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ACM Seventeenth Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
CIKM 2008

October 26-30, 2008, Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, California, USA.


- Corporate supporters
- Keynote speakers
- Conference Themes
- Registration and Hotel
- Important Dates
- Papers and posters
- Industry Event, Workshops, Tutorials
- Student travel support
- Information about hotel, travel, and Napa Valley
- Organizing Committee
- Future CIKMs (2009, 2010)

Gold: Information Retrieval Facility, Microsoft,
Silver:,, eBay Research Labs, Yahoo! Research
Bronze:, Centre for Next Generation Localisation,,
Justsystems Evans Research, University of Maryland BC
Video Supporter:
Book exhibits: Springer, Cambridge University Press
Supported by ACM SIGIR and ACM SIGWEB

- Databases:  Rakesh Agrawal (Microsoft Search Labs, USA)
- Information Retrieval: Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts
   Amherst, USA)
- Knowledge Management:  Pedro Domingos (University of Washington, USA)

Since 1992, the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
(CIKM) has successfully brought together leading researchers and
developers from the database, information retrieval, and knowledge
management communities. The purpose of the conference is to identify
challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and
information systems, and to shape future research directions through the
publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings.
In CIKM 2008, we will continue the tradition of promoting collaboration
among multiple areas. CIKM 2008 topics are in the broad areas of
Databases, Information Retrieval, and Knowledge Management.
CIKM 2008 also includes an Industry track.

Registration has opened. For more details see:

October is peak season in Napa. That combined with several other major
events will lead to a a high hotel occupancy rate. To ensure that your
accommodation is secured, we strongly encourage you to complete your
reservation before August 25, 2008 in order to enjoy the special rate.
For more details on this see:

Registration opens July 30, 2008
Early registration ends: August 22, 2008 (until 11:59 PM East Coast Time
Tutorial Day: October 26, 2008
Conference: October {27, 28, 29} 2008
Workshops: October 30, 2008 (and part of October 29)

The top 17% of submitted papers were accepted for full paper
presentations. Here is a breakdown by area for both papers and posters:

Area      #Submissions %Submissions #Papers #Posters
DB        147          19           24      24
IR        338          44           58      54
KM        258          33           45      41
Industry  29           4            5       3
Total     772          100          132     122
% Acceptance                        17%     16%

The full list of accepted papers and posters can be found at:
and, respectively.

Co-organized by Marius Pasca (Google, USA) and James G. Shanahan (Church
and Duncan Group, USA)

As CIKM 2008 will be held in Napa Valley, just one hour to the north of
San Francisco, one of the goals of the conference is to embrace the
innovative spirit of the Bay Area/Silicon Valley in bridging
further the academic-commercial gap in the database, information
retrieval, and knowledge management communities. To help achieve this
goal, we will having an industry day (separate from the industry
research track) where luminaries, primarily from industry and from the
VC (Venture Capital) community, will provide insights on how DB/IR/KM
technologies are/can be leveraged to make a billion-dollar success.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include:
- Andrei Z. Broder (Yahoo! Research, USA)
- Steven Gary Blank (Stanford University, USA)
- Christopher J. C. Burges (Microsoft Research, USA)
- Doug Cutting (Yahoo!, USA)
- Omar Hamoui (AdMob, USA)
- Ronny Kohavi (Microsoft, USA)
- Peter Norvig (Google, USA)
- Daniel E. Rose (, USA)
- Peter Rip (Crosslink Capital, USA)

- BooksOnline 2008 -  Setting the Roadmap for Research Advances in Large
   Digital Book Repositories
- DOLAP 2008 - ACM Eleventh International Workshop on Data Warehousing
   and OLAP
- DTMBIO 2008 - ACM Second International Workshop on Data and Text
   Mining in Bioinformatics
- iNEWS 2008 - Improving Non English Web Searching
- GIR 2008  - Fifth Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval
- LSDS-IR 2008 - Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems for
   Information Retrieval
- ONISW 2008 - 2nd International Workshop on Ontologies and Information
   Systems for the Semantic Web
- PaIR 2008 - Patent Information Retrieval
- PIKM 2008  -  PhD Workshop
- SSM 2008 - Search in Social Media
- WICOW 2008 - Second Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web
- WIDM 2008 - Tenth International Workshop on Web Information and Data

- Algorithmic Challenges in Online Advertising, Deepak Agarwal and
   Deepayan Chakrabarti
- Data Stream Query Processing, Divesh Srivastava
- Electronic Contract Systems: Background and Research Challenges,
   Kamalakar Karlapalem and P. Radha Krishna
- Evolution of Rule-based Information Extraction: from Grammars to
- Algebra, Rajasekar Krishnamurthy, Sriram Raghavan and Huaiyu Zhu
- Information and Knowledge Management with Graphs and Matrices,  Fei
   Wang, Tao Li and Chris Ding
- Large Array Databases: Prospects and Challenges, Peter Baumann
- Large Graph Mining: Patterns, Tools, and Case Studies, Christos
   Faloutsos and Hanghang Tong
- Log-Linear Models and Conditional Random Fields, Charles Elkan
- Machine Learning for Information Retrieval,  Rong Jin and Yi Zhang
- Matrix and Tensor Models for Information Retrieval, Ajit Paul Singh
   and Geoffrey Gordon
- Process Mining: Beyond Business Intelligence, Wil van der Aalst
- Virtualization and Databases: State of the Art and Challenges, Ashraf
   Aboulnaga, Christiana Amza and Kenneth Salem
- Web Evolution: Models, Methods, and Mining, Sourav S Bhowmick and
   Qiankun Zhao
- Web search log analysis and user behavior modeling, Peiling Wang and
   Lei Wu

CIKM invites applications for awards to help cover the cost of travel,
subsistence, and registration to CIKM 2008 for students.
For details see

CIKM 2008 will take place at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, 3425
Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558.  As the conference will take place during
peak season it is advisable to MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION IMMEDIATELY.
Information about the hotel and booking can be found at:


Napa Valley recreational opportunities abound. Whether you are
interested in the most athletic of activities or your pursuits are more
leisurely, there is plenty to be found in Napa County.
Details are available at:

Conference Chair:  James G. Shanahan (Church and Duncan Group, USA)
Database Area Chair: Sihem Amer-Yahia (Yahoo! Research, USA)
Information Retrieval Area Chair: Yi Zhang (University of California,
Santa Cruz, USA)
Knowledge Management Area Chair: Alek Kolcz (Microsoft Live Labs, USA)
Industry Chair: Abdur Chowdury (, USA)
Proceedings Chair:  Diane Kelly (University of North Carolina, USA)
Tutorials Chair:  Neel Sundaresan (eBay Research Labs, USA)
Workshops Chair:  Gregory Grefenstette (CEA LIST, France)
Treasurer:  Ryen W. White (Microsoft Research)
Local Area Chair:  Goutham Kurra (Turn Inc, USA)
Sponsorship Chair:  Yan Qu (, USA)
PR Chair:  Mounia Lalmas (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Web Master:  Disco Gerdes (34s58w Web Development)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE contains the complete
list of meta-reviewers and program committee members for all areas.

info {at} cikm2008 {dot} org


For more details see:

CIKM 2009
Beijing, China, October 27-31, 2009
General Chairs
Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, USA
Wei Li, Beihang University, China
Email: "Il Yeol Song" <>

CIKM 2010
Toronto, Canada, October 25-29, 2010
General Chair, Jimmy Huang, University of York, Canada
Email: "Jimmy Huang" <>


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