20, 2024
  • Tutorial day: Jul 14, 2024

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should include the following elements:

  • Title and length (either half-day, e.g., 3 hours plus breaks, or full day, e.g., 6 hours plus breaks) of the tutorial.
  • Tutorial format. SIGIR 2024 will be a fully in-person event. At least one presenter must attend in-person the tutorial. The presenters should indicate whether or not all/some presenters commit to attend in person. Commitment by all tutorial presenters to be on-site tutorials will be a positive point when deciding which tutorials are accepted. If tutorial presenters commit to attend in person but fail to do so, the tutorial might be canceled.
  • Intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required.
  • Detailed contact information of all presenters (and indication of the main contact person).
  • Brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter, highlighting relevant experience in presenting tutorials, teaching grad classes, organizing summer schools, etc.

The extended abstract (no longer than 4 pages) should include the following sections:

  • Motivation.
  • Objectives.
  • Relevance to the information retrieval & recommender systems communities and reference to tutorials in the same area at SIGIR or related conferences (including WSDM, WWW, KDD, ACL, RecSys, ICML, etc.).
  • Format and detailed schedule.
  • Type of support materials to be supplied to attendees.

Tutorial proposals should be prepared in the current ACM two-column conference format. Suitable LaTeX, Word, and Overleaf templates are available from the ACM Website (use the “sigconf” proceedings template).

The submissions will be reviewed by a program committee selected for this purpose, and final decisions will be made at the SIGIR Program Committee meeting.

Proposals should be submitted in PDF through the EasyChair system (tutorial track):

The organizers of accepted tutorials will be invited to submit a camera-ready summary of the tutorial, to be included in the SIGIR 2024 conference proceedings.

Tutorial Chairs

  • Chenyan Xiong, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow, UK


For further information, please contact the SIGIR 2024 Tutorial Co-chairs by email: