AIRWeb: Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web



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Event When Where Deadline
AIRWeb 2009 Fifth International Workshop on Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web
Apr 21, 2009 - Apr 21, 2009 Madrid, Spain Feb 23, 2009 (Jan 1, 2009)
AIRWeb 2008 Fourth International Workshop on Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web
Apr 22, 2008 - Apr 22, 2008 Beijing, China Feb 22, 2008

Present CFP : 2009

Fifth International Workshop on
Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web


23 February 2009 EXTENDED deadline for paper submissions
17 March 2009 Notification of paper acceptance
24 March 2009 Camera-ready version due date
21 April 2009 Workshop at the WWW 2009 conference in Madrid, Spain

1. AIRWeb'09 Topics
2. Timeline
3. Organizers and Program Committee


Adversarial Information Retrieval addresses tasks such as gathering,
indexing, filtering, retrieving and ranking information from collections
wherein a subset has been manipulated maliciously. On the Web, the
predominant form of such manipulation is "search engine spamming" (or
"spamdexing"), i.e., malicious attempts to influence the outcome of
ranking algorithms, aimed at getting an undeserved high ranking for some
items in the collection.

We solicit the following types of submissions on any aspect of
adversarial information retrieval on the Web:

* Full papers, decribing contributions to the field,
* Short papers, presenting work in progress, and
* Problem statements, explaining relevant, but unsolved or not
adequately solved problems.

Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Link spam
* Content spam
* Cloaking
* Blog/forum/wiki spam
* Tag spam
* Review and rating spam
* Click fraud detection
* Reverse engineering of ranking algorithms
* Web content filtering
* Online advertisement blocking
* Stealth crawling

The proceedings of the workshop will be included in the ACM Digital
Library. Full and short papers are limited to 8 and 4 pages,
respectively; problem statements will be permitted 2 pages. Papers
should be formatted using the WWW 2009 proceedings style and submitted
via (

For more information, see (


- 6 February 2009: Deadline (optional, but helpful) for abstract submissions
- 13 February 2009: Deadline for paper submissions
- 4 March 2009: Notification of paper acceptance
- 15 March 2009: Camera-ready version due date
- 20 or 21 April 2009: Date of the workshop



- Dennis Fetterly, Microsoft Research
- Zoltan Gyongyi, Google Research

Program Committee

- Einat Amitay, IBM
- Andras Benczur, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- James Caverlee, Texas A&M University
- Paul-Alexandru Chirita, Adobe
- Edward Chang, Google Research
- Carlos Castillo, Yahoo! Research
- Kumar Chelapilla, Microsoft Research
- Tim Converse, Microsoft (Powerset)
- Gordon Cormack, University of Waterloo
- Nick Craswell, Microsoft Research
- Matt Cutts, Google
- Brian Davison, Lehigh University
- Ludovic Denoyer, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)
- Aaron D'Souza, Google
- Edel Garcia, Mi Islita
- Antonio Gulli,
- Monika Henzinger, Google Research and EPFL
- Pranam Kolari, Yahoo! Research
- Georgia Koutrika, Stanford University
- Mark Manasse, Microsoft Research
- Marc Najork, Microsoft Research
- Alexandros Ntoulas, Microsoft Search Labs
- Jan Pedersen,
- Erik Selberg, Amazon
- Torsten Suel, Yahoo! Research
- Andrew Tomkins, Yahoo! Research
- Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton
- Tao Yang,
- Steve Webb, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Baoning Wu, Snap

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