The WebConf (WWW) Call for Papers: Demo Track
April 20-24, 2020
• Submission deadline: January 06, 2020
• Notification: February 10, 2020
For almost three decades, the Web Conference series has been the premier venue for researchers, academics, businesses and standards bodies to come together and discuss latest updates and the future of the Web. The Demonstration Track of the Web Conference has become an important venue for sharing cutting-edge and exciting web-based prototype systems with significant research and development efforts. The Demonstrations Track allows researchers and practitioners to demonstrate first-hand visionary systems with innovative features and functionalities in a dedicated session. Submissions must be based on an implemented and tested system that pursues one or more innovative ideas in the interest areas of the conference.
Topics include (but are not limited to)
● Health on the Web
● Behavioral analysis and personalization
● Crowdsourcing systems and social media
● Bio-feedback and emotional computation
● New human-computer interfaces
● Internet economics, monetization, and online markets
● Pervasive Web and mobility
● Security, privacy, and trust
● Semantics and knowledge
● Semantic Web, content analysis, and Web mining
● Social networks, social analysis, and computational social science
● Web infrastructure: datacenters, cloud computing, and systems
● User modeling, personalization, and experience
● Mobile, ubiquitous, ambient, and pervasive computation, Web of Things
● Web science, Web search, and Web systems
Demonstrations are encouraged from academic researchers, from industrial practitioners with prototypes or in-production deployments, as well as from any W3C-related activities to interact while exploring the latest techniques for managing web information and knowledge. Software (including games or learning platforms) and hardware demos will be considered equally, provided they show innovative use of Web-based techniques. Each submission must make clear which aspects of the system will be demonstrated, and how. What exactly will the audience experience? What are the interesting scenarios to motivate the demonstration? They should strive to state the significance of the contribution to Web technology or applications. In other words, submissions should describe the intended audience, point out the innovative aspects of the system being demonstrated, and explain how those aspects contribute to the state of the art in the Web and information technology. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the track program committee, who will judge the originality, significance, quality, and clarity of each submission.
Demonstration Track submissions must be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template and are limited to four pages (including references and appendices). It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that submissions adhere strictly to the required format. The format cannot be modified with the objective of squeezing in more material. Submissions that do not comply with the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.
Each demonstration track submission should contain an introduction, brief description, screenshots, value and contribution. Submissions should also indicate how the demonstration will be demonstrated and the hardware requirements (for the organizers).
Submissions must be double-blinded. Submissions must be in PDF and must be made through the EasyChair system (Demonstrations Track):
At least one author of each accepted demonstration paper must register for the conference and attend in person to demonstrate the system during the demonstration sessions.
To better identify the value of demonstrations, as well as to reach out to external audiences, we also encourage authors to submit a pointer to a screencast, using web-accessible platforms such as Vimeo or YouTube. The maximum duration of screencasts is 10 minutes. We also highly encourage any external material related to the demo (e.g., shared code on GitHub).
Hsu-Chun Hsiao (National Taiwan University)
De-Nian Yang (Academia Sinica)