Call for Doctoral Consortium at WWW2013 Conference

In conjunction with the 22nd International World Wide Web Conference, May 13 – 17, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: , the Doctoral Consortium of www2013 provides an excellent opportunity both for the beginners as well as the senior PhD students to present their ideas, receive feedback on their work, explore issues of academic and research careers with experienced researchers in the field and build relationship with other PhD students working in research areas related to the World Wide Web . The symposium welcomes submissions by PhD candidates working on the topics of www2013. You can consult the list of www2013 topics.

Eligibility: The Doctoral Consortium is open to all PhD Students. PhD Students at the beginning of their work are particularly welcome when they have a specific research proposal with a well-defined problem statement and preliminary results and ideas about the solution that they want to discuss. PhD students in a more advanced stage of their work should still have a sufficient time before completing their dissertation to be able to benefit from the symposium experience.

Submission guidelines: Submissions should be written based on the following structure, which focuses on the key methodological components required for a sound research synthesis:

  • Problem: describe the core problem of the PhD and motivate its relevance
  • State of the art: describe relevant related work
  • Proposed approach: present the approach taken and motivate how this is novel with respect to existing works
  • Methodology: sketch the methodology that is (or will be) adopted and, in particular, the approach to be taken for evaluating the results of the work
  • Results: describe the current status of the work and any results that have been reached so far
  • Conclusions and future work: conclude and specify the major items of future work.

Submissions must be no longer than 5 pages and must be formatted in the style of the www2012 submissions (which is based on the ACM proceedings style). More information on the style files can be found at the WWW 2013 main website. Papers must be in PDF (Adobe’s Portable Document Format) format and must be submitted electronically.

Submissions must be single-author, on the topic of the doctoral work. The name of the supervisor must be clearly marked (« supervised by … ») on the paper, under the author’s name.

Selection process: All submissions will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium Committee composed of experienced researchers, who can provide feedback and suggest future research

Submission: Please submit proposals via EasyChair at

Inquiries can be sent to

Important dates:

November 28th, 2012 Proposals submission
February 3th, 2013 Proposals acceptance notifications
March 10th, 2013 Camera ready papers due
May 13th, 2013 Conference begins

Track chairs:

Lora Aroyo, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
José Palazzo M. de Oliveira, UFRGS, Brazil