MICROS Workshop @ CIKM 2022

Workshop on Mixed-Initiative ConveRsatiOnal Systems 2022


The Mixed-Initiative ConveRsatiOnal Systems workshop (MICROS) aims at bringing novel ideas and investigating new solutions on conversational assistant systems. The increasing popularity of personal assistant systems, as well as smartphones, has changed the way users access online information, posing new challenges for information seeking and filtering. MICROS will have a particular focus on mixed-initiative conversational systems, namely, systems that can provide answers in a proactive way (e.g., asking for clarification or proposing possible interpretations for ambiguous and vague requests). We will invite people working on conversational systems or interested in the workshop topics to send us their position and research manuscripts.

Follow us on Twitter: @microsworkshop


Important Dates

Time zone: Anywhere on Earth (AoE)

Registration information

News: The CIKM’s OC has decided that each accepted paper must have at least one author with “in-person (non-student) workshop registration”, even if all the authors will only attend virtually.

For more information, plase visit the conference website and the pricing page. Note that the fee is $225 for ACM/SIGWEB/SIGIR members and $300 for non-members.

Accepted Papers

Keynote Speaker

Invited Speakers


The MICROS program is available here


Papers must be submitted by (extended deadline) September 4, 2022 (23:59 AoE) via EasyChair (Submission Link).

Submitted papers should be in the ACM two-column conference format. The workshop has a single-blind reviewing process, so the submissions can include the name and affiliations of authors.

The following paper categories are welcome:

All accepted papers will be presented at the workshop.


The workshop topics include but are not limited to:

Program committee