Call for Workshop Proposals

We invite proposals for full-day and half-day workshops to be held at the WSDM conference on February 9, 2011. 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 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. Workshops of this kind might require extra time to plan, hence we may be willing to provide early notice of acceptance.

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.

Submission Guidelines

It is highly recommended to use the WSDM 2011 Workshop Proposal Template for your submission:

PDF: wsdm2011_workshop_proposal_template.pdf
MS Word DOC: wsdm2011_workshop_proposal_template.doc

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

Important Dates

Dates Description
July 25, 2010 Workshop Proposal Due
August 23, 2010 Acceptance Notification

Workshop Co-chairs

  • Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Yahoo! Research (
  • Wai Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (

Workshop Program Committee

  • Eugene Agichtein, Emory University
  • David Carmel, IBM Research
  • Raman Chandrasekar, Microsoft Research
  • Charles Clarke, University of Waterloo
  • Brian Davison, Lehigh University
  • Fernando Diaz, Yahoo! Research
  • Jure Leskovec, Stanford University
  • Sofus Macskassy, Fetch Technologies
  • Cameron Marlow, Facebook
  • Donald Metzler, USC/ISI
  • Vahab Mirrokni, Google Research
  • Muthu Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University
  • Mor Naaman, Rutgers University
  • Christopher Olston, Yahoo! Research
  • Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow
  • Dou Shen, Microsoft
  • Ian Soboroff, NIST
  • Torsten Suel, NYU-Poly
  • Andrew Tomkins, Google Research
  • Daniel Tunkelang, Google
  • Ryen White, Microsoft Research

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2/9 Workshops and tutorials
2/9 Reception
2/10 Opening ceremony
2/10 Keynote I, oral and poster presentations
2/11 Keynote II, oral and poster presentations
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2/12 Oral presentations
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