Call for tutorials

Half- and full-day tutorials from leading specialists form a core part of the WWW program, valuable to researchers and developers seeking to pick up new skills or the latest developments in an area. WWW 2012 intends to offer conference attendees and local participants a rich diversity of high quality tutorials reflecting current topics and trends in Web design, technologies, techniques, standards and sciences. As tutorials are educational events they should provide a comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art in the tutorial’s topic. Proposed tutorials can address the interests of a varied audience: beginners, developers, designers, researchers, practitioners, users, lecturers and representatives of governments and funding agencies who wish to learn new technologies.

We encourage submissions of tutorial proposals on all topics in the general areas of WWW 2012 and tutorials bridging these areas, or introducing new perspectives in these areas. Tutorials may provide an introduction to new Web technologies and trends, describing the application of the Web in specific domains or present techniques from other fields that are of relevance for the Web. Tutorials may be theoretical; however, we encourage organisers to incorporate hands-on sessions and concrete examples when possible.

Submission guidelines :

Tutorial proposal submissions should contain the following sections in the suggested order. Copy this list into your proposal document before editing it:

Submission dates
TITLE A concise title.
PRESENTERS he names, affiliation, contact information, and brief bio of the presenter(s).
DURATION AND SESSIONS Proposed duration of the tutorial (3 or 6 hours), different sessions if applicable, together with justification that a high-quality presentation will be achieved within the chosen time period.
TOPIC AND DESCRIPTION A detailed description of the tutorial topic, providing a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope.
AUDIENCE A description of the intended audience and the expected learning outcomes.
PREREQUISITE Desired prerequisite knowledge of the audience.
RELEVANCE: A statement addressing Why is the tutorial important? Why is the tutorial timely? How is it relevant to WWW?
PREVIOUS EDITIONS If the tutorial was given before, when and where was it given and how will it be modified for WWW 2012? If possible, provide a link to slides from the previous tutorial presentation.
EQUIPMENT Indicate any additional equipment needed (if any). The standard equipment includes an LCD projector, a single projection screen and microphones.

Submission :

Proposals must be in PDF and must be no longer than 4 pages, single column, 12pt. Tutorial proposals should be submitted at :

Inquiries can be sent to

Tutorial presentations will be published electronically and made available to WWW participants.

Important dates :

Submission dates
Proposal submission deadline: 30th of September 2011
Acceptance notification: 30th of November 2011
Tutorial dates: 16th and 17th of April 2012

Track chairs :

  • Jérôme David INRIA (France)
  • Irwin King The Chinese University of Hong Kong

W3C tutorial chair :

  • Marie-Claire Forgues W3C Sophia-Antipolis, France

Program committee :

  • David Laniado (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Freddy Lécué (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Emmanuel Pietriga (INRIA/LRI Orsay, France)
  • Wei Hu (Nanjing University, China)
  • Vanja Josifovski (Yahoo! Research, USA)
  • Xing Xie (Microsoft Research, China)
  • Sihem Amer-Yahia (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
  • Maarten Marx (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Ichise Ryutoro (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
  • Junlan Feng (AT&T Labs Research, USA)
  • Jie Tang (Tsinghua University, China)