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CQA 2012 : CQA 2012 – a WWW 2012 Workshop on Community Question Answering on the Web


When Apr 16, 2012 - Apr 16, 2012
Where Lyon, France
Abstract Registration Due Jan 7, 2012
Submission Deadline Jan 14, 2012
Notification Due Feb 2, 2012
Final Version Due Mar 1, 2012
Categories    community question answering

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

Community Question Answering on the Web
Workshop at the Twenty-first International WWW Conference (WWW 2012)

April 16, 2012
Lyon, France



In spite of the continuous progress of Web search engines in the last
20 years, many users' needs still remain unanswered. Subjective or
narrow needs, for which content was not created before the need was
expressed, will keep appearing no matter how Web search engines
progress. This innate limitation of web search engines has led to the
emergence of Community Question Answering (CQA) services in the last
decade, such as Yahoo! Answers, Baidu Zhidao, Quora, Facebook
Questions, and many other topic specific forums such as Stack
Overflow. These services are specifically designed to help users
obtain information from a community, offering a wide variety of
approaches and priorities. Most importantly, they serve an active
community of millions of users, and continue generating a great deal
of popular Web content.

This workshop aims to bring together, for the first time, researchers
and practitioners from various areas working on CQA. Both academic and
industrial participation will be solicited, including keynotes and
invited speakers. Attendees interested in discussing any of the topics
below (or possibly new ones around CQA in general) are encouraged to
submit a paper that would describe either novel research and results,
or work in progress. We will also consider demo sessions provided that
a URL pointing to a running open Web site is included in the

The workshop topics include but are not limited to:
o Question and/or answer quality
o Distribution and routing of questions (broadcast, friends, friends of friends)
o Social aspects of CQA
o Question Recommendation
o Detecting and eliminating spam/abuse in questions and answers
o Personalization for question and answer recommendation
o User modeling in CQA
o Monetization of CQA services
o Novel user experiences in CQA
o Open datasets for CQA evaluation and research
o Search of resolved questions
o Bridging the gap between Web Search and CQA

The workshop will include invited talks as well as
presentations of accepted contributions. The schedule
will provide time for both organized and open discussion.

Submission Instructions

Papers should be no longer than 8 pages, including all references and
figures. Papers should be submitted to the Workshop Easychair site
It is highly recommended you submit an abstract beforehand on the same
site in order to ensure proper reviewer assignment. See Important
Dates for abstract and full paper submission deadlines.

Submissions should follow the ACM SIG proceedings format

All papers must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Please
ensure 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.

At least one author of each accepted paper will be expected to
attend and present their findings at the workshop.

Important Dates
Abstracts submission Deadline: Jan 7, 2012
Papers submission Deadline: Jan 14, 2012
Notification of acceptance Feb 2, 2012
Camera-ready submission: Mar 1, 2012
Workshop date: Apr 15, 2012

Organizing Committee
o Eugene Agichtein, Emory University
o Gideon Dror, Yahoo! Research, Israel
o Yoelle Maarek, Yahoo! Research, Israel

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