Call for Ph.D. Symposium

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Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline : Nov. 1, 2013 (Nov. 15, 2013)
  • Notifications of Acceptance : Jan. 15, 2014
  • Final Submission Deadline for Camera-ready Version : Feb. 5, 2014

In conjunction with the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference, April 7 – April 11, 2014, Seoul, Korea :, the PhD Symposium of www2014 provides an excellent opportunity both for the beginners as well as the senior PhD students to present their ideas,and receive feedback on their work by experienced researchers and other PhD Students working in research areas related to the World Wide Web.The symposium welcomes submissions by PhD candidates working on the topics of www2014. You can consult the list of www2014 topics.


The Symposium is open to all PhD Students. PhD Students at the beginning of their work are particularly welcome when they have a well-defined problem statement and some ideas about the solution that they want to discuss. PhD students in a more advanced stage of their work should still have a sufficient time before completing their dissertation to be able to benefit from the symposium experience.

Submission guidelines

Submissions should be written based on the following structure, which focuses on the key methodological components required for a sound research synthesis :

  • Problem
    Describe the core problem of the PhD and motivate its relevance
  • State of the art
    Describe relevant related work
  • Proposed approach
    Present the approach taken and motivate how this is novel with respect to existing works
  • Methodology
    Particular, the approach to be taken for evaluating the results of the work
  • Results
    Describe the current status of the work and any results that have been reached so far
  • Conclusions and future work
    Conclude and specify the major items of future work.

Submissions must be no longer than 5 pages and must be formatted in the style of the www2014 submissions (which is based on the ACM SIG Proceedings style). Papers must be in PDF (Adobe’s Portable Document Format) format and must be submitted electronically.

Submissions must be single-author, on the topic of the doctoral work. The name of the supervisor must be clearly marked (≪ supervised by … ≫) on the paper, under the author’s name.

Selection process

All submissions will be reviewed by the Symposium Program Committee composed of experienced researchers, who can provide feedback and suggest future research directions. All the accepted PhD Symposium papers will be included in the same Companion Volume with the papers from the tracks of Posters, Demos, and Developer, and made available through the ACM Digital Library.


Please submit proposals via EasyChair at :

Ph.D. Symposium Track Chairs

  • Jianyong Wang (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Hayato Yamana (Waseda University, Japan)

Track Programme Committee Members

  • Sayaka Akioka (Meiji University)
  • Enhong Chen (University of Science and Technology of China)
  • Gao Cong (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Atsushi Fujii (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Sumio Fujita (Yahoo! JAPAN)
  • Kin Fun Li (University of Victoria)
  • Yu Hirate (Rakuten Institute of Technology)
  • Luke Huan (University of Kansas)
  • Jianbin Huang (Xidian University, China)
  • Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University)
  • Lili Jiang (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik)
  • Kazuhiro Kazama (Wakayama University)
  • Mengchi Liu (Carleton University)
  • Ping Luo( HP Research Labs China)
  • Shuai Ma (Beihang University)
  • Shinsuke Nakajima (Kyoto Sangyo University)
  • Satoshi Oyama (Hokkaido University)
  • Tieyun Qian (Wuhan University)
  • Arnon Rungsawang (Kasetsart University)
  • Tetsuya Sakai (Waseda University)
  • Wei Shen (Tsinghua University)
  • Tian Tian (Manhattan College)
  • Jing Wang (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • Junjie Wu (Beihang University)
  • Xintao Wu (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
  • Hwanjo Yu (Pohang University of Science and Technology)
  • Min Zhang (Tsinghua University)

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