The term of the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems & Technology (TIST) is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next EiC. TIST was established in 2010 and has been experiencing steady growth, with 355 submissions received in 2020.

Nominations, including self nominations, are invited for a three-year term as TIST EiC, beginning on July 1, 2021. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.

Appointed by the ACM Publications Board, Editors-in-Chief (EiCs) of ACM journals are delegated full responsibility for the editorial management of the journal consistent with the journal's charter and general ACM policies. The Board relies on EiCs to ensure that the content of the journal is of high quality and that the editorial review process is both timely and fair. He/she has final say on acceptance of papers, size of the Editorial Board, and appointment of Associate Editors. A complete list of responsibilities is found in the ACM Volunteer Editors Position Descriptions. Additional information can be found in the following documents:

Nominations should include a vita along with a brief statement of why the nominee should be considered. Self-nominations are encouraged, and should include a statement of the candidate's vision for the future development of TIST. The deadline for submitting nominations is May 20, 2021, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please send all nominations to the nominating committee chair, V.S. Subrahmanian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a cc to Tina Pavlovich (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The search committee members are:

  • V.S. Subrahmanian (Dartmouth College), Chair
  • Juergen Dix (Tech. University of Clausthal, Germany)
  • Fosca Giannotti (National Research Council, Italy)
  • Sarit Kraus (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
  • Balaraman Ravindran (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)
  • Qiang Yang (Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. & Technology, Hong Kong)
  • Divesh Srivastava (AT&T), ACM Pubs Board Liaison

The 21st ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2021) seeks original research papers that focus on the design, implementation, development, management, use and evaluation of advanced systems where document and document collections play a key role. DocEng emphasizes innovative approaches to document engineering technology, use of documents and document collections in real world applications, novel principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, maintain, share, and productively use these. In particular, DocEng 2021 seeks contributions in the area of collaborative work with documents. You are invited to submit original papers to DocEng 2021, to be held in Limerick, Ireland. Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and applications.

The 21st ACM Symposium on Document Engineering
24th August, 2021 to 27th August, 2021
Limerick, Ireland
Call for Papers

Important Dates

Full Papers

abstracts due 30th March, 2021
manuscripts due 13th April, 2021
acceptance notice 18th May, 2021


Short Papers / Application Notes

abstracts due 22th May, 2021
manuscripts due 25th May, 2021
acceptance notice 3rd July, 2021


23rd July, 2021: Camera-ready papers due

24th August, 2021: Workshops & tutorials

25th August, 2021: Conference starts

27th August, 2021: Conference ends

Proceedings and post-proceedings

Accepted articles will be published in the DocEng 2021 proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. The program committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its general accessibility to the DocEng audience. Papers will be judged on significance, originality, and clarity. The paper must be organized so that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise. The paper should clearly identify what has been accomplished, why it is significant, and how it relates to previous work.

  • Full papers: describing complete works of research (up to 10 pages).
  • Short papers: describing smaller complete works of research, novel challenges or visions (up to 4 pages). 
  • Application notes: describing systems or tools (up to 4 pages).

Submissions should be prepared using the ACM format. Guidelines are availables at

Papers can be submitted online at:

Symposium Format

DocEng is a single-track conference attended by a community of academic and industrial researchers. It will be preceded by one day of workshops and tutorials. Relevant Topics We seek original contributions that are mainly focused on, but not necessarily limited to, the following topics:

  • Collections, Systems, and Management 
  • AI in document processing and management
  • Storage, indexing, retrieval, deduplication, cleansing
  • Enterprise content management: models and standards, scale and performance
  • Digital libraries: and archives preservation systems - Massive collections of documents
  • Systems and algorithms for safe and efficient document processing
  • Scalable distributed document processing
  • Modelling and Representation
  • Document models and structures: multimedia objects, graphs, trees, streams, adaptive and responsive documents, probabilistic documents
  • Document representation and standards: interchange standards, markup languages, style sheets
  • Document type representation, metadata
  • Linked data and semantics enrichment, linking techniques and standards
  • Collaborative documents and sharing economy
  • Document internationalization, multilingual representations
  • Versioning 
  • Generation, Manipulation, and Presentation
  • Document authoring tools and systems
  • Document presentation: algorithms and systems for typography, formatting and layout generation
  • Automatically generated documents, content customization, variable printing
  • Mobile platforms and documents 
  • Document transformation
  • User Experience
  • Navigation, search
  • Usability, accessibility, readability, and aesthetics
  • Collaborative authoring and editing, curation and annotation
  • Workflows, integration, and interaction between human and automated processes
  • Culture-dependent layouts
  • Document Content Analysis*
  • AI in document content analysis
  • Structure and visual representation analysis
  • Linguistic and semantic (content) analysis, categorization, classification, clustering 
  • Automated tagging, named entity disambiguation, semantic linking, automatic image captioning
  • OCR Error correction
  • Systems for Visual Document Analysis*
  • Historical document processing
  • Handwritten character recognition
  • Recognition of images, equations, drawings, music scores and other content in document images and layout description languages 
  • Recovery and assessing document quality from distortions and defects such as tears or blemishes
  • Security
  • Documents and privacy
  • Secure document workflows, policy, and access, security for mobile and printing devices
  • Security printing, including document identification, tagging and meta-data
  • Cyber-physical document workflows, especially electronic/print options, including 3D printing workflows* 
  • Applications
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital preservation/archiving
  • Open Science
  • Education 
  • eBooks and digital publishing 
  • Web applications and systems 
  • Mobile applications

* Pure document image or document content analysis papers are not out of scope but authors should clarify how the contribution relates to document engineering technology, use of documents or document collections

The 14th International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining

WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is one of the premier conferences on web-inspired research involving search and data mining. Our original plan was to meet at Jerusalem, Israel, however, given the circumstances of the COVID19 pandemic, the conference will be held virtually, between March 8-12, 2021. We would like to invite you to join this exciting event. Please register through the conference web-site.

Deadline for early registration: Feb. 10, 2021

The highlights of the WSDM 2021 program are summarized as below.

1. Technical program: 112 regular papers

2. Keynotes

  • Prof. Yoav Shoham (Stanford and AI21 Labs): Some thoughts on Computational Natural Language in the 21st century

  • Prof. Sue Dumais (MS Research): Beyond Web Search: How Email Search is Different and Why it Matters

  • Prof Eran Segal (Weizmann Ins.): Harnessing Big Data for Personalized Medicine

3. Tutorials

  • Scalable Graph Neural Networks with Deep Graph Library
  • Advances in Bias-aware Recommendation on the Web
  • Information to Wisdom: Commonsense Knowledge Extraction and Compilation
  • Beyond Probability Ranking Principle: Modeling the Dependencies among Documents
  • Pretrained Transformers for Text Ranking: BERT and Beyond
  • Personalization in Practice: Methods and Applications
  • Systemic Challenges and Solutions on Bias and Unfairness in Peer Review
  • Neural Structured Learning: Training Neural Networks with Structured Signals
  • WSDM 2021 Tutorial on Conversational Recommendation Systems
  • Deep Learning for Anomaly Detection: Challenges, Methods, and Opportunities

4. Workshops

  • Integrity 2021: Integrity in Social Networks and Media.
  • The International Workshop on Machine Reasoning in Web Search and Data Mining.
  • Supporting and Understanding of Conversational Dialogues (SUD).
  • WebTour 2021 Workshop on Web & Tourism.
  • L2D 2021: First International Workshop on Enabling Data-Driven Decisions from Learning on the Web


The regular registration package includes all the technical presentations (keynotes, paper presentations, posters, tutorials, workshops, industry-day, doctoral consortium).

The 13th International ACM Conference on Web Science in 2021 (WebSci’21) is an interdisciplinary conference where a multitude of research disciplines converge with the purpose of creating a greater insight into a complex global Web than the sum of their individual parts. We invite participation from diverse fields including computer and information sciences, communication, economics, informatics, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Find the detailed call here:

Furthermore to conference is open for workshop and tutorial contributions.

Important Dates

Feb. 12, 2021 Abstract Submission Deadline
Feb. 19, 2021 Paper submission deadline
April 9, 2021 Notification
May 10, 2021 Camera-ready versions due
June 21-25 Conference dates

Call for Papers

Contributions may be analytical, conceptual, creative, critical, predictive, theoretical (or all of the above) and should aim, wherever possible, to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. The conference provides a platform to a range of practitioners from Ph.D. students to experienced researchers and ideas ranging from early work through projects as well as final analysis and completed publishable work. We look to evaluate and value the impact of the Web Science approach, its current theoretical, methodological, and epistemological challenges as well as Web practices of individuals, collectives, institutions, and platforms.

Building on our theme for 2021, we especially welcome contributions that:

  •  Have a broader perspective on the Web and that combine analyses of Web data and other types of data (e.g., from surveys or interviews) to better understand user behaviour (i.e., online and offline)
  • Present successful cases of interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary Web research
  • Examine trends in globalisation, fragmentation, rejoining, and Balkanisation of the Web
  • Examine automation and AI in all its manifestations relevant to the Web 
  • Interrogate questions of discriminiation, representation and fairness
  • Bring lenses such as intersectionality or design justice to questions of marginalisation and inequality 
  • Consider the impact of COVID on technology adoption, risk perception and risk taking, rates of change, change management, digital health, and privacy Methodologically, Web Science is a discipline that is agnostic to specific methods. We welcome quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, including methods from the social sciences and computer science. In addition, we welcome work that explores the ethics of Web-based data collection and research. More broadly, possible topics for submissions include (but are not limited to) the following: 
  • Ethical challenges of technologies, data, algorithms, platforms, and people in the Web
  • Modeling Web-related structures, data, users and behaviours
  • Impact of AI and machine learning on the development of Web Science
  • Detecting, preventing and predicting anomalies in Web data (e.g., fake content, spam, algorithmic and data biases)
  • Data curation, Web archives and stewardship in Web Science 
  • Safeguarding and governance of the Web, including anonymity, security and trust 
  • Temporal and spatial dimensions of the Web as a repository of information 
  • The architecture and philosophy of the Web 
  • Social machines, crowd computing and collective intelligence
  • Analysis and modeling of human vs. automatic behaviour (e.g., bots) and their influence on the structure of the Web and responding behaviour 
  • Health and well-being online
  • Humanities, arts, and culture on the Web
  • Critical analyses of the Web and Web technologies
  • Web economics, social entrepreneurship, and innovation
  • Analysis of online social and information networks
  • Legal issues including rights and accountability for AI actors
  • Inclusion, literacy and the digital divide 
  • Health, politics, and education on the Web

Format of the Submissions

Please upload your submissions via EasyChair. The ACM Web Science Conference will run as an online conference, where authors will present their work remotely to online participants. There is one format for submission. All contributors will submit an abstract (max 400 words) followed by a full paper of between 6 and 10 pages (inclusive of references, appendices, etc.). The authors shall adopt the current ACM SIG Conference proceedings template (acmart.cls). Please submit papers as PDF files using the ACM template, either in Microsoft Word format or with the ACM LaTeX template on Overleaf (ACM Conference Proceedings “Master” Template). All contributions will be judged by the Program Committee upon rigorous peer review standards for quality and fit to the conference, by at least three referees. We will adopt a single-blind review process. Do not anonymize your submissions. Submissions without authorship information will be desk-rejected without review. For authors who wish to opt-out of publication proceedings, this option will be made available upon acceptance. This will encourage the participation of researchers from the social sciences that prefer to publish their work as journal articles. All authors of accepted papers (including those who opt out of proceedings) are expected to present their work (virtually) at the conference. In 2020, the Web Science conference registration costs were kept low, and the intention is to continue this for Web Science 2021.

Hypertext in a Multimodal World

The Hypertext and Social Media community is invited to contribute to the ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media 2021. The detailed call can be found here:

At ACMHT 2021, we aim to further discuss, reflect, investigate and look forward on all of these developments, from the mixed perspectives of technology, users and society.

  • What trends can be observed?
  • What societal issues arise or can now be investigated?
  • How can the user experience be further improved?
  • What alternative, creative and fun novel applications does hypertext enable and facilitate?

There will be 5 conference main tracks about (Submission Deadline 14 May 2021)

  1. Adaptive Web and Recommender Systems
  2. Social Web
  3. Semantic Web and NLP
  4. Human-information interaction, search and retrieval
  5. Digital Hummanities, Games, Culture

along with a "Late Results and Showcase Track" featuring (Submission Deadline 21 June 2021)

  • Late-breaking results
  • Demos
  • Blue Sky papers
  • Doctoral consortium
  • Exhibition

Follow the Hypertext 2021 social media accounts to keep yourself updated: