Call for Posters

The Poster Track is a forum to foster interactions among researchers and practitioners by allowing them to present their new and innovative work in-progress. The poster session will give conference attendees an opportunity to learn novel on-going research projects through informal interactions. Submitted posters are expected to be aligned with one or more of the relevant topics to the The Web Conf community. The Poster Track covers the same topic areas as the main conference.

Posters will be peer-reviewed by members of the Poster Committee based on originality, significance, quality, and clarity. Authors of accepted poster papers are required to sign the IW3C2 Copyright Release Form. Accepted poster papers will be allocated 2 pages in the conference proceedings. In addition to the 2-page submission, accepted poster authors will be asked to create a print poster. In addition, they may submit an electronic poster to be displayed in a dedicated poster area, and present their work during the poster session at the conference.

Posters chairs

Yu-Sung Wu , National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Eyhab Al-Masri , University of Washington, USA

Posters submission guidelines

Poster submissions must be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template and are limited to two pages. Submission should be made in English, and include author names, affiliations, and email addresses. 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. Submissions that do not comply with the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.

Submissions must be in PDF, and must be submitted via EasyChair

See also the guideline information on main CFP page. At least one of the authors of an accepted poster is required to attend the conference and present the poster.

Important dates

  • Poster papers
    submission deadline
  • Poster papers
    acceptance notification
  • Poster papers
    final version due
All submission deadlines are end-of-day
in the Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone.

Call for Papers: Demo Track

We invite contributions to the Demonstration Track at the 29th edition of the Web Conference series (formerly known as WWW), to be held April 20-24, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan (

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline
  • Notification

For almost three decades, the Web Conference series has been the premier venue for researchers, academics, businesses and standards bodies to come together and discuss latest updates and the future of the Web. The Demonstration Track of the Web Conference has become an important venue for sharing cutting-edge and exciting web-based prototype systems with significant research and development efforts. The Demonstrations Track allows researchers and practitioners to demonstrate first-hand visionary systems with innovative features and functionalities in a dedicated session. Submissions must be based on an implemented and tested system that pursues one or more innovative ideas in the interest areas of the conference.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Health on the Web
  • Behavioral analysis and personalization
  • Crowdsourcing systems and social media
  • Bio-feedback and emotional computation
  • New human-computer interfaces
  • Internet economics, monetization, and online markets
  • Pervasive Web and mobility
  • Security, privacy, and trust
  • Semantics and knowledge
  • Semantic Web, content analysis, and Web mining
  • Social networks, social analysis, and computational social science
  • Web infrastructure: datacenters, cloud computing, and systems
  • User modeling, personalization, and experience
  • Mobile, ubiquitous, ambient, and pervasive computation, Web of Things
  • Web science, Web search, and Web systems

Demonstrations are encouraged from academic researchers, from industrial practitioners with prototypes or in-production deployments, as well as from any W3C-related activities to interact while exploring the latest techniques for managing web information and knowledge. Software (including games or learning platforms) and hardware demos will be considered equally, provided they show innovative use of Web-based techniques. Each submission must make clear which aspects of the system will be demonstrated, and how. What exactly will the audience experience? What are the interesting scenarios to motivate the demonstration? They should strive to state the significance of the contribution to Web technology or applications. In other words, submissions should describe the intended audience, point out the innovative aspects of the system being demonstrated, and explain how those aspects contribute to the state of the art in the Web and information technology. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the track program committee, who will judge the originality, significance, quality, and clarity of each submission.

Submission Guidelines

Demonstration Track submissions must be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template and are limited to four pages (including references and appendices). It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that submissions adhere strictly to the required format. The format cannot be modified with the objective of squeezing in more material. Submissions that do not comply with the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.

Each demonstration track submission should contain an introduction, brief description, screenshots, value and contribution. Submissions should also indicate how the demonstration will be demonstrated and the hardware requirements (for the organizers).

Submissions must be in PDF and must be made through the EasyChair system (Demonstrations Track):

At least one author of each accepted demonstration paper must register for the conference and attend in person to demonstrate the system during the demonstration sessions.

To better identify the value of demonstrations, as well as to reach out to external audiences, we also encourage authors to submit a pointer to a screencast, using web-accessible platforms such as Vimeo or YouTube. The maximum duration of screencasts is 10 minutes. We also highly encourage any external material related to the demo (e.g., shared code on GitHub).

Track Co-chairs

Hsu-Chun Hsiao , National Taiwan University
De-Nian Yang , Academia Sinica

Call for PhD Symposium

We invite contributions to the PhD Symposium session of The Web Conference 2020. PhD students are encouraged to submit their ongoing research related to the broad topic of the World Wide Web. The goal of the PhD Symposium is to provide a platform for PhD students to present and receive feedback on their ongoing research. Students at different stages of their research will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research questions, goals, methods and results. The symposium aims to provide students guidance on various aspects of their research from established researchers and other PhD students working in research areas related to the World Wide Web. Finally, the symposium aims to enable PhD students to interact with other participants of The Web Conference and potential collaborators by stimulating the exchange of ideas and experiences.

At the conference, the PhD Symposium will include a dedicated session where the selected PhD students meet with fellow PhD students and experienced researchers and have a chance to present their PhD projects, provide, and receive feedback.


The PhD Symposium is open to all PhD students. PhD students at the beginning stages of their doctoral work are particularly welcome when they have a well-defined problem statement and some ideas about the solution that they would like to discuss. PhD students in a more advanced stage of their work should still have a sufficient time before completing their dissertation to be able to benefit from the symposium experience.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be written based on the following structure, which focuses on the key methodological components required for a sound research synthesis:

Problem Describe the core problem of the PhD and motivate its relevance
State of the art Describe relevant related work
Proposed approach Present the approach taken and motivate how this is novel with respect to existing works
Methodology Sketch the methodology that is (or will be) adopted and, in particular,
the approach to be taken for evaluating the results of the work
Results Describe the current status of the work and any results that have been reached so far
Conclusions and future work Conclude and specify the major items of future work

In addition, a one-page appendix describing the benefits that would be obtained from attending the PhD Symposium is required. The one-page appendix should include:

  • A brief statement by students describing the purpose for attending the PhD Symposium, and providing a list of questions (or topics) the student wishes the mentors to discuss or obtain feedback on.
  • A brief statement by students’ advisor(s) supporting the student's participation in the PhD Symposium, describing the current status of the research, and providing an anticipated date for thesis completion.

Submissions must be no longer than 5 pages (excluding the appendix) and must be formatted in the style of the www2020 submissions (which is based on the ACM SIG Proceedings style). Papers must be in PDF format and must be submitted electronically. Submissions that do not comply with the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.
Submissions must be single-author, on the topic of the doctoral work. The name of the supervisor must be clearly marked (« supervised by … ») on the paper, under the author’s name.

Selection Process

All submissions will be reviewed by the PhD Symposium Program Committee composed of experienced researchers, who can provide feedback and suggest future research directions.

All the accepted PhD Symposium papers (excluding the appendix) will be included in the same Companion Volume with the papers from the tracks of Posters, Demos, and Developer, and made available through the ACM Digital Library.


Please submit proposals via Microsoft CMT (TBA)
Inquiries can be sent to Prof. Wen-Chih Peng

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline
  • Acceptance notification
  • Camera-ready
    version due

Track Chairs

Sy-Yen Kuo , National Taiwan University
Wen-Chih Peng , National Chiao Tung University
Seungwon Hwang , Yonsei University