Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

15th International Conference on
Similarity Search and Applications, SISAP 2022

Extended Deadline: June 25, 2022 (anywhere on earth)

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The 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.

SISAP 2022 also features a doctoral symposium. If you are a PhD student, please consider submitting a paper about your project.

The SISAP initiative (www.sisap.org) is 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 Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) proceedings.

A small selection of the best papers presented at the conference will be recommended for inclusion in a special issue of Elsevier Information Systems. These extended versions will be subject to a second round of peer review at the journal.

There will be a Best Paper and Best Student Paper Award.

SISAP 2022 will take place in Bologna, Italy, hybrid (virtual, in case the pandemic situation does not allow it). The conference will be hosted by the Complesso di San Giovanni in Monte


Did you know: Bologna is the seventh most populous city in Italy with about 400,000 inhabitants. It is known as the Fat, Red, and the Learn'd City due to its rich cuisine, red Spanish tiled rooftops, and being home to the oldest university in the western world (established in AD 1088). In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture and in 2006, a UNESCO "City of Music" and became part of the Creative Cities Network. In 2021 UNESCO recognized the lengthy porticoes of the city as a World Heritage Site.