WSDM proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library. We invite papers in the areas below, with example topics listed for each area.
Algorithms for web-scale search; Adversarial search; Search user interfaces and interaction; Distributed search, metasearch, peer-to-peer search; Local and mobile search; Multimedia web search; Query analysis and query processing; Search benchmarking and evaluation; Search user behavior and log analysis.
Web Mining and Content Analysis
Crawling and indexing web content; Web recommender systems and algorithms; Clustering, classification, and summarization of web data; Data, entity, event, and relationship extraction; Knowledge acquisition and automatic construction of knowledge bases; Large-scale graph analysis; Semantic search, faceted search, and knowledge graphs; Multimodal data mining; Scalable algorithms for mining web data; Opinion mining and sentiment analysis; Web traffic and log analysis; Web measurements, web evolution, and web models.
Web of Things, Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing
Geo and location data analysis, mobility and behavior data mining; Location-based social networks; User activity modeling and exploitation.
Privacy, Fairness, Interpretability
Fairness and accountability in ranking, recommendation and advertising; Explainability in web systems; Model and algorithm transparency; Interpretable models of individual and social behavior; Web search and data mining under privacy constraints.
Link prediction and community detection; Social network analysis and graph algorithms; Computational social science; Influence and viral marketing in social networks; Social sensing; Searching social and real-time content; Social network dynamics; Sampling, experiments, and evaluation in social networks; Social media analysis: blogs and friendship networks; Social network analysis, theories, models and applications; Social reputation and trust.
Voice search, conversational search, and dialog systems; Personal assistants, dialogue models, and conversational interaction; Task-driven search; Zero-query and implicit search.
Crowdsourcing and Human Computation
Collaborative search and question answering; Human-in-the-Loop and Collaborative Human-AI systems.
Web-Based Health Applications
Public health techniques on the Web; Healthcare delivery on the Web; Personal health on the Web; Web-based mental health and well-being support