Call for papers

Calls for papers or proposals are open for the following Alternate Tracks and conference elements:

See our Important Dates post

Alternate Tracks:

Other Conference tracks and sessions:

Note: Submission and acceptance dates for additional tracks will vary. Please check the relevant dates on the Important Dates page, or on each Call For Papers/Proposals.

Technical Program - Research tracks

The main technical program of WWW2017 will have 11 tracks, or areas. The Call for Papers period for these tracks has concluded and papers are now being reviewed. Acceptances will be sent out on 21 December, 2016. A list of the Track Co-Chairs and members of the Program Committee for each track is included in the track information below:

Technical program committee chairs

Eugene Agichtein (Emory University)

Evgeniy Gabrilovich (Google Research)

Contact information:

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. Files in Postscript (ps) or any other format will not be accepted.
  • occupy no more than eight pages, including the abstract and appendices, with one additional page allowed for references (total 9 pages). Over-length papers will be rejected without review. Submissions must be self-contained; WWW2017 will not accept or review any supplementary materials.

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 will be rejected without review.

Papers should be submitted through the WWW2017 EasyChair portal.

  • Email or fax submissions are not allowed.
  • PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded.
  • After upload, please check the copy stored on the site.
  • Submissions that do not view or print properly may be rejected without a chance to rectify the problem.

Policy on multiple submissions

Submissions must represent new and original work. Concurrent submissions are not allowed. WWW 2017 will not accept any paper that, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published, or accepted for publication, in a journal or another venue with formally published proceedings. As a rule of thumb, authors should regard any publication with an ISBN or ISSN as a formal publication.

Authors are also required not to submit their papers to venues with formal publication during the WWW2017 review period. These restrictions are not intended to apply to workshops and similar specialised presentations with a limited audience and without published proceedings.

Authors will be required to confirm that their submissions conform to these requirements at the time of submission. Submissions that have been previously presented in venues with no formal proceedings or as posters are allowed, but must indicate so on the first page of the submission.

Review process

The review process for Alternate Tracks and the open calls listed above may vary from that listed below. Careful attention should be paid to the details provided in each Call.

The following information applied to the process used for the 11 core Technical Tracks:

The review process will be single-blind, and author names and affiliations should be listed.

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three regular PC members and one track chair. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretic impact, and presentation.

Accepted papers will appear in the online conference proceedings published by the ACM Digital Library and the conference 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 WWW 2017, 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 require at least one author of every accepted submission to register by the early-bird deadline (specifically, one registered author may present multiple papers/posters/demos at the conference). Authors will be required to agree to this requirement at the time of submission.


The WWW conference series is owned by the International World Wide Web Conferences Committee (IW3C2). Copyright of accepted submissions will be held by the IW3C2 and authors will be required to complete and submit the IW3C2 Copyright Release Form [.pdf - 118 kB] at the time their camera-ready submission is due.