Call for Research Papers

Click for calls for the individual areas.

Important Dates

  • Research track abstract registration:
    Monday, November 3, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
  • Research track full paper submission:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
  • Notifications of acceptance:
    Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • Final Submission Deadline for Camera-ready Version:
    Sunday, March 8, 2015
  • Conference dates:
    May 18 – 22, 2015

Research papers should be submitted through EasyChair at:  

For more than two decades, the International World Wide Web (WWW) Conference has been the premier venue for researchers, academics, businesses, and standard bodies to come together and discuss latest updates on the state and evolutionary path of the Web. The main conference program of WWW 2015 will have 11 areas (or themes) for refereed paper presentations, and we invite you to submit your cutting-edge, exciting, new breakthrough work to the relevant area. In addition to the main conference, WWW 2015 will also have a series of co-located workshops, keynote speeches, tutorials, panels, a developer track, and poster and demo sessions.

The list of areas for this year is as follows:

  • Behavioral Analysis and Personalization
  • Crowdsourcing Systems and Social Media
  • Content Analysis
  • Internet Economics and Monetization
  • Pervasive Web and Mobility
  • Security and Privacy
  • Semantic Web
  • Social Networks and Graph Analysis
  • Web Infrastructure: Datacenters, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud Computing
  • Web Mining
  • Web Search Systems and Applications

Paper Submission Requirements

All submitted papers must

  • be written in English
  • contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses
  • be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings template ( with a font size no smaller than 9pt
  • be in PDF (make sure that the PDF can be viewed on any platform), and formatted for US Letter size
  • occupy no more than ten pages, including the abstract and appendices, but excluding references.

It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the required format. Submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines may be rejected without review.

Submissions must represent new and original work. Concurrent submissions are not allowed. Papers that have been published elsewhere, are currently under review, or will be submitted to other meetings or publications while under WWW2015 review should not be submitted to WWW2015.

The review process is single-blind peer review (reviewers are anonymous, but authors are not).

Accepted papers will appear in the online conference proceedings published by the ACM Digital Library and the conference’s web site. Authors of accepted papers will retain intellectual property rights to their work, but will be required to sign a copyright release form to IW3C2. After publication in WWW2015, extended versions of papers can be submitted to refereed journals in accordance to the policies of those journals.

Accepted refereed papers, posters, and demos must be presented at the conference by an author who is registered to attend. We strongly encourage at least one author of every paper to register by the early-bird deadline so that session chairs can make plans for its presentation.

For any other questions, please e-mail:

Technical Program Committee Chairs

  • Krishna P. Gummadi, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
  • ChengXiang Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Area Chairs and Area-Specific Calls

Behavioral Analysis and Personalization (cfp)

  • David Carmel, Yahoo Labs Haifa
  • Ryen White, Microsoft Research Redmond

Crowdsourcing Systems and Social Media (cfp)

  • Lada Adamic, Facebook
  • Carlos Castillo, Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Nick Koudas, University of Toronto

Content Analysis (cfp)

  • Bing Liu, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Heng Ji, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Internet Economics and Monetization (cfp)

  • Ramesh Johari, Stanford University
  • Tie-Yan Liu, Microsoft Research Asia

Pervasive Web and Mobility (cfp)

  • Stefan Saroiu, Microsoft Research Redmond

Security and Privacy (cfp)

  • Wenke Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Matthew Smith, University of Bonn

Semantic Web (cfp)

  • Peter Mika, Yahoo Labs Barcelona
  • Natasha Noy, Stanford University

Social Networks and Graph Analysis (cfp)

  • Alan Mislove, Northeastern University
  • Evimaria Terzi, Boston University
  • Sebastiano Vigna, Università degli Studi di Milano

Web Infrastructure: Datacenters, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud Computing (cfp)

  • Rodrigo Rodrigues, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Web Mining (cfp)

  • Brian Davison, Lehigh University
  • Qiaozhu Mei, University of Michigan
  • Andrew Tomkins, Google

Web Search Systems and Applications (cfp)

  • Yi Chang, Yahoo Labs Sunnyvale
  • Yoelle Maarek, Yahoo Labs Haifa
  • Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam