The 11th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining

Los Angeles, California, USA, Feb. 5-9, 2018.

Call for Demonstrations

EasyChair submission link:

WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is one of the premier conferences on web inspired research involving search and data mining. The 11th ACM International WSDM Conference will take place in Los Angeles, CA, during February 5-9, 2018. 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 enable presenters to give conference delegates first-hand experience of novel research prototypes or operational systems, to promote their work to leading members of the research community, to exchange ideas gained from implementing systems with leading researchers, and to obtain direct feedback from expert users and industry practitioners. A paper describing each accepted demonstration will be included in the WSDM 2018 conference proceeding.

A good demonstration submission should be of interest to a WSDM audience of active researchers in the areas related to search and data mining on the Web and the Social Web. The submission should both describe and demonstrate a novel solution to an existing or new problem in WSDM. A demonstration submission should address the following questions: What problem does your system seek to address? Who are the target users? How does the submission demonstrate your solution to the problem? What will your demonstration actually show and how does it work? How does your demonstration system compare with existing systems that seek to do the same or similar things? Finally, 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 of WSDM identified in the Call for Papers on the WSDM 2018 website. 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 chair after the demonstration paper is accepted.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChairWSDM2018 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 take measures to conceal their identity from reviewers. But 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: August 12, 2017
  • Demonstrations notification: October 23, 2017
  • Conference: February 5-9, 2018

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

Demonstration Chair

Hongning Wang (University of Virginia, U.S.)
Email: hw5x [AT] virginia [dot] edu