This year we feature a special track for interactive hands-on tutorials. Hands-on tutorials may be challenging to organize in an online-only setting, but keeping up the hands-on component is especially important in these times where ever more interaction is becoming remote and asynchronous. With an engaging hands-on tutorial, we can make a real difference in people's lives, now more than ever!
We invite tutorial proposals on current and emerging topics related to the World Wide Web, broadly construed, i.e., including mobile and other Internet- and online-enabled modes of interaction and communication. Tutorials serve an educational function and are expected to provide a balanced perspective on a field of research. It is expected that tutorials target audiences with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds: beginners, developers, designers, researchers, practitioners, users, lecturers, and representatives of governments and funding agencies who want to learn about emerging research areas or develop advanced skills in areas about which they are already knowledgeable. Only a subset of those profiles can be addressed in each tutorial. Tutorial proposals are welcome in both technological (such as algorithmic and software issues) as well as socio-economic domains (such as market design, interaction design, and collaboration technologies).
All tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program and will be available free of charge to the attendees of the conference. A tutorial can be for half a day, i.e., 3-4 hours of audience interaction, including questions, or a full day, which corresponds to 7 hours. Teams of 2-3 presenters are encouraged, though single-presenter tutorials are possible. Preference will be given to applications that involve at least one expert in the areas covered by the proposal.
Registration fees will be waived for tutorial presenters.
To bridge the gap between research and real-world applications, we are accepting tutorial proposals in the following two categories:
(1) Hands-on tutorials are targeted at novice as well as moderately skilled users, with a focus on providing hands-on experience to the attendees. The pace of the tutorial should be set such that beginners can follow along comfortably. The covered tools and systems must have a proven track record of success in the community. Hands-on tutorials introduce the motivation behind the tools and the associated fundamental concepts and work through examples to demonstrate applications in real-world use cases. We also welcome proposals for creative and unconventional training sessions, such as hackathons, competitions/challenges, etc. as long as participants can learn practical skills and participate in an active way.
(2) Lecture-style tutorials cover the state-of-the-art research, development, and applications in a specific data mining related area, and stimulate and facilitate future work. Tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, bridging scientific research and applied communities, novel and fast growing directions, and significant applications are highly encouraged. We also encourage tutorials in areas that may be different from the mainstream conference but are still very much related to the Web Conference mission and objectives of gaining insight from data. The conference is paying particular attention to themes around the Web’s impact, technical and socio-technical advances that enhance and expand Web platforms and technologies, and issues of democratizing access to Web information and knowledge. Tutorials on these themes are highly encouraged.Hands-on tutorials feature in-depth hands-on training on cutting edge systems and tools of relevance to the Web Conference community: data mining, machine learning, crowdsourcing, computational social science, security/privacy/trust, semantics & knowledge, systems, user experience & accessibility, mobile computing.
Submission deadline: 30 Nov 2020
Tutorial dates: 19-23 April 2021
Please consider submitting proposals for tutorials to be held at The Web Conference 2021: