To facilitate the exchange of ideas on the theory of IR, this year we allow submissions of any length between 2 and 9 pages, plus unrestricted space for references. However, page length should be commensurate with contribution size and authors should submit a paper whose length reflects what is needed for the content of the work. Reviewers will assess whether the contribution is appropriate for the given length. Consequently, there is no longer a distinction between long and short papers, nor a need of condensing or enlarging medium-length ones. We may however allocate more presentation time to longer papers during the conference. We hope this new streamlined process will preserve the variety of paper lengths and foster the exchange of ideas without creating an artificial distinction among them.
The review process for all submissions is double-blind, and authors must take all reasonable steps to conceal their identity. For this reason, ICTIR follows the ACM SIGIR policy of strongly discouraging uploading papers onto arXiv.org until after final notification.
Accepted papers must be relevant to the theme of ICTIR. Results will be judged on the degree to which they have advanced the theoretical understanding of IR or how much they have offered generalizable observations in IR. Evaluation expectations for submissions are less demanding than in other IR conferences, but some degree of evaluation is still expected and valued unless it is a purely theoretical work (e.g., a proof of an important theorem). The relevant literature should be properly cited and reviewed.
Submissions will be rejected without review if they are over the specified page limit, if they violate the formatting guidelines, if they are not anonymous, or if they are incomplete.
Style and Author Instructions
All submissions must be in English, in PDF format, and in ACM two-column format. Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for ICTIR are available from the ACM website. The algorithms, resources, and methods used within a paper should be described as completely as possible. Authors may upload supplementary material, including detailed descriptions, test datasets, or code; however, this information is not part of the submission paper, and will be read only at the discretion of the reviewers. Papers must be submitted electronically via the conference submission system. Authors should carefully go through ACM’s authorship policy before submitting a paper.
Submissions should be submitted electronically via EasyChair: