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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 and Topics
    * Paper submissions Information and  Important dates (Abstracts due:
      May 27, 2008)
    * Industry day
    * List of accepted workshops
    * Student travel support
    * Information about hotel, travel, and Napa Valley
    * Organizing and Program Committee

Gold: Information Retrieval Facility, Microsoft,
Silver:,, eBay Research Labs, Yahoo! Research
Bronze: Justsystems Evans Research

Supported by ACM SIGIR and ACM SIGWEB

If you are interested in being a sponsor see the following for details:

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. We encourage submissions of high quality papers on
all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and
knowledge management. Papers that bridge across these areas are of
special interest and will be considered for a "Best Interdisciplinary
Paper" award.

CIKM 2008 topics are in the broad areas of Databases, Information
Retrieval, and Knowledge Management. CIKM 2008 also includes an Industry
track. Each area is organized into tracks:

    * Access methods and indexing
    * Authorization, data privacy and security
    * Concurrency control and recovery
    * Data adaptability, reusability and quality
    * Database languages and models
    * Information integration, data provenance, probabilistic databases
    * Mobile databases and distributed data management
    * Peer-to-peer, parallel and distributed databases
    * Query processing, optimization and performance
    * Real-time and active databases
    * Scientific and biological databases
    * Semantic Web
    * Semi-structured data processing, XML filtering and routing
    * Stream-based processing and network databases
    * String Databases, Blogs and Social Search
    * Systems, middleware, applications and experiences
    * Temporal, spatial and multimedia databases
    * User experience (Languages, Models, Interfaces)

Information Retrieval:
    * Citation Analysis, Social Networks for IR
    * Domain-specific IR (e.g., Legal IR, Genome, Mobile IR, IR for
      chemical structures)
    * Filtering (e.g., Routing, Collaborative filtering, Topic tracking,
      Recommender systems)
    * Foundation of Information Retrieval (e.g., Theory, Ranking)
    * IR Architectures, Scalability and Efficiency
    * IR Evaluation
    * Language Specific IR (Multi-lingual, Cross-lingual, NLP)
    * Machine Learning for IR
    * Multimedia IR (Audio, Speech, Video, Image)
    * Semi-Structured Information Retrieval
    * User Modeling for IR, Search Personalization
    * Web Search, Advertising, Adversarial

Knowledge Management:
    * Advertising and Optimization
    * Classification and Clustering
    * Data pre- and post-Processing
    * Information Extraction
    * Information Filtering and Recommender Systems
    * Knowledge Synthesis and Visualization
    * Large-scale statistical techniques
    * Link and Graph Mining
    * Semantic Techniques
    * Temporal and Spatial data Mining
    * Text Mining

Industry track:
    * Industrial Practice and Experience
    * Technology for Developing Regions

Submission details can be found on the conference web site at:

Research and Industry Track
Abstracts due: May 27, 2008
Papers due: June 3, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2008
Camera ready: August 15, 2008

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)
    * Peter Rip (Crosslink Capital, USA)

    * BooksOnline'08 -  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
    * iNEWS08 - Improving Non English Web Searching
    * GIR'08  - 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   - Patent Information Retrieval
    * PIKM 2008  -  PhD Workshop
    * SSM 2008 - Search in Social Media
    * WICOW-2 - Second Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web
    * WIDM 2008 - Tenth International Workshop on Web Information and
      Data Management

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

CIKM 2008 will take place at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, 3425
Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558. 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 (Independent Consultant, 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)


CIKM 2008 Program Committee by Area

    * Database (Sihem Amer-Yahia, Yahoo! Research, USA)
    * Information Retrieval (Yi Zhang, University of California, Santa
      Cruz, USA)
    * Knowledge Management (Alek Kolcz, Microsoft Live Labs, USA)
    * Industry (Abdur Chowdury,, USA)

CIKM 2008 Database:
Area Chair:  Sihem Amer-Yahia (Yahoo! Research, USA)
Assistant Area Chair: Ioana Manolescu (INRIA, France)

Meta-reviewers (Track chairs)
    * Peter Boncz (CWI, The Netherlands)
    * Graham Cormode (AT&T Labs, USA)
    * Juliana Freire (University of Utah, USA)
    * Irini Fundulaki (ICS-FORTH, Greece)
    * Carl-Christian Kanne (University of Mannheim, Germany)
    * Nick Koudas (University of Toronto, Canada)
    * Maristella Matera (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
    * Atsuyuki Morishima (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
    * Fatma Ozcan (IBM Almaden, USA)
    * Wang Chiew Tan (University of California Santa Cruz, USA)
    * Rebecca Wright (Rutgers University, USA)

CIKM 2008 Information Retrieval:
Area Chair:  Yi Zhang (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
Assistant Area Chair: David A. Evans (JustSystems Evans Research, USA)

Meta-reviewers (Track chairs)
    * Jamie Callan (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
    * Efthimis N. Efthimiadis (University of Washington, USA)
    * Lee Giles (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
    * David Hawking (CSIRO, Australia)
    * Jimmy Huang (York University, Canada)
    * Joemon Jose (University of Glasgow, UK)
    * Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    * Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    * Paul Kantor (Rutgers University, USA)
    * KL Kwok (City University of New York, USA)
    * Hang Li (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
    * Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montreal, Canada)
    * Jan Pedersen (Yahoo!, USA)
    * Tetsuya Sakai (NewsWatch, Japan)
    * Mark Sanderson (University of Sheffield, UK)
    * Luo Si (Purdue University, USA)
    * Andrew Trotman (University of Otago, New Zealand)

CIKM 2008 Knowledge Management:
Area Chair Alek Kolcz (Microsoft Live Labs, USA)
Assistant Area Chair: Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Korea)

Meta-reviewers (Track chairs)
    * Naoki Abe (IBM Research, USA)
    * Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
    * Nitesh Chawla (University of Indiana, USA)
    * Hsin-His Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
    * Dennis Decoste (Microsoft Live Labs, USA)
    * Ryaid Ghani (Accenture Technology Labs, USA)
    * Marko Grobelnik (Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
    * Joost Kok (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
    * Henry Lieberman (MIT, USA)
    * Wei-Ying Ma (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
    * Alexander Tuzhilin (Stern School of Business New York University,

CIKM 2008 Industry:
Area Chair: Abdur Chowdhury (, USA) contains the complete
list of program committee members for all areas.

info {at} cikm2008 {dot} org


James G. Shanahan
General Chair CIKM 2008
Mounia Lalmas
PR Chair CIKM 2008

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