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Fri May 23 2008

Calls: Computational Linguistics/USA

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Message 1: Information and Knowledge Management
Date: 21-May-2008
From: Mounia Lalmas <mouniadcs.qmul.ac.uk>
Subject: Information and Knowledge Management
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Full Title: Information and Knowledge Management
Short Title: CIKM

Date: 26-Oct-2008 - 30-Oct-2008
Location: Napa Valley, California, USA
Contact Person: Mounia Lalmas
Meeting Email: mouniadcs.qmul.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.cikm2008.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 27-May-2008

Meeting Description:

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.

Industry Day:
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 have a series of
invited speakers and 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.

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 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

Corporate Supporters:
Gold: Information Retrieval Facility, Microsoft, SearchMe.com
Silver: Advertising.com, Ask.com, 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:
http://cikm2008.org/sponsorship.php

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)

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.

Topics of Interest:
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:

Databases:
- 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 Format:
Submission details can be found on the conference web site at:
http://www.cikm2008.org/how_to_submit.php

Important Dates:
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

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)

List of Accepted Workshops:
- 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

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. 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 (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 (Advertising.com, USA)
PR Chair: Mounia Lalmas (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Web Master: Disco Gerdes (34s58w Web Development)

Program Committee
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, Summize.com, 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, USA)

CIKM 2008 Industry:
Area Chair: Abdur Chowdhury (Summize.com, USA)

http://www.cikm2008.org/program_committee.php contains the complete list of
program committee members for all areas.

Contact:
info {at} cikm2008 {dot} org

End CFP CIKM 2008

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