ICTIR 2015   September 27-30, 2015                                                Northampton, Massachusetts (USA)

ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval

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Conference Organization

General chairs

  • James Allan, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)
  • Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)

Program Chairs

  • Arjen de Vries, CWI Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • ChengXiang Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

Program Chairs, short papers

  • Norbert Fuhr, University Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  • Yi Zhang, University of California Santa Cruz (USA)

Tutorial Chair

  • Peter Bruza, Queensland University of Technology (Australia)

Program Committee

Local Arrangements

  • Jean Joyce, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)
  • Kate Moruzzi, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)


  • Front-page photo of Pioneer Valley from Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Lynne Graves photographer.
  • Front-page photos of Fall Scenes from Huong Phan, UMass Amherst CICS.
  • Drupal theme of site based on "Danland" by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer.


  • info AT ictir2015.org


ICTIR Steering Committee

  • Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow
  • Peter Bruza, Queensland University of Technology
  • Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research
  • Jaap Kamps (SIGIR representative), University of Amsterdam 
  • Oren Kurland (Chair), Technion - Israel Institute of Technology 
  • Birger Larsen, Aalborg University
  • Donald Metzler, Google
  • Stefan Rueger (BCS-IRSG representative), the Open University
  • Keith van Rijsbergen (Honorary Chair), University of Glasgow