We invite proposals for tutorials to be held at The Web Conference 2023 (formerly known as WWW). The conference will take place in Austin, Texas (USA), on April 30 - May 4, 2023.
We invite 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. Tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program and 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.
Two types of tutorials are welcome: (i) Lecture-style tutorials (L) with a typical duration of 1.5 hours, and (ii) hands-on tutorials (H) with a duration of either 3 hours or 6 hours.
- A lecture-style tutorial (L) 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 (H) 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.
We welcome tutorials on the following topics while this not being an exhaustive list:
- Recommender systems
- Scaling NLP systems
- Advertisement on the Web
- Responsible Web computing
- Web search and mining
- Decentralized Web data management, Web-scale computing, and data integration
- Knowledge Graph (common sense Knowledge Graphs; extraction, construction, and maintenance of Knowledge Graphs)
- Stream reasoning, Web velocity, and dynamic Knowledge Graphs
- Learning, reasoning, and inference on the Web
- Fact-checking in the context of misinformation and disinformation propagation
- Human-in-the-loop on the Web
- Web engineering
- Conversational AI
- Neurocomputing on Web
- FAIR Web data management
- Digital ecosystems on the Web
- Digital markets, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers
Tutorial proposals should be written in English and submitted as a PDF document conforming to the ACM format acmart.cls (using the “sigconf” option) with no more than five (5) pages in length. Submissions must be made through the EasyChair system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=thewebconf2023 (select the Tutorial track). In addition, a video teaser of up to 3 minutes must be prepared as additional material of the submission (details below).
Tutorial proposals should be structured as follows:
- General information:Title of the tutorial Organizers’ and Presenters’ names, affiliation, contact information, and brief bio.
- Abstract:1-2 paragraphs suitable for inclusion in the conference registration material.
- 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.
- Style and Duration: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).
- Audience:A description of the intended audience, prerequisite knowledge, and the expected learning outcomes.
- 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 of the tutorial.
- Tutorial material:What materials will be provided to attendees of the tutorial? Are there any copyright issues?
- Equipment:Indicate any additional equipment needed (if any) in the room. The standard equipment includes an LCD projector, a single projection screen and microphones.
- 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.
- Organization details:Tutorial organizers are required to provide a backup plan that overcomes the potential occurrence of technical problems, e.g., pre-recorded lectures, self-paced exercises. Please also describe how the tutorial will work in an online or hybrid setting. 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.
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 2023, the coverage of the topic in other tracks of the conference, the capacity of the venue, and the expertise of the presenters.
- Proposal submission deadline: November 10, 2022
- Notification: December 15, 2022
- Online material due: April 12, 2023
All submission deadlines are end-of-day in the Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone.