Call for Industry Day Speakers


July 18, 2022


We call for technical talks which will cover how knowledge management, information retrieval, recommender systems, and data mining are used in an industrial setting. For example, how machine learning is put to use in practical scenarios, how user behavior can be observed, and used, to improve systems in practice, how industrial pipelines can be optimized, and how scale is a challenge in more ways than the obvious.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative approaches used in deployed systems and products.
  • We also encourage talk proposals from small companies, especially startups or spin-offs from either a university project or a large company. 
  • System design case-studies from industry practitioners, identifying best practices and design principles for learning systems, scalability aspects
  • Talks discussing domain specific challenges are also welcome.
  • Metrics and measurement techniques used at scale to understand performance of industrial systems
  • Talks creating a connection with academia to solve interesting problems, including talk proposals from academics spending time in industry, or vice-versa, covering insights for other practitioners

Talks may address challenges, solutions, and case studies of interesting and innovative systems, and ideas in areas pertaining to above topics..

Industry authors are invited to submit talk proposals. Industry-academia talk proposals are eligible. The authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit a 2-pages camera ready paper.

Each presentation will be 20-30 minutes long including Q&A. Submissions should include:

  • Title and abstract
  • Speaker's bio
  • Relevancy to above themes and CIKM topics
  • (optional, but strongly recommended) Links to video of previous technical talks given by the speaker. In case no such recordings exist, we encourage the speaker to make a recording of a part of the proposed talk for the purpose of this submission.
  • CIKM is a technical conference, so preference will be given to talks describing applied research and technical challenges rather than product presentations.
  • Please specify your availability if your 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

Submissions Due -July 18

Notifications -  ̶A̶u̶g̶ ̶1̶ Aug 4

Camera ready - Aug 12

All deadlines are 11:59pm, anywhere in the world (AoE).


Industry day chairs

  • Tao Ye (Amazon, US)
  • Manos Tsagkias (Apple, US)
  • Surya Kallumadi (Lowe’s inc., US)

Important Dates

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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