Call for Web developer and W3C

Track chairs: (

  • Dominique Hazael-Massieux (W3C)
  • Thomas Steiner (Google LLC)

We invite contributions to the Web developer and W3C Track to be held at The Web Conference 2022 (formerly known as WWW). The conference will take place online, hosted by Lyon, France, on April 25-29, 2022.

The Web Conference 2022 Developer and W3C Track presents an opportunity to share the latest developments across the technical community, both in terms of technologies and in terms of tooling. We will be running as a regular track with live (preferred) or pre-recorded (as an alternative format) presentations during the conference, showcasing community expertise and progress. The event will take place according to the CET time zone (Paris time). We will do our best to accommodate speakers in as convenient as possible time slots for their local time zones.

While we are open to any contributions that are relevant for the Web space, here are a few areas that we are particularly interested in:

  • Tools and methodologies to measure and reduce the environmental impact of the Web.
  • New usage patterns enabled by Progressive Web Apps and new browser APIs.
  • Work-arounds, data-based quantification and identification of Web compatibility issues.
  • Web tooling and developer experience, in particular towards reducing the complexity for newcomers: How can we get closer to the magic of hitting “view source” as a way to get people started?
  • Tools and frameworks that enable the convergence of real-time communication and streaming media.
  • Decentralized architectures for the Web, such as those emerging from projects and movements such as Solid, or “Web3”.
  • Peer to peer architectures and protocols.
  • Identity management (DID, WebAuthN, Federated Credential Management).

Submission guidelines

Submissions can take several form and authors can choose one or multiple submission entry among the following choices:

  • Papers: papers are limited to 6 pages, including references. Submissions are NOT anonymous. It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the required format. In particular, the format cannot be modified with the objective of squeezing in more material. Papers will be published in the ACM The Web Conference Companion Proceedings archived by the ACM Digital Library, as open access, if the authors wish so.
  • Links to code repositories on GitHub (with sufficient description and documentation).
  • Links to recorded demos (as a complement to the above, ideally following established best practices as proposed by the W3C).
  • Any other resource reachable on the Web.

Submissions will be handled via Easychair, at, selecting the Web Developer and W3C track.

Formatting the submissions

Submissions must adhere to the ACM template and format published in the ACM guidelines at Please remember to add Concepts and Keywords and use the template in traditional double-column format to prepare your submissions. For example, Word users may use the Word Interim template, and LaTeX users may use the sample-sigconf template. For Overleaf users, you may want to use

Submissions for review must be in PDF format. They must be self-contained and written in English. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines, or do not view or print properly, will be rejected without review.

Ethical use of data and informed consent

As a published ACM author, you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects.

When appropriate, authors are encouraged to include a section on the ethical use of data and/or informed consent in their paper.

Note that submitting your research for approval by the author(s)’ institutional ethics review body (IRB) may not always be sufficient. Even if such research has been signed off by your IRB, the programme committee might raise additional concerns about the ethical implications of the work and include these concerns in its review.

Publication policy

Accepted papers will require a further revision in order to meet the requirements and page limits of the camera-ready format required by ACM. Instructions for the preparation of the camera-ready versions of the papers will be provided after acceptance.

Important Dates

  • Papers submission: February 3, 2022 February 10, 2022
  • Notification to authors: March 3, 2022
  • Camera ready: March 10, 2022

All submission deadlines are end-of-day in the Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone.

The Web Conference 2022 Developer and W3C Track is part of The Web Conference 2022 in Lyon, France. Participation in the developers track will require registration of at least one author for the conference.

Contact email of the Web developer and W3C Track Chairs