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Robert West <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 12:06:19 +0100
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Dear all,


Please consider submitting proposals for tutorials to be held at The Web
Conference 2021:

Submission deadline: 30 Nov 2020
Tutorial dates: 19-23 April 2021

This year we feature a special track for interactive hands-on tutorials.
Hands-on tutorials may be challenging to organize in an online-only
setting, but keeping up the hands-on component is especially important in
these times where ever more interaction is becoming remote and
asynchronous. With an engaging hands-on tutorial, we can make a real
difference in people's lives, now more than ever!

Bob West (EPFL)
Marinka Zitnik (Harvard)


More info:

We invite tutorial proposals on current and emerging topics related to the
World Wide Web, broadly construed, i.e., including mobile and other
Internet- and online-enabled modes of interaction and communication.
Tutorials serve an educational function and are expected to provide a
balanced perspective on a field of research. It is expected that tutorials
target audiences with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds:
beginners, developers, designers, researchers, practitioners, users,
lecturers, and representatives of governments and funding agencies who want
to learn about emerging research areas or develop advanced skills in areas
about which they are already knowledgeable. Only a subset of those profiles
can be addressed in each tutorial. Tutorial proposals are welcome in both
technological (such as algorithmic and software issues) as well as
socio-economic domains (such as market design, interaction design, and
collaboration technologies).

To bridge the gap between research and real-world applications, we are
accepting tutorial proposals in the following two categories:

(1) Hands-on tutorials are targeted at novice as well as moderately skilled
users, with a focus on providing hands-on experience to the attendees. The
pace of the tutorial should be set such that beginners can follow along
comfortably. The covered tools and systems must have a proven track record
of success in the community. Hands-on tutorials introduce the motivation
behind the tools and the associated fundamental concepts and work through
examples to demonstrate applications in real-world use cases. We also
welcome proposals for creative and unconventional training sessions, such
as hackathons, competitions/challenges, etc. as long as participants can
learn practical skills and participate in an active way.

(2) Lecture-style tutorials cover the state-of-the-art research,
development, and applications in a specific data mining related area, and
stimulate and facilitate future work. Tutorials on interdisciplinary
directions, bridging scientific research and applied communities, novel and
fast growing directions, and significant applications are highly
encouraged. We also encourage tutorials in areas that may be different from
the mainstream conference but are still very much related to the Web
Conference mission and objectives of gaining insight from data. The
conference is paying particular attention to themes around the Web’s
impact, technical and socio-technical advances that enhance and expand Web
platforms and technologies, and issues of democratizing access to Web
information and knowledge. Tutorials on these themes are highly encouraged.
Hands-on tutorials feature in-depth hands-on training on cutting edge
systems and tools of relevance to the Web Conference community: data
mining, machine learning, crowdsourcing, computational social science,
security/privacy/trust, semantics & knowledge, systems, user experience &
accessibility, mobile computing.

All tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program and
will be available free of charge to the attendees of the conference. A
tutorial can be for half a day, i.e., 3-4 hours of audience interaction,
including questions, or a full day, which corresponds to 7 hours. Teams of
2-3 presenters are encouraged, though single-presenter tutorials are
possible. Preference will be given to applications that involve at least
one expert in the areas covered by the proposal.

Registration fees will be waived for tutorial presenters.

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