Key Dates

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

  • Short paper abstract (required): June 09, 2023
  • Short paper submission: June 16, 2023
  • Papers Notifications: August 4 , 2023
  • Camera Ready Deadline: August 18, 2023

Topics of Interest

We encourage submissions of high-quality research papers on all topics in the general areas of artificial intelligence, data science, databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Data and information acquisition and preprocessing (e.g., data crawling, IoT data, data quality, data privacy, mitigating biases, data wrangling)
  • Integration and aggregation (e.g., semantic processing, data provenance, data linkage, data fusion, knowledge graphs, data warehousing, privacy and security, modeling, information credibility)
  • Efficient data processing (e.g., serverless, data-intensive computing, database systems, indexing and compression, architectures, distributed data systems, dataspaces, customized hardware)
  • Special data processing (e.g., multilingual text, sequential, stream, spatio-temporal, (knowledge) graphs, multimedia, scientific, and social media data)
  • Analytics and machine learning (e.g., OLAP, data mining, machine learning and AI, scalable analysis algorithms, algorithmic biases, event detection and tracking, understanding, interpretability)
  • Neural Information and knowledge processing (e.g., graph neural networks, domain adaptation, transfer learning, network architectures, neural ranking, neural recommendation, and neural prediction)
  • Information access and retrieval (e.g., ad hoc and web search, facets and entities, question answering and dialogue systems, retrieval models, query processing, personalization, recommender and filtering systems)
  • Users and interfaces for information and data systems (e.g., user behavior analysis, user interface design, perception of biases, personalization, interactive information retrieval, interactive analysis, spoken interfaces)
  • Evaluation, performance studies, and benchmarks (e.g., online and offline evaluation, best practices)
  • Crowdsourcing (e.g. task assignment, worker reliability, optimization, trustworthiness, transparency, best practices)
  • Understanding multi-modal content (e.g., natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, content understanding, knowledge extraction, knowledge graphs, and knowledge representations)
  • Data presentation (e.g., visualization, summarization, readability, VR, speech input/output)
  • Applications (e.g., urban systems, biomedical and health informatics, legal informatics, crisis informatics, computational social science, data-enabled discovery, social media)

Paper Submissions

Authors are invited to submit original short papers that have not been previously published, and are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Short papers  should describe ongoing work, recent insights, or summaries of significant research, that address research problems targeting top-tier research venues. Short papers should be particularly well suited to poster presentations.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the CIKM 2023 Easychair site in PDF format, using the ACM sigconf template, see Submissions should be in 2-column sigconf format. Short papers cannot exceed 4 pages plus unlimited references. 

Papers should be submitted through the CIKM 2023 online submission system. The review of short papers will be double-blind, and those submissions that have not been properly anonymized will be desk-rejected without review. 

Papers that include text generated from a large-scale language model (LLM) such as ChatGPT are prohibited unless this produced text is presented as a part of the paper’s experimental analysis. AI tools may be used to edit and polish authors’ work, such as using LLMs for light editing of their own text (e.g., automate grammar checks, word autocorrect, and other editing work), but text “produced entirely” by AI is not allowed. For CIKM 2023, we adhere to the principles and guidelines stated in the LLM policy @ ICML 2023.

Dual Submission Policy

It is not allowed to submit papers that are identical (or substantially similar) to versions that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that have been submitted in parallel to other conferences (or any venue with published proceedings). Such submissions violate our dual-submission policy. There are several exceptions to this rule:

  • Submission is permitted for papers presented or to be presented at conferences or workshops without proceedings, or with only abstracts published.
  • Submission is permitted for papers that have previously been made available as a technical report or similar, e.g., in arXiv. In this case, the authors should not cite the report, so as to preserve anonymity.

ACM Policy Against Discrimination

All authors and participants must adhere the ACM discrimination policy. For full details, please visit this site:

As a published ACM author, you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM's new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects


At least one author of each accepted paper must register to present the work on-site in Birmingham as scheduled in the conference program, which may include both oral presentation and poster sessions. In case of traveling restrictions (COVID related or otherwise), an exception may be made to allow registered authors to present the work remotely.    

PC Chairs Contact Information

For more information, contact the appropriate PC chairs:

Short Paper Track Email:

  • Emine Yilmaz, University College London, UK
  • Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Wei Ding, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

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