The BIG Web

Many of today’s most successful Internet companies and enterprises are built on the collection and analysis of Web data. The sheer volume and richness of these data sets has stimulated a massive wave of innovation. In addition, this revolution has also sparked important debate on data privacy policies, ethics and governance.

The BIG Web Alternate Track will bring together academic and industry leaders in the Big Data space to share the state of the art and its successful applications in businesses. This event continues the BIG (Big Data Innovators Gathering) series of events co-located with the WWW conferences in 2014-2017, but is incorporated for the first time as an alternate track in The Web Conference 2018.

The BIG Web track will include keynotes, invited talks as well as a discussion panel. We also invite paper submissions that are related to the theme of Big Data on the Web, and highlight novel developments in the foundations, infrastructure, applications, and implications of Big Data. Accepted submissions will be presented orally or in a poster session.

Topics of interest include:

  • Analytic and statistical models
  • Deep learning over large data sets
  • Data visualization techniques
  • Scalable and distributed data management
  • Scalable and parallel algorithms
  • Heterogeneous architectures (CPUs paired with GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs) for machine learning over big data
  • Methods for large collections of text, images, video
  • Streaming data and real-time applications
  • Data protection, data integrity and provenance, and data security
  • Privacy and policy issues regarding big data applications
  • Sensor data and ubiquitous computing
  • Web search, mining and social media
  • Evaluation methodologies, metrics and benchmarks
  • Applications in medicine, law, and other specialized domains

The BIG Web Track Chairs:

  • Evgeniy Gabrilovich (Google, USA)
  • Kira Radinsky (eBay, Israel)
  • Kuansan Wang (Microsoft, USA)

Contact: bigwebchairs (at)

Submission guidelines:

Papers must be submitted in PDF according to the new ACM format published in ACM guidelines, selecting the generic “sigconf” sample.

Papers must explicitly include author names and their affiliations. That is, the reviewing will be single-blind.

Submissions must represent new and original work. Concurrent submissions are not allowed. Papers that have been published in or accepted to any peer-reviewed journal or conference/workshop with published proceedings, are currently under review, or will be submitted to other meetings or publications while under review may not be submitted. Submissions that are available online and/or have been previously presented orally or as posters in venues with no formal proceedings, are allowed, but must be clearly indicated so on the first page.

We are soliciting two types of submissions:

  • Full papers – Submissions should not exceed 8 pages
  • Posters – Submissions should not exceed 2 pages

They must be submitted via EasyChair at

See also the guideline information on main CFP page.

The BIG Web Steering committee:

  • Robin Chen (AT&T, USA)
  • Chin-Wan Chung (KAIST, South Korea)
  • Jim Hendler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Frédérique Laforest (University of Lyon, France)
  • Wei-Ying Ma (Toutiao, China)
  • Luc Mariaux (Université de Lyon, France)
  • Marc Najork (Google, USA)

Important dates (provisional):

  • The BIG Web papers submission deadline : 10 January 2018
  • The BIG Web acceptance notification : 07 February 2018
  • The BIG Web papers final version due : 01 March 2018
  • The BIG Web 2018 : 23 – 24 April 2018

All submission deadlines are at 9:00pm HAST.

See copyright note on main CFP page