CIKM 2020 will host tutorials covering topics of interest for the CIKM community, which include information and knowledge management. Half-day and full-day tutorials that are of interest for the research community will take place before the main conference, on 19-20.10.2020. Tutorial attendees will pay a separate registration fee to cover the facility costs.

We encourage proposals for both half- and full-day tutorials from active researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial is on a specific topic of interest and will provide a self-contained overview of a topic and then cover the state of the art research and developments on the topic of interest. The general areas include, databases, information retrieval, knowledge management, and other topics of relevance for the CIKM community.

CIKM 2020 will provide free registration for up to two tutorial organizers for both the main conference and the tutorial days. Please consider the submission guidelines shown below.

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 2020, 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 tutorial by the current set of authors.
  • Any specific audio, video, or computer requirements for presenting the tutorial.

Please submit your tutorial proposal as a PDF file, choosing the “tutorial track” on the CIKM 2020 online submission system.

Important Dates:

Tutorial proposal deadline: April 17th 2020
Tutorial proposal notification: May 5th 2020

Tutorial Chairs:

Besnik Fetahu, L3S Research Center, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Valentina Presutti, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy