PIKM 2010

Workshop for Ph.D. Students in Information and Knowledge Management

In conjunction with the 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management CIKM 2010

October 30, 2010


The goal of the PIKM 2010 workshop is to encourage Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research at a relatively early stage. The targeted students are those with a focus in any of the CIKM research tracks, i.e., databases, information retrieval or knowledge management. Interdisciplinary work across the three tracks is particularly encouraged.

This workshop will enable graduate students to present their dissertation proposals and/or ongoing research on their dissertation sub-problems. It will give them an opportunity to get feedback on their early work from researchers worldwide. The reviewers' comments will help them assess and possibly revise their work. Selected papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and the respective authors will give a talk on their dissertation at the workshop. This will give considerable recognition to their work.

There will be an award for the best paper presented at the workshop. In addition to the papers selected for oral presentation, there will be a few more papers selected for poster presentation at the workshop. All papers will appear in the workshop proceedings. A short journal article summarizing the contents of the workshop is likely to be published in the following year.

Although PIKM 2010 is geared mainly towards Ph.D. students, Masters students aiming to be Ph.D. candidates may also submit proposal papers for a prospective doctoral dissertation based on their ongoing work. This workshop builds on the success PIKM 2007 and PIKM 2008 workshops, held in conjunction with ACM CIKM 2007 in Lisboa, Portugal, and ACM CIKM 2008 in Napa Valley, California, USA. A wide range of topics on any area in databases, information retrieval and knowledge management can be presented at the PIKM workshop. The areas of interest are similar to those at the CIKM main conference and can be found on the CIKM 2010 website.


The submissions should propose research ideas that can mature into a dissertation. The authors could be Ph.D. students or Masters students aspiring to get a Ph.D. having in mind a clear idea of a proposal. Students could also submit work on one or more sub-problems of their dissertation. The papers should address the research issues in their proposal focusing on the challenges in solving them. They could also include the proposed techniques to solve the given problems. Preliminary experimental evaluation should be included. However, it should be clear that the work is ongoing. A wide range of topics on any area in databases, information retrieval and knowledge management can be presented at this workshop. The areas of interest are similar to those at the CIKM 2010 main conference and can be found on the conference website CIKM 2010.

Draft papers should be at most 8 pages in length in the CIKM format which can be found at the ACM SIG Template link.

Upon selection, camera ready papers will have a limit of 8 pages for full papers and 4 pages for poster papers. The graduate student should be the first author on the paper. The students research advisor, committee members and others may be co-authors. Please note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the PIKM workshop by the early registration deadline in order for their paper to be included in the proceedings. All PIKM 2010 workshop proceedings will be printed on CD together with the main CIKM proceedings.

Submission site is here. In case the link does not work, please copy and paste the following link in your browser http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pikm2010






Note: All deadlines are 23:59:59 PST


Anisoara Nica, Sybase iAnywhere, Canada anica@sybase.com

Aparna Varde, Montclair State University, USA, vardea@mail.montclair.edu


Ralitsa Angelova, Google, Switzerland

Srikanta Bedathur, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany

Francisco Couto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Jarek Gryz, York University, Canada

Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil

Edward Fox, Viginia Tech, USA

Vagelis Hristidis, Florida International University, USA

Daxin Jiang, Microsoft Research, China

Mouna Kacimi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Andreas Koeller, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, USA

Harumi Kuno, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA

Cesar A. Galindo-Legaria, Microsoft, USA

Wolfgang Lehner, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Pawan Lingras, St. Mary's University, Canada

Florent Masseglia, INRIA, France

Richi Nayak, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Thomas Neumann, Technische Universität München, Germany

Jing Peng, Montclair State University, USA

Prasan Roy, IBM Research, India

Carolina Ruiz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, UK

Mauro Sozio, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany

Fabian Suchanek, INRIA, France

Matthew Young-Lai, Google, Canada


  • Best Paper Award:

    There will be an award for the best paper in the workshop based on the reviews conducted by the Program Committee. The authors of the best paper will be given a certificate from PIKM 2010.

  • Poster Session:

    In addition to the accepted full papers, additional papers will be selected for poster presentation. The poster papers must have 4 pages and they will also appear in the workshop proceedings.

  • Workshop Report:

    A workshop report containing an overview of the individual research projects presented at PIKM 2007 and PIKM 2008 were published in the ACM SIGIR Forum Journal, and ACM SIGKDD Explorations, respectively. It is expected that such a report will also emerge from PIKM 2010, for publication in 2011.



The PIKM workshop schedule can be found here

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