The 9th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining

San Francisco, California, USA. February 22-25, 2016.

See you at WSDM 2017!

WSDM 2017 is going to be held in Cambridge, UK, February 6-10, 2017.

Best Paper Awards

This year, we have one best paper and two best paper honorable mentions.

Best Paper

Beyond Ranking: Optimizing Whole-Page Presentation ACM DL
Yue Wang, Dawei Yin, Roger Jie Luo, Pengyuan Wang, Makoto Yamada, Yi Chang and Qiaozhu Mei

Honorable Mentions

Information Evolution in Social Networks ACM DL
Lada A. Adamic, Thomas M. Lento, Eytan Adar and Pauline C. Ng

DiFacto: Distributed Factorization Machines ACM DL
Mu Li, Ziqi Liu, Alexander Smola and Yu-Xiang Wang

WSDM 2016 Overview

WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is one of the the premier conferences on web inspired research involving search and data mining.

This year's program will include 3 keynotes, 4 invited talks for Practice & Experience Track, paper presentations, 5 workshops, 3 tutorials, a doctoral consortium, a VC/Industry Day, and a WSDM Cup competition.
See the Schedule

WSDM publishes original, high quality papers and presentations, with an emphasis on practical but principled novel models of search, retrieval and data mining, algorithm design and analysis, economic implications, and in-depth experimental analysis of accuracy and performance.

Registration Late registration due: Feb 17

Limited onsite registration will be available.
See the Registration Information

WSDM VC and Industry Day Mon, Feb 22

This year WSDM will host a VC and Industry day focused on the interaction of the search and data mining communities with the VC and Industry communities. A series of invited talks by prominent speakers as Ron Conway (SVAngel, Founder and Co-managing Partner) and Qi Lu (Microsoft, EVP) will be mixed with panels on the topics ranging from the role of the data science in startups to the sharing economy. The lunch break will feature a company expo where 20+ companies will present their work, giving the WSDM attendants a chance to see data science and search applications in practice.


In the 2016 WSDM Cup, the challenge will be to assess the query-independent importance of scholarly articles, using data from the Microsoft Academic Graph -- a large heterogeneous graph comprised of publications, authors, venues, organizations, and the fields of study.

Venue & Hotel

WSDM 2016 will be held at the Mission Bay Conference Center (, located in the heart of San Francisco.

The recommended hotel and conference banquet site is the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at the Embarcadero Center (