Call for Workshop Proposals

The ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) is the premier international conference on topics at the confluence of information retrieval, databases, and knowledge management. Running annually since 1992, CIKM attracts top talent from industry and academia, with the goal of fostering collaboration and bridging the academic-commercial gap in the database, information retrieval, and knowledge management communities.

We look for prospective submissions of highly interactive full-/half-day workshops proposing novel research, deepening established research topics or presenting practical applications on the many aspects of the data lifecycle (data acquisition, preprocessing, modeling, integration/aggregation, storage, analysis and consumption). Interdisciplinary workshops bridging across different communities are also highly encouraged.

Workshops will complement the main CIKM conference to be held online and hosted in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from November 1-5, 2021

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

Submission Guidelines

Please use the CIKM 2021 Workshop Proposal Template for your submission. Send the proposal to with subject “CIKM2021 – YOURACRONYM Workshop Proposal”. Workshop proposals are reviewed based on the quality of the proposal, their relation to the main CIKM topics, and the likelihood to attract enough participants as well as the hosting capacity of the conference.

Proposal submission dates:

  • April 21, 2021: Workshop proposal submission
  • May 7, 2021: Proposal acceptance notification
  • August 23, 2021: Camera ready of the proposal

Exact workshop paper submission and author notification due dates are at the discretion of workshop organizers; a recommended timeline is indicated below.

Suggested dates for paper submissions to the workshop:

  • July 15, 2021: Paper submission
  • August 15, 2021: Paper acceptance notification
  • Workshop dates will be flexible

By default, workshop papers will be included in a CIKM companion volume published by To help preserve the authors’ ability to submit a revised version of their paper to a conference or journal, joining the volume is left at the discretion of the organizers. Should you decide to go for the companion volume, we might request to align your deadlines to the other interested workshops.

For further information, contact the CIKM2021 Workshop Chairs Gao Cong and Maya Ramanath at