NUI Galway Host International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management

Oct 16 2020 Posted: 16:12 IST

NUI Galway will host the 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2020) virtually from 19-23 October 2020. With over 700 already registered, CIKM, which started in 1992, is one of the major conferences in the domain of Knowledge Management and Data Science.

The conference seeks to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future directions of research by soliciting and reviewing high quality, applied and theoretical research findings.

Professor Mathieu d'Aquin, CIKM2020 General Co-Chair, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway, said: “With AI and Data Science being core components of the university's research strategy, hosting such a prestigious conference as CIKM is very exciting. Having to move to an online conference was a challenge, but it is also an opportunity to reach out to more people around those topics and it fits perfectly with our sustainability theme!”

An important part of the conference are the Workshops and Tutorial programs which will focus on timely research challenges and initiatives –bringing together research papers, industry speakers and keynote speakers.

This year's themes are sustainability, transparency and fairness, and will feature four keynote speakers:

  • Xin Luna Dong, Principal Scientist at Amazon
  • Dr Michel Dumontier, Distinguished Professor of Data Science at Maastricht University and co-founder of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data principles
  • Carlo Curino, Principal Scientist Manager at Gray Systems Lab
  • Timnit Gebru, Co-lead of the Ethical Artificial Intelligence research team at Google

The conference will feature a research track, applied research track, posters and demos, AnalytiCup challenges, and for the first time a resource track and a doctoral consortium for PhD students to share their research topics.

Live Q&A sessions will be provided after the live presentations, where forums and direct messaging will feature on the Whova conference app, and two CIKMConnect sessions will allow sponsors to meet with attendees who are interested in opportunities.

To register or for more information on CIKM2020 visit or follow on Twitter @cikm2020.


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