• 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 workshops

We invite proposals for full-day and half-day workshops to be held at the WSDM conference on February 5, 2013. Topics of the proposed workshops should be aligned with those set forth in the call for papers for the main conference.

WSDM workshops provide a venue for more focused and less formal discussion of new and emerging research directions and applications of Web search and data mining. We strongly encourage the workshop organizers to make their workshops highly interactive, and include discussion, Q&A and panel sessions to facilitate a lively exchange of ideas among the attendees. A workshop may also be organized as a competition/challenge around an interesting and realistically-sized dataset (possibly released by the workshop organizers for that purpose); examples include Netflix competition for recommender systems and Yahoo! learning to rank challenge.

The format and content of each workshop will be determined by its organizers. All of the workshop organizers are expected to attend the workshop (organizers who are unable to do so should be added to the PC instead). Organizers of accepted workshops are expected to prepare a workshop Web site, and will be responsible for publicizing the workshop in the relevant communities. The organizers will also be responsible for the reviewing process and the final workshop program, as well as for the preparation of the (informal) workshop proceedings, to be distributed to workshop participants at the conference. The workshop paper submission deadline will be determined by the organizers. As a general guideline, this date should be after the notification date for regular WSDM papers.


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)
  • Theme and purpose
  • Objectives, goals, and expected outcomes
  • Relevance and importance
  • Target audience
  • Description of format, activities, and schedule
  • Short biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience

If the workshop has been held previously, then the organizers should indicate this and describe briefly past attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed.

Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF using the EasyChair system (

Workshop Chair

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

Program Committee

  • Andras Benczur, Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Flavio Chierichetti, Cornell University, USA
  • Dennis Fetterly, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Hugo Zaragoza, Websays, Spain