• 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 tutorials

We invite proposals for full-day and half-day tutorials to be held at the Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) conference; tutorials will be presented on February 4 and 5, 2013.

Topics of the proposed tutorials should be aligned with those set forth in the call for papers for the main conference.
The WSDM 2013 Tutorial Program is intended to disseminate information to conference attendees on recently emerging topics and trends, provide surveys of complementary techniques to those commonly studied at WSDM, and inform industrial practitioners on the state-of-the-art within the field. Tutorials will be presented by subject matter experts. We encourage submissions of proposals on all topics in the general areas of web search, data mining, information retrieval, and social search.


Proposals are limited to 1,000 words and should contain the following information:

  • Organizers (names, affiliations and email addresses) (identify one person as the primary contact person)
  • Title of tutorial
  • 300 Word abstract (1-2 paragraphs suitable for inclusion in conference registration materials)
  • Short biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience
  • Target Audience
  • Aims/Learning objectives
  • Previous offerings of tutorial
  • Related tutorials at similar conferences
  • Relation to WSDM areas
  • Format & Outline
  • Whether the tutorial is designed as Half-day or Full-day
  • (Optionally) Brief bullet-point outline
  • Links to related resources
  • Any other noteworthy comments or remarks

Questions regarding tutorial proposals as well as proposals should be sent to the Tutorial Program Chair: Paolo Boldi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Important Dates

  • Tutorial proposals due: August 31, 2012
  • Tutorial notifications: October 12, 2012
  • Tutorial camera ready: November 2, 2012
  • Tutorial: February 4-5, 2013

Tutorial Chair

  • Paolo Boldi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Tutorials Committee

  • Roi Blanco (Yahoo!)
  • Carlos Castillo (Qatar)
  • Massimo Coppola (ISTI CNR Pisa)
  • Julio Gonzalo (Uned)
  • Christophe Prieur (Univ. Paris Diderot)
  • Mauro Sozio (Telecom ParisTech)