WSDM 2009 

NEW: Call for Papers for New Late Breaking-Results (Web site and submission information) Deadline: November 17, 2008, 11:59 pm UTC-10 (Hawaii)

Call for Papers

Second ACM International Conference on
Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) 2009

Abstract deadline: Aug 04, 2008

WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is a young ACM conference intended to be the publication venue for research in the areas of search and data mining. Indeed, the pace of innovation in these areas prevents proper coverage by conferences of broader scope. The high attendance at the first WSDM, held at Stanford University in February of 2008, is a confirmation of this trend. In 2009, WSDM will be co-located with WAW 2009, the Sixth Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web-Graph, that will be held immediately after on February 12-13, 2009.
WSDM invites original, high quality submissions related to search and data mining on the Web, with an emphasis on practical but principled novel models of search and retrieval, algorithm design and analysis, economics implications, and in-depth experimental analysis of accuracy and performance.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to the following:
Crawling the Web and monitoring change
Text indexing, index caching, query processing
Search engine architecture
Novel query languages
Security and privacy in Web search and mining
Distributed, meta, and peer-to-peer search
Vertical portals and search
Ranking and machine learning for ranking
Personalized search and ranking
User profiling and recommendation systems
Multifaceted and task-driven search
User activity modeling and exploitation
Sponsored search and content match algorithmics
Multimedia Web search
User interfaces for search interaction
Search quality benchmarking and evaluation
Social media analysis: blogs and friendship networks
Summarization, clustering, classification of Web data
Wrapper induction
Data integration and data cleaning
Information extraction, slot-filling
Entity and relationship extraction
Sense and entity disambiguation
Discovery-driven Web and social network mining
Web measurements, Web evolution, Web models
Traffic and log analysis
Site-level and other aggregate analysis
Algorithms and systems for Web-scale search and mining
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 diagrams and appendices if any. A submitted paper must be self-contained. If absolutely necessary, one or two citations may be flagged as compulsory reading before evaluating the submission.


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. Submission that do not view or print properly may be rejected without a chance to rectify the problem. Please contact for any questions.

Review Process

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three regular PC members and one or two senior PC members. Decisions will take into account novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical application, impact, and presentation. For some papers, the PC may ask for clarifications from the authors during an author feedback phase.

Important Dates

Abstract submission
August 4, 2008, 17:00, PDT (24:00 GMT)
Full paper submission
August 11, 2008, 24:00 UTC-10 (Hawaii)
October 20, 2008

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