Welcome to WSDM 2017

The proceedings for WSDM 2017 are available online and accessible through http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2017/proceedings/.
Is there an impact of double-blind reviewing in a conference setting? On bidding behavior? On reviewing behavior? Does fame pay? Find out which reviewing model WSDM should use in the future… During WSDM 2017, the PC chairs Andrew Tomkins and Min Zhang ran an experiment on single-blind vs double-blind reviewing. A detailed write-up of the experiment plus an analysis of the results by Andrew Tomkins, Min Zhang and William D. Heavlin has been posted on arXiv at https://arxiv.org/pdf/1702.00502v1.pdf. A summary of the design, analysis and conclusion of the experiment is on Google docs.
Info February 7, 2017
The WSDM 2017 best paper award goes to “Unbiased Learning-to-Rank with Biased Feedback” by Thorsten Joachims, Adith Swaminathan and Tobias Schnabel, all from Cornell University. [paper][slides]

The WSDM 2017 best student paper award goes to “Reducing Controversy by Connecting Opposing Views” by Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, and Michael Mathioudakis, from Aalto University and Qatar Computing Research Institute. [paper] [slides]

Congratulations!

Info February 6, 2017
The best paper nominations for WSDM 2017 (ordered by presentation time) are:

  • Reducing Controversy by Connecting Opposing Views
    Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella, Aalto University
    Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Qatar Computing Research Institute
    Aristides Gionis, Aalto University
    Michael Mathioudakis, Aalto University
    (Main conference day 1, Session 1)
  • Unbiased Learning-to-Rank with Biased Feedback
    Thorsten Joachims, Cornell University
    Adith Swaminathan, Cornell University
    Tobias Schnabel, Cornell University
    (Main conference day 3, Session 9)
  • Learning from User Interactions in Personal Search via Attribute Parameterization
    Michael Bendersky, Google Inc
    Xuanhui Wang, Google, Inc.
    Donald Metzler, Google, Inc.
    Marc Najork, Google, Inc.
    (Main conference day 3, Session 9)
Info February 5, 2017
For registration, follow the WSDM banners by the east entrance of The Guildhall upstairs to the registration desk, which will be open 8:15am–7:00pm daily!
Info February 5, 2017
An up-to-date PDF version of the conference booklet with the full program is available for offline reading.
Info February 2, 2017
WSDM 2017 will be the largest European edition of WSDM ever. Some of the workshops on Friday February 10 are sold out or nearly sold out. If you still want to register for one of the workshops that has room, please hurry up.
Program January 18, 2017
We are proud to announce Nick Craswell, Principal Applied Science Manager in Microsoft, as one of our Practice and Experience track speakers.
Program January 9, 2017
Sponsoring January 5, 2017
iSoftStone joins WSDM 2017 as a Bronze Sponsor.
Info January 1, 2017
Regular registration for WSDM2017 ends in just over a week, on January 9, 2017. Please visit http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2017/attending/registration/ and register!.
Program December 19, 2016
Program for the Startup Day to be held at WSDM 2017 on Monday February 6, 2017 is available online at http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2017/startup-day/.
Sponsoring November 23, 2016
Google joins WSDM 2017 as a Gold Sponsor.
November 17, 2016
Registration for WSDM 2017 is open now. Head on over to http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2017/attending/registration/ to identify the package that suits you best and follow the link to the RegOnline registration page.
Sponsoring November 16, 2016
Appen joins WSDM 2017 as a Silver Sponsor.
Program November 16, 2016
Our program overview is online at http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2017/overview/.
Program November 14, 2016
The list of accepted tutorials for WSDM 2017 is online at http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2017/tutorials/.
Sponsoring November 8, 2016
Facebook joins WSDM 2017 as a Gold Sponsor.
November 5, 2016
The registration fees for WSDM 2017 are online. Registration will open in a few days. Please see http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2017/attending/registration/.
Sponsoring October 28, 2016
Bloomberg joins WSDM 2017 as a Gold Sponsor.
Program October 19, 2016
The list of accepted papers for WSDM 2017 is online at http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2017/accepted-papers/.
Sponsoring October 18, 2016
Elsevier joins WSDM 2017 as a Silver Sponsor.
Program October 18, 2016
Notifications for the main conference have been sent out. This year we received 505 valid submissions, 35% more than any past year. We were able to accept only 80 of these, representing an accept rate of about 16%.
Program October 16, 2016
A draft of the program for the Startup Day to be held at WSDM 2017 on Monday February 6, 2017 is available online at http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2017/startup-day/.
Sponsoring October 10, 2016
Criteo Research joins WSDM 2017 as a Gold Sponsor.
Sponsoring October 10, 2016
Yahoo! Research joins WSDM 2017 as a Silver Sponsor.
Sponsoring October 3, 2016
eBay joins WSDM 2017 as a Gold Sponsor.
Sponsoring September 29, 2016
Yandex joins WSDM 2017 as a Bronze Sponsor.
Program September 25, 2016
We are proud to announce Ricardo Baeza-Yates, from NTENT, UPF and the University of Chile, as one of our keynote speakers.
Calls September 24, 2016
The call for papers for the WSDM 2017 Workshop on Mining Online Health Reports is available now at https://sites.google.com/site/mohrs2017/home.
Calls September 23, 2016
The call for papers for the WSDM 2017 Workshop on Cyber Deviance Detection (CyberDD 2017) is available now at http://mklab.iti.gr/cyberdd2017/.
Calls September 22, 2016
The call for papers for the WSDM 2017 Workshop on Mining Actionable Insights from Social Networks is available now at http://ls3.rnet.ryerson.ca/MAISoN/2017/.
Calls September 21, 2016
The call for papers for the WSDM 2017 Workshop on Scholarly Web Mining is available now at https://ornlcda.github.io/SWM2017/.
Calls September 16, 2016
The deadline for the WSDM 2017 Doctoral Consortium is extended to October 20, 2016. Submissions via https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=43748215.J6lg2Rqp7zjap6TW.
September 14, 2016
Attending WSDM 2017? Use http://conferenceshare.co to cut costs by sharing hotel room or car rental with fellow attendees!
Program August 30, 2016
We are proud to announce Andrew Blake, director of the Alan Turing Institute, as one of our Practice and Experience track speakers.
Calls August 11, 2016
The WSDM 2017 Call for Tutorial proposals is out now at http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2017/calls/tutorials/. Deadline: September 18, 2016.
August 9, 2016
WSDM 2017 received a record number of 505 submissions, a 37% increase compared to last year’s 368.
Program August 5, 2016
We are proud to announce Steve Young from Cambridge University as one of our keynote speakers.
Program July 30, 2016
We are proud to announce Ralf Herbrich from Amazon as one of our Practice and Experience track speakers.
Program July 29, 2016
We are proud to announce Jan Pedersen from Microsoft as one of our Practice and Experience track speakers.
Program July 28, 2016
We are proud to announce Anjali Joshi from Google as one of our Practice and Experience track speakers.
Program July 5, 2016
We are proud to announce Claire Cardie from Cornell University as the first of our keynote speakers.
Calls July 3, 2016
WSDM 2017 paper abstracts due in four weeks!
Sponsoring July 2, 2016
Thomson Reuters joins WSDM 2017 as a Bronze Sponsor.
Sponsoring May 18, 2016
Microsoft joins WSDM 2017 as a Platinum Sponsor.
Sponsoring May 16, 2016
AI Journal funds student scholarships at WSDM 2017!