Call For Workshops Proposals

Workshops chairs: (www2022-workshops@easychair.org)

  • Nathalie Hernandez (IRIT lab., University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès)
  • Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute QCRI)

We invite workshop 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.

The Web Conference 2022 will feature a number of co-located workshops that are intended to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in Web technologies to discuss and exchange positions on current and emergent Web topics. Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to exchange ideas, to learn cutting-edge science and technological advancements for the Web, to establish common ground in research areas or applied problems, and to identify new opportunities for collaboration and new directions for future work.

Organizational Details for Workshops

The organizers of accepted workshops will be responsible for their own review process and publicity. They must maintain an up-to-date website for their workshop that will be referenced from The Web Conference 2022 web site. They are required to cooperate closely with the conference workshop chairs and with the local organizers to finalize all details, and to provide input for publicity. Accepted workshops will be scheduled so as to avoid conflicts with conference sessions in similar or related areas.

Workshops will benefit from the registration process of The Web Conference 2022. If the organizers of a workshop choose to charge additional fees, they must inform the General Chairs of their intent and must manage the process on their own.

Workshop organizers must inform the Workshop Chairs of the numbers of submissions and acceptances as these numbers become available. Workshops with fewer than 15 expected registrants may be canceled at the discretion of the conference organizers and will not be part of the official/accepted conference workshops. The canceled workshops will not enjoy the support mentioned above. Workshop timelines (deadlines for submissions, notification, camera-ready papers) are proposed by the workshop organizers in agreement with The Web Conference 2022 workshop chairs.

Workshop Proceedings

The proceedings of the workshops will be published in the conference proceedings (companion volume). Workshop papers should not have been previously published, should not be considered for publication, and should not be under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. They should be no more than 12 pages in length (maximum 8 pages for the main paper content + maximum 2 pages for appendixes + maximum 2 pages for references). Papers must be submitted in PDF according to the ACM format published in the ACM guidelines, selecting the generic “sigconf” sample. The PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded. Workshop papers must be self-contained and in English.

Submission Guidelines for Workshop Proposals

Workshop 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 Workshop track). Furthermore, they should follow the outline detailed below:

  • A concise title
  • The names, affiliations, and contact information of ALL organizers
  • Proposed duration of the workshop – half or full day
  • Explanation of why the proposed workshop is a good match for The Web Conference 2022
  • A statement of the workshop objectives
  • Proposed format (mini-conference, discussion groups, breakouts, etc.)
  • A two-paragraph description of the workshop topics and themes
  • A tentative Program Committee list (with indication of whether PC members have already been contacted and/or have expressed interest)
  • Expected number of participants
  • If the workshop was held before, please give details on the location and dates, number of participants, number of submissions, number of accepted papers, and indicate how the proposed edition will differ from earlier editions
  • A short bio of the workshop organizers, including a description of their relevant qualifications and past experience in organizing workshops or research meetings

Review Process for the Workshop Proposals

The decision about acceptance or rejection of workshop proposals will be made by a small program committee, the Workshop Chairs and in consultation with the General Chairs, taking into account several factors including overall quality, the topic fit with respect to The Web Conference 2022, the coverage of the topic in other tracks of the conference, the estimated number of attendees for the workshop, and the venue capacity.

Important Dates for Workshop Organizers

  • Proposal submission deadline: November 11, 2021
  • Workshop notification: November 30, 2021
  • Suggested workshop paper submission deadline: February 3, 2022
  • Suggested workshop paper acceptance notification: March 3, 2022
  • Workshop papers camera-ready version due: March 10, 2022
  • Workshops: April 25-26, 2022

Contact email of the Workshop Chairs

​​www2022-workshops@easychair.org