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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   CIKM 2008 - Call for Participation
Email:   mounia_(on)_dcs.qmul.ac.uk
Date received:   30 Jul 2008
Deadline:   22 Aug 2008
Start date:   26 Oct 2008

ACM Seventeenth Conference on Information and Knowledge Management CIKM 2008 October 26-30, 2008, Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, California, USA. WEBSITE: http://www.cikm2008.org/ TABLE OF CONTENTS - 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) CORPORATE SUPPORTERS Gold: Information Retrieval Facility, Microsoft, SearchMe.com Silver: Advertising.com, Ask.com, eBay Research Labs, Yahoo! Research Bronze: A9.com, Centre for Next Generation Localisation, Exalead.com, Justsystems Evans Research, University of Maryland BC Video Supporter: Videolectures.net Book exhibits: Springer, Cambridge University Press Supported by ACM SIGIR and ACM SIGWEB KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - Databases: Rakesh Agrawal (Microsoft Search Labs, USA) - Information Retrieval: Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) - Knowledge Management: Pedro Domingos (University of Washington, USA) CONFERENCE THEMES 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 and HOTEL Registration has opened. For more details see: http://cikm2008.org/registration.php 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: http://cikm2008.org/local_information.php IMPORTANT DATES Registration opens July 30, 2008 Early registration ends: August 22, 2008 (until 11:59 PM East Coast Time 8/22/2008) Tutorial Day: October 26, 2008 Conference: October {27, 28, 29} 2008 Workshops: October 30, 2008 (and part of October 29) PAPER ACCEPTANCE RATES The top 170f 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 % The full list of accepted papers and posters can be found at: http://www.cikm2008.org/accepted_papers.php and http://www.cikm2008.org/posters.php, respectively. INDUSTRY DAY 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 (A9.com, USA) - Peter Rip (Crosslink Capital, USA) WORKSHOPS - 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 Management TUTORIALS - 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 STUDENT TRAVEL SUPPORT CIKM invites applications for awards to help cover the cost of travel, subsistence, and registration to CIKM 2008 for students. For details see http://www.cikm2008.org/student_travel_support.php. HOTEL INFORMATION 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: http://www.cikm2008.org/local_information.php. TRAVEL INFORMATION http://www.cikm2008.org/travel.php NAPA VALLEY 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: http://www.cikm2008.org/napa_valley.php. ORGANIZERS 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 (Summize.com, 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 (Advertising.com, USA) PR Chair: Mounia Lalmas (Queen Mary, University of London, UK) Web Master: Disco Gerdes (34s58w Web Development) PROGRAM COMMITTEE http://www.cikm2008.org/program_committee.php contains the complete list of meta-reviewers and program committee members for all areas. CONTACT info {at} cikm2008 {dot} org FUTURE CIKMs For more details see: http://www.cikmconference.org/ 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" END CFP CIKM 2008 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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