Call for Research Papers (CLOSED)

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Important Dates

  • Research track abstract registration:
    • Saturday, October 10, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
  • Research track full paper submission:
    • Saturday, October 17, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
  • Notifications of acceptance:
    • Tuesday, December 15, 2015
  • Final Submission Deadline for Camera-ready Version:
    • Sunday, January 31, 2016
  • Conference dates:
    • April 11 – 15, 2016

Research papers should be submitted through EasyChair

For more than two decades, the International World Wide Web (WWW) 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 2016 will have 11 areas (or themes) for refereed paper presentations, and we invite you to submit your cutting-edge, exciting, new breakthrough work to the relevant area. In addition to the main conference, WWW 2016 will also have a series of co-located workshops, keynote speeches, tutorials, panels, a developer track, and poster and demo sessions.

The list of areas for this year is as follows:

  • Behavioral Analysis and Personalization
  • Content Analysis
  • Crowdsourcing Systems and Social Media
  • Economics and Markets
  • Mobility
  • Security and Privacy
  • Semantics and Big Data
  • Social Networks and Graph Analysis
  • Web Mining
  • Web Science
  • Web Search Systems and Applications

Paper Submission Requirements

All submitted papers must

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

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

Submissions must represent new and original work. Concurrent submissions are not allowed. Papers that have been published elsewhere, are currently under review, or will be submitted to other meetings or publications while under WWW2016 review should not be submitted to WWW2016.

We expect authors to follow the rules of their host institutions, including obtaining IRB approval where appropriate, in respect of experiments with human subjects or the collection and/or analysis of data derived from human subjects.

The review process is single-blind peer review (reviewers are anonymous, but authors are not).

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 intellectual property rights to their work, but will be required to sign a copyright release form to IW3C2. After publication in WWW2016, extended versions of papers can be submitted to refereed journals in accordance to the policies of those journals.

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 every paper to register by the early-bird deadline so that session chairs can make plans for its presentation.

For any other questions, please e-mail:

Technical Program Committee Chairs

  • Ian Horrocks, University of Oxford, UK
  • Ben Y. Zhao, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Area Chairs

   Behavioral Analysis and Personalization (CFP)

  • Mounia Lalmas - Yahoo Labs, UK
  • Xavier Amatriain - Quora, USA


Content Analysis (CFP)

  • Rada Mihalcea - University of Michigan, USA
  • Vivi Nastase - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy 


Crowdsourcing Systems and Social Media (CFP)  

  • Daniel Quercia - University of Cambridge, UK
  • Christo Wilson - Northeastern University, USA
  • Jeffrey P. Bigham - Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Economics and Markets (CFP)

  • Nicole Immorlica - Microsoft Research, USA
  • Preston McAfee - Microsoft, USA


Mobility (CFP)

  • Cecilia Mascolo - University of Cambridge, UK


Security and Privacy (CFP)

  • Nikita Borisov - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Michael Bailey - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


Semantics and Big Data (CFP)

  • Maria Esther Vidal - Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
  • Markus Krötzsch - TU Dresden, Germany  


Social Networks and Graph Analysis (CFP)

  • Aristides Gionis - Aalto University, Finland
  • Alessandra Sala - Bell Labs, USA
  • Haewoon Kwak - Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar


Web Mining (CFP)

  • Yizhou Sun - Northeastern University, USA
  • Yutaka  Matsuo - University of Tokyo, Japan


Web Science (CFP)

  • Marta Sabou - Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Dave De Roure - University of Oxford, UK


Web Search Systems and Applications (CFP)

  • Jimmy Huang - York University, Canada
  • Dan Pelleg - Yahoo Labs, Haifa


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