Call for Papers

CIKM 2016: Call for Full and Short Papers
Theme: Frontiers and Applications of Big Data Science

CIKM (Conference on Information and Knowledge Management) provides a unique venue where state-of-the-art research is presented on search and discovery, data mining and database systems at the same conference.  This year will be the 25th running of the conference and it remains the only conference that inherently focuses on the need for users to have unified systems that access structured and unstructured data.

The conference is held annually at locations all over the world. The last two years it has been in Australia and China.  In 2016 it returns to the United States in Indianapolis.

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 advances in frontiers and applications of big data science. Lying at the intersection of databases, information retrieval and knowledge management, CIKM is uniquely placed to deliver fresh perspectives on big data science.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Data and information acquisition and preprocessing (e.g., data crawling, data quality, data privacy)
  • Data and information modelling, storage, compression and indexing
  • Data understanding (e.g., natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision)
  • Data integration and aggregation (e.g., semantic processing, data provenance, data warehousing, privacy and security)
  • Unstructured data management (e.g., search engines, retrieval models, query processing, personalization, recommender systems)
  • Data analysis (e.g., OLAP, data mining, machine learning, visualization, scalable analysis algorithms)
  • Big data infrastructure (e.g., cloud computing, data intensive computing, database systems, search engine systems)
  • Crowd sourcing and exploitation of online resources
  • Special data processing (e.g., multilingual text data, stream data, spatiotemporal data, multimedia data, scientific data, social media data)
  • Big data user interfaces (e.g., user behavior analysis, visualization, user interface design, personalization, interactive analysis, mobile computing)
  • Big data applications (e.g., biomedical and health informatics, security, business intelligence, computational social science, data-enabled discovery, social media)

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 2016 online submission system

CIKM 2016 full and short paper review will be double-blind, and submissions must be properly anonymized. Lack of anonymization may result in rejection without review. The Program Committee of CIKM 2016 will review both the full-length papers and short papers submitted into the conference. 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 Chairs:

  • Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
  • Fabio Crestani, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Javed Mostafa, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Luo Si, Alibaba Group Inc and Purdue University, USA
  • Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia

at the following email address:

Full and Short Paper Abstract Submission Deadline
May 9, 2016 (anywhere in the world)

Full Paper and Short Paper Submission Deadline
May 16, 2016 (anywhere in the world)

Acceptance Notification

July 18, 2016 (anywhere in the world)

Final Version Submission Deadline
August 15, 2016 (anywhere in the world)