2020 Theme: Data and knowledge for the next generation: sustainability, transparency and fairness
Strategically positioned at the intersection of research on the management of knowledge, information, and data, CIKM is uniquely situated to highlight technologies and insights that materialize the big data and artificial intelligence vision of the future.
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:
- 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, knowledge graphs, data warehousing, privacy and security, modelling)
- Infrastructures (e.g., cloud computing, data-intensive computing, database systems, indexing and compression, search engine architectures, distributed systems)
- Special data processing (e.g., multilingual text, sequential, stream, spatio-temporal, graph, multimedia, scientific, and social media data)
- Multi-modal data and knowledge processing (e.g., natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, knowledge graphs)
- Analytics and machine learning (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., 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 input and output)
- Users and interfaces for information and data systems (e.g., user behaviour analysis, user interface design, personalization, interactive information retrieval, interactive analysis, spoken interfaces)
- Crowdsourcing (e.g. task assignment, worker reliability, optimisation, trustworthiness, best practices)
- Comparative evaluation, performance studies and benchmarks (e.g., online and offline evaluation, best practices)
Full and Short Paper Abstract Submission Deadline: April 24, 2020
Full and Short Paper Submission Deadline: May 1, 2020
Full and Short Paper Acceptance Notification: July 3, 2020
Full and Short Research Paper Camera Ready Submission Deadline: August 14, 2020
All above deadlines are based on the Anywhere on Earth time
CIKM 2020 PC Chairs
Full Paper Track:
Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Université de Fribourg, CH
Edward Curry, NUI Galway, IE
Claudia Hauff, TU Delft, NL
Short Paper Track:
Sourav S Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yanyan Lan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Zhiyuan Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Submission and Review Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished full-length (10 pages) and short (4 pages) 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; however with the author names removed to conform with double-blind submission requirements. Full papers cannot exceed 10 pages in length and short papers cannot exceed 4 pages in length (including references).
Papers should be submitted through the CIKM 2020 online submission system, choosing the “Full Research Paper Track” or “Short Research Paper Track” depending on the type of the paper submitted. The list of authors cannot be changed after a paper has been submitted for review.
Authors have the option to upload supplementary materials to cover more details that cannot be included in the main manuscript. Note that supplementary materials are regarded as support materials, and they are optional for reviewers to review. The authors also need to pay attention to anonymize the supplementary materials.
The CIKM 2020 review of both the full and the short papers will be double-blind. For this reason, submissions must be properly anonymized. Lack of anonymization may result in rejection without review. Papers must not include information that can identify the authors such as self-references, e.g., “We previously showed (Doe, 1980) …”. Instead use the third person or a named reference such as “Doe previously showed (Doe, 1980) …”. Papers reveal the authors of the work will be rejected without review.
Submissions will receive an “accept”, “conditional accept” or “reject” decision based on the version that was submitted. Revisions of papers with a conditional accept will be checked before final acceptance.
At least one author of each accepted paper (both short and full 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 papers will be invited for oral or poster presentation. Authors of poster presentations are expected to attend the conference. Work that is not presented at the conference by its authors may be removed from the ACM Digital Library and/or the final version of the proceedings.
We encourage industry participants as well as authors of applied papers which describe in-use research or systems to submit their papers to the applied research paper track.
Dual Submission Policy
It is not allowed to submit papers that are identical (or substantially similar) to versions that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that have been submitted in parallel to other conferences. Such submissions violate our dual submission policy. There are several exceptions to this rule:
- Submission is permitted for papers presented or to be presented at conferences or workshops without proceedings, or with only abstracts published.
- Submission is permitted for papers that have previously been made available as a technical report (or similar, e.g., in arXiv). In this case, the authors should not cite the report, so as to preserve anonymity.
ACM Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment
Authors are to follow the ACM Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment.