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Michael Bendersky <[log in to unmask]>
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                       CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

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

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


The WSDM 2014 organizing committee invites proposals for full-day and
half-day workshops to be held at the WSDM conference on Friday, February
28, 2014. Topics of the proposed workshops should be aligned with those set
forth in the call for papers ( for the main

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 the 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.

+ Submissions
 - Proposals are limited to no more than five pages and should contain the
following information:
 - Organizers (names, affiliations and email addresses; identify one person
as the primary contact person)
 - Description of the workshop: abstract, objectives, goals, relevance to
WSDM, and expected outcomes
 - Motivation for why a WSDM workshop on this topic is needed
 - Description of target audience and estimated number of participants
 - Workshop duration, format, activities, and schedule
 - List of committed program committee members (if any)
 - List of related workshops in recent Web-related conferences, indicating
the differences between the past and the proposed workshop
 - Short biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant
qualifications and experience

If this workshop has been held previously, then the organizers should
indicate this and describe briefly past attendance and outcomes, and why
another workshop is needed.  Proposers are encouraged to have their drafts
reviewed by potential workshop participants before submission.
Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF using the EasyChair system (

+ Important Dates
26 July 2013: Workshop Proposals Due
16 August 2013: Notifications
31 January 2013: Camera-ready materials for participants due to Workshop
28 February 2014: Day of Workshops

+ Workshop Chair
Brian D. Davison, Lehigh University, USA ([log in to unmask])

+ Program Committee
David Carmel, Yahoo! Labs Haifa, Israel
Li Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Debora Donato, StumbleUpon, USA
Dennis Fetterly, Microsoft Research, USA
Aristides Gionis, Aalto University, Finland
Adam Jatowt, Kyoto University, Japan
Matthew Rowe, Lancaster University, UK
Yunqing Xia, Tsinghua University, China
Emine Yilmaz, University College London, UK

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