First ACM International Conference on
Web Search and Data Mining
WSDM 2008

WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is a brand new ACM conference  intended to be complementary to the World Wide Web Conference tracks in search and data mining.  The pace of innovation in these areas has reached a level that requires more than one premier annual venue. WSDM invites original, high quality submissions related to search and data mining on the Web, with an emphasis on practical but principled novel models, algorithm design and analysis, economics implications, and in-depth experimental analysis of accuracy and performance. The goal is to make WSDM a focused meeting with a single research paper session through 2-3 days. WSDM will also invite keynote talks from some of the best minds from industrial and academic research.

WSDM is being co-sponsored by ACM SIGIR, SIGKDD, SIGMOD, and SIGWEB.  We thank our industrial sponsors, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!,  for their generous financial contributions.  Any other parties interested in helping us, please read the sponsorship opportunities page.

Important information

Abstract submission
July 30, 2007, 17:00, PDT (24:00 GMT)
Full paper submission
Aug 6, 2007, 17:00, PDT (24:00 GMT)
Oct 19, 2007
Camera-ready version
Dec 1, 2007
Jan 11, 2008 (early registration)
        ACM member: $380 (early) / $470 (late)
Non-member: $430 (early) / $520 (late)
        Student: $190 (early) / $240 (late)
Conference dates
February 11-12, 2008
Conference location
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
Local information
A list of nearby hotels
Driving directions to the Alumni center; registered participants can park free at Galvez Field, Stanford
Public transportation: Caltrain northbound and southbound schedules; take Marguerite shuttle (line b clockwise) from Palo Alto Caltrain station to Stanford and get off at Alumni Center stop (not shown in the schedule)
Map of Stanford
Banquet location: Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper Street, Downtown Palo Alto, CA 94301; complimentary valet parking; walkable from the Alumni center (1.5 miles)
Call for papers with topics and submission instructions
Program committee
Accepted papers
Camera-ready instructions 
        Call for sponsorships
Videos of the talks
        See you in Barcelona next year!!!


Conference Chair
Marc Najork (Microsoft)
Program Committee Co-chairs
Andrei Broder (Yahoo!)
Soumen Chakrabarti (IIT Bombay)

Local Arrangements Chair
Utkarsh Srivastava (Yahoo!)
Publicity Chair
Ronny Lempel (Yahoo!)
Ravi Kumar (Yahoo!)
Other Organizers
Junghoo Cho (UCLA)
Andrew Tomkins (Yahoo!)

Steering Committee
Rakesh Agrawal (Microsoft)
Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo!, Univ. of Chile)
Ziv Bar-Yossef (Technion, Google)
Soumen Chakrabarti (IIT Bombay)
Monika Henzinger (EPFL, Google)
Jon Kleinberg (Cornell)
Rajeev Motwani (Stanford)
Prabhakar Raghavan (Yahoo!)

Gold sponsors


Silver sponsors


Bronze sponsors


WSDM presentations were recorded by