Call for Demonstrations

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 2023 Call for Papers. 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.

Due to the hands-on nature and lively interactivity of many demonstration prototypes, we anticipate that the on-site demo session would likely be a primarily in-person experience. Therefore, at least one author of each demonstration should be prepared to present the demonstration in person. In the event of significant hardships in travelling, upon approval from the organizers, authors would need to find a proxy (a registered in-person attendee) to anchor the demonstration on-site, while still being present virtually to answer questions in real time.

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. Submissions that are over the 4-page limit and incomplete submissions will be rejected without review. Unlike regular paper submissions in WSDM, authors of demonstration submissions are not expected to conceal their identity from reviewers.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the CMT WSDM2023 demo paper submission site. (note: the system will open for accepting submissions about two weeks before the deadline). At least one author of each accepted demonstration must register and attend the conference.

Demo papers will be published as part of the WSDM 2023 proceedings. Therefore, they must be considered “archival”, and must not have been published or be under consideration for publication at a different venue with archival proceedings. Authors should carefully go through ACM’s authorship policy before submitting a paper.

Important Dates

Submissions Open September 8, 2022
Submissions Due September 22, 2022 October 5, 2022
Notifications November 22, 2022
Camera-ready December 19, 2022

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

Demo & Posters Chairs

Zhifeng Bao

Zhifeng Bao


Liqiang Nie

Liqiang Nie

Shandong University