Call for Workshops

We invite proposals for workshops 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. Workshops will take place in the first two days (May 13-14, 2024).

The Web Conference 2024 will feature a number of co-located workshops that are intended to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in Web technologies to discuss and exchange positions on current and emergent Web topics. Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to exchange ideas, learn cutting-edge science and technological advancements for the Web, establish common ground in research areas or applied problems, and identify new opportunities for collaboration and new directions for future work.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal submission: November 9, 2023
  • Workshop proposal notification: November 30, 2023
  • Workshop paper submission: February 5, 2024
  • Workshop paper notification: March 4, 2024
  • Workshop paper camera-ready: March 11, 2024
  • Workshops: May 13 - 14, 2024

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

Submission Guidelines

Formatting Requirements. Workshop 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 Workshops track).

Structure. Workshop proposals should conform the following structure:

  • A concise title
  • The names, affiliations, and contact information of ALL organizers
  • Proposed duration of the workshop - half or full day
  • A statement of the workshop objectives
  • A brief description (draft outline) of the proposed workshop format, discussing the mix of events and activities such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, hacking sessions, moonlight dances, breakout sessions, or general discussion slots, and an approximate timeline.
  • A two-paragraph description of the workshop topics and themes, discussing why this topic is relevant at this time
  • Explanation of why the proposed workshop is a good match for The Web Conference 2024
  • A tentative Program Committee list (with an indication of whether PC members have already been contacted and/or have expressed interest)
    • Please take into account inclusion and diversity criteria while listing the PC
  • A brief description of the workshop audience and the expected number of submissions/participants
  • If the workshop was held before, please give details on the location and dates, number of participants, number of submissions, and number of accepted papers, and indicate how the proposed edition will differ from earlier editions
  • A short bio of the workshop organizers, including a description of their relevant qualifications and past experience in organizing workshops or research meetings

In particular, we also encourage the submission of workshops that do not follow the typical workshop format of a mini-conference:

  • A Speed Dating Workshop
  • Brainstorms and discussion formats
  • Present someone else's paper
  • Etc.

Reviewing Process

The decision about acceptance or rejection of workshop proposals will be made by a small program committee, the Workshop Chairs and in consultation with the General Chairs, taking into account several factors including overall quality, the topic fit with respect to The Web Conference 2024, the coverage of the topic in other tracks of the conference, the estimated number of attendees for the workshop, a clear focus, and the venue capacity. Moreover, special attention will be given to inclusion and diversity balance in the workshop PC composition and its organization. We also favour workshops that are genuine interactive events and not mini-conferences. Workshops with creative structures and organizations that attract various types of contributions and ensure rich interactions are welcomed.

Publication and Registration Policies

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

Registration. At least two members of the organizers register and attend the workshop, and supervise the workshop operations. At least one organizer commits to register and attend in person.

Organizational Details for Workshops

The organizers of accepted workshops will be responsible for their own review process and publicity. They must maintain an up-to-date website for their workshop that will be referenced from The Web Conference 2024 website. They are required to cooperate closely with the conference workshop chairs and with the local organizers to finalize all details and to provide input for publicity. Accepted workshops will be scheduled so as to avoid conflicts with conference sessions in similar or related areas.

Workshop organizers must inform the Workshop Chairs of the numbers of submissions and acceptances as these numbers become available. Workshops with fewer than 15 expected registrants may be merged with other workshops at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The workshop organization shall follow the same guidelines as the main conference in terms of physical presence. Authors of workshop papers should be encouraged to attend the Web Conference 2024 in person.

Papers accepted by a workshop can be included in the Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2024, subject to meeting the camera-ready timeline. Workshop papers that have been previously published or are under review for another journal, conference or workshop should not be considered for publication.

Workshops Co-chairs: