Call for Papers – Research Track

The submission deadline has already passed. The list of accepted papers will be published on February 8.

For more than two decades, the International World-Wide Web Conference has been the premier venue for researchers, academics, businesses, and standard bodies to come together and discuss latest updates on the state and evolutionary path of the Web. The main conference program of WWW 2013 will have 12 tracks (or themes) for refereed paper presentations and we invite you to submit your work to the relevant track your cutting-edge, exciting new breakthrough work. In addition to the main conference, WWW 2013 will have a series of co-located workshops, keynote speakers, tutorials, panels, a developers
track, and a poster and demo session.

The list of tracks is shown below; the “Details”  link next to each track provides additional information, including its topics and program committee members. The conference web site ( is updated regularly and monthly newsletters will keep you current with the latest information.

Important Dates

Main conference paper abstract registration:
Monday, November 19th, 2012 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)

Main conference full paper submission:
Monday, November 26th, 2012 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)

Paper notifications:
Friday, February 8th, 2013

Submission Website

Please submit your contribution at You will need to create an account if you don’t already have one.


General chairs: Virgilio Almeida (UFMG), Hartmut Glaser (, Daniel Schwabe (PUC-Rio)

Program chairs: Ricardo Baeza-Yates, (Yahoo! Labs), Sue Moon (KAIST)

Tracks and Chairs

Behavioral analysis and personalization – Details
Eugene Agichtein (Emory U), Yoelle Mareek (Yahoo! Labs)

Bridging structured and unstructured dataDetails
Kevin Chang (UIUC), Peter Mika (Yahoo! Labs)

Content analysisDetails
Claire Cardie (Cornell), Evgeniy Gabrilovich (Google)

Internet monetization and incentivesDetails
Vanja Josifovski (Google), David Pennock (MSR NYC)

Search systems and applicationsDetails
Soumen Chakrabarti (IIT Mumbai), Wei-Ying Ma (MSR Asia)

Security, privacy, trust, and abuseDetails
Krishna Gummadi (MPI-SWS)

Semantic web – Details
Deborah McGuinness (RPI), Steffen Staab (U of Koblenz)

Social networks and graph analysisDetails
Sharad Goel (MSR NYC), Wolfgang Nejdl (U of Hannover), Ben Zhao (UCSB), Ashish Goel (U Stanford)

Software infrastructure and their performance, scalability, and availabilityDetails
Torsten Suel (PI), Zhi-Li Zhang (UMinnesota)

User interfaces, human factors, and smart devicesDetails
James Landay (UW), Nuria Oliver (Telefonica R&D)

Web engineeringDetails
Schahram Dustdar (TU Wien), Geert-Jan Houben (TU Delft),

Web miningDetails
Tanya Berger-Wolf (UIC), Bing Liu (UIC), Kyuseok Shim (SNU)

Paper Submission Requirements

WWW 2013 seeks papers with novel contributions in web technologies. Paper submissions must:

  • be written in English;
  • contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses;
  • use the ACM SIG Proceedings template with the font size no smaller than 9pt (;
  • be in PDF (make sure that the PDF can be viewed on any platform);
  • be formatted for the US Letter size;
  • occupy no more than ten pages, including the abstract and appendices, but excluding references.


It is authors’ responsibility to ensure that their submission adhere strictly to the required format. Submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines will be rejected without review.

Originality of Papers

Authors must not submit previously published work, submit the same work simultaneously to other venues, or submit plagiarized material. These actions will be the ground for WWW to ban the papers from the program. Notice that the program committee may share information about submitted papers with other conference committees and journal editors. If plagiarization is detected, the program chairs may notify the institutions of the authors, and publish the details of the case.

Data publication policy

For scientific rigor and repeatability we would like to encourage authors to publish all data and code used for the submitted work. However, we are fully aware of the user privacy issues concerning the data publication and do not make data publication a requirement for paper submission or presentation.

Abstract and Paper Submission

We have set our paper submission system on EasyChair. The URL is please follow that link to login and upload your abstract and paper.

Camera-Ready Preparation

Accepted papers will appear in the online conference proceedings published by the ACM Digital Library and the conference’s web site. Authors of accepted papers will retain intelectual property rights to their work, but will be required to sign a copyright release form to IW3C2.

Author registration policy

Accepted refereed papers, posters, and demos must be presented at the conference by an author who is registered to attend. We strongly encourage at least one author of your work to register by the early-bird deadline so that session chairs can make plans for its presentation.

Review Confidentiality

All submissions will be treated in confidence by the technical program committee of WWW 2013 and should not be construed as publications, until the actual conference dates.

Questions and clarifications

All questions, clarifications, comments and suggestions should be addressed to