Maarten de Rijke (@mdr on Twitter) wrote:

In November 2017 I visited Iran. I gave two talks.


no longer authorized to travel to the US under the ESTA visa waiver program


applied for a DS-160 nonimmigrant visa


The latest status update of my visa application as of a few days ago was “no news yet, unfortunately,” which means that I will have to skip SIGIR 2018 as well.



A call for open science, and open borders as well.

MdR's blogpost about the visa situation after his trip to Iran, stopping him from travel to SIGIR in the US:

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