Call for Papers

We invite contributions to the research track of The Web Conference 2020 (formerly known as WWW). The conference will take place in Taipei, Taiwan from April 20 to April 24, 2020. This year's edition will pay special attention to the role of artificial intelligence in the understanding and development of the Web.

The Web Conference is the premier conference focused on understanding the current state and the evolution of the Web through the lens of computer science, computational social science, economics, policy, and many other disciplines. We encourage submissions that describe in-depth studies to improve our understanding of the Web and its impact, introduce technical and socio-technical advances that enhance and expand Web platforms and technologies, and make strides in democratizing access to Web information and knowledge. The specific topics of interest are highlighted in the 12 research tracks listed below.

The proceedings of The Web Conference are published online (open access) and through IW3C2 website, as well as the ACM Digital Library.

Submission Guidelines

Authors can submit two types of papers: short papers (up to 6 pages in length) and full papers (up to 10 pages in length), plus unlimited pages for references. Page limits include diagrams and appendices. Submissions should be formatted according to the formatting instructions in the General Guidelines.

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Review Process

The review process will be double-blind. Each paper is submitted to one of the 12 tracks. Program committee (PC) members will self-declare their expertise for each paper (passing knowledge, knowledgeable, expert). Each submission will receive at least three independent reviews in the track. The goal of the review step is to provide constructive evaluation of a submitted paper. Each submission will also receive a composite score in addition to a comprehensive review. The submission will be discussed between the PC members who reviewed the paper and the track chairs, and submissions in each track will be ranked based on factors including technical merits, originality of work, potential impact of results, quality of execution, quality of presentation, adequacy of citations, and reproducibility, and recommended for presentation at the conference and awards. Recommendations from all tracks will be further discussed with additional assessment at a face-to-face meeting involving track chairs and the PC chairs. Accepted submissions will comprise sets of full papers (10 pages plus references) with oral presentations and poster presentations, full papers (10 pages plus references) with poster presentations, and short papers (6 pages plus references) with poster presentations. Some full-paper submissions may be accepted as short papers. Author consent to accept full-paper submissions as short papers will be sought during full-paper submission.