Call for Papers


We invite research contributions to the Search Track at the 31st edition of the Web Conference series (formerly known as WWW), to be held April 20-24, 2020 in Taipei (

The Search Track welcomes submissions of original, high-quality papers related to all aspects of search.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Web search models and ranking
  • Personalized and context-aware search and ranking
  • Query analysis
  • Web crawling and indexing
  • Search engine architectures and scalability
  • Evaluation methodologies and metrics
  • Interactive search and result presentation
  • Domain specific search
  • New search paradigms (e.g. task-based search, conversational search, zero-query search)
  • Search on non-traditional devices (e.g. wearable computing, neuroinformatics, sensors, IoT, vehicles)
  • Semantic search
  • Text mining for search
  • Multilingual and cross-lingual search
  • Fairness, transparency, ethics and bias in Web search

Track Co-Chairs:

Yiqun Liu , Tsinghua University
Claudia Hauff , Delft University of Technology