Call for Submissions

CIKM 2018 Call for Full and Short Research Papers

Theme: From Big Data and Big Information to Big Knowledge

Topics of Interest

We encourage submissions of high quality research papers on all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • From big data and big information to big knowledge (e.g., knowledge base construction, data lakes, large-scale analytics)
  • Data and information acquisition and preprocessing (e.g., data crawling, data quality, data privacy, data wrangling)
  • Integration and aggregation (e.g., semantic processing, data provenance, data linkage, data fusion, data warehousing, privacy and security, modelling)
  • Infrastructures (e.g., cloud computing, data intensive computing, database systems, indexing and compression, search engine architectures)
  • Special data processing (e.g., multilingual text, sequential, stream, spatio-temporal, graph, multimedia, scientific, and social media data)
  • Integration of knowledge structures (e.g., natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, exploiting external sources, knowledge graphs)
  • Analysis (e.g., OLAP, data mining, machine learning and AI, scalable analysis algorithms, event detection and tracking, deep neural networks, deep learning)
  • Information access and retrieval (e.g., ad hoc and web search, question answering and dialogue systems, retrieval models, query processing, personalization, recommender and filtering systems)
  • Data presentation (e.g., visualization, summarization, readability, understandability, VR, speech output)
  • Users and interfaces for information and data systems (e.g., user behavior analysis, user interface design, personalization, interactive analysis, mobile computing, spoken interfaces)
  • Crowd sourcing and exploitation of online resources
  • Evaluation (e.g., online and offline evaluation, study of best practices)
  • Applications (e.g., urban systems, biomedical and health informatics, security, business intelligence, crisis informatics, computational social science, data-enabled discovery, social media, recall-oriented search)

Submission and Review Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished full-length (10 page) and short (4 page) research papers that are not previously published, accepted to be published, or being considered for publication in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.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, as PDF formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates, please use sample-sigconf.tex as the template but removing the authors during submission. Full papers cannot exceed 10 pages in length and short papers cannot exceed 4 pages in length. Papers should be submitted through the CIKM 2018 online submission system. The list of authors cannot be changed after a paper has been submitted for review.

CIKM 2018 full and short paper review will be double-blind, and submissions must be properly anonymized. Lack of anonymization may result in rejection without review. 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 by paying a full registration before the final version submission deadline, and must 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. Once a paper is accepted, the list of authors and their order can only be changed with permission of the General Chair.

ACM Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

Authors are invited to follow the ACM Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment.

Full and Short Paper Abstract Submission Deadline
Full and Short Paper Submission Deadline
Full and Short Paper Acceptance Notification
Full and Short Research Paper Camera Ready Submission Deadline

All above deadlines are based on the Anywhere on Earth time.

For further information, contact the Program Committee Chairs:

Full Paper Track: cikm18pc.fp@gmail.com

Short Paper Track: cikm18pc.sp@gmail.com