Call for Tutorial Proposals

Theme: From Big Data and Big Information to Big Knowledge

Topics of Interest

CIKM 2018 will host tutorials covering topics in the whole spectrum of information and knowledge management. Half-day and full-day tutorials that are of interest to the research community as well as application developers will take place after the main conference, on Friday, October 26, 2018. Attendees of these tutorials pay a separate registration fee to cover the facility costs.

We solicit proposals for both half- and full-day tutorials from active researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications on a specific topic in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management. CIKM 2018 rewards each accepted tutorial with one free registration for the main conference, plus $1000 as an honorarium.

Submission Guidelines

Each tutorial proposal must include the following information.

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Length (either half-day, i.e., 3 hours plus breaks; or full day, i.e., 6 hours plus breaks)
  • Abstract of up to 150 words
  • Target audience, prerequisites, and benefits. Proposals must clearly identify the intended audience for the tutorial (e.g., novice users of statistical techniques, versus expert researchers in text mining). What background will be required of the audience? Why is this topic important and interesting to the CIKM community? What is the benefit to participants?
  • Outline of the tutorial. Enough material should be included to provide a sense of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to which it will be covered. The more details that can be provided, the better (up to and including links to the actual slides). Presenters should not focus exclusively on their own research results – a CIKM tutorial is not meant to be a forum for promoting one’s own research or product.
  • A list of the most important references that will be covered in the tutorial.
  • A list of forums, dates, and locations where this or a closely related tutorial has been presented before. Please highlight the similarities and differences between previous related tutorials, and the one proposed for CIKM 2018, using up to 150 words for each.
  • A short bio for each presenter, including their expertise related to the tutorial. Please do not exceed 200 words per presenter.
  • (Optional) URLs of the slides/notes of the previous presentations of this material by the current set of authors.
  • Any specific audio, video, or computer requirements for presenting the tutorial.

Tutorial Proposal Deadline
Tutorial Proposal Acceptance Notification
Tutorial Summary Camera Ready Submission Deadline

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

For further information, contact the Tutorial Committee Chairs at cikm18pc.tutorialchair@gmail.com: