Call for CIKM’17 Tutorials Submissions

Topics of Interest

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 participants?
  • 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 one’s own research or product.
  • A list of the most important references that will be covered in the tutorial.
  • 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 CIKM’17, 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.

Tutorial proposals due
Tutorial acceptance notification
Presentation of hands-on tutorials
Presentation of conventional tutorials

For more information, contact the Tutorial Committee Chairs:

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