Call for Workshop Proposals

WSDM (pronounced “wisdom”) is one of the premier conferences on web-inspired research involving search and data mining. The 16th ACM International WSDM Conference will take place in Singapore (in-person conference with virtual elements) between February 27 and March 3, 2023.

The WSDM 2023 organizing committee invites proposals for full-day and half-day workshops to be held at the WSDM conference on March 3, 2023. The topics of the proposed workshops should be aligned with those set forth in the call for papers of the main conference.

WSDM workshops provide a venue for exploring and discussing emerging research directions and applications. The format and content of each workshop will be determined by its organizers. The tasks of the workshop organizers are as follows:

  • Determine the submission deadline for the workshop (if applicable).
  • Handle the full reviewing process, including recruiting the Program Committee.
  • Prepare a workshop website featuring the final program and proceedings.
  • Publicize the workshop in the relevant communities.
  • Prepare workshop notes to be distributed (possibly online) to attendees.
  • Submit a workshop summary paper as part of the proceedings.
  • At least two members of the organizers register and attend the workshop, and supervise the workshop operations. At least one organizer commits to register and attend in person.
  • Plan for an in-person experience, while still allowing virtual participation by those who genuinely face significant challenges.

Proposal Format

Workshop proposals, in no more than 5 pages (ACM formatting, sigconf style, submitted as PDF), should include the following information:

  • Proposed workshop organizers (names, affiliations and email addresses; identify one person as the primary contact person).
  • Description of the workshop: objectives, goals, relevance to WSDM, and expected outcomes.
  • Rationale for holding such a workshop during WSDM.
  • Description of target audience and estimated number of participants.
  • Proposed workshop duration (1/2 or full day), format, activities, and schedule.
  • Describe how the organizers intend to encourage physical attendance and in-person activities.
  • 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 experience and qualifications (e.g., previous workshop organizing).
  • If this is a recurring workshop (at WSDM or related conferences such as WWW, SIGIR or KDD), the organizers should highlight the fact, and describe past attendance and outcomes.

After workshop acceptance, but before the actual workshop date (TBA), the workshop organizers will be asked for a 2-page workshop summary to be included with the conference proceedings*. See this example as a reference.

* Note that the workshop papers are non-archival (i.e., they will not appear in the conference proceedings). However, workshop organizers are free to make independent publication arrangements, e.g., as a special issue in a journal.

Proposals have to be submitted through the EasyChair submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wsdm2023ws

For any questions, please reach out to wsdm2023ws@easychair.org


Workshop Proposal Dates


Workshop Proposals Due October 6, 2022
Proposal Acceptance Notifications November 3, 2022

All deadlines are 11:59pm, anywhere on earth.


Organizational Dates for Accepted Workshops


Workshop Website and CFP TBA, but probably early December 2022
Workshop 2-Page Summary Camera-ready TBA, but probably early January 2023
Workshop Paper Submission Organizers to decide, but no later than TBA
Workshop Paper Notification Organizers to decide, but no later than TBA
Workshop Day March 3, 2023

Workshop Chairs


Yuan Fang

Yuan Fang

Singapore Management University

Ingmar Weber

Ingmar Weber

Qatar Computing Research Institute