Call For Tutorials

It is the goal of the CIKM 2008 Tutorial Program to offer conference attendees and local participants a stimulating and informative selection of tutorials reflecting current topics in databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management. These tutorials will be presented by subject matter experts and will reflect the high academic and research standards of the CIKM 2008 conference. We encourage submissions of tutorial proposal on all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management, especially tutorials bridging these areas, or presenting new perspectives in these areas. A full list of current topics of interest can be found here.

Proposals will be considered for half-day and full-day tutorials. Topics should have a direct relevance to the topics of the conference. Anticipated areas of interest at the time of CIKM 2008 include topics related to database, information retrieval and knowledge management theory, technologies, and applications. A list of recent tutorials collocated with CIKM can be found at

  • CIKM 2007
  • CIKM 2005
  • Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF using the submission site.
    Do not use the two-column style, instead use a simple one-column style on letter-sized paper. Preliminary inquiries can be sent to the CIKM 2008 tutorial chair, Neel Sundaresan, nsundaresan {at}, subject: CIKM 2008 Tutorial Proposal.

    A tutorial proposal should include the following:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Instructor(s) and their credentials (CV)
  • Aims/Learning objectives
  • Description of topics
  • Scope of the tutorial
  • Tutorial history (previous offerings of tutorial, if any)
  • Format of tutorial (1/2 day, 1 day or 2 days)
  • 300 Word Abstract (1-2 paragraphs suitable for inclusion in conference registration materials)
  • Keywords
  • Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)
  • Target Audience Information
  • Prerequisite knowledge of audience
  • Relevant references that would support proposal evaluation
  • Download the PDF version of the call.

    Important Dates

  • Tutorials Proposals due: July 15, 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 20, 2008
  • Camera ready October 1, 2008 (hard deadline for publication)
  • Organizing Committee

  • Neel Sundaresan, eBay Research Labs (Chair)
  • Ravi Kumar S., Yahoo Research Labs
  • Arun N Swamy, Google
  • Howard T Ho, IBM Almaden Research Center
  • John Mount, Kosmix
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