Call for Industrial Practice and Experience track

The Industrial Practice and Experience track serves as a forum for high quality papers reporting on the more practical issues and experiences encountered when building large scale Web-based systems that are deployed to a large number of users. As such, the Industrial Practice and Experience invites submissions reporting research and development of actual systems and the experiences encountered when deploying to large scale user base. Articles should be written in a scientific rather than sales style if a product is described. Demonstrations (when appropriate) are encouraged as part of the submission (via a URL to the actual system or a recording of its use).

Topics of interest include (but are by no means limited to) the following :

  • Surviving a cloud outage
  • Applications of Web for All, Web access beyond the first billion
  • Search Based Applications
  • Big Data Applications
  • Scaling down to mobile applications
  • Large scale entity extraction applications
  • Online Advertising applications
  • Web mining, web scraping applications
  • Filtering spam from applications
  • Navigation and accompaniment
  • Gaming, Gamification (crowdsourcing through games)
  • Recommendation engines and/or machine learning over a stream
  • Semantic Web Search Applications
  • Lessons learned (both positive and negative) from running Web-based systems, including (but not limited to) search engines, Web-based gaming and streaming services, and social networking portals
  • Enterprise Search and the Web
  • User studies of Web-based systems
  • General issues in the research, development and/or deployment of successful Web applications

Submission :

Please submit proposals via EasyChair at :

Inquiries can be sent to

Important dates :

Submission dates
November 1st, 2011 Abstract submission deadline
November 7th, 2011 Full paper submission deadline
January 30th, 2012 Notification to authors
February 26th, 2012 Camera-ready deadline for accepted submissions
April 16th, 2012 Conference begins

Track chairs :

  • Gregory Grefenstette (Exalead, France)
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Research, Spain)

Program Committee :

  • Antonio Gulli (Microsoft, UK)
  • Arun Kumar (IBM, India)
  • Beng Chin Ooi (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Bojan Petek (University Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • C Lee Giles (Penn State, USA)
  • Claude de Loupy (Syllabs, France)
  • Daniel Appelquist (Vodafone, UK)
  • David Hawking (Funnelback, Australia)
  • David Konopnicki (IBM Haifa, Israel)
  • Fabrizio Silvestri (CNR, Italy)
  • Francesco Nucci (Engineering, Italy)
  • Frédérique Segond (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
  • Kerstin Denecke (L3S, Germany)
  • Krithi Ramamritham (Tata Consultancy Service, India)
  • James G. Shanahan (Independent Consultant, USA)
  • Mary Ellen Zurko (IBM, USA)
  • Øystein Torbjørnsen (Microsoft, Norway)
  • Pierre Morizet-Mahoudeaux (UTC, France)
  • Rayid Ghani (Accenture Labs, USA)
  • Stratis Viglas (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Steve Arnold (Arnold IT, US)
  • Stefano Ceri (Politecnico di Milano, IT)
  • Susan Feldman (IDC, US)
  • Swami Sivasubramanian (, USA)
  • Tie-Yan Liu (Micrososft, China)
  • Uri Schonfeld (UCLA, USA)
  • Wook-Shin Han (Kyungpook National University, South Korea)