This year, SIGIR is trying a virtual PC "meeting" for the first time.
As a "senior" PC member (area chair), I'm reading loads of reviews and metareviews and online discussions for the yet-to-be-decided papers. This is so very time-consuming, but I like this virtual setting for the following two reasons:
(1) All the discussions are recorded - this should prevent people from making irresponsible remarks;
(2) Even a quiet, modest Japanese person like me can have a say in the "meeting."
38 papers have been accepted so far. Eventually about 85 papers will be accepted.
Okay I'm tired. How about a few more pictures from Beijing?
My important dates 2013 (as of March 15)
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