KEY DATES

  • Conference
    Paper abstracts due: Jul. 31, 2012
    Papers due: Aug. 7, 2012
    Paper notifications: Oct. 26, 2012
    Camera ready deadline: Nov. 30, 2012
    • Conference: Feb. 6-8, 2013
  • Workshops
    Workshop proposals due: Jun. 29, 2012
    Workshop notifications: Aug. 3, 2012
    Paper notifications: Nov. 30, 2012
    • Workshops: Feb. 4-5, 2013
  • Tutorials
    Tutorial proposals due: Aug. 31, 2012
    Tutorial notifications: Oct. 12, 2012
    Tutorial camera ready: Nov. 2, 2012
    • Tutorial: Feb. 4-5, 2013
  • Data Challenge
    Launch Data Challenge: Aug. 31, 2012
    Registration to participate: Sep. 30, 2012
    End Data Challenge: Dec. 14, 2012
    • Data Challenge presentations: Feb. 5, 2013
  • Doctoral Consortium
    Submission: Sep. 14, 2012 Sep. 21, 2012

    Notifications: Nov. 20, 2012
    Camera ready deadline: Nov. 30, 2012
    • Doctoral Consortium: Feb. 5, 2013

Call for papers

6th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining

(WSDM 2013)

February 4-8, 2013, Rome, Italy

Co-Sponsored by ACM SIGIR, SIGKDD, SIGMOD and SIGWEB

http://wsdm2013.org

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WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is one of the premier conferences covering research in the areas of search and data mining on the Web. The Sixth ACM WSDM Conference will take place in Rome, Italy during February 6-8, 2013. February 4 will be dedicated to the doctoral consortium; whereas February 5 will be dedicated to tutorials, workshops and data challenge.

WSDM publishes original, high quality papers and presentations related to search and data mining on the Web and the Social Web, with an emphasis on practical but principled novel models of search, retrieval and data mining, algorithm design and analysis, economic implications, and in-depth experimental analysis of accuracy and performance.

WSDM 2013 is a highly selective, single track meeting that includes invited talks as well as refereed full papers. Topics covered include but are not limited to:

Web Search

  • Web dynamics and search
  • Multifaceted and task-driven search
  • Multimedia Web search
  • Security and privacy in Web search and mining
  • User interfaces and interaction
  • User and search modeling
  • Personalized search and ranking
  • Distributed, meta, and peer-to-peer search
  • Vertical portals and search
  • Search quality benchmarking and evaluation
  • Search result ranking and assistance
  • Searching social and real-time content
  • Algorithms and systems for web-scale search
  • Sponsored Search and Computational Advertising

Web Mining

  • Web measurements, Web evolution, Web models
  • Clustering, classification, and summarization of Web data
  • Opinion mining and sentiment analysis
  • Multimodal data mining
  • Data, entity, event and relationship extraction
  • Sense and entity disambiguation
  • Data integration and data cleaning
  • Discovery-driven Web and social network mining
  • Traffic and log analysis
  • Algorithms and systems for Web-scale mining


Social Search and Mining

  • Social network analysis, theories, models, and applications
  • Social media analysis: blogs and friendship networks
  • Influence spreading and viral marketing in social networks
  • Social reputation, influence, and trust
  • User profiling and recommendation systems
  • User activity modeling and exploitation
  • Tags, users, and search
  • Collaborative search and question answering
  • Searching social media and collaboratively generated content


Conference organization

Conference General Chairs:

  • Stefano Leonardi, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Alessandro Panconesi, Sapienza University of Rome

Program Committee Chairs:

  • Paolo Ferragina, University of Pisa
  • Aristides Gionis, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona

Local Chairs:

  • Aris Anagnostopoulos, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Flavio Chierichetti, Cornell University

Publicity Chair and Web Presence:

  • Aris Anagnostopoulos, Sapienza University of Rome

Treasurer and Registration Chair:

  • Luca Becchetti, Sapienza University of Rome

Sponsor Chair:

  • Alessandro Panconesi, Sapienza University of Rome

Proceedings Chair:

  • Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI CNR, Pisa

Senior Program Committee:

  • Deepak Agarwal, Yahoo! Research, USA
  • Aris Anagnostopoulos, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Arindam Banerjee, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Roberto Bayardo, Google, USA
  • Klaus Berberich, MPI fur Informatik, Germany
  • Soumen Chakrabarti, IIT Bombay, India
  • Xueqi Cheng, Chinese Academy of Science, China
  • Massimiliano Ciaramita, Google, Switzerland
  • Antonio Gulli, Microsoft, UK
  • Monika Henzinger, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Yehuda Koren, Yahoo! Research, Israel
  • Nick Koudas, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Silvio Lattanzi, Google, USA
  • Kristen Lefevre, University of Michigan, USA
  • Hang Li, Microsoft Research, China
  • Amelie Marian, Rutgers University, USA
  • Michael Mitzenmacher, Harvard University, USA
  • Kamesh Munagala, Duke University, USA
  • Jennifer Neville, Purdue University, USA
  • Rina Panigrahy, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Filip Radlinski, Microsoft Research, UK
  • Luo Si, Purdue University, USA
  • Sergei Vassilvitskii, Yahoo! Research, USA
  • Sebastiano Vigna, University of Milan, Italy
  • Qiang Yang, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Cheng Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Steering Committee:

  • Rakesh Agrawal, Microsoft, USA
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates,Yahoo!, University of Chile, Spain
  • Ziv Bar-Yossef, Technion, Google, Israel
  • Soumen Chakrabarti, IIT Bombay, India
  • Monika Henzinger, EPFL, Google, Switzerland
  • Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University, USA
  • Marc Najork, Microsoft, USA

 

Key Dates

  • Paper abstracts due: Jul. 31, 2012
  • Papers due: Aug. 7, 2012
  • Paper notifications: Oct. 26, 2012
  • Camera ready deadline: Nov. 30, 2012
  • Conference: Feb. 6-8, 2013

All deadlines are 11.59pm, anywhere in the world (Alofi time).

Paper Format
Papers must report original research not accepted or under submission to any journal or conference with public proceedings (previous submissions in informal workshops or as posters are allowed, but must be indicated). Papers must be formatted according to ACM guidelines and style files to fit within 10 pages, including references, diagrams, and appendices if any. A submitted paper must be self-contained and in English.

Submissions
Papers must be submitted in PDF format to the paper submission web site. PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded. After upload, please check the copy stored on the site. Submissions that do not view or print properly may be rejected without a chance to rectify the problem. Please contact wsdm2013 [at] easychair.org for any questions on the submission or review process.

Review Process
The review process will be single-blind (that is, the identity of authors is known to the reviewers). Each paper will be reviewed by at least three regular PC members and one or two senior PC members. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretic impact, and presentation.

Publication and Presentation
All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author should register for each paper before the camera-ready submission. At the conference, all the papers will be allocated a slot at the interactive poster session to encourage discussion. Additionally, selected papers will be presented during the plenary oral sessions; others will be included in a short "madness" session.


Workshops

Workshop Chair: Sebastiano Vigna, University of Milan

Key Dates
Workshop proposals due: Jun. 29, 2012
Workshop notifications: Aug. 3, 2012
Workshop papers due: Nov. 30, 2012
Workshops: Feb. 4-5, 2013

For the full CFP see the call for workshops.


Tutorials

Tutorial Chair: Paolo Boldi, University of Milan

Key Dates
Tutorial proposals due: Aug. 31, 2012
Tutorial notifications: Oct. 12, 2012
Tutorial camera ready: Nov. 2, 2012
Tutorial: Feb. 4-5, 2013

For the full CFP see the call for tutorials.


Data Challenge

Data Challenge Chairs:

  • Paolo Boldi, University of Milan
  • Tamir Tassa, The Open University of Israel

Key Dates
Launch Data Challenge: Aug. 31, 2012
End Data Challenge: Dec. 14, 2012
Data Challenge presentations: Feb. 5, 2013

For more information see the data challenge page.


Doctoral Consortium

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

  • Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI CNR, Pisa
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona

Key Dates
Doctoral Consortium submissions due: Sep. 14, 2012
Doctoral consortium notifications: Oct. 26, 2012
Camera ready deadline: Nov. 30, 2012
Doctoral Consortium: Feb. 4, 2013

For more information see the doctoral consortium page.