Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California and the west coast of the United States. The university’s campus surrounds the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis which traces its founding to 1776. The campus mirrors the Mission’s architectural style and provides a fine early example of Mission Revival architecture. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 ranking of national universities, Santa Clara University tied for 54th overall.

Santa Clara University is located in the heart of the lush and beautiful Silicon Valley, where the sun shines nearly 300 days each year. The campus is just 5 miles from the San Jose International Airport and about 35 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport.

The main conference and Tutorial 1 & 2 will be held at Locatelli Student Activity Center on campus.

The Workshop and Tutorial 3 will be held at the Room 153 of Guadalupe Hall: 455 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050.

The welcome reception and banquet will be held at Adobe Lodge on campus.

Adobe Lodge

The historic Adobe Lodge is located on the campus of Santa Clara University, adjacent to the Mission Church. It is the only remaining Adobe brick building from the original Santa Clara Mission establishment. This building made up the west wing of a quadrangle and was built to house a set of utility rooms, including stables, storerooms, and workrooms. It was later converted into living quarters with a study hall and a classroom.

Univeristy Address

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Information on maps & directions could be found at

This is the campus map showing the directions to the major points of interest of the conference.


The registration link is:

The registration fees are (in US dollars):

Category Fee Early Bird Regular Rate Onsite Rate
August 15 September 10 Onsite
ACM Professional Member $525 $575 $625
Non-Member $625 $675 $725
ACM Student Member $325 $375 $425
Student Non-Member $325 $375 $425
Workshop and Tutorials only (ACM Professional Member) $100 $100 $100
Workshop and Tutorials only (Non-Member) $150 $150 $150

At least one author of each accepted paper (of any type) is required to attend the event and present the paper. Registrations can be cancelled by August 30, 2019. The cancellation fee will be $50.00 USD. Requests for registration cancellation must be made in writing and emailed to

Visa Information

ACM is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee.

For visa support letters, refer all requests to Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport;
  • Your current postal mailing address;
  • The name of the conference you are registering for;
  • Your registration confirmation number;
  • If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the “sole author” or a “co-author”;
  • Authors may indicate their paper title. If no paper, speakers can provide the title of their presentation

ACM does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment. ACM suggests shipping the materials insured to the conference facility.

In case of problem, please email the registration chairs.

Student Travel Grant

The ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grants Program offers financial supports to eligible student authors of accepted ICTIR 2019 papers. For a student to be eligible, he or she must meet one of two criteria:

  • (1) be an author of a short or full paper and
  • (2) be the one presenting the work at the conference.

The application process involves two steps:

  • (1) the student must submit an application, which requires the student to explain what they wish to gain from attending ICTIR 2019, and
  • (2) independently, the academic advisor will be required to submit a statement of support.

Both application forms will be available here. The application period is July 1 to July 15, 2019. Both student and academic advisor forms must be submitted before the end of the application period.


ACM has negotiated a group rate for ICTIR 2019 attendees with the hotel Candlewood Suites which is across the street from the SCU campus and close to the Caltrain Santa Clara station. Here is the reservation link (Note: the ACM negotiated rate expires on September 10):

ICTIR 2019 Hotel Booking Link

There also exist alternative options for nearby accommodations as below:

Hotel Address Tel
Best Western Plus Airport Plaza 2118 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 243-2400
Best Western University Inn Santa Clara 4341 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95051 (408) 244-8313 1(800) 780-7234
Biltmore Hotel & Suites 2151 Laurelwood Rd. Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408) 988-8411 (800) 255-9925
Candlewood Suites 481 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408) 241-9305 1(877) 660-8543
Cherry Orchard Inn 1071 East El Camino Real Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (408) 244-9000
Courtyard by Marriot San Jose Airport 1727 Technology Drive San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 441-6111 1(888) 236-2427
Courtyard by Marriot San Jose Campbell 655 Creekside Way Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 626-9590 1(888) 236-2427
The Domain Hotel 1085 East El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 94087 (408) 247-0800
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton San Jose  2050 Gateway Pl San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 453-4000
Embassy Suites Hotel Santa Clara – Silicon Valley 2885 Lakeside Drive Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408) 496-6400
Fairmont San Jose 170 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 998-1900 1(866) 540-4493
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown 211 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 282-8800 (866) 716-8133
Hilton San Jose 300 Almaden Boulevard San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 287-2100 (800) 774-1500
Hilton Santa Clara 4949 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408) 330-0001 1(800) 774-1500
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Clara 1700 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408) 554-9200 1(800) 315-2621
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Clara – Silicon Valley 2455 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408) 241-0100 1(800) 315-2621
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Jose – International Airport 1350 North Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 467-1789 1(800) 315-2621
Holiday Inn San Jose – Silicon Valley 1350 North 1st Street San Jose, 95112 (408) 453-6200
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport – Silicon Valley  10 West Trimble Road San Jose, CA 95131 (408) 428-9900
Hotel De Anza 233 West Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 286-1000 (800) 843-3700
Hotel Valencia Santana Row 355 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128 (408) 551-0010 (855) 596-3396
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown 282 Almaden Boulevard San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 998-0400
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara 5101 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408) 200-1234
Mariani’s Inn & Restaurant 2500 El Camino Santa Clara, CA 95051 (408) 243-1431
The Mission Inn Santa Clara 859 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408) 244-2840
Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Airport 10 Skyport Dr San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 650-0580 (844) 853-1514
San Jose Marriott 301 South Market St San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 280-1300
Santa Clara Marriott 2700 Mission College Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408) 988-1500
Sheraton San Jose 1801 Barber Lane Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 943-0600 (888) 627-7153
SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Jose Airport 10 Skyport Dr San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 650-0590 (800) 971-3985
Staybridge Suites San Jose 1602 Crane Court San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 436-1600 1(800) 225-1237
The Plaza Suites 3100 Lakeside Drive Santa Clara, CA 95054 (844) 472-0926
The Westin San Jose 302 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 295-2000 (866) 716-8108
Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport 1355 North 4th Street San Jose, CA 95112 (877) 999-3223