Call for Posters

Poster presentations provide researchers with a unique opportunity to present and to receive direct feedback from an expert audience about significant work in progress, bleeding-edge work, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical fashion.

We encourage submissions of high quality posters on all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management. 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 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

  • Distributed IR, Peer to Peer Search

  • 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, Question and Answer)

  • Machine Learning for IR

  • Multimedia IR (Audio, Speech, Video, Image)

  • Semi-Structured Information Retrieval

  • Distributed IR, Peer to Peer Search

  • User Modeling for IR, Search Personalization

  • User Studies, Interactive Information Retrieval, Interfaces and PIM

  • Web Search, Advertising, Adversarial

  • Other topics related to IR (Privacy, Spam, Feature Engineering, et. al.)

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

  • Biomatrics

Industry track:
  • Industrial Practice and Experience

  • Technology for Developing Regions

Industrial Posters

Industry authors are also invited to submit posters 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
  • Papers due: June 15, 2012

  • Notification of Acceptance: August 3, 2012

  • Camera Ready: August 12, 2012


All extended abstracts for posters will be reviewed and published in the ACM CIKM proceedings, which will be distributed in CD-ROM at the conference. Submissions of extended abstracts for posters must be in English and should not exceed 4 pages in ACM CIKM Proceedings format including references and figures. The ACM camera-ready templates are available at

As with full papers, authors are required to anonymize their submission and conceal their identity.

Please submit papers through

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