[Topic-models] CIKM 2016: Call for Full and Short Papers - Industry Track & Demos

wang hongning wang.hongn at gmail.com
Tue May 3 08:59:34 EDT 2016


*CIKM 2016: Call for Full and Short Papers** - Industry Track & Demos*

*Theme: Frontiers and Applications of Big Data Science*


*Conference Website*: http://www.cikm2016.org/


*Call for Industry Papers*


The 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge
Management (CIKM 2016) will be held from Oct 24 – 28, 2016 in Indianapolis,
USA. CIKM is a top-tier ACM conference in the areas of information
retrieval, knowledge management, and databases. Since 1992, it has
successfully brought together leading researchers and practitioners from
the three communities. The purpose of the conference is to identify
challenging problems facing the development of innovative knowledge and
information systems, and to shape future research directions through the
publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings. In
CIKM 2016, we will continue the tradition of promoting collaboration among
multiple areas. We encourage submissions of high quality full- and short-
research papers on all topics in the general areas of databases,
information retrieval, and knowledge management. This year we are
highlighting the advances in frontiers and applications of big data
science. Lying at the intersection of databases, information retrieval and
knowledge management, CIKM is uniquely placed to deliver fresh perspectives
on big data science.


We invite submissions describing implementations of information retrieval,
machine learning, data mining and database techniques in industry settings.
Our primary emphasis is on papers that advance the understanding of, and
show how to deal with, practical issues related to the deployment of
analytics methods in real-world applications. This track also highlights
key learnings and new research challenges posed by real world
implementations such as:

   - Engineering challenges encountered while implementing at scale
   - Design of training/evaluation datasets
   - Design of offline and online evaluation methodologies
   - Novel previously unsolved problems
   - Novel practical solutions to known problems
   - Experience papers describing learnings and best practices
   - In addition, opinion/vision papers and papers highlighting
   - interesting negative results will also be considered for the short
   paper track.

Submissions may belong to a diverse set of application areas including, but
not limited to web search, e-commerce, entertainment, medicine, healthcare,
defense, public policy, engineering, law, manufacturing,
telecommunications, and government etc.



Submitted papers will go through a competitive peer review process. The
Industry Track is distinct from the Research Track in that submissions
either discuss real-world implementations of information systems or
insights from real datasets with obvious industry impact.



Submissions must clearly identify one of the following three areas they
fall into: “deployed”, “discovery”, or “emerging”. The criteria for
submissions in each category is same as KDD industry track, as detailed
below:

   - *Deployed*: Must describe deployment of a system that solves a
   non-trivial real-world problem. The focus should be on describing the
   problem, its significance, decisions and tradeoffs made when making design
   choices for the solution, deployment challenges, and lessons learned.
   - *Discovery*: Must include results that are discoveries with
   demonstrable value to an industry organization. This discovered knowledge
   must be “externally validated” as interesting and useful; it can not simply
   be a model that has better performance on some traditional evaluation
   metrics such as accuracy or area under the curve.
   - *Emerging*: Submissions do not have to be deployed but must have clear
   applications to industry to distinguish them from CIKM research papers.
   They may also provide insight into issues and factors that affect the
   successful use and deployment of data mining and data analytics. Papers
   that describe enabling infrastructure for large-scale deployment of data
   mining and analytics techniques also fall in this category.

*Evaluation and decision criteria*

Submissions are reviewed in a *single-blinded* manner and assessed based on
their novelty, technical quality, potential impact, and clarity. For papers
that rely heavily on empirical evaluations, the experimental methods and
results should be clear, well executed, and repeatable. Authors are
strongly encouraged to make data and code publicly available whenever
possible.



*Paper Submissions*

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished full-length (10 page)
and short (4 page) industry papers that are not previously published,
accepted to be published, or being considered for publication in any other
forum. Full-length papers should satisfy the standard requirements of
top-tier international conferences. Short papers should describe
interesting ongoing work, new discoveries and insights, or summaries of
significant projects, and be material that is suited to poster presentation
rather than oral presentation.



Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, in PDF format and formatted
using the ACM camera-ready templates. Full papers cannot exceed 10 pages in
length and short papers cannot exceed 4 pages in length. Papers should be
submitted through the CIKM 2016 online submission system. Submissions of
identical or closely related work to more than one track will be treated as
duplicate submissions.



The Program Committee of each track will review both the full-length papers
and short papers submitted into the track. Submissions will receive an
“accept”, “reject” or “accept as short paper” decision based on the version
that was submitted. Based on reviewer feedback, some full-length
submissions may be accepted as short papers for poster presentation.



At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference
prior to the listed Final Version date, and is expected to attend the
conference and present the work as scheduled in the conference program.
Short paper presentations will be via a poster session, and authors will be
expected to prepare and present a poster in the usual manner. Work that is
not presented at the conference by one or more of its authors may be
removed from the ACM digital library and may be removed from the final
version of the proceedings.


Paper submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cikm2016


*Important Dates*



*Full Paper and Short Paper Submission Deadline: *May 30, 2016

*Acceptance Notification: *July 18, 2016

*Final Version Submission Deadline: *August 15, 2016



*For further information, contact the Industry Track Chairs:*

Yi Chang (Yahoo Research): yichang at acm.org

Yunyao Li (IBM Research – Almaden): yunyaoli at us.ibm.com

Parikshit Sondhi (WalmartLabs): psondhi at walmartlabs.com





*Call for Demonstration*



We invite submissions of demonstrations proposals on all topics in the
general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge
management, especially demonstrations bridging these areas, or presenting
new perspectives in these areas. Selection criteria will include the
originality of the application identified, appeal of the system for
interactive demonstration, novelty of practical insights, and the
multidisciplinary nature of the submission. We encourage submissions from
both academia and industry.



Demonstration papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format
through the CIKM 2016 online submission system and formatted using the ACM
camera-ready templates. Demonstration papers cannot exceed 3 pages in
length. Authors are strongly encouraged to include a URL for the web site
of the system, or a URL to a 2-3 minute video demonstrating the system, or
a 1-page appendix containing the screenshots of the system. The review
process for demonstration submission will be *single-blind*.


*Important Dates*



*Full Paper and Short Paper Submission Deadline: *May 30, 2016

*Acceptance Notification: *July 18, 2016

*Final Version Submission Deadline: *August 15, 2016



*For further information, contact the Demo Track Chairs: *

Yi Chang (Yahoo Research): yichang at acm.org

Yunyao Li (IBM Research – Almaden): yunyaoli at us.ibm.com

Parikshit Sondhi (WalmartLabs): psondhi at walmartlabs.com

- Hongning
University of Virginia
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