Call for Demonstrations


June 16, 2022


The Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) provides a unique venue for industry and academia to present and discuss state-of-the-art research on artificial intelligence, search and discovery, data mining and database systems, all at a single conference. CIKM is uniquely situated to highlight technologies and insights that materialize the big data and artificial intelligence vision of the future. Currently, CIKM 2022 is planned as a hybrid event, with both in-person and online interactive events. The demo track at CIKM 2022 aims to provide the opportunity for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to showcase their prototypes and research ideas to the community.

Key Dates

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

  • Demo Papers Deadline: 16 Jun 2022
  • Papers Notifications: 25 Jul 2022
  • Camera Ready Deadline: 15 Aug 2022

Topics of Interest

We seek demonstrations that showcase exciting new technologies and early prototypes within the scope of CIKM, as well as case studies from more mature systems with innovative features and functionalities. We welcome submissions on all topics in the general areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management.

Submission Guidelines

Demo papers should describe the intended audience, point out the innovative aspects of the system being presented, and explain how those aspects contribute to the state of the art in knowledge, data, and information management. The submissions must also make clear what the audience will experience during the demo, what kind of functionality is supported, user scenarios, interface and interaction options provided, and how it is compared with existing systems (if any). Submissions that are case studies should also explain the case being demonstrated. Authors may also include a URL of a screencast video (up to 10 minutes), screenshots, and additional external material (e.g., shared code on GitHub). A demo paper must be no more than 4 pages long, plus unlimited references.

Manuscripts should be submitted to CIKM 2022’s Easychair site in PDF format, using the ACM sigconf template, see At least one author of each accepted paper must register to present the work as scheduled in the conference program. Additional details for the hybrid conference will be published on the conference website.

The review of the demo papers will be single-blind. All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee of the demos track, who will evaluate the novelty of the technical features and/or research being presented, the research and/or development challenges, its expected impact, and its timeliness and relevance for the CIKM audience of practitioners and researchers. Demo papers that describe case studies from mature systems will also be evaluated on the relevance of the system and innovative features and functionalities that are being included in the demonstration.

Accepted demo papers will be part of the main conference proceedings.

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. 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). 

ACM Policy Against Discrimination

All authors and participants must adhere the 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 

Demo Chair Contact Information

For more information, contact the appropriate chairs:

  • Demo Track Email:
  • Nesreen K. Ahmed, Intel Labs, USA
  • Mayank Kejriwal, University of Southern California, USA

Important Dates

Don't miss out on these important dates

Call For Papers
May 19, 2022
Full & Applied Papers Final Deadline

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

June 2, 2022
Short And Resource Paper Submission Deadline

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

July 14, 2022
PhD Symposium Proposal Deadline

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

August 21, 2022
CIKM'22 Student Travel Grants Deadline

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

September 25, 2022
NSF and SIGWeb travel grant and volunteer opportunities applications deadline

September 26, 2022
Author presentation material submission deadline.

October 3, 2022
Conference hotel discounted rate deadline