After 4602 reviews, the research tracks selections results are in: 171 papers have been selected to present their papers at the conference in April, leading to an acceptance rate of 15%.
Also, in addition to the 4 challenges, 19 tutorials and 28 workshops previously selected, we have received 179 poster submissions and 72 demo submissions! Detailed lists and information on the accepted submissions are available on the program page.
Third Keynote speaker confirmed
The Web Conference 2018 is very pleased to announce Ruhi Sarikaya as the third keynote speaker.
Ruhi Sarikaya joined Amazon Alexa team as the Director of Applied Science in September 2016. With his team that he has largely built from the ground up, he has been building core capabilities around ranking, relevance, natural language understanding, contextual understanding and personalization.
Prior to that, he was a principal science manager and the founder of the language understanding and dialog systems group at Microsoft, Redmond, WA between 2011 and 2016.
He has published over 100 technical papers in refereed journal and conference proceedings and, is inventor of over 70 issued/pending patents.
The BIG Web, an alternate track of The Web Conference 2018, has announced two Keynotes, presented by Jon Kleinberg from Cornell University and Alessandro Vespagnini from NorthEastern University.
Sponsors newsWe are delighted to announce that new sponsors have joined us:
Google as a SILVER sponsor
Oath as a BRONZE sponsor
A warm welcome to our sponsors: we look forward to collaborating with them!
Early bird registration deadline is getting closer
|21 February 2018||Early-bird registrations deadline|
|26 March 2018||Beginning of late registrations|
Key upcoming deadlines for the Call for Contributions
Deadlines for the Panel proposal submission have changed. You can find the new dates in the Panel track CFP.Here are some of the upcoming key dates for The Call for contributions for The Web Conference 2018:
|01 February 2018||Panel proposal submission deadline|
|05 February 2018||PHD symposium papers acceptance notification||12 February 2018||PHD symposium papers final version due|
|14 February 2018||Research tracks papers final version due|
|14 February 2018||Workshops, Developers track, Poster, Demos papers acceptance notification|
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Why come to Lyon
Did you know that innovation has always been a strong part of Lyon’s DNA?
With 5 major international clusters (Lyonbiopôle; Axelera; LUTB Transport & mobility systems; Techtera and Imaginove), Lyon continues to be a dynamic city and exchanges, and collaborations between the research centers, industrials the higher education sector and more, have resulted in Lyon having the 2nd highest number of patents filed in France.
With energy positive buildings, electric cars available for carsharing, smart grid experimentations and so on, the Lyon Metropolis is also one of the pioneers of the smart city.