FIRE 2015

Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation

DAIICT , Gandhinagar

4 - 6 December

We are glad to announce availability of a limited number of student grants. This includes Student Travel Grants and Lower Registration rates for Student participants, details of which are mentioned below. Interested student participants can apply here. The deadline for application is 25th November. Applicants shall be notified about the decision by 28th November. Priority will be given to those participants who have already registered for FIRE 2015. The decision made by FIRE organizing committee shall be final and may not be further appealed. We are grateful to the ACM SIGIR Friends program for their support without which these grants wouldn't have been possible. The students sponsored by this program are required to explicitly acknowledge ACM SIGIR in their presentation.

Both students presenting a paper/poster or attending the conference shall be eligible for availing this grant, though preference will be given to participants making an oral/poster presentation as opposed to those only attending the conference. Participants are eligible to get a travel grant equivalent to the actual cost of travel, upto a maximum of 5000 INR. This grant is valid only for travel in the 3AC/Sleeper categories of Indian railways. For participants traveling through other modes (bus, flights etc) the reimbursement amount will be equal to the actual cost of travel or an equivalent train journey (whichever is lesser).

Lower registration rates are available for students who are not presenting a paper/poster or participating in a track, but are interested in attending FIRE 2015. The rates under this category are as below

ACM Members: 900 INR
Non-ACM Members: 1200 INR

This lower registration fee covers access to all talks, poster session, registration kit and conference & workshop proceedings. It does not cover lunch, banquet and FIRE 2015 tshirt. Banquet is an excellent opportunity to interact with the invited speakers and other participants, which will be difficult during the busy conference hours. Although we are not including it in the reduced registration rates, the participants may purchase a banquet ticket from the registration desk.