Eleventh International Conference on

 Information and Knowledge Management


November 4 -9, 2002

SAIC Headquarters, McLean, Virginia, USA

Sponsored by ACM SIGIR and ACM SIGMIS


For the last ten years, CIKM has successfully brought together leading researchers and developers from several areas of information and knowledge management (KM), database management systems (DBMS) and information retrieval (IR).  We continue this tradition of collaboration between information and knowledge management. Over 300 papers were submitted to CIKM in 2001 of which only 25 percent were accepted.  We anticipate similar participation in 2002.  We have a special interest in papers that bridge the areas of databases and information retrieval. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:


*   Data and Knowledge Sharing

*   Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery

*   IR Effectiveness and Efficiency

*   Integrating Structured and Unstructured Data

*   Data Warehouses, OLAP

*   Distributed Object Management

*   Digital Libraries

*   Federated Information Systems

*   Heterogeneous and Distributed Systems

*   Hypertext and Hypermedia


*   Semi-Structured Data Management

*   Query Processing

*   Interactive Data Exploration

*   Intelligent Information Systems

*   Information Filtering and Summarization

*   Information Visualization

*   Information Classification

*   Intelligent Mediators

*   Knowledge Management

*   Data Management in Mobile Environments

*   Multimedia and Spatial Databases



Paper Submission Instructions:

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered in another forum. At least one author will be required to attend the conference to present the paper. An electronically submitted abstract will be required prior to the submission of the full paper. Manuscripts should contain no more than 5000 words and be printed on 10 or 12 size font. Electronic submission of manuscripts, preferably in PDF format, is required. Submissions should include the paper title, abstract, name of authors, their affiliation, email address, and postal address. In addition, the author responsible for correspondence should include his/her telephone number and complete email address. The papers should be submitted electronically through the CIKM2002 Online Submission System. Detailed instructions for electronic submission will be available at


PC Co-Chair for DB

Konstantinos Kalpakis

Computer Science & Electrical Engineering Dept.

University of Maryland Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250


PC Co-Chair for IR

David Grossman

Department of Computer Science

Illinois Institute of Technology

10 W. 31st Street

Chicago, IL 60616



PC Co-Chairs for KM

Sajda Qureshi and Han van Dissel

Dept. of Decision & Information Sciences

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Burg Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam,

The Netherlands



Industry Track Chair

Len Seligman

The MITRE Corporation





Important Dates:

May 20, 2002

Electronic abstract due

May 27, 2002

Full paper submission due

Aug. 5, 2002

Notification of acceptance

Sept. 3, 2002

Camera ready copy due

May 27, 2002

Workshop Proposals

July 30, 2002

Tutorial Proposals


Tutorial Submission:

The Program Committee of CIKM 2002 solicits tutorial proposals. Each tutorial will be presented in a 3 hours session, for half-day sessions, on topics of current relevance to information and knowledge management. Tutorial proposals must include title, objective, intended audience, prerequisite, contents to be covered, instructors and their biography.  If you are interested in proposing a tutorial, please send a proposal to the tutorial chair, Dr. Il-Yeol Song at


Workshop Submission:

CIKM has been held with several workshops such as GIS, WIDM, DOLAP, and DocEng. If you are interested in organizing a new workshop to be held with CIKM, send your proposal to the workshop chair, Dr. R. Scott Cost at


Panel Submission:

We also encourage proposals for panels on new and controversial issues related to the conference topics.   Proposals on topics that emphasize the interaction between research areas are particularly welcome.  Panel proposals must be debate-oriented and must pose specific questions that panelists can be called upon to answer. A list of probable participants with their affiliations should be included in the proposal. Panel proposals should be submitted by May 27, 2002.


Industry Track Submission:

We solicit high-quality presentations which provide in-depth technical discussion of:

§         important research problems from an industrial perspective

By July 15, 2002 (firm), please submit one of the following to the industry track chair, Len Seligman (

§         1-3 page abstract (in PDF, postscript, or Word) describing your proposed presentation, or

Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. In addition, selected abstracts will be considered for publication (as full papers) in the Industry Perspectives section of SIGMOD Record.


Sponsorship of CIKM:

Previously, a variety of industry, academic, and government sponsors have sponsored CIKM. Organizations who may be interested in sponsorship are invited to contact the general chair at


CIKM’02 Organizing Committee:

General Chair:

Charles Nicholas, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County

Program Chair (DB):

Konstantinos Kalpakis, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County

Program Chair (IR):

David Grossman, Illinois Institute of Technology

Program Chair (KM):

Sajda Qureshi and Han van Dissel, Erasmus Univ. Rotterdam

Industry Track Chair:

Len Seligman, The MITRE Corporation

Organization & Finance Chair:

Eun-Kyo Park, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Workshop Chair:

R. Scott Cost, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Tutorial Chair:

Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University

Proceedings Chair:

Nazli Goharian, Illinois Institute of Technology

Publicity Chair:

Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu, Ohio State University


Program Committee:

Sibel Adali

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (U.S.A.)

Arvin Agah

University of Kansas (U.S.A.)

James Allan

University of Massachusetts (U.S.A.)

Arnon Amir

IBM Almaden Research Center (U.S.A.)

Walid G. Aref

Purdue University (U.S.A.)

Philip Berhard

Florida Institute of Technology (U.S.A.)

Elisa Bertino

University of Milano (Italy)

Eric Brown

IBM (U.S.A.)

Jamie Callan

Carnegie Mellon University (U.S.A.)

Ugur Cetintemel

Brown University (U.S.A.)

Sudarshan Chawathe

University of Maryland, College Park (U.S.A.)

Abdur Chowdhury

Illinois Institute of Technology (USA)

Soon M. Chung

Wright State University (U.S.A.)

Charles Clarke

University of Waterloo (Canada)

Bruce Croft

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (U.S.A.)

Isabel F. Cruz

University of Illinois at Chicago (U.S.A.)

Alex Delis

Polytechnic University (U.S.A.)

Sue Dumais

Microsoft Research (U.S.A.)

Leonidas Fegaras

University of Texas at Arlington (U.S.A.)

Ronen Feldman

Crearforest Corp. (U.S.A.)

Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu

Ohio State University (U.S.A.)

Ophir Frieder

Illinois Institute of Technology (U.S.A.)

Norbert Fuhr

Dortmund University (Germany)

Avigdor Gal

Rutgers University (U.S.A.)

Susan Gauch

University of Kansas (U.S.A.)

Johannes Gehrke

Cornell University (U.S.A.)

Shahram Ghandeharizadeh

University of Southern California (U.S.A.)

Lee Giles

Penn State University (U.S.A.)

Nazli Goharian

Illinois Institute of Technology (U.S.A.)

Paul Grefen

University of Twente (Netherlands)

Warren R. Greiff

MITRE Corp. (U.S.A.)

David Grossman

Illinois Institute of Technology (U.S.A.)

Dimitrios Gunopulos

University of California, Riverside (U.S.A.)

Donna Harman


Svein-Olaf Hvasshovd

NTNU (Norway)

Zachary Ives

University of Washington (U.S.A.)

H. V. Jagadish

University of Michigan (U.S.A.)

Gareth Jones

University of Exeter (U.K.)

Anupam Joshi

University of Maryland Baltimore County (U.S.A.)

Konstantinos Kalpakis

University of Maryland Baltimore County (U.S.A.)

Hillol Kargupta

University of Maryland Baltimore County (U.S.A.)

Eamonn Keogh

University of California, Riverside (U.S.A.)

George Kollios

Boston University (U.S.A.)

Nick Koudas

AT&T Labs Research, Shannon Laboratory (U.S.A.)

Donald H. Kraft

Louisiana State University (U.S.A.)

Vijay Kumar

University of Missouri-Kansas City (U.S.A.)

K. L. Kwok

CUNY, Queens College (U.S.A.)

Mounia Lalmas

Queen Mary University of London  (U.K.)

Byung Suk Lee

University of Vermont (U.S.A.)

Sang-Ho Lee

LG-Elite (Korea)

Wang-Chien Lee

Penn State University (U.S.A.)

Wonjun Lee

Korea University (Korea)

Yugyung Lee

University of Missouri-Kansas City (U.S.A.)

Qing Li

City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)

Alvin Lim

Auburn University (U.S.A.)

Bing Liu

National University of Singapore (U.S.A.)

Ling Liu

Georgia Institute of Technology (U.S.A.)

Massimo Melucci

University of Padova (Italy)

Rokia Missaoui

University of Quebec (Canada)

Erich Neuhold

Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany)

Charles Nicholas

University of Maryland Baltimore County (U.S.A.)

Tim Oates

University of Maryland Baltimore County (U.S.A.)

Timo Ojala

University of Oulu (Finland)

Eun-Kyo Park

University of Missouri-Kansas City (U.S.A.)

Norman W Paton

University of Manchester (U.K.)

Jian Pei

Simon Fraser University  (Canada)

John D. Prange

National Security Agency (U.S.A.)

Calton Pu

Georgia Institute of Technology (U.S.A.)

Sajda Quereshi

Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Davood Rafiei

University of Alberta (Canada)

Berthier Riberio-Neto

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Ian Ruthven

University of Strathclyde (U.K.)

Mark Sanderson

University of Sheffield (U.K.)

Cyrus Shahabi

University of Southern California (U.S.A.)

Mukesh Singhal

University of Kentucky (U.S.A.)

Prasad Sistla

University of Illinois at Chicago (U.S.A.)

Il-Yeol Song

Drexel University (U.S.A.)

Ioana Stanoi

IBM Research (U.S.A.)

Yannis Theodoridis

University of Piraeus (Greece)

Paul Thompson

Dartmouth College (U.S.A.)

Vassilis Tsotras

University of California, Riverside (U.S.A.)

Han van Dissel

Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Vassilios S. Verykios

Drexel University (U.S.A.)

Kyu-Young Whang

KAIST (Korea)

Ouri Wolfson

University of Illinois at Chicago (U.S.A.)

Yelena Yesha

University of Maryland Baltimore County (U.S.A.)

Clement Yu

University of Illinois at Chicago (U.S.A.)

Philip Yu

IBM (U.S.A.)

Mohammed J. Zaki

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (U.S.A.)

Carlo Zaniolo

University of California, Los Angeles (U.S.A.)

Justin Zobel

RMIT (Australia)