Call for Demonstrations

WSDM (pronounced “wisdom”) is one of the premier conferences on web inspired research involving search and data mining. WSDM 2019 will take place in Melbourne, Australia, on 11-15 February 2019. The Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to search and data mining on the Web and the Social Web to submit original proposals for system demonstrations at the conference.

WSDM demonstrations let you present first-hand experience of novel research prototypes or operational systems, promote your work to leading members of the research community, exchange ideas gained from implementing systems with leading researchers, and obtain direct feedback from expert users and industry practitioners. A paper describing each accepted demonstration will be included in the conference proceedings.

A good submission would be of interest to active researchers in search and data mining on the Web and the Social Web, who should see its value even when they cannot attend the demonstration at the conference. The submission should both describe and demonstrate a novel solution to an existing or new problem. This can be motivated and evaluated through a literature review, a task or a case study. A demonstration submission should address questions such as: What problem does your system seek to address? Who are the target users? How does the submission demonstrate your solution? What will your demonstration actually show and how does it work? How does it compare with existing systems? How, where and when will your technology have a technical or commercial impact?

Demonstration submissions are welcome in any of the areas related to aspects identified in the WSDM 2019 Call for Papers. They are encouraged as extensions of papers submitted to WSDM 2019 or published in previous years, and these references should be made explicit in the submission. Submissions will be reviewed by the Demonstrations Program Committee, who will evaluate the novelty of the technical features being demonstrated, the challenges in producing such a system, its expected impact, and its timeliness and relevance for the WSDM audience of practitioners and researchers. Submissions that describe case studies will also be evaluated on the importance of the case, and its relevance for other potential cases.

Submission guidelines

Submissions of demonstration papers must be in English and in PDF format according to the ACM guidelines and style files to fit within 4 pages including any diagrams, appendices, and references. Wireless network access, along with a table and poster mount backdrop, will be provided for all accepted demonstrations. If you have any additional practical requirement, please direct your request to the demonstration session chairs after the demonstration paper is accepted.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair WSDM2019 demo paper submission site. At least one author of each accepted demonstration must register and attend the conference.

Unlike regular paper submissions in WSDM, authors of demonstration submissions are not expected to conceal their identity from reviewers. Submissions that are over the 4-page limit and incomplete submissions will be rejected without review. Authors should carefully go through ACM’s authorship policy before submitting a paper.

Important Dates

Demonstration submission due 4 September 2018
Demonstrations notification 24 October 2018
WSDM conference 11-15 February 2019

All deadlines are 11:59pm, anywhere in the world.

Demonstrations Chairs

Laurianne Sitbon Queensland University of Technology
laurianne.sitbon@qut.edu.au
Paul Thomas Microsoft
pathom@microsoft.com
  • Key Dates

  • Workshop proposal due 16 August 2018
  • Paper abstracts due 8 August, 2018
  • Final paper submission 15 August 2018
  • Workshop Proposal notifications 5 September 2018
  • Demonstration submission due 4 September 2018
  • Tutorial Submission Due 17 September 2018
  • Doctoral Consortium submissions due 2 October 2018
  • Tutorial Acceptance Notifications 15 October 2018
  • Paper Notifications 24 October 2018
  • Demonstrations notification 24 October 2018
  • Industry Day Submissions Due 26 October 2018
  • Doctoral Consortium Notification 7 November 2018
  • Industry Day Notifications 9 November 2018
  • Workshop Notification of accepted authors (no later than) December 1 2018
  • WSDM conference 11-15 February 2019