Call for workshops

As in previous years, WWW 2012 will feature a number of co-located workshops. The series of workshops are intended to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in Web technologies to discuss and exchange positions on current and emergent Web topics. Workshop attendants will exchange ideas and experiences, establish common ground in research areas or practical problems, and hopefully identify new opportunities for collaboration and new directions for future activity. Preference will be given to timely topics that will favor highly interactive discussions. WWW 2012 will offer logistic support for the workshops, where registration, catering, room allocation and audio/visual will be arranged by the conference organizers. The supported workshops will take place on the 16th and 17th of April, before the main conference, at the conference venue.

A workshop proposal must include :

  • A concise title.
  • The names and affiliations of the organizers; a typical workshop should count no more than three co-chairs affiliated with different organizations.
  • Proposed duration of the workshop (half or full day.)
  • Preference for a date; but, the proposal must not be conditioned on the workshop date, since it is likely that some workshops will not get their preferred date
  • A statement of the workshop’s objective/goals
  • A statement detailing: Why is the workshop topic important? Why is the workshop timely? How is it relevant to WWW?
  • A two-paragraph description of the workshop topic and themes.
  • If the workshop was conducted before, where and when was it conducted? (Please give details on number of attendees, number of submissions, and acceptance ratio.
  • A description of the workshop format – how many papers do you hope to present, how many invited speakers, type of activities (e.g., short paper presentation, invited talks, demos, posters, etc.), and an approximate timeline (breaks should be synchronized with scheduled breaks if possible.)
  • A description of how workshop submissions will be evaluated, and a tentative PC list (with indication of whether PC members have already been contacted and/or have expressed interest.)
  • An indication on whether the workshop registration will be open to all interested registered parties or limited.
  • A short bio of the workshop organizers, including a description of their qualifications relative to the topic area, and past experience in organizing/facilitating workshops or research meetings.

Submission :

Workshop proposals should be no more than five pages in length (10pt with reasonable margins) and must be in PDF written in English.

Workshop proposals should be submitted through EasyChair at :

Inquiries can be sent to

Important dates :

Submission dates
Workshop submission deadline 16th of October 2011 (extended)
Acceptance notification 15th of November 2011
Workshops dates 16th and 17th of April 2012

Track chairs :

  • Pierre-Antoine Champin (Université de Lyon, France)
  • Pablo Cesar (CWI, Netherlands)