Call for Papers – SISAP 2021

14th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications

Dortmund, Germany, Sept 29 – Oct 01, 2021

Virtual or hybrid, depending on the pandemic situation in September

Extended Deadline: June 14, 2021 (anywhere on earth)


The 14th 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 make use of similarity search as a necessary supporting service. From its roots in metric indexing, SISAP has expanded to become the only international conference entirely devoted to all issues surrounding the theory, design, analysis, practice, and application of content-based and feature-based similarity search.

SISAP traditionally allows for research papers (full and short) and demo papers as well as vision papers and position papers.

The conference proceedings are published by Springer as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. A small selection of the best papers presented at the conference will be recommended for inclusion in a special issue of Information Systems. These extended versions will be subject to a second round of peer review at the journal.

Topics of Interest

The specific topics include, but are not limited to:

Special Sessions

Special sessions are mini-venues, each focusing on one state-of-the-art research direction within the field of similarity search and applications. Special session papers will supplement the regular research papers and be included in the proceedings of SISAP 2021, which will be published by Springer as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. During the conference, special sessions are similar in length to regular sessions but should have a panel format, where authors start with a short presentation of their work and then participate in a moderated panel discussion with the audience, typically led by one of the special session chairs. It is expected that special session chairs attend the conference.

Please see the special sessions website for more information about these special sessions.

Important Dates


Steering Committee

General Chairs

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Doctoral Symposium Chair

Publication Chair

Publicity Chair