The ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) is the premier international conference on topics at the confluence of the information retrieval, databases, and knowledge management. Running annually since 1992, CIKM attracts top talent from industry and academia, with the goal of fostering collaboration and bridging the academic- commercial gap in the database, information retrieval, and knowledge management communities.

We look for prospective submissions of highly interactive full-/half-day workshops proposing novel research, deepening established research topics or presenting practical applications on the many aspects of the data lifecycle (data acquisition, preprocessing, modeling, integration/aggregation, storage, analysis and consumption).

Workshops bringing communities around the CIKM2020’s special theme of sustainability, transparency and fairness are particularly welcome. Interdisciplinary workshops bridging across different communities are also highly encouraged.

Workshops will complement the main CIKM conference held in Galway, Ireland on October 19th-23rd, 2020.

Submission Guidelines

Please use the CIKM 2020 Workshop Proposal Template for your submission. Send the proposal to with subject “CIKM2020 – YOURACRONYM Workshop Proposal”.  Workshop proposals are reviewed based on the quality of the proposal, their relation to the main CIKM topics, and the likelihood to attract enough participants as well as the hosting capacity of the

Exact workshop paper submission and author notification due dates are at the discretion of workshop organizers; a recommended timeline is indicated below. Please note that visa applications may require time; keep this in mind when setting your workshops deadlines. We recommend that you allow at least 2 months prior to the conference.

Proposal submission dates:
March 30th, 2020 Workshop proposal submission
April 14th, 2020 Proposal acceptance notification

Suggested dates:

July 15th, 2020 Paper submission
August 15th, 2020 Paper acceptance notification
October 19th-20th, 2020 Workshop dates

By default, workshop papers will be included in a CIKM companion volume published by To help preserve the authors’ ability to submit a revised version of their paper to a conference or journal, joining the volume is left at the discretion of the organizers. Should you decide to go for the companion volume, we might request to align your deadlines to the other interested workshops.

For further information, contact the CIKM2020 Workshop Chairs: