Call for Workshop Proposals

WSDM (pronounced “wisdom”) is one of the premier conferences on web-inspired research involving search and data mining. The 17th ACM International WSDM Conference will take place in Mérida, México (in-person conference with virtual elements) on March 4-8, 2024.

The WSDM 2024 organizing committee invites proposals for full-day and half-day workshops to be held at the WSDM conference on March 8, 2024. The topics of the proposed workshops should be aligned with those set forth in the call for papers of the main conference.

WSDM workshops provide a venue for exploring and discussing emerging research directions and applications. The format and content of each workshop will be determined by its organizers. The tasks of the workshop organizers are as follows:

  • Determine the submission deadline for the workshop (if applicable).
  • Handle the full reviewing process, including recruiting the Program Committee.
  • Prepare a workshop website featuring the final program and proceedings.
  • Publicize the workshop in the relevant communities.
  • Prepare workshop notes to be distributed (possibly online) to attendees.
  • Submit a workshop summary paper as part of the proceedings.
  • At least two members of the organizers register and attend the workshop, and supervise the workshop operations. At least one organizer commits to register and attend in person.
  • Plan for an in-person experience, while still allowing virtual participation by those who genuinely face significant challenges.

Proposal Format

Workshop proposals, in no more than 5 pages (ACM formatting, sigconf style, submitted as PDF), should include the following information:

  • Proposed workshop organizers (names, affiliations and email addresses; identify one person as the primary contact person).
  • Description of the workshop: objectives, goals, relevance to WSDM, and expected outcomes.
  • Rationale for holding such a workshop during WSDM.
  • Description of target audience and estimated number of participants.
  • Proposed workshop duration (1/2 or full day), format, activities, and schedule.
  • Describe how the organizers intend to encourage physical attendance and in-person activities.
  • List of related workshops in recent Web-related conferences, indicating the differences between the past and the proposed workshop.
  • Short biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant experience and qualifications (e.g., previous workshop organizing).
  • If this is a recurring workshop (at WSDM or related conferences such as WWW, SIGIR or KDD), the organizers should highlight the fact, and describe past attendance and outcomes.

After workshop acceptance, but before the actual workshop date (TBA), the workshop organizers will be asked for a 2-page workshop summary to be included with the conference proceedings*. See this example as a reference.
* Note that the workshop papers are non-archival (i.e., they will not appear in the conference proceedings). However, workshop organizers are free to make independent publication arrangements, e.g., as a special issue in a journal.
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Workshop Proposal Dates

  • Workshop Proposals Due: October 5, 2023

  • Proposal Acceptance Notifications: November 2, 2023

  • All deadlines are 11:59 pm anywhere on earth

Organizational Dates for Accepted Workshops

  • Workshop Website and CFP: November 22, 2023

  • Workshop 2-Page Summary Camera-ready: December 17, 2023

  • Workshop Paper Submission: Organizers to decide, but no later than January 15, 2024

  • Workshop Paper Notification: Organizers to decide, but no later than February 1, 2024

  • Workshop Day: March 8, 2024

  • All deadlines are 11:59 pm anywhere on earth