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CNIKM 2009 : The 1st International Workshop on Complex Networks in Information and Knowledge Management


When Nov 6, 2009 - Nov 6, 2009
Where Hong Kong, China
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2009
Notification Due Aug 1, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2009
Categories    knowledge management   social networks

Call For Papers

CNIKM'09: Call For Papers

The 1st International Workshop on
Complex Networks in Information & Knowledge Management (CNIKM)
at ACM CIKM-2009

Hong Kong, November 6, 2009


We are in a connected age: real-world entities often interconnect with each other through explicit or implicit relationships to form a complex network, such as information networks, social networks, economic networks, technological networks, and biological networks. They exhibit interesting statistical characteristics such as small-world and scale-free. The past decade has witnessed an explosive growth of research on various complex networks. How can we analyse, manage and mine information in large-scale complex networks effectively and efficiently? This gives researchers in database, information retrieval and knowledge management great challenges as well as opportunities. In line with CIKM's tradition of promoting interdisciplinary research, this workshop aims to have a major impact on future research by bringing together researchers across both computer science and the emerging scientific discipline of network science to foster discussion and exchange ideas.


The complex networks of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Information Networks (incl. Networks of Queries and Documents)
- Social Networks (incl. Networks of Social Media)
- Economic Networks
- Technological Networks
- Biological Networks

The research problems of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Structure and Dynamics of Complex Networks
- Formation and Generation of Complex Networks
- Community Detection in Complex Networks
- Motif Discovery in Complex Networks
- Link Prediction in Complex Networks
- Communication and Contagion on Complex Networks
- Indexing and Ranking in Complex Networks
- Decentralised Search in Complex Networks
- Clustering and Classification in Complex Networks
- Semi-Supervised Learning and Active Learning on Complex Networks
- Visualization and Summarization of Complex Networks

Both theoretical and practical research papers are welcome, particularly those addressing computational or algorithmic issues.

Important Dates

- Paper submission due: July 1, 2009
- Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2009
- Camera-ready version due: August 15, 2009
- Workshop date: November 6, 2009


All submissions should be in ACM conference style and PDF format.
Full papers may not exceed 8 pages; short papers may not exceed 4 pages. No extra pages can be purchased. All submissions must be original and unpublished before. The review process will be double-blind: authors should conceal their identity in their submissions.

All submissions should be made through EasyChair.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by PC members. The organisers will examine the reviews and make final paper selections for the workshop.


At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Registration must be done at the time when the author sends the camera-ready copy of the accepted paper to the workshop chair. Workshop registration fee is determined by CIKM.


The workshop proceedings will be printed on CD together with the main CIKM-2009 conference proceedings by ACM.

An edited book on this topic has been proposed by the organisers in Wiley's Web Data Mining Series. Extended versions of selected papers are expected to be published in that book.

A blog has been created to facilitate informal discussion online before and after the workshop.

A short workshop report will be written by the organisers for a professional newsletter (e.g., SIGIR Forum and BCS-IRSG Informer).

Workshop Programme

It is anticipated to be a full-day workshop with two keynote addresses (TBA) and two refereed research paper sessions. The detailed programme will be released once it is finalised.

(Tentative) Program Committee

- Karsten Borgwardt, MPIs Tubingen, Germany
- Guanrong Chen, City University of Hong Kong, China
- Xueqi Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Aaron Clauset, Santa Fe Institute, USA
- Vittoria Colizza, ISI Foundation, Italy
- Nick Craswell, Microsoft Research, USA
- Anirban Dasgupta, Yahoo! Research, USA
- Brian Davison, Lehigh University, USA
- Arjen de Vries, CWI, Netherlands
- Tina Eliassi-Rad, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
- Trevor Fenner, University of London, UK
- Abraham Flaxman, UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, USA
- Brian Gallagher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
- Lise Getoor, University of Maryland, USA
- Jake Hofman, Yahoo! Research, USA
- Hawoong Jeong, KAIST, Korea
- Irwin King, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
- Kevin Lang, Yahoo! Research, USA
- Jan Larsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Jure Leskovec, Stanford University, USA
- Michael Mahoney, Stanford University, USA
- Stephane Marchand-Maillet, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Mark Levene, University of London, UK
- Xiaoli Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
- Tsuyoshi Murata, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- See-Kiong Ng, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
- Wilfred Ng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
- Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal, Canada
- Marcel Reinders, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Dawei Song, The Robert Gordon University, UK
- Hanghang Tong, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Bing-Hong Wang, University of Science and Technology of China, China


- Jun Wang, University College London, UK
- Shi Zhou, University College London, UK
- Dell Zhang, Birkbeck, University of London, UK


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