The goal of the PIKM 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.
It is noticed that a broad range of topics are addressed in CIKM related to various issues in databases and information systems, information retrieval and semantic web, knowledge management and data mining. The CIKM conference with its confluence several research tracks provides an excellent opportunity for learning about the latest developments in the respective fields. It provides a good forum for graduate students to expose their research at an early stage. Particularly, such a workshop encourages interdisciplinary studies across the three major fields addressed by CIKM: databases, information retrieval and knowledge management.
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 the work of the students.
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 2007 website.
The main idea of this workshop is to present Ph.D. proposals addressing all parts of the 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 may also be included if necessary. However it should be clear that the work is ongoing.
Papers should be maximum 8 pages in length in ACM CIKM format. The graduate student should be the first author on the paper. The student’s 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 in order for their paper to be included in the proceedings. All CIKM 2007 workshop proceedings will be printed on CD together with the main CIKM proceedings.
Please submit to the one of the PIKM workshop co-chairs by email just in case you face a problem with the submission site.
Draft Paper Submission: August 5, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: August 20, 2007
Camera Ready Submission: August 29, 2007
WORKSHOP DATE: NOVEMBER 9, 2007
Note: All submission deadlines are 23:59:59 GMT
PIKM WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
Chabane Djerba, University of Science and Technology of Lille,
Helena Galhardas, INESC-ID and Technical University of Lisbon,
Fatma Bouali, Lille 2 University,
Ernest Friedman-Hill, Sandia
Edward Fox, Virginia Tech,
Microsoft Search Labs,
Giti Javidi, Virginia State University,
Andreas Koeller, Oracle Corp.,
Bin Liu, Ajia Lighthorse Asset Management Inc.,
Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
Florent Masseglia, INRIA, France
Shubhabrata Mukherjee, Virginia State University,
Stephen North, AT&T Labs,
Prasan Roy, Aster Data Systems,
Carolina Ruiz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Panel: This would be an open forum for discussion. The presenting students would get an opportunity to critique each other. Other attendees of the workshop would be able to provide useful feedback to the students. The entire audience would also be encouraged to a hold group discussion on the latest developments in the fields addressed at the PIKM workshop.