Organizing Committee

Conference Chair: James G. (Jimi) Shanahan (Church and Duncan Group, Inc., USA)
DB Area Chair: Sihem Amer-Yahia (Yahoo! Research, USA)
DB Assistant-Chair: Ioana Manolescu (INRIA, France)
IR Area Chair: Yi Zhang (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
IR Assistant-Chair: David A. Evans (JustSystems Evans Research, USA)
KM Area Chair: Alek Kolcz (Microsoft Live Labs)
KM Assistant-Chair: Key-Sun Choi (Department Head Professor of Computer Science, KAIST Korea)
Industry Chair: Abdur Chowdury (Summize.com, USA)
Proceedings Chair: Diane Kelly (University of North Carolina, USA)
Tutorials Chair: Neel Sundaresan (eBay Research Labs, USA)
Workshops Chair: Gregory Grefenstette (CEA LIST, France)
Local Area Chair: Goutham Kurra (Turn, Inc, USA)
Sponsorship Chair: Yan Qu (Advertising.com, USA)
PR Chair: Mounia Lalmas (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Treasurer: Ryen W. White (Microsoft Research)
Web Master: Disco Gerdes (Twinnov Web Development)

CIKM 2008 Local Area Committee Members

Goutham KurraTurn, Inc, USA (Area Chair)
Jing BaiYahoo! Research, USA
Amy Daggett
Kelly Mullane
Erica E. WrayAttorney at Law, San Francisco, CA, USA

CIKM 2008 Special Advisory Committee

Mario J. Silva Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Alberto A. F. Laender Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ricardo Baeza-Yates Yahoo! Research, Spain/Chile
Dongwon Lee Penn State university, USA
Pedro Fernandes Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal
Francisco M. Couto Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.
Andre Falcao Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

CIKM 2008 Steering Committee

E.K. Park University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA (Chair)
Charles Nicholas University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Ophir Frieder Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
David Grossman Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Calton Pu Georgia Tech, USA
Il Yeol Song Drexel Uinversity, USA

CIKM 2008 Wine Sommeliers

Ricardo Baeza-Yates Yahoo! Research, Spain/Chile
Andrei Broder Yahoo! Research, USA
Prabhakar Raghavan Yahoo! Research, USA
Gold Supporters

Silver Supporters

Bronze Supporters
Video Supporter


Book Exhibits

Local Organization