SIGKDD Calls for Proposals

First Web Mail Science and Applications Workshop Call for Papers

The nature of Web mail traffic has significantly evolved in the last two decades, and consequently the behavior of Web mail users has also changed. For instance, recent studies showed that today 90% of Web mail traffic is machine-generated. This partly explains why email traffic continues to grow even if a significant amount of personal communications has moved towards social media and mobile. It also explains different behavioral patterns in Web Mail, and enables the application of automated data extraction learning methods at a very large scale, in order to offer users new mail features and applications including customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. While abundant research has been conducted around the many data science facets of the Web, Web Mail has received much less attention. Nevertheless, Web Mail has started to surface novel features in the last few years, and is becoming an emerging topic of Web research. Examples of such are mail mining, clustering and classification, security and privacy, anti-spam, and mail search. This workshop will for the first time gather research in the emerging research area of Web Mail, aiming to encourage its growth and adoption.

Theme and Topics

  • Mail data mining and analysis
  • Novel mail features and applications
  • Mail spam detection
  • Mail data extraction
  • Mail data clustering and classification
  • Mail search
  • Mail privacy and security
  • Mail user experience

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 18 Jan 2017 (23:59 AWST - Australian Western Standard Time)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 31 Jan 2017
  • Final Camera Ready Submission Deadline: 14 Feb 2017

Submission Guidelines

We solicit papers on preliminary or late-breaking research. Submissions should be between 2 to 6 pages, including all references and figures and follow the ACM proceedings templates. All papers must be submitted in PDF, formatted for US Letter size, and uploaded into the workshop easychair site Please make sure that any special fonts used are included in the submitted documents. All papers must be original and must not have been published or under review elsewhere, however the workshop is suitable for presenting and discussing current and ongoing work, without preventing future publications.


  • Liane Lewin-Eytan, Yahoo Research, Israel,
  • Yoelle Maarek, Yahoo Research, Israel,
  • Marc Najork, Google Research, USA,

Program Committee

  • Nick Craswell, MSR, USA
  • Michael Bendersky, Google Research, USA
  • David Carmel, Yahoo Research, Haifa, Israel
  • Lluis Garcia-Pueyo, Google Research, USA
  • Mihajlo Grbovic, Airbnb, USA
  • Edo Liberty, Amazon Web Services, USA
  • Dotan Di Castro, Yahoo Research, Haifa, Israel

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