SIGIR 2004

27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
(Special Interest Group Information Retrieval)
Sheffield, July 25-29, 2004

View upward from within the Winter Garden, Sheffield, where an opening reception was held

Conference participants in the Winter Garden

The conference organizer, University of Sheffield Professor Peter Willett (on stage)
and the mayor of Sheffield (with chain of office)

Looking down the stairs up to Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield, where we enjoyed the conference banquet.
The lady in the portrait is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The reception room beside the banquet hall. I am standing at center with my back to the camera,
left hand on hip and sipping wine

The banquet. I am in the foreground, looking alertly leftward and rather out of focus

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