Call For Tutorial Proposals

We invite proposals for tutorials to be held at The Web Conference 2024 (formerly known as WWW). The conference will take place in Singapore, from May 13 to 17, 2024. Tutorials will take place in the first two days (May 13-14, 2024).

We welcome tutorial proposals on current and emerging topics related to the World Wide Web, broadly construed to include mobile and other Internet and online-enabled modes of interaction and communication (such as those covered by the research tracks). Tutorials are intended to provide a high-quality learning experience to conference attendees. It is expected that tutorials will address an audience with a varied range of interests and backgrounds: beginners, developers, designers, researchers, practitioners, users, lecturers, and representatives of governments and funding agencies who wish to learn new technologies.

Important Dates:

  • Proposal submission deadline: November 9, 2023
  • Notification: December 14, 2023
  • Online material due: April 10, 2024
  • Tutorial presentation: May 13 or 14, 2024

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

Tutorial Types

Submissions should be for half-day tutorials (lasting 3 hours). Two types of tutorials are welcome:

  • A lecture-style tutorial covers the state-of-the-art research, development, and applications in a specific Web computing and related area, and stimulates and facilitates future work. Tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, bridging scientific research and applied communities, novel and fast growing directions, and significant applications are highly encouraged.

  • A hands-on tutorial will feature in-depth hands-on training on cutting-edge systems and tools of relevance to the Web Conference community. These sessions are targeted at novice as well as moderately-skilled users. The focus should be on providing hands-on experience to the attendees. Tutorials should introduce the motivation behind the tool, associated fundamental concepts, and work through examples, and demonstrate its application to relatable real-life use cases. The pace of the tutorial should be adequate for beginners such as early-stage Ph.D. and master students. Additionally, each hands-on tutorial must include at least 30 minutes of time allocated for Q&A sessions.

Submission Guidelines

Formatting Requirements. Tutorial proposals 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 Tutorials track).

Structure. Tutorial proposals should conform the following structure:

  1. General information: Title of the tutorial, contributors’ names, affiliation, contact information, and brief bio.
  2. Abstract: 1-2 paragraphs suitable for inclusion in the conference registration material.
  3. Topic and relevance: A description of the tutorial topic, providing a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope, and a statement on why the tutorial is important and timely, how it is relevant to the Web Conference, and why the presenters are qualified for a high-quality introduction of the topic.
  4. Style: Please indicate whether this will be a lecture-style or hands-on tutorial. In the case of the latter, please indicate the equipment needs for participants (e.g., pre-installed Jupyter notebook with specific packages).
  5. Schedule: Detailed program of the tutorial, including a schedule listing the section and duration to be presented by each named contributor.
  6. Audience: A description of the intended audience, prerequisite knowledge, and potential learning outcomes.
  7. Previous editions: If the tutorial was given before, where and when was it presented? Please give details on the number of attendees, and how the proposed tutorial differs or builds on the previous ones. If possible, provide a link to the material of the previous version.
  8. Tutorial materials: What materials will be provided to attendees of the tutorial? Are there any copyright issues?
  9. Video teaser: A Video teaser, up to 3 minutes, is required at the time of submission. The video can be hosted on any video sharing platform (e.g., YouTube) or any file sharing service (e.g., WeTransfer, Dropbox) and the link to the video MUST be included in the proposal.

Reviewing Process

Reviewing is single-blind, i.e., a tutorial proposal must clearly name the contributors. The decision about acceptance or rejection of tutorial proposals will be made by the Tutorial Co-chairs, who may be supported by a small program committee and in consultation with the General and Program Committee Co-chairs, taking into account factors such as the timeliness of the topic, the topic fit with respect to The Web Conference 2024, the coverage of the topic in other tracks of the conference, the capacity of the venue, and the expertise of the presenters.

Publication and Presentation Policies

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

Presentation: Tutorial speakers are expected to be physically present. Virtual delivery is possible for those who genuinely face significant challenges in traveling to Singapore, but at least one presenter is expected to attend the conference in person. All contributors must adhere to the scheduled program outlined in Section E of each tutorial proposal. If a contributor is unable to present in person, they must provide a justification and obtain permission from the Tutorial Co-chairs.

Registration: All presenters are required to register at the conference. In appreciation for the contribution, we will offer one complimentary two-day pass (for workshop and tutorial days only) for each half-day tutorial.

Equipment & Materials: The standard equipment includes an LCD projector, a single projection screen and microphones. The tutorial presenter(s) will be responsible for making sure that the slides and any material needed for the tutorial are made available online in advance for attendees. For tutorials that introduce or use standards or software, the tutorial must be based on the latest version of the standards and software.

Tutorial Co-Chairs: