Call for Papers

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 areas include, but are not limited to:


  • Access methods and indexing
  • Authorization, data privacy and security
  • Concurrency control and recovery
  • Data adaptability, reusability and quality
  • Database languages and models
  • Information integration, data provenance, probabilistic databases
  • Mobile databases and distributed data management
  • Peer-to-peer, parallel and distributed databases
  • Query processing, optimization and performance
  • Real-time and active databases
  • Scientific and biological databases
  • Semantic Web
  • Semi-structured data processing, XML filtering and routing
  • Stream-based processing and network databases
  • tring Databases, Blogs and Social Search
  • Systems, middleware, applications and experiences
  • Temporal, spatial and multimedia databases
  • User experience: languages, models, interfaces

Information Retrieval:

  • Citation Analysis, Social Networks for IR
  • Distributed IR, Peer to Peer Search
  • Domain-specific IR (e.g., Legal IR, Genome, Mobile IR, IR for chemical structures)
  • Filtering (e.g., Routing, Collaborative filtering, Topic tracking, Recommender systems)
  • Foundation of Information Retrieval (e.g., theory, ranking)
  • IR Architectures, Scalability and Efficiency
  • IR Evaluation
  • Language Specific IR (Multi-lingual, Cross-lingual, NLP, Question and Answer)
  • Machine Learning for IR
  • Multimedia IR (Audio, Speech, Video, Image)
  • Semi-Structured Information Retrieval
  • Distributed IR, Peer to Peer Search
  • User Modeling for IR, Search Personalization
  • User Studies, Interactive Information Retrieval, Interfaces and PIM
  • Web Search, Advertising, Adversarial
  • Other topics related to IR (Privacy, Spam, Feature Engineering, et. al.)

Knowledge Management:

  • Advertising and Optimization
  • Classification and Clustering
  • Data pre- and post-Processing
  • Information Extraction
  • Information Filtering and Recommender Systems
  • Knowledge Synthesis and Visualization
  • Large-scale statistical techniques
  • Link and Graph Mining
  • Semantic Techniques
  • Temporal and Spatial data Mining
  • Text Mining

Industry track:

  • Industrial Practice and Experience
  • Technology for Developing Regions

Industrial Papers

Industry authors are also invited to submit papers describing solutions in the domains addressed by this conference, focusing on the technical aspects of their work. The submission procedure for industrial papers is the same as for research papers.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts due: May 27, 2010
  • Papers due: June 3, 2010
  • Notificaiton of Acceptance: July 15, 2010
  • Camera Ready: August 15, 2010

ACM CIKM review is double-blind. Therefore, please anonymize your submission. Please note CIKM only accepts full paper submissions. There is no short paper or poster paper track. The organisers may offer the authors of selected paper submissions to prepare a shorter version of their paper for presentation as a poster.

All accepted papers will be published in the ACM CIKM proceedings, which will be distributed in CD-ROM at the conference. All papers will be indexed in the ACM digital library. Please note only accepted papers that are presented by one of authors will be indexed by the ACM digital library. A selected number of top-quality accepted papers will be invited to submit expanded versions for publications in the Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) Journal, and the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST) as special issues through an expedient review and publication process.

Accepted workshop papers will also be published in the CIKM workshop proceedings, which will be printed on CD only and indexed in the ACM digital library, together with the main CIKM 2010 proceedings.

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