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                           CALL FOR PAPERS

               Seventh ACM International Conference on
                Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM2014)

              February 24-28, 2014, New York City, USA

            Abstract submission deadline: August 19, 2013
                Submission deadline: August 26, 2013

WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is one of the premier conferences covering
research in the areas of search and data mining on the Web. The Seventh
ACM WSDM Conference will take place in New York City, USA during
February 24-28, 2014.

WSDM publishes original, high-quality papers related to search and data
mining on the Web and the Social Web, with an emphasis on practical but
principled novel models of search, retrieval and data mining, algorithm
design and analysis, economic implications, and in-depth experimental
analysis of accuracy and performance.

WSDM 2014 is a highly selective, single track meeting that includes
invited talks as well as refereed full papers. Topics covered include
but are not limited to:

Web Search
* Web dynamics and search
* Multifaceted and task-driven search
* Multimedia Web search
* Security and privacy in Web search and mining
* User interfaces and interaction
* User and search modeling
* Personalized search and ranking
* Distributed, meta, and peer-to-peer search
* Vertical portals and search
* Search quality benchmarking and evaluation
* Search result ranking and assistance
* Searching social and real-time content
* Algorithms and systems for web-scale search
* Sponsored Search and Computational Advertising

Web Mining
* Web measurements, Web evolution, Web models
* Clustering, classification, and summarization of Web data
* Opinion mining and sentiment analysis
* Multimodal data mining
* Data, entity, event and relationship extraction
* Sense and entity disambiguation
* Data integration and data cleaning
* Discovery-driven Web and social network mining
* Traffic and log analysis
* Algorithms and systems for Web-scale mining

Social Search and Mining
* Social network analysis, theories, models, and applications
* Social media analysis: blogs and friendship networks
* Influence spreading and viral marketing in social networks
* Social reputation, influence, and trust
* User profiling and recommendation systems
* User activity modeling and exploitation
* Tags, users, and search
* Collaborative search and question answering
* Searching social media and collaboratively generated content

Papers emphasizing novel algorithmic approaches are particularly
encouraged, as are empirical/analytical studies of specific data mining
problems in other scientific disciplines, in business, engineering, or
other application domains. Application-oriented papers that make
innovative technical contributions to research are welcome. Visionary
papers on new and emerging topics are also welcome.

Authors are explicitly discouraged from submitting papers that do not
present clearly their contribution with respect to previous works, that
contain only incremental results, and that do not provide significant
advances over existing approaches.

Key Dates
* Paper abstracts due: August 19, 2013
* Papers due: August 26, 2013
* Paper notifications: November 25, 2013
* Conference: February 24-28, 2014
All deadlines are 11.59pm, anywhere in the world
(Alofi time:

Paper Format
Papers must report original research not accepted or under submission to
any peer-reviewed journal or conference. Previous submissions in venues
with no formal proceedings 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 references, diagrams, and
appendices if any. A submitted paper must be self-contained and in

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. Submissions that do not view or print properly
may be rejected without a chance to rectify the problem. Please contact
wsdm2014 [at] for any questions on the submission or
review process.

Review Process
The review process will be double-blind. Therefore, please anonymize
your submission. This means that all submissions must contain no
information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s): Do not
put the author(s) names or affiliation(s) at the start of the paper,
anonymize citations to and mentions of your own prior work that are
directly related to your present work, and do not include funding or
other acknowledgments.

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three regular PC members and one
or two senior PC members. The acceptance decisions will take into
account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretic
impact, and presentation.

The algorithms, resources and methods used within a paper should be
described as rigorously as possible. If the authors feel that this
cannot be done sufficiently due to the paper length limit, they are
encouraged to provide supplementary material for the camera-ready
version, including detailed descriptions, tests datasets and/or code
elsewhere (e.g. code repositories, institutional websites, or the
authors' website). Supplementary material will not be peer-reviewed, but
we will work with the publisher to archive it along with the
peer-reviewed article.

Wherever appropriate, the authors are encouraged to use publicly
available test collections and use state-of-the-art baselines.
Regardless of the types of resources used (public test collections,
proprietary data, etc.), please consider sharing your intermediate/final
experimental results and code with the research community, or providing
alternative means of accessing your data or code if sharing is not
possible. Facilitating access to these resources is an effective way to
enhance the reproducibility of your methods and results, and hence the
impact of your research.

Publication and Presentation
All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.  At
least one author should register for each paper before the camera-ready
submission. At the conference, all the papers will be allocated a slot
at the interactive poster session to encourage discussion. Additionally,
selected papers will be presented during the plenary oral sessions in
either long or short talks.

Conference Organization

General Chairs
* Ben Carterette, University of Delaware
* Fernando Diaz, Microsoft Research

Program Committee Chairs
* Carlos Castillo, Qatar Computing Research Institute
* Donald Metzler, Google

Local Chair
* Oksana Yakhnenko, Google

Tutorial Chair
* Vanessa Murdock, Microsoft Research

Workshop Chair
* Brian Davison, Lehigh University

Doctoral Consortium Chair
* Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research

Treasurer and Registration Chair
* Hema Raghavan, IBM Research

Sponsorship Chair
* Jake Hofman, Microsoft Research

Practice and Experience Talks Chair
* Jimmy Lin, University of Maryland

Proceedings Chair
* Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology

Publicity Chair and Web Presence
* Michael Bendersky, Google

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