Call for Tutorials

Key Dates

Tutorial Proposal Deadline October 5, 2020​
Tutorial Acceptance Notifications October 30, 2020
Tutorial Day March 8, 2021
Main Conference March 8-12, 2021

We invite proposals for half and full-day tutorials to be held at the 14th Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) conference. WSDM will take place from March 8 to March 12, 2021 in Jerusalem, Israel.

The WSDM 2021 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.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. Please submit at:

  1. The cover sheet (no longer than one page) should include the following elements:
    • Title and length of the tutorial (either half-day, e.g. 3 hours plus breaks, or full day, e.g., 6 hours plus breaks)
    • Short abstract (300 words)
    • Intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required
    • Previous offering(s) of the tutorial
    • Detailed contact information of all presenters (and indication of the main contact person)
    • Brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter, highlighting relevant experience in presenting tutorials, teaching classes, organizing summer schools, etc.
  2. The extended abstract (no longer than three pages) should include the following sections:
    • Motivation
    • Brief outline of the topics to be covered
    • Relevance to the community and references to related resources (and tutorials at related conferences)
    • Format and detailed schedule
    • Type of support materials to be supplied to attendees.
    • Relationships with (possible) previous versions of the tutorials (differences, additions, changes, comments/questions from previous audience and how do you address them).

Tutorial proposals must be submitted in PDF according to the new ACM format published in the ACM guidelines (, selecting the generic “sigconf” sample.

For any questions, please contact the easychair tutorials email:

WSDM 2021 Tutorial Chairs