WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is the premier international ACM conference covering research in the areas of search and data mining on the Web. The Fifth ACM WSDM Conference will take place in Seattle, Washington, USA during February 8-12, 2012.
WSDM publishes original, high quality papers and presentations related to search and data mining on the Web and the Social Web, with an emphasis on practical but principled novel models of search, retrieval and data mining, algorithm design and analysis, economic implications, and in-depth experimental analysis of accuracy and performance.
WSDM 2012 is a highly selective, single track meeting that includes invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers.
February 10, 2012 - The reception tonight will be at the Space Needle. You can use your WSDM badge to ride the monorail to the Needle and then to get to the top. You're welcome to wander the top floor but the reception is at the SkyLine Level (both are free with your badge)
February 9, 2012 - We are pleased to announce that Adam Sadilek, Henry Kautz and Jeffrey Bigham won the Best Paper Award for their paper "Finding Your Friends and Following Them to Where You Are" and Yaron Singer for his Best Student Paper Award for "How to Win Friends and Influence People, Truthfully: Influence Maximization Mechanisms for Social Networks."
February 5, 2012 - For those of you starting to travel into town, we've updated the transportation and local information pages.
February 3, 2012 - Specifics about the registration desk have been posted on the detailed program page. You can also find a printable (PDF) version of the program here.
January 31, 2012 - One more week until the conference! A complete program (with 5 best paper nominees!) is now available. We have all kinds of new social events scheduled on Wednesday and Friday. Please register today to take advantage of the regular rates.
October 27, 2011 - We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, and Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist at bitly
October 26, 2011 - 75 papers have been accepted (of 362 submissions, an acceptance rate of 20.7%)