Important Dates


  • Submission: Dec. 10, 2014  (Extended)

  • Notification: Dec. 15, 2014 

  • Camera Ready: Dec. 20, 2014

  • Workshop Day: Feb. 6, 2015

Topics of Interests


Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Vertical domain content representation and analysis

  • Vertical domain query analysis and modeling

  • Retrieval models and ranking

  • Architectures and scalability of vertical search engine

  • Users and interactive IR in vertical search

  • Evaluation for vertical search

  • Business model for vertical search

  • Applications (e.g., digital libraries, enterprise search, commercial search, genomics IR, legal IR, patent search, etc.)

2010 - present

Paper Format


Submissions must represent new and original work. Concurrent submissions are not allowed. Papers that have been published in or accepted to any peer-reviewed conference or journal, are currently under review, or will be submitted to other meetings or publications while under WSDM 2015 review should not be submitted to WSDM 2015. Submissions that have been previously presented in venues with no formal proceedings or as posters are allowed, but must be so indicated on the first page of the submission.

Papers must be formatted for US Letter size according to ACM guidelines and style files, must fit within 10 pages (with a font size no smaller than 9pt), including references, diagrams, and appendices if any. A submitted paper must be self-contained and in English.

It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the required format as described in this call for papers. Submissions that do not conform to these guidelines may be rejected without review.





Papers must be submitted in PDF format to the Easychair Web site ( Email submissions are not allowed. PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded. After upload, please check the copy stored on the site. Submissions that do not view or print properly may be rejected without a chance to rectify the problem. Please contact yindaweics [at] for any questions on the submission or review process.






The rules of call-for-papers which are not mentioned above are followed the rules of WSDM 2015 (

2010 - present