The Industry Day of CIKM ’23 will be held on Sunday 22nd Oct 2023 in Birmingham, UK. As with the main conference, which will be held on-site, we anticipate that all presentations for the Industry Day will be delivered in person. Exceptions may be made in case of severe travelling restrictions. 

We call for technical talks which will cover how topics of interest relevant to the broader CIKM community, including but not limited to knowledge management, information retrieval, efficient data processing, neural and large language models, evaluation, recommender systems, data mining, and others found in the CIKM ‘23 Call for Papers are used in an industrial setting. For example, how machine learning is put to use in practical scenarios, how user behaviour can be observed and interpreted, how to improve systems in practice, how industrial pipelines can be optimised, and how scale is a challenge in more ways than the obvious. We also encourage talk proposals from small companies, such as startups or spin-offs from either a university project or a large company

Talks may address challenges, solutions, and case studies of interesting and innovative systems in areas including but not limited to:

  • Innovative approaches used in deployed systems and products
  • System design from industry practitioners which identify best practices and design principles for machine learning systems and their scalability aspects
  • Metrics and measurement techniques used to understand performance of production systems 
  • Practical challenges such as data, privacy, integrity, scale, regulation, etc. 
  • Domain specific challenges and niche focuses 
  • Connections with academia to solve interesting problems, including talk proposals from academics spending time in industry, or vice-versa, covering insights for other practitioners 

The authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit an abstract to be published in the conference proceeding.  Each presentation will be 15-20 minutes long including Q&A. Submissions should include:

  • Title and abstract
  • Speaker's bio
  • Relevance to above themes and CIKM topics
  • CIKM is a technical conference, so preference will be given to talks describing applied research and technical challenges rather than product presentations.
  • Speakers will be asked to confirm their presence at the conference if their submission is accepted. 

Submission Instructions

Proposals should be at most 2 pages and follow the ACM format. Formatting guidelines are available at the ACM Website (use the ˮsigconf” proceedings template).

Submissions are not anonymous and should contain speaker details. Proposals should be submitted electronically via EasyChair:

Important Dates

All deadlines are at 11:59pm in the Anywhere on Earth time zone. 

Submissions Due: July 14, 2023

Notifications: August 11, 2023

Camera ready for abstracts (no exceptions): August 18, 2023

Industry Day Chairs

  • Jiyin He, Signal AI, UK
  • Jeremy Pickens, Redgrave Data, USA
  • Udo Kruschwitz, University of Regensburg, Germany

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