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Early Registration ends September 3, 2009 (10:59 EDT(GMT-5))

CNIKM'09: Call for Participation

The First ACM International Workshop on
Complex Networks in Information & Knowledge Management (CNIKM)
in conjunction with ACM CIKM-2009

Hong Kong, November 6, 2009


We are in a connected age: real-world entities often interconnect with
each other through explicit or implicit relationships to form a
complex network, such as technological networks, social networks, and
information networks. They exhibit interesting statistical
characteristics such as small-world and scale-free.

The past decade has witnessed an explosive growth of research on
various complex networks. How can we analyse, manage and mine
information in large-scale complex networks effectively and
efficiently? This gives researchers in database, information retrieval
and knowledge management great challenges as well as opportunities. In
line with CIKM's tradition of promoting interdisciplinary research,
this workshop aims to bring together researchers across both computer
science and the emerging network science to foster discussion and
exchange ideas. Although these two scientific disciplines speak quite
different languages, they certainly can benefit a lot from each other
by sharing their concepts, models, techniques, and tools, etc.

Important Dates

* Early registration due: September 3, 2009 (10:59 EDT(GMT-5))
* Special conference rate for blocked hotel rooms due: October 9, 2009
* Regular registration due: October 16, 2009 (23:59 EDT(GMT-5))
* Workshop date: November 6, 2009


You can find the registration information at:
Please note that the early-bird registration ends on September 3, 2009.

Those of you who need an invitation letter for visa, please refer to
the CIKM website and follow the direction in the "Travel" page to
request the letter.

All participants are encouraged to bring posters to the workshop to
present their late breaking research results and discuss with others.

Workshop Programme

09:00  Welcome

09:00 - 10:30
Session 1: Community Detection and Information Spread
* Group CRM: a New Telecom CRM Framework from Social Network Perspective
* Community Mining on Dynamic Weighted Directed Graphs
* Variation Matters: Variation in Personal Network Size, Personality
and Its Effect on Information Dissemination
* An Analysis of Information Diffusion in the Blog World

10:30 - 11:00
Common Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30
Session 2: Centrality Analysis and Link Prediction
* Fast Centrality Approximation in Modular Networks
* Potential Collaboration Discovery using Document Clustering and
Community Structure Detection
* Trust Relationship Prediction Using Online Product Review Data
* Role of Weak Ties in Link Prediction of Complex Networks

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch on your own
(also time for posters, informal discussion and networking)

14:00 - 15:30
Keynote Speech
* Networks, Communities and Kronecker Products
  (by Prof Jure Leskovec of Stanford University)

15:30 - 16:00
Common Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30
Session 3: P2P Networks and Recommender Systems
* Self-Organizing Peer-to-Peer Network for Collaborative Document Tracking
* Collaborative Filtering Using Random Neighbours in Peer-to-Peer Networks
* Hydra: A Hybrid Recommender System - [Cross-Linked Rating and
Content Information]
* A Mobile Tourist Assistance and Recommendation System Based on
Complex Networks

17:30  Workshop concludes

Program Committee

- Edoardo Airoldi, Harvard University, USA
- Karsten Borgwardt, MPIs Tubingen, Germany
- Guanrong Chen, City University of Hong Kong, China
- Xueqi Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Vittoria Colizza, ISI Foundation, Italy
- Nick Craswell, Microsoft Research, USA
- Anirban Dasgupta, Yahoo! Research, USA
- Brian Davison, Lehigh University, USA
- Arjen de Vries, CWI, Netherlands
- Tina Eliassi-Rad, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
- Trevor Fenner, University of London, UK
- Abraham Flaxman, UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, USA
- Brian Gallagher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
- Lise Getoor, University of Maryland, USA
- Jake Hofman, Yahoo! Research, USA
- Hawoong Jeong, KAIST, Korea
- Irwin King, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
- Kevin Lang, Yahoo! Research, USA
- Jan Larsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Jure Leskovec, Stanford University, USA
- Mark Levene, University of London, UK
- Xiaoli Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
- Sofus Macskassy, Fetch Technologies, USA
- Michael Mahoney, Stanford University, USA
- Tsuyoshi Murata, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- See-Kiong Ng, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
- Wilfred Ng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
- Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal, Canada
- Marcel Reinders, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Dawei Song, The Robert Gordon University, UK
- Hanghang Tong, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Wei-Qi Yan, Queen's University Belfast, UK
- Jianhan Zhu, University College London, UK


- Jun Wang, University College London, UK
- Shi Zhou, University College London, UK
- Dell Zhang, Birkbeck, University of London, UK