Spotify’s Contributions to SIGIR 2021

July 13, 2021 Published by Spotify Research

Spotify’s Contributions to SIGIR 2021

The 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2021) starts this week, and Spotify is excited to be a Gold sponsor of the event.  Here’s a guide to where you can find us during the week.

Spotify is hiring a number of different positions spanning Machine Learning, Data Science, Data Engineering, and Tech Research. Interested in #JoiningTheBand? Have a look at our careers page here and let us know you’ve applied!

Our Spotify booth will be open at various times during the conference. Please join us and we can tell you more about the work we are doing at Spotify.

Agenda / Activities

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Paper session 3F: 14:00–15:00 GMT (10:00am–11:00am EDT), repeated 9 hours later

Conference paper: Current Challenges and Future Directions in Podcast Information Access

Rosie Jones (Spotify), Hamed Zamani (UMass Amherst), Markus Schedl (Johannes Kepler University), Ching-Wei Chen (Spotify), Sravana Reddy (Spotify), Ann Clifton (Spotify), Jussi Karlgren (Spotify), Helia Hashemi (UMass Amherst), Aasish Pappu (Spotify), Zahra Nazari (Spotify), Longqi Yang (Microsoft), Oguz Semerci (Spotify), Hugues Bouchard (Spotify) and Ben Carterette (Spotify)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Poster session 3: 16:00–17:00 GMT (12:00pm–1:00pm EDT), repeated 9 hours later

Conference paper: Podcast Metadata and Content: Episode Relevance and Attractiveness in Ad Hoc Search

Ben Carterette (Spotify), Rosie Jones (Spotify), Gareth Jones (DCU), Maria Eskevich (CLARIN ERIC), Sravana Reddy (Spotify), Ann Clifton (Spotify), Yongze Yu (Spotify), Jussi Karlgren (Spotify) and Ian Soboroff (NIST)

DEI event: 17:00–18:30 GMT (1:00pm–2:30pm EDT), repeated 9 hours later

Panel: What should the SIGIR community do to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity?

Panelists: Ben Carterette (Spotify), Nazli Goharian (Georgetown University), Mallory Knodel (Center for Democracy & Technology), Douglas W. Oard (University of Maryland)

Moderator: Hussein Suleiman (University of Cape Town)

SIRIP (Industry Days): 19:10 GMT–20:00 GMT (3:10pm–4:00pm EDT)

Panel discussion: Research in Academia and Industry

Panelists: Andrei Broder (Google), Mounia Lalmas (Spotify), Haixun Wang (Instacart), Fabrizio Silvestri (Sapienza Università di Roma) and Jacopo Tagliabue (Coveo)

Moderator: Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Northeastern University)

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Sim4IR workshop: 16:35–16:50 GMT (12:35pm–12:50pm EDT)

Encore talk: How Am I Doing?: Evaluating Conversational Search Systems Offline

Speaker: Ben Carterette (Spotify)


Rosie Jones – Program Committee co-Chair
Rishabh Mehrotra – SIRIP (Industry Days) co-Chair
Ben Carterette – Salton Award committee chair and Chair of ACM SIGIR Executive Committee