[Elsnet-list] Second call for workshop proposals: WSDM'11 (Hong Kong, Feb 9-12, 2011)

Evgeniy Gabrilovich gabr at yahoo-inc.com
Tue Jul 13 21:55:12 CEST 2010

4th ACM WSDM Conference, February 9-12, 2011, Hong Kong

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 (http://www.wsdm2011.org/wsdm2011/cfp)

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 (the template is available online at http://wiki.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/wsdm2011/workshop/cfwp). Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF using the EasyChair system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wsdm11ws).

Important Dates
July 25, 2010   - Workshop Proposals Due
August 23, 2010 - Acceptance Notification

Workshop Co-chairs
* Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Yahoo! Research (http://research.yahoo.com/Evgeniy_Gabrilovich)
* Wai Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (http://www.se.cuhk.edu.hk/people/wlam.html)

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