The 7th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications (SISAP) is an annual forum for researchers and application developers in the area of similarity data management. It aims at the technological problems shared by numerous application domains, such as data mining, information retrieval, computer vision, pattern recognition, computational biology, geography, biometrics, machine learning, forensics and many others that rely on similarity searching as a necessary supporting service.

The SISAP initiative ( aims to become a forum to exchange real-world, challenging and innovative examples of applications, new indexing techniques, common test-beds and benchmarks, source code and up-to-date literature through its web page, serving the similarity search community. Traditionally, SISAP puts emphasis on the distance-based searching, but in general the conference concerns both the effectiveness and efficiency aspects of any similarity search problem.

The series started in 2008 as a workshop and has developed over the years into an international conference with Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) proceedings. As in previous editions, a small selection of the best papers presented at the conference will be recommended for inclusion in a special issue of Information Systems. In 2014, SISAP will take place in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Topics of interest

The specific topics include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Abstract submission: May 19, 2014 May 12, 2014
Paper submission: May 26, 2014 May 19, 2014
Notification: July 04, 2014 June 23, 2014
Final version: July 20, 2014 July 12, 2014
Conference: October 29-31, 2014