The 8th 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 2015, SISAP will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Topics of interest

The specific topics include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Abstract submission: May 18, 2015 (Extended)May 4, 2015
Paper submission: May 25, 2015 (Extended)May 11, 2015
Notification: July 6, 2015 (extended deadline, due to delay in the review process)June 29, 2015
Final version: July 19, 2015 (Extended)July 5, 2015
Conference: October 12-14, 2015

Special Session for Industry

A special session devoted to industrial applications and case studies on similarity search will also take place. Click here to view the detailed Special Session panel description.