Call for Industry Day Talks

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 Industry Day event will take place on the first day of the WSDM conference, Monday, February 27, 2023.

The WSDM Industry Chairs are inviting submissions for technical talks that cover the usage of web search and data mining in an industrial setting. The talks may address challenges, solutions, and case studies of interesting and innovative systems as well as applied research in relevant areas.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Data mining, machine learning, and web search innovations and applications in practical scenarios

  • User behavior patterns and insights as demonstrated in large-scale web search and data mining applications

  • Building and optimizing modeling pipelines & production systems to deliver business impact

  • Case studies addressing practical challenges such as data, privacy, integrity, scale, and regulation.

The theme this year is: Responsible AI in Industrial Setting. Particular consideration will be given to talk proposals that are relevant to the theme.


Presentation proposals should be 1 to 2 pages (including references) and follow the ACM format. Formatting guidelines are available at this ACM publication site (use the ˮsigconf” proceedings template, two-column format).

Please include:

  • Title

  • Abstract

  • Outline of the presentation

  • A brief company portrait (~60 words)

  • A short bio of the main presenter (~100 words)

WSDM is a technical conference, so preference will be given to talks describing applied research and technical challenges that can generalize rather than product presentations. Please do NOT submit a sales speech!

Proposals should be submitted electronically via Easychair:

Presentation and Publication

The presentation format will be decided based on submissions and interest to the wider community, and is likely to be a mix of short and long presentations as well as panels.

WSDM 2023 is planned to be an in-person conference with virtual elements. At least one author of each accepted presentation needs to register and present the work at the WSDM 2023 Industry Day. The general expectation is that the talk will be delivered in person. Compelling virtual talk proposals would be considered only on an exceptional basis.

The authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit a camera-ready copy to be included in the proceedings.

Important Dates

Submissions Open October 1, 2022
Submissions Due November 15, 2022
Notifications December 6, 2022
Industry Day February 27, 2023

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

Industry Day Chairs

Daxin Jian

Daxin Jiang

Microsoft STCA

Krishnaram Kenthapadi

Krishnaram Kenthapadi

Fiddler AI

Grace Hui Yan

Grace Hui Yang

Georgetown University

For any questions, please contact