Workshop Proposals Due: 26 July 2013
The WSDM 2014 organizing committee invites proposals for full-day and half-day workshops to be held at the WSDM conference on Friday, February 28, 2014. Topics of the proposed workshops should be aligned with those set forth in the call for papers for the main conference.
WSDM workshops provide a venue for more focused and less formal discussion of new and emerging research directions and applications of Web search and data mining. We strongly encourage the workshop organizers to make their workshops highly interactive, and include discussion, Q&A and panel sessions to facilitate a lively exchange of ideas among the attendees. A workshop may also be organized as a competition/challenge around an interesting and realistically-sized dataset (possibly released by the workshop organizers for that purpose); examples include the Netflix competition for recommender systems and Yahoo! learning to rank challenge.
The format and content of each workshop will be determined by its organizers. All of the workshop organizers are expected to attend the workshop (organizers who are unable to do so should be added to the PC instead). Organizers of accepted workshops are expected to prepare a workshop Web site, and will be responsible for publicizing the workshop in the relevant communities. The organizers will also be responsible for the reviewing process and the final workshop program, as well as for the preparation of the (informal) workshop proceedings, to be distributed to workshop participants at the conference. The workshop paper submission deadline will be determined by the organizers. As a general guideline, this date should be after the notification date for regular WSDM papers.
Proposals are limited to no more than five pages and should contain the following information:
- Organizers (names, affiliations and email addresses; identify one person as the primary contact person)
- Description of the workshop: abstract, objectives, goals, relevance to WSDM, and expected outcomes
- Motivation for why a WSDM workshop on this topic is needed
- Description of target audience and estimated number of participants
- Workshop duration, format, activities, and schedule
- List of committed program committee members (if any)
- List of related workshops in recent Web-related conferences, indicating the differences between the past and the proposed workshop
- Short biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience
If this workshop has been held previously, then the organizers should indicate this and describe briefly past attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed. Proposers are encouraged to have their drafts reviewed by potential workshop participants before submission.
Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF using the EasyChair system (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wsdm2014workshops).
- 26 July 2013: Workshop Proposals Due
- 16 August 2013: Notifications
- 31 January 2013: Camera-ready materials for participants due to Workshop Chair
- 28 February 2014: Day of Workshops
Brian D. Davison, Lehigh University, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- David Carmel, Yahoo! Labs Haifa, Israel
- James Caverlee, Texas A&M Univ., USA
- Li Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
- Debora Donato, StumbleUpon, USA
- Dennis Fetterly, Microsoft Research, USA
- Aristides Gionis, Aalto University, Finland
- Adam Jatowt, Kyoto University, Japan
- Vanessa Murdock, Microsoft, USA
- Matthew Rowe, Lancaster University, UK
- Yunqing Xia, Tsinghua University, China
- Emine Yilmaz, University College London, UK