Workshops Program

All workshops will take place on Thursday Oct 30, 2008 at the main conference hotel (NV Marriott).

Accepted workshop papers will also be published in the CIKM proceedings, and indexed in the ACM digital library.

One-Day Workshops

BooksOnline 2008 Setting the Roadmap for Research Advances in Large Digital Book Repositories

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and industry practitioners, in Information Retrieval, Digital Libraries, eBooks, Human Computer Interaction, Publishing industry and on-line book services, to map out the agenda for digital book research, producing a draft research agenda for the next 5 years.

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DOLAP 2008 ACM Eleventh International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP

DOLAP will focus on new research directions and emerging application domains in the areas of Data Warehousing and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) technologies.

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DTMBIO 2008 ACM Second International Workshop on Data and Text Mining in Bioinformatics

The focus of this workshop is to bring together researchers from data and text mining and computational biology that want to integrate heterogeneous structured and unstructured data, and to better embed literature information into bioinformatics solutions.

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GIR 2008 Fifth Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval

There is a need for specialised geographical information techniques that exhibit geographical intelligence in recognising the presence of place names, and other geographic references, in documents and user queries and provide retrieval facilities that can make imprecise matches between geographical query terms and the contents of documents. This workshop is intended to cover a wide range of topics that are of particular concern to geographical information retrieval.

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iNEWS 2008 Improving Non English Web Searching

The main aims of the second edition of this workshop are to identify the problems in web searching when working with non-English languages and to propose solutions and tools so as to improve the existing situation.

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LSDS-IR 2008 Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval

Scalability problems in information retrieval have to be addressed in the near future, and new distributed applications are likely to drive the way in which people use the Web. Distributed IR is the point in which these two directions converge. This workshop will provide space for researchers to discuss these problems and to define new directions for the work on distributed information retrieval.

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ONISW 2008 Second International workshop on Ontologies and Information Systems for the Semantic Web

The main objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers in Information Management interested in the relation between ontology and information models, to present results and to discuss theoretical aspects and good practice.

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PaIR 2008 Patent Information Retrieval

The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management scientists as well as Patent Retrieval experts from industry to study the next generation of patent search tools.

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PIKM 2008 PhD workshop

The goal of this 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 one or more of the CIKM research tracks, i.e., databases, information retrieval and knowledge management. This workshop will enable them to present their Ph.D. dissertation proposals and/or ongoing research on their dissertation sub-problems.

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SSM 2008 Search in Social Media

Social applications are the fastest growing segment of the web. Social media establish new forums for content creation, and permit novel applications at the intersection of people and information. The purpose of this workshop is to focus the attention of the research community on search in particular kinds of social media, such as blogs, and forums such as Facebook, Myspace, Flickr, and the like.

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WICOW 2008 Second Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web

The workshop will focus on how to evaluate the credibility of information on the Web. How can we extract credible information related to a given topic, organize this information, detect its provenance, clarify the background, and identify facts, and various related opinions.

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WIDM 2008 Tenth International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management

The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers, industrial practitioners, and developers to study how Web information can be extracted, stored, analyzed, and processed to provide useful knowledge to the end users for various advanced database and Web applications.

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