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.

The posters and demos track at CIKM aims to provide the opportunity for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to showcase their prototypes and research ideas to the community.

Topics of Interest

We seek demonstrations and posters that showcase exciting new technologies and early prototypes within the scope of CIKM, as well as case studies from more mature systems with innovative features and functionalities. Authors are encouraged to submit their demo and poster papers that are aligned with this year’s conference theme “Data And Knowledge for the Next Generation: Sustainability, Transparency, Fairness.” We welcome submissions on all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management.

Important Dates

Demo and Poster Paper Submission Deadline: June 10, 2020
Demo and Poster Paper Acceptance Notification: July 24, 2020
Demo and Poster Paper Camera Ready Submission Deadline: August 14, 2020

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

CIKM 2020 Posters and Demos Chairs

Fouad Zablith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Eirini Ntoutsi, Leibniz University Hannover & L3S Research Center, Germany

Submission Guidelines – Demos

Demo papers should describe the intended audience, point out the innovative aspects of the system being presented, and explain how those aspects contribute to the state of the art in knowledge and information management. The submissions must also make clear what the audience will experience during the demo. Submissions that are case studies should also explain the case being demonstrated. Authors may also include a URL of a screencast video (up to 10 minutes), screenshots, and additional external material (e.g., shared code on GitHub). A demo paper must be no more than 4 pages long (including references). Authors may include an additional page to list the practical requirements for presenting their demonstrations; this additional page will not be included in the conference proceedings.

Submission Guidelines – Posters

Poster papers generally include late-breaking results of new and innovative work-in-progress research. The poster session fosters informal interactions between presenters and conference attendees, who will have the opportunity to explore and exchange ideas on the latest ongoing research projects. Submitted posters are expected to be aligned with the main CIKM topics. A poster paper must be no more than 4 pages long (including references). In addition to the 4 page submission, authors are required to bring a printed poster that will be put on display and presented during the poster session.

Reviewing process and accepted papers

All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee of the demos and posters track, who will evaluate the novelty of the technical features and/or research being presented, the research and/or development challenges, its expected impact, and its timeliness and relevance for the CIKM audience of practitioners and researchers. Demo and poster papers that describe case studies from mature systems will also be evaluated on the relevance of the system and innovative features and functionalities that are being included in the demonstration.

Accepted poster and demo papers will be part of the main conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference before the final version submission deadline, and must attend the conference and present the paper as scheduled in the conference program.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, as PDF files formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates provided on the CIKM webpage; however with the author names removed to conform with single-blind submission requirements. Papers should be submitted through the CIKM 2020 online submission system, using the “Posters and Demos” track.

ACM Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

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