Call for Workshops

The 4th APWeb-WAIM International Joint Conference on Web and Big Data, will be held from August12-14, 2020 in Tianjin, China (

APWeb-WAIM 2020 will feature a number of co-located workshops that are intended to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in Web and Big Data technologies to discuss and exchangepositions on current and emergent research topics. Workshop attendants will exchange ideas andexperience, establish common ground in research areas or practical problems, and hopefully identify new opportunities for collaboration and new directions for future activity. Preference will be given to timely topics that will favor highly interactive discussions.

The APWeb-WAIM 2020 Local Organising Committee will offer logistic support for the workshops, including: registration, catering, room allocation and audio/visual needs. The supported workshops will take place on the 12th of August 2020, at the conference venue.

Workshops may vary in length, but the preference is for either a half day (3 hours), ¾ day (4.5 hours), or a full day (6 hours). Accepted workshops will be scheduled so as to avoid conflicts with conference sessions in similar or related areas.


A workshop proposal must include:

  • A concise title.
  • The names and affiliations of the organisers; a typical workshop should count no more than three co-chairs affiliated with different organisations.
  • Proposed duration of the workshop
  • A statement of the workshop: objective/goals
  • A statement detailing: Why is the workshop topic important? Why is the workshop timely? How is it relevant to APWeb-WAIM?
  • A two-paragraph description of the workshop topic and themes.
  • If the workshop was conducted before, where and when was it conducted? (Please give details on number of attendees, number of submissions, and acceptance ratio. A description of the workshop format: How many papers do you hope to present, how many invited speakers, type of activities (e.g., short paper presentation, invited talks, demos, posters, etc.), and an approximate timeline (breaks should be synchronised with scheduled breaks if possible).
  • A description of how workshop submissions will be evaluated, and a tentative PC list (with indication of whether PC members have already been contacted and/or have expressed interest.)
  • A short bio of the workshop organisers, including a description of their qualifications relative to the topic area, and past experience in organising/facilitating workshops or research meetings.



Workshop proposals should be no more than five pages in length (10pt with reasonable margins) and must be submitted in PDF form, and written in English.

Please submit the workshop proposal to and

Workshop papers should be submitted through Easy Chair.


Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Qun Chen (Northwestern Polytechnical University)
  • Jianxin Li (Deakin University)