Call for Participation

ACM Seventeenth Conference on Information and Knowledge Management CIKM 2008

October 26-30, 2008, Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, California, USA.

Corporate Supporters

Gold: Information Retrieval Facility, Microsoft,

Silver:,, eBay Research Labs, Yahoo! Research

Bronze:, Centre for Next Generation Localisation,, Justsystems Evans Research, LinkedIn, UMBC

Video Supporter:

Book exhibits: Springer, Cambridge University Press

Supported by ACM SIGIR and ACM SIGWEB

Keynote Speakers

Databases: Rakesh Agrawal (Microsoft Search Labs, USA)

Information Retrieval: Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)

Knowledge Management: Pedro Domingos (University of Washington, USA)

Conference Themes

Since 1992, the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) has successfully brought together leading researchers and developers from the database, information retrieval, and knowledge management 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 2008, we will continue the tradition of promoting collaboration among multiple areas. CIKM 2008 topics are in the broad areas of Databases, Information Retrieval, and Knowledge Management. CIKM 2008 also includes an Industry track.

Registration and Hotel

Registration has opened.

October is peak season in Napa. That combined with several other major events will lead to a a high hotel occupancy rate. To ensure that your accommodation is secured, we strongly encourage you to complete your reservation before August 25, 2008 in order to enjoy the special rate. For more details on this, see the location information page.

Important Dates

Paper Acceptance Rates

The top 17% of submitted papers were accepted for full paper presentations. Here is a breakdown by area for both papers and posters:
Area Papers Accepted Posters Accepted

Information Retrieval 58 54
Knowledge Management 45 41
Databases 24 24
Industry 5 4
Overall 131 124
Acceptance 17% 16%

Overall number of submissions: 772 The full lists of accepted papers and posters.

Industry Day

Co-organized by Marius Pasca (Google, USA) and James G. Shanahan (Church and Duncan Group, USA)

As CIKM 2008 will be held in Napa Valley, just one hour to the north of San Francisco, one of the goals of the conference is to embrace the innovative spirit of the Bay Area/Silicon Valley in bridging further the academic-commercial gap in the database, information retrieval, and knowledge management communities. To help achieve this goal, we will having an industry day (separate from the industry research track) where luminaries, primarily from industry and from the VC (Venture Capital) community, will provide insights on how DB/IR/KM technologies are/can be leveraged to make a billion-dollar success.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include:



Student Travel Support

CIKM invites applications for awards to help cover the cost of travel, subsistence, and registration to CIKM 2008 for students. Click here for details.

Hotel Information

CIKM 2008 will take place at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, 3425 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558. As the conference will take place during peak season it is advisable to MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION IMMEDIATELY. Information about the hotel and booking.

Travel Information

Travel information.

Napa Valley

Napa Valley recreational opportunities abound. Whether you are interested in the most athletic of activities or your pursuits are more leisurely, there is plenty to be found in Napa County.


Program Committee

The of meta-reviewers and program committee members for all areas.


info {at} cikm2008 {dot} org

Future CIKMs

For more details see:

CIKM 2009
Beijing, China, October 27-31, 2009
General Chairs
Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, USA
Wei Li, Beihang University, China
Email: "Il Yeol Song"

CIKM 2010
Toronto, Canada, October 25-29, 2010
General Chair, Jimmy Huang, University of York, Canada
Email: "Jimmy Huang"

Gold Supporters

Silver Supporters

Bronze Supporters
Video Supporter

Book Exhibits

Local Organization