[Topic-models] CIKM 2017: Call for Tutorials

JIANG Jing jingjiang at smu.edu.sg
Thu Jan 12 06:17:31 EST 2017

      CIKM 2017: The 26th ACM International Conference
          on Information and Knowledge Management

             6 - 10 November 2017, Singapore


                  CALL FOR TUTORIALS

The Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) provides a
unique venue for industry and academia to present and discuss
state-of-the-art research on search and discovery, data mining and
database systems, all at a single conference. CIKM¹17 comes to Singapore
on Nov 6-10, 2017, with the theme of Smart Cities, Smart Nations.  Lying
at the intersection of databases, information retrieval and knowledge
management, CIKM is uniquely placed to highlight technologies and insights
that materialize the ³Smart Cities, Smart Nations² vision shared by many
urban areas and their countries.

Topics of Interest for Tutorials

CIKM 2017 will host tutorials covering topics in information and knowledge
management that are of interest to the research community as well as
application developers. Full-day and half-day hands-on tutorials on topics
of interest to practitioners will take place during the main conference,
November 7-9; these tutorials will be selected by invitation only and will
be open to all attendees free of charge, space permitting. Full-day and
half-day conventional tutorials aimed primarily at the research community
will take place after the main conference, on Friday November 10.
Attendees of the Friday tutorials pay a separate registration fee to cover
the facility costs.

We solicit proposals for both half- and full-day tutorials from active
researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the
state-of-the-art research, development and applications on a specific
topic in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and
knowledge management. CIKM 2017 rewards each accepted tutorial with one
free registration for the main conference, plus $1000 as an honorarium.

Tutorial Proposal Content

Each tutorial proposal must include the following information.
    * Title of the tutorial.
    * Length (either half-day, i.e., 3 hours plus breaks; or full day,
i.e., 6 hours plus breaks).
    * Abstract of up to 150 words.
    * Target audience, prerequisites, and benefits. Proposals must clearly
identify the intended audience for the tutorial (e.g., novice users of
statistical techniques, versus expert researchers in text mining). What
background will be required of the audience? Why is this topic important
and interesting to the CIKM community? What is the benefit to
    * Outline of the tutorial. Enough material should be included to
provide a sense of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth
to which it will be covered. The more details that can be provided, the
better (up to and including links to the actual slides). Presenters should
not focus exclusively on their own research results ­ a CIKM tutorial is
not meant to be a forum for promoting one¹s own research or product.
    * A list of the most important references that will be covered in the
    * A list of forums, dates, and locations where this or a closely
related tutorial has been presented before. Please highlight the
similarities and differences between each previous tutorial and the one
proposed for CIKM¹17, using up to 150 words for each.
    * A short bio for each presenter, including their expertise related to
the tutorial. Please do not exceed 200 words per presenter.
    * (Optional) URLs of the slides/notes of the previous presentations of
this material by the current set of authors.
    * Any specific audio, video, or computer requirements for presenting
the tutorial. 
Important Dates

Tutorial proposals due
    July 5, 2017, anywhere in the world
Tutorial acceptance notification
    August 5, 2017
Submission of camera-ready summary
    August 27, 2017
Presentation of hands-on tutorials
    November 7-9, 2017
Presentation of conventional tutorials
    November 10, 2017

Contact Information

For more information or to submit a proposal, send email to the tutorial
chairs, Bettina BERENDT (KU Leuven) and ZHENG Baihua (Singapore Management
University) at cikm2017.tutorial at gmail.com.

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