Call for Tutorials

Tutorial proposals due: September 14, 2014

We invite proposals for full-day and half-day tutorials to be held at the Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) conference on February 2, 2015. Topics of the proposed tutorials should be aligned with the topics in the call for papers for the main conference. The WSDM 2015 Tutorial Program is intended to disseminate information to conference attendees on recently emerging topics and trends, provide surveys of complementary techniques to those commonly studied at WSDM, and inform industrial practitioners on the state-of-the-art within the field. We encourage submissions of proposals on topics in the general areas of Web search, data mining, information retrieval, and social search. WSDM historically has drawn audiences from both academia and industry. This should be taken into consideration in the proposal. Tutorials will be given by experts in the subject matter.


Proposals should be 2 – 3 pages and should contain the following information:

  • Speakers
  • Names, affiliations and email addresses
  • Primary contact
  • Biographical sketch of each speaker, describing relevant qualifications
  • Title of tutorial
  • 300 Word abstract (1-2 paragraphs for inclusion in conference registration materials)
  • Audience
  • Aims/Learning objectives
  • Previous offerings of tutorial
  • Related tutorials at similar conferences
  • Relation to WSDM areas
  • Format & Outline
  • Half-day or Full-day
  • Brief outline of topics to be covered
  • Links to related resources
  • Prerequisites
  • Any other information the committee requires to evaluate the proposal

Submissions will be managed by EasyChair:

Key Dates

  • Tutorial proposals due: September 14, 2014
  • Tutorial notifications: November 1, 2014
  • Tutorials: February 2, 2015

All deadlines are 11:59pm, anywhere in the world (Alofi time).

Tutorials Co-Chairs

  • Eytan Adar, University of Michigan
  • Min Zhang, Tsinghua University

Questions regarding tutorial proposals should be sent to

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