Developers Day (CLOSED)

Important Dates

  • Papers Due:
    • January 8th 18th, 2016
  • Author Notification:
    • February 1st, 2016
  • Camera-ready version due:
February 8th, 2016
  • Developers Day:
    • April 11th or 12th, 2016

The success of the World Wide Web depends on its developers. From Hypertext and Web Browsers to the APIs that extend the capabilities of the Web, developers have played a very important role in making the Web as ubiquitous as it is today. To celebrate this great driving force behind the Web, we are rebooting the Developers Day at the World Wide Web Conference.

The Developers Day will be forum for developers by developers where cutting edge Web technologies will be discussed. The program consists of a round of lightning talks followed by Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions where attendees will be able to get an in-depth look at the software presented in the form of a hands-on tutorial as well as a discussion of open challenges, next steps, and application areas.

We are soliciting submissions from developers who have interesting open-source software to showcase to the Web developer community. The program will have a special focus on implementations, methods, techniques, and how developers have solved practical problems on the Web. The software must be based on an implemented and tested system that pursues one or more innovative ideas in the interest areas of the conference.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should clearly identify the following:

  • The purpose of the software that shows innovative use of technology
  • The potential to advance the state of the art of the Web
  • Real-world applications of the software
  • Link(s) to where the software can be downloaded and/or can be tried out (e.g.
  • Link(s) to a comprehensive tutorial and/or documentation outlining how to use the software

Submissions that do not specify where the software can be downloaded or tried out, and/or do not include a tutorial or documentation will not be accepted. At least one author of each accepted submission must register for and attend the Developers Day.

Submissions must be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template and are limited to two pages. It is the authors responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the required format. Submissions that do not comply with the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.

Submissions must be in PDF, and must be done through EasyChair:

At least one of the authors of an accepted paper is required to attend the conference and present the paper.

Each accepted submission will be allocated no more than two pages in the conference proceedings. Authors are not required to transfer copyright.


There will be prizes sponsored by QCRI for:

The most impactful software (judged by the Program Committee)
The best BoF Session (voted by the attendees of the Developers Day)
The best participant (voted by the presenters)

Developers Track Chairs

  • Oshani Seneviratne, Oracle, USA
  • Andrei Sambra, MIT, USA
  • Lalana Kagal, MIT, USA

Program Committee

  • Amy Guy, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Danny Ayers, Independent, IT
  • Dominic di Franzo, University of Southampton, UK
  • Evan Patton, RPI, US
  • Guillaume Baudusseau, W3C, FR
  • Lea Verou, MIT, US
  • Melvin Carvalho, independent, EU
  • Nandana Mihindukulasooriya, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES
  • Nicola Greco, MIT, US
  • Phillipe LeHegaret, W3C, US
  • Richard Cyganiak, TopQuadrant, IE
  • Ruben Verborgh, Ghent University, BE
  • Sarven Capadisli, University of Bonn, DE
  • Stéphane Corlosquet, independent, CA
  • Ted Benson, Cloudstitch, US
  • Thomas Steiner, Google, DE
  • Raphaël Troncy, EURECOM, FR


For any inquiries regarding the WWW 2016 Developer Day, please contact the Chairs at

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