Call for Short and Resource Papers


May 26, 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. CIKM 2022 will be held between Oct 17-22, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Currently we are planning a hybrid event, with both in-person and online interactive events.

Key novelties this year:

Besides research papers, the Short Papers Track seeks submissions from both academia and industry that describe resources available to the community. Resources include, but are not restricted to, information retrieval test collections, labeled datasets for machine learning, and software tools and services. Furthermore, we also seek papers describing original research on building datasets and resources for broad use as well as the lessons learnt in doing this.  An ideal resource type paper will fit into one or more of the following categories:

  • Describing a new and innovative dataset or protocol
  • To support research on novel application domains;
  • To support novel evaluation tasks;
  • Created using novel methods and/or algorithms;
  • Labeled using novel and well-described annotation and/or crowdsourcing approaches;
  • Reusable research prototypes and services;
  • Open software frameworks, tools and libraries which support tasks and evaluation in data science, data engineering or information & knowledge management.

Key Dates

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

  • Short Papers Abstract Deadline: May 26, 2022
  • Short Papers Final Deadline: Jun 2, 2022
  • Papers Notifications: August 1, 2022
  • Camera Ready Deadline: August 15, 2022

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)

Ethics of Resource Type Papers

Resources are expected to be available as described, where “available” means that most researchers in our community could obtain and make use of the resource without strongly limiting the research they can perform with it. Datasets are expected to be collected in accordance with institutional review board standards and ACM standards of ethics. Reviewers are instructed to not use their reviews as an advocacy platform for these issues, but to do what they can to help authors bring their resources to fruition.

Review Criteria for Resource Type Papers

Authors should be aware that the resource paper track will use a set of review criteria that is different from the research short papers. This is outlined below.


  • What is new about this resource?
  • Does the resource represent an incremental advance or something more dramatic?


  • Is the resource available to the reviewer at the time of review?
  • Are there discrepancies between what is described and what is available?
  • Are the licensing/terms of use sufficiently open as to allow most academic and industry researchers access to the resource?
  • If the resource is data collected from people, do appropriate human subjects control board procedures appear to have been followed?


  • Is the resource well documented? What level of expertise do you expect is required to make use of the resource?
  • Are there tutorials or examples? Do they resemble actual uses or are they toy examples?
  • If the resource is data, are appropriate tools provided for loading that data?
  • If the resource is data, are the provenance (source, preprocessing, cleaning, aggregation) stages clearly documented?

Predicted Impact

  • What CIKM research activity is enabled by the availability of this resource?
  • Does the resource advance a well-established research area or a brand new one?
  • Do you expect that this resource will be useful for a long time, or will it need to be curated or updated? If the latter, is that planned?
  • How large is the (anticipated) research user community? Will that grow or shrink in the next few years?

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 presentation.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the CIKM-22 Easychair site in PDF format, using the ACM sigconf template, see Submissions should be in 2-column sigconf format. Short papers (both research and resource types) cannot exceed 4 pages plus unlimited references. 

Papers should be submitted through the CIKM 2022 online submission system. The authors should indicate the type (either “Research” or “Resource”) of the Short paper submission in the paper title. The format of the title should be the Type (“Research” or “Resource”) followed by a colon, then followed by the title of the paper. For example, for a Resource paper, your title would be Resource: Title. The papers without their types specified in the title may be desk-rejected without review. 

The review of Research type papers will be double blind, and those submissions that have not been properly anonymized will be desk-rejected without review. 

The review of Resource type papers will be single blind, which means that the authors can include their names and affiliations in the paper. It is expected that at the time of submission the described resource will be available under reasonably liberal terms and sufficiently well-documented such that reviewers may consult that documentation as they conduct their reviews. Therefore, the authors do not need to hide their information in the submission of Resource type papers.

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 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

PC Chairs Contact Information

For more information, contact the appropriate PC chairs:

  • Wendy Hui Wang, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Latifur Khan, The University of Texas at Dallas
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