The 23rd Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2014)

November 3-7, 2014, Shanghai, China
 
Call For Sponsorship

The ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) is the premier international conference on topics at the confluence of the information retrieval, databases, and knowledge management. Running annually since 1992, it currently attracts over 600-800 participants, including the best talents in industry and academia. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future research directions through the publication of applied and theoretical research findings of the highest quality. The program will foster collaboration and bridge the academic-commercial gap in the database, information retrieval, and knowledge management communities. Attendees will hear about recent research results and be able to network with luminaries, researchers, and practitioners in the field. CIKM 2014, which will be held in Shanghai, China will attract the best graduate students, researchers, and practitioners from academic and industrial institutions in the China and around the world, and offer unparalleled opportunities for recruiting top talent.

 Sponsorship opportunities
CIKM offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities suitable for both large as well as small organizations. Sponsors of CIKM gain visibility for their organizations demonstrate their support of critical information retrieval, databases, and knowledge management related research and development, and contribute to the success of the conference. Four levels of sponsorship are available:
 
Platinum: 15,000 USD
Gold: 10,000 USD
Silver: 5,000 USD
Bronze: 3,000 USD
 
Benefits for each of the levels are provided in the following section, and the sponsors may discuss the specific benefits that may be more suitable.
 
Sponsors will also have the opportunity to sponsor individual awards and events with reduced benefits.
 
Awards - CIKM is offering opportunities to sponsor student travel awards and best paper awards. The sponsor's name will be announced and prominently displayed during the awards ceremony.
 
Events - CIKM is offering opportunities to sponsor a conference luncheon, a conference reception, and the conference banquet. During these events, the sponsor's name will be prominently displayed and the sponsor will be offered 10 minutes to make a presentation for the purpose of recruiting and/or advertising. CIKM is also offering opportunities to sponsor student luncheons -- these will be offered to student attendees at the time of registration. The student luncheons will give sponsors direct access to students that have already shown an interest in their organization, thus providing an excellent opportunity for recruiting. The sponsor is responsible for catering the student luncheon at a local venue.
 
In addition, sponsors may discuss with the conference organization for other sponsorship ideas.
 
Sponsorship Benefits
 
CIKM 2013 sponsors at all level will be listed in the conference program distributed to all attendees, and on the conference web site, with an active link to the sponsor's home page. Depending on the level of sponsorship, a sponsor will receive the following additional benefits:
 
Platinum Sponsor
Recognized as Platinum Sponsor in the conference program
Five (5) complimentary main conference registrations with special corporate support ribbons for your staff
Exhibit space for the duration of the conference
Unlimited number of company-provided items in the conference bag
Special recognition during the plenary sessions
Full-page black-and-white advertisement in conference program and large logo on conference bag
Large posters indicating Platinum Sponsorship at registration booths and during the coffee breaks and conference banquet
 
Gold Sponsor
Recognized as Gold Sponsor in the conference program
Three (3) complimentary main conference registrations with special corporate support ribbons for your staff
Exhibit space for the duration of the conference
Two company-provided items in conference bag
Large logo on conference bag
 
Silver Sponsor
Recognized as Silver Sponsor in the conference program
One (1) complimentary main conference registration with a special corporate support ribbon for your staff
Exhibit space for the duration of the conference
One company-provided item in conference bag
Small logo on conference bag
 
Bronze Sponsor
Recognized as Bronze Sponsor in the conference program
One special corporate support ribbon for your staff
One page insert in conference bag
Small logo on conference bag
 
Contact
Potential sponsors should send an email to one or both of the sponsorship chairs (see below) with their contact information including telephone number, return email address, desired level of sponsorship, and any questions they may have.
 
CIKM 2014 Sponsorship Chairs
Dr. Lei Chen (Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. and Tech, leichen@cse.ust.hk)
Dr. Feifei Li (University of Utah, lifeifei@cs.utah.edu)