Call for Papers

Call for Papers

We encourage submissions of high quality papers on all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management. Papers should contain previously unpublished work and not be under submission to other conferences or journals.

Details on how to submit to CIKM 2011 are available on the submissions page.

Papers that bridge across these areas are of special interest and will be considered for a "Best Interdisciplinary Paper" award. Topics of interest in the three areas include, but are not limited to:


  • Access methods and indexing
  • Authorization, data privacy and security
  • Concurrency control and recovery
  • Data quality, provenance, adaptability and reusability
  • Data exchange, integration, evolution and migration
  • Database languages and models (e.g., fuzzy data, probabilistic databases, meta-data management)
  • Domain-specific databases (multi-media, scientific, spatial, temporal, text)
  • Dynamic aspects of databases (updates, views, real-time data, sensor data, active databases, data streams)
  • Mobile, parallel and distributed data management (including cloud computing)
  • Novel/advanced applications
  • Query processing, optimization and performance
  • Semantic Web and ontologies
  • Semi-structured data processing, XML filtering and routing
  • String databases, blogs and social search
  • Systems, platforms, middleware and experiences
  • Workflow, Web services and Web Service Composition

Information Retrieval

  • Aggregated search, Enterprise search, Desktop search
  • Personalised and collaborative search
  • Cross-language retrieval, Multilingual retrieval, Machine translation for IR
  • Distributed IR, Peer to peer IR
  • Domain-specific IR: genomic, legal, mobile, patents, ...
  • Evaluation, Test collections, Crowdsourcing for IR evaluation
  • Foundations of IR: Theory, Formal models
  • HCIR, User Interfaces, Interactive IR, User models, User studies
  • Language technologies for IR (NLP, IE, Summarization, QA, ...)
  • Machine Learning for IR
  • Multimedia IR: audio, speech, image, video, and cross-media
  • Semi-structured information retrieval, Semantic search
  • System Architectures, Scalability and Efficiency
  • Web IR and Social media search
  • Other topics related to IR (Adversarial IR, Advertising, Privacy, Text Mining, etc.)

Knowledge Management

  • Advertising and optimization
  • Classification and clustering
  • Data pre- and post-processing
  • Domain-specific and cross-domain knowledge management
  • Evaluation measures, methods and frameworks
  • Information Extraction
  • Information Filtering and Recommender Systems
  • Knowledge and privacy (e.g., privacy-preserving data publishing and mining)
  • Knowledge synthesis and visualization
  • Large-scale statistical techniques
  • Link and graph Mining
  • Mining the usage, consumption and production of resources
  • Semantic techniques
  • Temporal, Spatial and Ubiquitous Data Mining
  • Text Mining
  • Web and Social Knowledge Management

Industry Research Track

  • Industrial Practice and Experience
  • Technology for Developing Regions

Industry authors are invited to submit papers describing solutions in the domains addressed by this conference, focusing on the technical aspects of their work. The submission procedure for industrial papers is the same as for research papers.

Important Dates for Full papers

  • Abstracts due: May 17, 2011
  • Papers due: May 24, 2011
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 19, 2011
  • Camera Ready: August 12, 2011

ACM CIKM review is double-blind. Therefore, please anonymise your submission. Non-anonymous submissions will be rejected. If your CIKM 2011 submission is an extension of a previously-published workshop paper the contributions beyond that workshop paper should be discussed in the related work section, referencing the workshop paper as an anonymous citation.

All accepted papers will be published in the ACM CIKM proceedings, which will be distributed in CD format at the conference. All papers will be indexed in the ACM digital library.

CIKM 2011 Organization Team
Conference co-Chairs: Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow) and Ian Ruthven (University of Strathclyde)
PC Co-Chairs: Arjen de Vries (CWI and University of Delft), Bettina Berendt (KU Leuven) and Wenfei Fan (University of Edinburgh)
Workshop chair: Craig Macdonald, (University of Glasgow)
Poster chair: Gianni Amati (FUB)
Tutorial chairs: Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam) and Fabrizio Silvestri (ISTI-CNR)
Demonstration chair: Omar Alonso (Microsoft)
Industry Event chairs: Daniel Tunkelang (LinkedIn) and Tony Russell-Rose (Endeca)
Panel chair: Jeremy Pickens (Catalyst Repository Systems)