[Conference] Call for Contributions: Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, October 2008, USA

[Deutscher Titel: Aufruf für Beiträge: Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Oktober 2008, USA]

Call For Papers

CIKM 2008 – ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa: Napa Valley, California, October 26-30, 2008

Research and Industry Track Abstracts due: May 27, 2008

We encourage submissions of high quality papers on all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management. Papers that bridge across these areas are of special interest and will be considered for a “Best Interdisciplinary Paper” award. Topics of interest in the three tracks include, but are not limited to:


  • Access methods and indexing
  • Authorization, privacy and security
  • Concurrency control and recovery
  • Database languages and models
  • Mobile databases and ubiquitous data management
  • Peer-to-peer, parallel and distributed databases
  • Query processing, optimization and performance
  • Real-time and active databases
  • Scientific and biological databases
  • Semi-structured data and XML databases
  • Stream-based processing and sensor databases
  • Temporal, spatial and multimedia databases

Information Retrieval:

  • Cross-language and multi-lingual information retrieval
  • Digital libraries
  • Document summarization and question answering
  • Document tracking, routing, and filtering
  • Enterprise search
  • Hypertext and hypermedia management
  • Information retrieval applications (e.g., chemical, genomic or
    geographical information)
  • Information retrieval evaluation, metrics
  • Information retrieval models and theory
  • Information visualization and exploration
  • Interactive retrieval, user models and studies
  • Interoperability and integration
  • Machine learning for information retrieval
  • Metadata extraction and generation
  • Multi-media and content-based information retrieval
  • Music retrieval
  • Performance issues in information retrieval
  • Personalized search and personal information management
  • Question answering
  • Semi structured information retrieval
  • Test collections, experimental design
  • Text classification and clustering
  • Web and distributed information retrieval

Knowledge Management:

  • Advertising Online
  • Classification and clustering
  • Text classification and clustering
  • Information filtering and recommender systems
  • Data/information extraction and integration
  • Explanation and Knowledge Provenance
  • Frequent itemsets and sequential pattern mining
  • Knowledge management and synthesis
  • Link analysis and community discovery
  • Mining and representing temporal and spatial data
  • Mining and representing text and semi-structured data
  • Pre-processing, post-processing and visual data mining
  • Security and Privacy
  • Semantic / Data Web
  • Social Networks
  • Web 2.0

Industry track:

  • Industrial Practice and Experience
  • Technology for Developing Regions

Important Dates

  • Research and Industry Track Abstracts due: May 27, 2008
  • Papers due: June 3, 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 10, 2008
  • Camera ready August 15, 2008

Workshops and Tutorials
In addition to research and industry papers, CIKM 2008 is soliciting workshop and tutorial proposals on all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management, especially proposals bridging these areas, or presenting new perspectives in these areas. Full details can be found on the call for workshop proposals page and the call for tutorial proposals page, respectively.

  • Workshops Proposals due: April 15, 2008 
  • Tutorials Proposals due: July 15, 2008

For more information go to the web site of the conference.

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