Update: The PIKM 2014 Workshop was held in November 2014 in Shanghai and was a great success.
Slides for some of the talks are now available on the Program page! The proceedings are also available online.
The goal of the PIKM workshop series is two-fold: First, we want to give doctoral students an opportunity to present their work in an early state to a global audience. This allows the students to receive feedback from reviewers, from fellow students and from the general CIKM audience. Second, we believe that the general research community, too, benefits from such a workshop: PhD theses are the grassroots of research. They point out new exciting new research avenues and provide fresh perspectives from the next generation researchers.
Iadh Ounis (Glasgow) gave this year's keynote talk, with insightful guidelines on how to craft your thesis statement.
- Best Paper Award
Based on the reviews, we have selected the Best Paper of PIKM 2014: "Linking Today's Wikipedia and News from the Past" by Arunav Mishra (Slides). Congratulations!
- Best Reviewer Award
To encourage helpful and profound reviews, the PIKM also rewards the best reviewer. This year's award goes to Fabian Suchanek! Congratulations!
- Workshop Report
Workshop reports containing an overview of the individual research projects presented at previous PIKM editions were published in the ACM SIGIR Forum Journal the ACM SIGKDD Explorations, and the ACM SIGMOD Record. It is expected that such a report will also emerge from PIKM 2014, for publication in 2015.