The Organization Committee of SISAP 2020 is aware of the pandemic situation for the COVID-19 outbreak. We are committed to SISAP 2020 and are preparing backup plans with adjusted deadlines and the option of running the conference online or as a hybrid event. The scientific activity of the conference is not suspended nor stopped, and we commit to a scientific peer reviewing process and proceedings published by Springer LNCS. With regard to the talks and participation, the health and safety of our community is our priority: virtual presence will be possible in case of safety concerns or travel restrictions.

13th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications, SISAP 2020

The 13th 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, multimedia retrieval, computer vision, pattern recognition, computational biology, geography, biometrics, machine learning, and many others that need similarity searching as a necessary supporting service. Please see the call for papers for more details.

This year's SISAP features special sessions on

Please consider submitting a paper to these.

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. SISAP will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark.