A call for papers — with submission deadline of 30 June 2010 — has been issued for PIKM 2010: Workshop for Ph.D. Students in Information and Knowledge Management, to be held 30 October 2010, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The workshop is collocated with CIKM 2010: The 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management.
Here are details from the call:
The goal of the PIKM 2010 workshop is to encourage Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research at a relatively early stage. The targeted students are those with a focus in any of the CIKM research tracks, i.e., databases, information retrieval or knowledge management. Interdisciplinary work across the three tracks is particularly encouraged.
This workshop will enable graduate students to present their dissertation proposals and/or ongoing research on their dissertation sub-problems. It will give them an opportunity to get feedback on their early work from researchers worldwide. The reviewers’ comments will help them assess and possibly revise their work. Selected papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and the respective authors will give a talk on their dissertation at the workshop. This will give considerable recognition to their work.
There will be an award for the best paper presented at the workshop. In addition to the papers selected for oral presentation, there will be a few more papers selected for poster presentation at the workshop. All papers will appear in the workshop proceedings. [...]
The submissions should propose research ideas that can mature into a dissertation. The authors could be Ph.D. students or Masters students aspiring to get a Ph.D. having in mind a clear idea of a proposal. Students could also submit work on one or more sub-problems of their dissertation. The papers should address the research issues in their proposal focusing on the challenges in solving them. They could also include the proposed techniques to solve the given problems. Preliminary experimental evaluation should be included. However, it should be clear that the work is ongoing. A wide range of topics on any area in databases, information retrieval and knowledge management can be presented at this workshop. The areas of interest are similar to those at the CIKM 2010 main conference and can be found on the conference website CIKM 2010.
For more information, please see the call for papers.