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Call for Papers

CIKM 2015: Call for Full and Short Papers

Theme: Science For Data

The 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2015) will be held from Oct 19-23, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. CIKM is a top-tier ACM conference in the areas of information retrieval, knowledge management, and databases. Since 1992, it has successfully brought together leading researchers and practitioners from the three communities. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of innovative knowledge and information systems, and to shape future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings. In CIKM 2015, we will continue the tradition of promoting collaboration among multiple areas. We encourage submissions of high quality full- and short- research papers on all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management. This year we are highlighting the utility of data science across structured and semi-structured data. Lying at the intersection of databases, information retrieval and knowledge management, CIKM is uniquely placed to deliver fresh perspectives on science for data.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas in three distinct tracks:

Database Track

  • Aggregation, Data Warehouses, and OLAP
  • Applications and Experiences
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics
  • Crowd Sourced Data Management
  • Data Integration, Data Quality, and Data Provenance
  • Graph, Semantic, Web, Social Network Data Management
  • Main-memory, Real-time, Parallel and Distributed Database Systems
  • Query Language, Query Processing, Access Methods, and Concurrency Control
  • Security and Privacy
  • Stream Data and Event Processing
  • Spatial, Temporal, Multimedia, and Mobile Data Management
  • Uncertain, Probabilistic, and Scientific Data Management
  • Semi-structured and Unstructured Data Management and Analytics

Information Retrieval Track

  • Adversarial IR and Spam
  • Collaborative, Crowd-Based, and Game-Based Approaches to IR
  • Computational Linguistics for IR (QA, Summarization, Extraction)
  • Cross-language and Multilingual IR
  • Distributed and Peer-to-Peer IR
  • Domain-specific IR (legal, genome, chemical, etc)
  • Filtering, Time-Sensitive and Real-time Search
  • Foundations of Information Retrieval
  • IR Approaches to Computational Advertising
  • IR Architectures, Scalability and Efficiency
  • IR Evaluation
  • Machine Learning for IR
  • Mobile Search
  • Multimedia IR (Audio, Speech, Video, Image)
  • Novel IR Interfaces (Exploratory, Interactive, Accessible)
  • Personalized Search
  • Semantic and Entity-Based IR
  • Semi-Structured Information Retrieval
  • Social Networks and IR
  • User Studies, Click Models, Interaction Models

Knowledge Management Track

  • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Streams
  • Clustering, Classification, and Ranking
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Management for Bioinformatics
  • Data Mining Theory, Methods, and Applications
  • Information Extraction and Filtering
  • Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and Visualization
  • Large-Scale Machine Learning, Optimization, and Statistical Techniques
  • Personalization, Recommendation, Advertising, and Search
  • Privacy and Security in Data Mining
  • Social Media and Social Networks
  • Spatial, Temporal, and Graph Data Mining
  • Text, Multimedia, and Web Data Mining
  • Time-Series, Rule, and Pattern Mining

Paper Submissions

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished full-length (10 page) and short (4 page) research papers that are not previously published, accepted to be published, or being considered for publication in any other forum. Full-length papers should satisfy the standard requirements of top-tier international research conferences. Short papers should describe interesting ongoing work, new discoveries and insights, or summaries of significant projects, and be material that is suited to poster presentation rather than oral presentation.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates. Full papers cannot exceed 10 pages in length and short papers cannot exceed 4 pages in length. Papers should be submitted through the CIKM 2015 online submission system.

CIKM 2015 full and short paper review will be double-blind, and submissions must be properly anonymized. Lack of anonymization may result in rejection without review. Papers are to be submitted to one of the three tracks (DB, IR, KM); note that submissions of identical or closely related work to more than one track will be treated as duplicate submission. The Program Committee of each track will review both the full-length papers and short papers submitted into the track. Submissions will receive an "accept" or "reject" decision based on the version that was submitted, and rejected full-length papers will not be considered as short papers for poster presentation.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference prior to the listed Final Version date, and is expected to attend the conference and present the work as scheduled in the conference program. Short paper presentations will be via a poster session, and authors will be expected to prepare and present a poster in the usual manner. Work that is not presented at the conference by one or more of its authors may be removed from the ACM digital library and may be removed from the final version of the proceedings.

For further information, contact the Program Committee Track Chairs (

Important Dates

Full and Short Paper Abstract Submission Deadline May 1, 2015 (anywhere in the world)
Full Paper and Short Paper Submission Deadline May 8, 2015 (anywhere in the world)
Acceptance Notification July 3, 2015 (anywhere in the world)
Final Version Submission Deadline July 31, 2015 (anywhere in the world)

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