Call For Tutorials

Tutorials chairs: (www2022-tutorials@easychair.org)

  • Riccardo Tommasini (LIRIS Lab, INSA Lyon, France)
  • Senjuti Basu Roy (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

We invite tutorial proposals 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.

We invite tutorial proposals on current and emerging topics related to the World Wide Web, broadly construed to include mobile and other Internet and online-enabled modes of interaction and communication. Tutorials are intended to provide a high-quality learning experience to conference attendees. It is expected that tutorials will address an audience with a varied range of interests and backgrounds: beginners, developers, designers, researchers, practitioners, users, lecturers, and representatives of governments and funding agencies who wish to learn new technologies.

Organization Details for Tutorials

The Web Conf 2022 welcomes two types of tutorials. Lecture-style tutorials will be typically 1.5 hours in duration, while hands-on tutorials can be either 1.5 hours or 3 hours long.

  1. A lecture-style tutorial (L) will cover the state-of-the-art research, development, and applications in a specific web computing and related area, and stimulate and facilitate future work. Tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, bridging scientific research and applied communities, novel and fast growing directions, and significant applications are highly encouraged.
  2. A hands-on tutorial (H) will feature in-depth hands-on training on cutting-edge systems and tools of relevance to the web conference community. These sessions are targeted at novice as well as moderately skilled users. The focus should be on providing hands-on experience to the attendees. Tutorials should introduce the motivation behind the tool, associated fundamental concepts, and work through examples, and demonstrate its application to relatable real-life use cases. The pace of the tutorial should be adequate for beginners, e.g., early-stage Ph.D. and master students.

We welcome tutorials on the following topics while this not being an exhaustive list:

  • Recommender systems
  • Scaling NLP systems
  • Advertisement on the Web
  • Responsible web computing
  • Web search and mining
  • Decentralized web data management, web-scale computing, and data integration
  • Knowledge Graph (Common sense Knowledge Graph, Extraction, construction, and maintenance of Knowledge Graphs)
  • Stream Reasoning, Web velocity, and dynamic knowledge graph
  • Learning, reasoning, and inference on the Web
  • Fact-checking in the context of misinformation and disinformation propagation
  • Human-in-the-loop on the Web
  • Web-engineering
  • Conversational AI
  • Neurocomputing on Web
  • FAIR web data management

The Web Conference 2022 is also featuring special tracks on the Web for Good, on e-sports and online gaming as well on the History of the Web. Tutorials on topics related to these themes are highly encouraged. All tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program.

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should be in English and should contain no more than five (5) pages in length (according to the ACM format acmart.cls, using the “sigconf” option). Submissions must be in PDF and must be made through the EasyChair system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=thewebconf2022 (select the Tutorial track). In addition, a video teaser of up to 3 minutes must be prepared as additional material of the submission (see also below).

Tutorial proposals should conform to the following outline:

  • General information:
    Title of the tutorial
    Organizers and Presenters names, affiliation, contact information, and brief bio.
  • Abstract:
    1-2 paragraphs suitable for inclusion in the conference registration material.
  • Topic and relevance:
    A description of the tutorial topic, providing a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope, and a statement on why the tutorial is important and timely, how it is relevant to WWW, and why the presenters are qualified for a high-quality introduction of the topic.
  • Style and Duration:
    Please indicate whether this will be a lecture-style or hands-on tutorial. In the case of the latter, please indicate the equipment needs for participants (eg. pre-installed Jupyter notebook with specific packages).
  • Audience:
    A description of the intended audience, prerequisite knowledge, and the expected learning outcomes.
  • Previous editions:
    If the tutorial was given before, where and when was it presented? Please give details on the number of attendees, and how the proposed tutorial differs or builds on the previous ones. If possible, provide a link to the slides of the previous tutorial presentation.
  • Tutorial materials:
    What tutorial materials will be provided to attendees? Are there any copyright issues?
  • Video teaser:
    A Video teaser, up to 3 min, is required at the time of submission. The video can be hosted on any video sharing platform (e.g. YouTube) or any file sharing service (e.g. WeTransfer, Dropbox) and the link to the video MUST be included in the proposal.
  • Organization details:
    Tutorial organizers are required to provide a backup plan that overcomes the potential occurrence of technical problems, e.g., pre-recorded lectures, self-paced exercises.
    The tutorial presenter(s) will be responsible for making sure that the slides and any material needed for the tutorial are made available online in advance for attendees.

Review Process

The decision about acceptance or rejection of tutorial proposals will be made by the Tutorial Co-chairs, that may be supported by a small program committee and in consultation with the General and Program Committee Co-chairs, taking into account several factors including the timeliness of the topic, the topic fit with respect to The Web Conference 2022, the coverage of the topic in other tracks of the conference, the capacity of the venue, and the expertise of the presenters.

Important Dates for Tutorials Organizers

  • Proposal submission deadline: November 11, 2021
  • Notification: December 16, 2021
  • Online material due: April 7, 2022

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

Contact email of the Tutorials Chairs

​​www2022-tutorials@easychair.org