Call for Emerging World Symposium Papers

We invite short paper contributions to the Emerging World Symposium co-located with The Web Conference 2024 (formerly known as WWW). The conference will take place in Singapore, from May 13 to 17, 2024.

The goal of the Emerging World Symposium is to provide a platform for students, researchers, and practitioners from developing countries (e.g., countries in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia) to present their work 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 will enable conference attendees to learn about novel ongoing research projects in the developing world through informal interactions. The symposium will also provide the students and researchers with guidance on various aspects of their research work from established researchers of the World Wide Web community. The symposium aims at enabling interactions with other participants of The Web Conference and potential collaborations by stimulating the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Submitted papers are expected to be aligned with one or more of the relevant topics of The Web Conference community (such as those covered by the research tracks).

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 12, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: March 4, 2024
  • Camera-ready version: March 11, 2024
  • Emerging World Symposium: May 13, 2024 (to be confirmed)

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

Submission Guidelines

Formatting Requirements. Submissions must be written in English, in double-column format, and must adhere to the ACM template and format (also available in Overleaf). Word users may use the Word Interim Template. The recommended setting for LaTeX is:

\documentclass\\sigconf, review\\{acmart}.

Submission must be as a single PDF file: 4 (four) pages in length, including references.

Submission Site. Submissions must be made through the EasyChair system at the Emerging World Symposium track).

Authorship. Submissions are not anonymous, hence authors should list their names and affiliations.

Reviewing. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the Emerging World Symposium Committee based on originality, significance, quality, and clarity. The review process will be single-blind.

Ethical Use of Data and Informed Consent. Authors are encouraged to include a section on the ethical use of data and/or informed consent of research subjects in their paper, when appropriate. You and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM's Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects (posted in 2021). Please ensure all authors are familiar with these policies.

Please consult the regulations of your institution(s) indicating when a review by an Institutional Ethics Review Board (IRB) is needed. Note that submitting your research for approval by such may not always be sufficient. Even if such research has been approved by your IRB, the program committee might raise additional concerns about the ethical implications of the work and include these concerns in its review.

Publication and Presentation Policies

Publication. Each accepted paper will be included in the Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2024. In addition, each paper is required to submit a brief pre-recorded video, which will appear on ACM Digital Library, along with the PDF.

Registration. To be included in the proceedings, every accepted paper must be covered by a distinct conference registration. This registration must be Full Conference (5-day) or Workshops/Tutorials (2-day) registration, payment of which must be completed by the camera-ready deadline. Exceptions may be made for extreme financial circumstances, upon approval of the conference organizers.

Presentation. Every accepted paper must be presented at the conference. No-show papers may be withdrawn from the proceedings. Due to the mentoring component, Emerging World Symposium presenters are expected to be physically present. Virtual presentations may be allowed for extreme travel difficulties, upon approval of the conference organizers.

Emerging World Symposium Co-chairs: