SIGIR eCom 2020 : The 2020 SIGIR Workshop On eCommerce
SIGIR eCom 2020 : The 2020 SIGIR Workshop On eCommerce

SIGIR eCom 2020 : The 2020 SIGIR Workshop On eCommerce

Xi'an China
Event Date: July 30, 2020 - July 30, 2020
Submission Deadline: May 25, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2020
Camera Ready Version Due: June 20, 2020


The SIGIR Workshop on eCommerce will serve as a platform for publication and discussion of Information Retrieval and NLP research & their applications in the domain of eCommerce. This workshop will bring together practitioners and researchers from academia and industry to discuss the challenges and approaches to product search and recommendation in eCommerce.

SIGIR eCom is a full day workshop taking place on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in conjunction with SIGIR 2020 in Xi'an, China.

Call for Papers

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Ranking and Whole Page Relevance

  • Diversity in product search and recommendations
  • Relevance models for multi-faceted entities
  • The balance between business requirements and customer requirements (revenue vs. relevance)
  • Ranking features (textual, image, structured data, customer behavior, reviews, ratings, social signals, etc.)
  • Deterministic sorts (e.g. price low to high)
  • Temporal dynamics and seasonality

Query Understanding

  • Query intent, query suggestions, and auto-completion
  • Strategies for resolving low or zero recall queries
  • Converting across modalities (e.g. text, structured data, images)

Document Understanding

  • Categorization and facets
  • Reviews and sentiment analysis

Recommendation and Personalization

  • Personalization & contextualization, including the use of personal facets such as age, gender, location
  • Blending recommendations and search results

Representations and Data

  • Semantic representation of products, queries, and customers
  • Construction and use of knowledge graphs for eCommerce

IR Fundamentals for eCommerce

  • Cross-lingual search and machine translation
  • Machine learning techniques for eCommerce applications
  • Indexing and search in rapidly changing environments (e.g. auction sites)
  • Experimentation techniques including AB testing and Multi-armed bandits

Other Topics

  • UX for eCommerce
  • The role of search in trust and security for marketplaces
  • Question answering and chat bots for eCommerce


SIGIR eCom 2020 : The 2020 SIGIR Workshop On eCommerce will take place in Xi'an China. It’s a 1 day event starting on Jul 30, 2020 (Thursday) and will be winded up on Jul 30, 2020 (Thursday).

SIGIR eCom 2020 falls under the following areas: ECOMMERCE, NLP, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, etc. Submissions for this Workshop can be made by May 25, 2020. Authors can expect the result of submission by Jun 15, 2020. Upon acceptance, authors should submit the final version of the manuscript on or before Jun 20, 2020 to the official website of the Workshop.

Please check the official event website for possible changes before you make any travelling arrangements. Generally, events are strict with their deadlines. It is advisable to check the official website for all the deadlines.

Other Details of the SIGIR eCom 2020

  • Short Name: SIGIR eCom 2020
  • Full Name: The 2020 SIGIR Workshop On eCommerce
  • Timing: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
  • Fees: Check the official website of SIGIR eCom 2020
  • Event Type: Workshop
  • Website Link:
  • Location/Address: Xi'an China

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