Program Committee

Program Area Chairs

Database Track


  • Kaushik Chakrabarti, Microsoft Research (Applications and Experiences)
  • Shimin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics)
  • Reynold Cheng, University of Hong Kong (Uncertain, Probabilistic, and Scientific Data Management)
  • Anastasios Kementsietsidis, Google Research (Data Integration and Data Provenance)
  • George Kollios, Boston University (Spatial, Temporal, Multimedia, and Mobile Data Management)
  • Xuemin Lin, The University of New South Wales (Semi-structured and Unstructured Data Management and Analytics)
  • Huan Liu, Arizona State University (Web and Social Data Management)
  • Vivek Narasayya, Microsoft Research  (Query Language, Query Processing, Access Methods, and Concurrency Control)
  • Ippokratis Pandis, Cloudera (Main-memory, Real-time, Parallel and Distributed Database Systems)
  • Milan Petkovic, Eindhoven University of Technology (Security and Privacy)
  • Haixun Wang, Google Research (Knowledge Base and Semantic Network)
  • Jianyong Wang, Tsinghua University (Stream Data and Event Processing)

Information Retrieval Track 


  •  Roi Blanco, Yahoo! (Semantic and Entity-Based IR)
  •  Francesco Bonchi, Yahoo! (Social Networks and IR)
  •  Ben Carterette, University of Delaware (IR Evaluation)
  •  Karen Church, Yahoo! (Mobile Search)
  •  Brian Davison, Lehigh University (Adversarial IR and Spam)
  • Georges Dupret, Yahoo! Labs (User Studies, Click Models, Interaction Models)
  •  Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow (Foundations of Information Retrieval)
  •  Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics (Cross-language and Multilingual IR)
  •  Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo! (Personalized Search)
  •  Matt Lease, University of Texas (Collaborative, Crowd-Based, and Game-Based Approaches to IR)
  •  Jimmy Lin, University of Maryland (Filtering, Time-Sensitive and Real-time Search)
  •  Mihai Lupu, TU Wien (Domain-specific IR: legal, genome, chemical, etc)
  •  Paul McNamee, The Johns Hopkins University (Computational Linguistics for IR: QA, Summarization, Extraction)
  •  Tao Mei, Microsoft Research (Multimedia IR: Audio, Speech, Video, Image)
  •  Prasenjit Mitra, Pennsylvania State University (Semi-Structured Information Retrieval)
  •  Vanessa Murdock, Microsoft (IR Approaches to Computational Advertising)
  •  Luo Si, Purdue University (Distributed and Peer-to-Peer IR)
  •  Mark Smucker, University of Waterloo (co-chair for Novel IR Interfaces: Exploratory, Interactive, Accessible)
  •  Ryen White, Microsoft Research (co-chair for Novel IR Interfaces: Exploratory, Interactive, Accessible)
  •  Yi Zhang, University of California Santa Cruz (Machine Learning for IR)
  •  Justin Zobel, University of Melbourne (IR Architectures, Scalability and Efficiency)

Knowledge Management Track


  • Deepak Agarwal, LinkedIn (Information Filtering and Recommender Systems)
  • Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and Visualization)
  • Soumen Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (Text and Web Data Mining)
  • Graham Cormode, University of Warwick (Mining Big Data and Streams)
  • Rainer Gemulla, Max-Planck-Institut fur Informatik (Large-Scale Machine Learning and Statistical Techniques)
  • Aristides Gioni, Aalto University (Data Mining Theory, Methods, and Applications)
  • Vanja Josifovski, Google (Personalization, Advertising, and Search)
  • Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas (Secure and Privacy-Preserving Data Mining)
  • Eamonn Keogh, University of California Riverside (Time-Series and Pattern Mining)
  • Nikos Mamoulis, University of Hong Kong  (Spatial, Temporal, and Graph Data Mining)
  • Joerg Sander, University of Alberta (Clustering, Classification, and Ranking)
  • Evimaria Terzi, Boston University (Social Networks and Social Media)
  • Mohammed J. Zaki, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  (Data Mining and Knowledge Management for Bioinformatics)

Program Committee Members for each track

Database Track


  • Ashraf Aboulnaga, University of Waterloo
  • Nitin Agarwal, UALR
  • Periklis Andritsos, Univ. of Toronto
  • Walid Aref, Purdue University
  • Marcelo Arenas, Univ. of Chile
  • Spiros Bakiras, City University of New York
  • Klaus Berberich, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
  • Spyros Blanas, Ohio State University
  • Alexe Bogdan, IBM Research
  • Panagiotis Bouros, HU-Berlin
  • Erik Cambria, NSU
  • Zhao Cao, IBM China Research Lab
  • Bogdan Cautis, University of Paris-Sud
  • James Caverlee, Texas A&M
  • Muhammad Cheema, Monash University
  • Jinchuan Chen, Renmin University
  • Lei Chen, HKUST
  • Yi Chen, NJIT
  • James Cheney, Univ. of Edinburgh
  • Hong Cheng, CUHK
  • Gao Cong, Nanyang Technological University
  • Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Aaron Elmore, MIT
  • Wei Fan Huawei Research Lab
  • Csilla Farkas, University of South Carolina
  • Hongliang Fei, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
  • Ariel Fuxman, Microsoft Research
  • Floris Geerts, Univ. of Antwerp
  • Dimitrios Gunopulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Yeye He, Microsoft Research
  • Seung-won Hwang, PosTech, Korea
  • Stratos Idreos, Harvard University
  • Mizuho Iwaihara, Waseda University
  • Arun Jagatheesan, Samsung R&D Center
  • Lili Jiang, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
  • Tim Kaldewey, IBM Research
  • Grigoris Karvounarakis, LogicBlox
  • Hideaki Kimura, HP Labs
  • Yannis Kotidis, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Julien Leblay, U. Oxford
  • Justin Levandoski, Microsoft Research
  • Chengkai Li, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Guoliang Li, Tsinghua University
  • Mengchi Liu, Carleton University
  • Hua Lu, Aalborg University
  • Jiebo Luo, University of Rochester
  • Barzan Mozafari, University of Michigan
  • Stavros Papadopoulos, Intel and MIT
  • Olga Papaemmanouil, Brandeis University
  • Dino Pedreschi,  University of Pisa, Italy 
  • Wen-Chih Peng, National Chiao Tung University
  • Guenther Pernul, Universitat Regensburg
  • Ravi Ramamurthy, Microsoft
  • Vijayshankar Raman, IBM Almaden
  • Matthias Renz, University of Munich
  • Senjuti Roy, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Pierangela Samarati, University of Milan
  • Andreas Schaad, SAP
  • Rusty Sears, Pure Storage
  • Pierre Senellart, Telecom Paristech
  • Cyrus Shahabi, USC
  • Mohamed Sharaf, University of Queensland
  • Yangqiu Song, UIUC
  • Wei Shen, Nankai University, China
  • Fabian Suchanek, Telecom ParisTech University in Paris
  • Yannis Theodoridis, University of Piraeus
  • Pinar Tozun, EPFL
  • Goce Trajcevski , Northwestern University
  • Dimitris Tsirogiannis, Cloudera
  • Yannis Velegrakis, Univ. of Trento
  • Stratis Viglas, University of Edinburgh
  • Chi Wang, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Min Wang, Google
  • Wei Wang, Fudan University
  • Xiaoling Wang, ECNU, China
  • Zhongyuan Wang, Microsoft Research
  • Chuan Xiao, Nagoya
  • Yanghua Xiao, Fudan Univ.
  • Lexing Xie, The Australian National University.
  • Xifeng Yan, UCSB
  • De-Nian Yang, SINICA
  • Jun Yang, Duke
  • Mi-Yen Yeh, SINICA
  • Man LungYiu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hwanjo Yu, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
  • Wenjie Zhang, UNSW Australia
  • Yanfeng Zhang, Northeastern University, China
  • Ying Zhang, UTS, Australia
  • Kevin Zheng, Queensland U
  • Sheng Zhong, SUNY Buffalo
  • Aoying Zhou, East China Normal University
  • Yongluan Zhou, University of Southern Denmark
  • Lei Zou, Beijing University

Information Retrieval Track 


  • Jae-wook Ahn, Drexel University
  • Omar Alonso, Microsoft
  • Robin Aly, University of Twente
  • Linda Andersson, Vienna University of Technology
  • Jaime Arguello, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Diego Arroyuelo, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria
  • Javed Aslam, Northeastern University
  • Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow
  • Michele Banko, Microsoft
  • Hannah Bast, University of Freiburg
  • Andras Benczur, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT Bombay
  • Bodo Billerbeck, Bing, Microsoft
  • Pavel Braslavski, Ural Federal University
  • Georg Buscher, Microsoft
  • Liangliang Cao, IBM Research
  • Robert Capra, University of North Carolina
  • David Carmel, Yahoo! Labs
  • Carlos Castillo, QCRI
  • Michele Catasta, EPF Lausanne
  • Suleyman Cetintas, Yahoo! Labs
  • Praveen Chandar, University of Delaware
  • Raman Chandrasekar, ProQuest
  • Lin Chen, University of Illinois at Chidago
  • Wen-Huang Cheng, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Ed Chi, Google
  • Philipp Cimiano, Bielefeld University
  • Francisco Claude, University of Chile
  • Paul Clough, University of Sheffield
  • Michael Cole, Rutgers University
  • John Conroy, IDA Center for Computing Sciences
  • Fabio Crestani, University of Lugano
  • Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg
  • Peng Cui, Tsinghua University
  • Shane Culpepper, RMIT University
  • Na Dai, Yahoo! Labs
  • Mahashweta Das,  HP Labs
  • Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam
  • Gianluca Demartini, University of Fribourg
  • Thomas Demeester, University of Ghent
  • Fernando Diaz, Microsoft
  • Thanh Tran Duc, San Jose State University
  • Miles Efron, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne
  • Carsten Eickhoff, ETH Zurich
  • Marcus Fontoura, Microsoft
  • Shlomo Geva, Queensland University of Technology
  • Lorraine Goeuriot, Dublin City University
  • Julio Gonzalo, UNED
  • Fan Guo, CMU
  • Manish Gupta, Microsoft
  • Martin Halvey, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Allan Hanbury, Vienna University of Technology
  • Preben Hansen, Stockholm University
  • Claudia Hauff, University of Delft
  • Bruce Hedin, H5
  • Tomi Heimonen, University of Tampere
  • Daniel Herzig, SearchHaus GmbH
  • Yu Hong, RPI
  • Katja Hofmann, Microsoft
  • Steven Hoi, Nanyang Technological University
  • Liangjie Hong, Yahoo! Labs
  • inston Hsu, National Taiwan University
  • Vivian Hu, York University
  • Benoit Huet, Eurecom
  • Ichiro Ide, Nagoya University
  • Adam Jatowt, Kyoto University
  • Jiepu Jiang, University of Massachussetts
  • Yu-Gang Jiang, Fudan University
  • Roger Jie Luo, Yahoo! Labs
  • Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba
  • Gareth Jones, Dublin City University
  • Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow
  • Flavio Junqueira, Microsoft Research
  • Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam
  • Evangelos Kanoulas, Google
  • Liadh Kelly, Dublin City University
  • Akisato Kimura, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
  • Irwin King, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Pranam Kolari ,Walmart Labs
  • Yehuda Koren, Google
  • Nicholas Lane, Microsoft Research
  • Birger Larsen, Aalborg University
  • Kyumin Lee, Utah State University
  • Lei Li, Florida International University
  • Bo Long, LinkedIn
  • Yuanhua Lv, Microsoft
  • Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, Microsoft Research
  • Craig MacDonald, University of Glasgow
  • Yosi Mass, IBM
  • Richard McCreadie, University of Glasgow
  • Edgar Meij, Yahoo! Labs
  • Vasileios Mezaris, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
  • Alistair Moffat, University of Melbourne
  • Isabelle Moulinier, Thomson Reuters
  • Hidetsugu Nanba, Hiroshima University
  • Gonzalo Navarro, University of Chile
  • Feiqing Nie, UT Arlington
  • Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Doug Oard, University of Maryland
  • Deana Pennell Burchfield, NCSC
  • Mu Qiao, IBM Research
  • Tao Qin, Microsoft
  • Filip Radlinski, Microsoft
  • Alan Ritter, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tetsuya Sakai, Waseda University
  • Mike Salampasis, Alexander Technology Educational Institute (ATEI) of Thessaloniki
  • Mark Sanderson. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Jitao Sang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Shin'ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Klaus Schoeffmann, Klagenfurt University
  • Falk Scholer, RMIT University, Australia
  • Patrick Schone, FamilySearch
  • Satoshi Sekine, Rakuten Labs
  • Hyun-Ju Seo, Microsoft
  • Chirag Shah, Rutgers University
  • Ling Shao, University of Sheffield
  • Jialie Shen, Singapore Management University
  • Edleno Silva de Moura, Federal University of Amazonas
  • Fabrizio Silvestri, Yahoo! Labs
  • Yang Song, Microsoft Research
  • Richard Sutcliffe, University of Limerick
  • Xinmei Tian, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Andrew Trotman, University of Otago
  • Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield
  • Dolf Trieschnigg, University of Twente
  • Suzan Verberne, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Robert Villa, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Vishwa Vinay, Microsoft
  • Hongning Wang, University of Virgina
  • Jian Wang, UC Santa Cruz
  • Changhu Wang, Microsoft Research, China
  • Meng Wang, Hefei University of Technology
  • Rob Warren, Carleton University
  • Steve Webb, Web Gnomes
  • Christa Womser-Hacker, University of Hildesheim
  • Xuchen Yao, Johns Hopkins University
  • Zhang Yongfeng, Tsinghua University
  • Duo Zhang, Twitter
  • Lanbo Zhang, Twitter
  • Ke Zhou, University of Glasgow
  • Guido Zuccon, Queensland University of Technology

Knowledge Management Track


  • Gail-Joon Ahn, Arizona State University 
  • Mohammad AlHassan, IUPUI 
  • Mohammad Alrifai, L3S Research Center 
  • Aris Anagnostopoulos, Sapienza University of Rome 
  • Alexander Artikis, NCSR Demokritos 
  • Bahman Bahmani, Stanford University 
  • Krisztian Balog, University of Stavanger 
  • Gustavo Batista, University of Sao Paulo 
  • Srikanta Bedathur, IIIT, New Delhi 
  • Ron Bekkerman, University of Haifa 
  • Kedar Bellare, Facebook 
  • Jonathan Berant, Stanford University
  • Arnab Bhattacharyya, IIT, Kanpur 
  • Danny Bickson, Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Albert Bifet, University of Waikato
  • Petkov Bogdanov, UC Santa Barbara 
  • Mario Boley, University of Bonn/Fraunhofer IAIS 
  • Christos Boutsidis, Yahoo! Labs
  • Andrea Cali, Birkbeck College, London 
  • Ricardo Campello, University of Sao Paolo 
  • Huiping Cao, New Mexico State University 
  • Jeffrey Chan, University of Melbourne
  • Varun Chandola, University at Buffalo 
  • Michael Chau, University of Hong Kong
  • Sanjay Chawla, University of Sydney 
  • Ye Chen, Microsoft 
  • Zhiyuan Chen, UIC 
  • Vassilis Christophides, University of Crete
  • Brian Cooper, Google 
  • Bernardo Cuenca-Grau, University of Oxford 
  • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria 
  • Theodore Dalamagas, Athena RC 
  • Anirban Dasgupta, IIT Gandhinagar 
  • Atish Das Sarma, eBay Research 
  • Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Yahoo! Research 
  • Antonios Deligiannakis, Technical University of Crete 
  • Xin Deng, Lexis Nexis
  • Christos Doulkeridis, University of Piraeus
  • Magdalini Eirinaki, San Jose State University
  • Eva Erdos, Boston University
  • Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria 
  • Avrilia Floratou, IBM Almaden 
  • Esther Galbrun, Boston University 
  • Dinesh Garg, IBM India Research Lab
  • Chiara Ghidini, FBK Trento 
  • Gabriel Ghinita, University of Massachusetts - Boston 
  • Nikos Giatrakos, Technical University of Crete 
  • Kasneci Gjergji, Hasso-Plattner-Institut fur Softwaresystemtechnik 
  • Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM
  • Sreenivas Gollapudi, Microsoft Research
  • Manuel Gomez Rodriguez, MPI 
  • Amit Goyal, Yahoo! Labs
  • Mihajlo Grbovic, Yahoo! Labs 
  • Francesco Gullo, Yahoo! Research 
  • Stephan Gunnemann, Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Claudio Gutierrez, Universidad De Chile 
  • Maria Halkidi, University of Piraeus
  • Raquel Hill, Indiana University 
  • Thanh Lam Hoang, IBM Dublin Research Lab 
  • Bing Hu, Samsung 
  • Luke Huan, University of Kansas 
  • Ekaterini Ioannou, Technical University of Crete 
  • James Joshi, University of Pittsburg 
  • Panos Kalnis, KAUST 
  • Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, Yahoo! Labs Bangalore
  • Bhargav Kanagal, Google 
  • Anitha Kannan, Microsoft Research
  • Ben Kao, University of Hong Kong 
  • Panagiotis Karras, Skoltech 
  • Asterios Katsifodimos, TU Berlin
  • Yiping Ke, Chinese University of Hong Kong 
  • Daniel Keren, University of Haifa 
  • Kristian Kersting, University of Bonn 
  • Latifur Khan, University of Texas-Dallas 
  • Ioannis Konstantinou, NTUA 
  • Roman Kontchakov, Birkbeck College, London 
  • Georgia Koutrika, HP Labs 
  • Tim Kraska, Brown U 
  • Markus Kroetzsch, Technical University of Dresden 
  • Ashish Kundu, IBM Research 
  • Ni Lao, Google Research 
  • Theodoros Lappas, Stevens Institute of Technology 
  • Silvio Lattanzi, Google 
  • Hady Lauw, Singapore Management University 
  • Mong Li Lee, National University of Singapore
  • Wolfgang Lehner, University of Dresden 
  • Domenico Lembo, Sapienza University of Rome 
  • Tao Li, Florida International University 
  • Zhenhui Li, Pennsylvania State University 
  • Claudio Lucchese, ISTI-CNR 
  • Yoelle Maarek, Yahoo 
  • Michael Mathioudakis, HIIT 
  • Sebastian Michel, Saarland University 
  • Pauli Miettinen, MPI 
  • Iris Miliaraki, Yahoo Labs, Barcelona
  • Vahab Mirrokni, Google 
  • Marco Montali, Free Universtiy of Bozen-Bolzano 
  • Abdullah Mueen, UMN 
  • Emmanuel Müller, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT 
  • TM Murali, Virginia Tech 
  • Ndapa Nakashole, Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Raymond Ng, UBC 
  • Maximilian Nickel, MIT 
  • Eirini Ntoutsi, LMU
  • Werner Nutt, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano 
  • Gaurav Pandey, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 
  • Spiros Papadimitriou, Rutgers University 
  • Apostolos Papadopoulos, Aristotle Univ of Thessaloniki
  • Evangelos Papalexakis, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Panagiotis Papapetrou, Stockholm University 
  • Odysseas Papapetrou, Technical University of Crete 
  • Stott Parker, UCLA 
  • Konstantinos Pelechrinis, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College 
  • Ali Pinar, Sandia National Labs 
  • Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete
  • Yinian Qi, Oracle 
  • Lizhen Qu, MPI
  • Davood Rafiei, University of Alberta 
  • Huzefa Rangwala, George Mason University 
  • Chotirat Ann Ratanamahatana, Chulalongkorn University
  • Chandan Reddy, Wayne State University 
  • Chiara Renso, CNR
  • Matteo Riondato, Brown University 
  • Dimitris Sacharidis, Athena Research Center 
  • Barna Saha, ATT Labs 
  • Vasilis Samoladas, Technical University of Crete 
  • Mohamed Sarwat, University of Minnesota
  • Marco Schaerf, Sapienza University of Rome 
  • Ralf Schenkel, University of Passau
  • Erich Schubert, LMU Munich 
  • Matthias Schubert, LMU Munich 
  • Thomas Seidl, RWTH Aachen University 
  • Izchak Sharfman, Technion 
  • Entong Shen, Pivotal Inc.
  • Nisheeth Shrivastava, Amazon
  • Alkis Simitsis, HP Labs
  • Mantas Simkus, Technical University of Vienna 
  • Sameer Singh, University of Washington 
  • Yannis Sismanis, Google 
  • Anna Squicciarini, The Pennsylvania State University 
  • Yannis Stavrakas, Athena RC 
  • Kostas Stefanidis, ICS-FORTH
  • Umberto Straccia, ISTI-CNR 
  • Jimeng Sun, Georgia Tech 
  • Shirish Tatikonda, IBM Almaden
  • Manolis Terrovitis, IMIS, Athena 
  • Martin Theobald, University of Antwerp
  • Brian Thompson, Telcordia
  • Srikanta Tirthapura, Iowa State University
  • Hanghang Tong, CUNY 
  • Panayiotis Tsaparas, University of Ioannina 
  • Charalampos Tsourakakis, Brown 
  • Leong Hou U, University of Macau 
  • Johan Ugander, Cornell University 
  • Antti Ukkonen, HIIT 
  • Aparna Varde, Montclair State University
  • Vasilis Vassalos, AUEB
  • Panos Vassiliadis, University of Ioannina 
  • Suresh Venkatasubramanian, University of Utah
  • Akrivi Vlachou, AUEB
  • Jason Wang, NJIT 
  • Shengrui Wang, University of Sherbrooke 
  • William Yang Wang, Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Tony Wirth, University of Melbourne 
  • Dingming Wu, University of Hong Kong 
  • Donghui Wu, Lexis Nexis 
  • Li Xiong, Emory University 
  • Jeffrey Xu Yu, CUHK 
  • Philip Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago 
  • Reza Zafarani, Arizona State University
  • Bruce Zhang, Microsoft
  • Ce Zhang, UW Madison 
  • Qin Zhang, Indiana University
  • Dmitriy Zheleznyakov, University of Oxford
  • Arthur Zimek, LMU Munich 
  • Andreas Zuefle, LMU, Germany