5th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications (SISAP)

August 9-10, 2012, Toronto, Canada

The International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications (SISAP) is a conference devoted to similarity searching, with emphasis on metric space searching. It aims to fill in the gap left by the various scientific venues devoted to similarity searching in spaces with coordinates, by providing a common forum for theoreticians and practitioners around the problem of similarity searching in general spaces (metric and non-metric) or using distance-based (as opposed to coordinate-based) techniques in general.

SISAP aims to become an ideal forum to exchange real-world, challenging and exciting examples of applications, new indexing techniques, common testbeds and benchmarks, source code, and up-to-date literature through a Web page serving the similarity searching community. Authors are expected to use the testbeds and code from the SISAP Web site for comparing new applications, databases, indexes and algorithms.

The proceedings of SISAP 2012 will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A small selection of best papers will be recommended for inclusion in a special issue of Information Systems journal (Elsevier) dedicated to this conference. SISAP 2012 is organized by Fields Institute in Toronto