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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Oct. 29 Nov. 2, 2012, Maui, HAWAII



Sponsored by Microsoft Research, eBay Research, Yahoo! Labs, IBM Research, Yandex, Adobe, Rakuten, 
Google, ACM SIGIR and SIGWEB, 

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2012

Registration: http://www.cikm2012.org/registration.php
Accepted Papers: http://www.cikm2012.org/accepted_papers.php
Workshops: http://www.cikm2012.org/workshops.php
Industry Event: http://www.cikm2012.org/industry_event.php

The 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2012) will be 
held from October 29 to November 2, 2012 in Maui, Hawaii, USA. CIKM is a top-tier ACM conference 
in the areas of information retrieval, knowledge management and database. Since 1992, it has 
successfully brought together leading researchers and developers from the three 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 2012, we will continue the 
tradition of promoting collaboration among multiple areas, through keynote presentations, oral 
paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, demonstrations, and an industry event.


This years technical program will feature three high-profile keynote speakers:

       Ricardo Baeza-Yates, VP of Yahoo! Research, User Engagement: The Network Effect Matters!

       William Cohen, Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Learning Similarity Measures based on Random Walks

       Jeffrey S. Vitter, Executive Vice Chancellor, The University of Kansas, Compressed Data 
Structures with Relevance


CIKM 2012 will include an Industry Event, which will be held on the last day of the main conference
(November 1, 2012) in parallel with the technical tracks. The Industry Event will include a series 
of invited talks by influential technical leaders, who will present the state of the art in 
industrial research and development in information retrieval, knowledge management, databases, 
and data mining.

       Eric Brill, eBay, Having A Great Career in Research

       David Carmel, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Is This Entity Relevant to Your Needs?

       AnHai Doan, WalmartLabs & UW-Madison,      Social Media, Data Integration, and Human Computation

       Xuedong Huang, Microsoft,          From HyperText to HyperTEC

       Chao Liu, Tencent, Question Answering through Tencent Open Platform

       Tom Malloy, Adobe,            Revolutionizing Digital Marketing with Big Data Analytics

       Christopher Olston, Google,          Programming and Debugging Large-Scale Data Processing Workflows

       Rajesh Parekh, Groupon, Leveraging Data to Power Local Commerce

       Raghu Ramakrishnan, Microsoft, The Future of Information Discovery and Search: Content 
Optimization, Interactivity, Semantics, and Social Networks

       Daniel Tunkelang, LinkedIn, Data By The People, For The People

The conference will feature 146 full papers, 157 short papers, 109 poster papers, and 27 

A listing of all accepted papers can be found at 


       Data-driven User Behavioral Modelling and Mining from Social Media

       The Fourth International Workshop on Cloud Data Management (CloudDB 2012)

       City Data Management 2012 Workshop (CDMW 2012)

       The 2nd International Workshop on Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems (MIXHS'2012)

       The 2012 International Workshop on Web-scale Knowledge Representation, Retrieval and Reasoning (Web-KR 2012)

       International Workshop on Smart Health and Wellbeing 2012 (SHB 2012)

       Politics, Elections and Data (PLEAD2012)

       BooksOnline'12: Online Books, Complementary Social Media

       1st International Workshop on Multimodal Crowd Sensing (CrowdSens 2012)

       ACM Sixth International Workshop on Data and Text Mining in Biomedical Informatics (DTMBIO 2012)

       Fifth Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR'12)

       Information and Knowledge Management for Developing Regions

       The 5th Ph.D. Workshop in Information and Knowledge Management (PIKM 2012)

       Twelfth International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM 2012)

       Fifteenth International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP (DOLAP)



Registration details at

We hope to see you in Maui, Hawaii!

CIKM 2012 Organization Team


Conference Chair 

Xue-wen Chen, Wayne State University


Program Chairs 

Guy Lebanon, Georgia Institute of Technology (IR track)                       

Mohammed Zaki, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (KM Track)

Haixun Wang, Microsoft Research Asia (DB track)


Industry Chairs 

Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Yahoo! Research 

Dou Shen, CityGrid Media 


Workshop Chairs 

Dimitrios Gunopulos, Univ. of Athens 

Alin Dobra, Univ. of Florida


Local Chairs 

Lipyeow Lim, Univ. of Hawaii 

Debasis Bhattacharya, Univ. of Hawaii


Sponsorship Chairs 

Yi Chang, Yahoo!

Ya Zhang, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. 


Publicity Chairs 

Prem Melville, IBM Research
Qi He, IBM Research

Yilong Yin, Shandong Univ. 


Proceedings Chair 

Wolfgang Gatterbauer, Carnegie Mellon Univ.


Demonstration Chairs 

Amelie Marian, Rutgers Univ. 

Paul N. Bennett, Microsoft Research 


Poster Chairs 

Arvin Agah, Univ. of Kansas 

Deng Cai, Zhejiang Univ. 


Award Chair 

Peter Scheuermann, Northwestern Univ.