ABOUT

The Web Conference (formerly known as WWW conference) is a yearly international conference on the topic of the World Wide Web

The conference began in 1994 at CERN and is organized each year by a local team of volunteers in different parts of the world who come together to organize the conference in collaboration with the International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee (IW3C2). The Conference aims to provide the world with a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture. The conference brings together researchers, policy makers, developers, users and commercial ventures — indeed all those who are passionate about the Web and what it has to offer.

30th The Web Conference will take place in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia within April 19-23, 2021 . With all circumstances of the current health constraints worldwide, the Conference will be organized in a hybrid way and fully supported as an advanced experience of a virtual one. We truly wish and hope to see you all very soon!

Welcome to Slovenia, welcome to the heart of Europe.  

Ljubljana

Conference host city Ljubljana has a lot to offer, from historical and cultural aspects, signature of our famous arhitect Joze Plecnik. Vivid city of a thousand events is surrounded by parks and natural protected areas. It is often called a lively green city combining the charm of a small capital and the self-confidence of large European cities.

Cankarjev dom

Our carefully selected conference venue is the largest Slovenian convention, congress and culture center called Cankarjev dom. 
It is located in the area of our business and government area, at Congress square, house of the parliament with a view to Ljubljana castle.

Slovenia

Slovenia has among natural beauties, clean rivers, springs, seaside, mountains and forest a great collection of cultural places and events, worth exploring.
This is a land where you can taste exceptional culinary and fulfil expectations.

Learn more about our inspiring places.

COMMITTEES

Jure Leskovec

General co-chair
Stanford University

Marko Grobelnik

General co-chair
Jožef Stefan Institute

Leila Zia

Program committee
co-chair
Wikimedia Foundation

Marc Najork

Program committee
co-chair

Google

Jie Tang

Program committee
co-chair

Tsinghua University

Aljaz Kosmerlj

Local organizing committee co-chair
Jožef Stefan Institute

Marija Komatar

Local organizing committee co-chair
Pitea

Lovro Subelj

Local volunteers Chair
University of Ljubljana

Bob West

Tutorials track co-chair (hands-on)
EPFL

Marinka Zitnik

Tutorials track co-chair (hands-on)
Harvard

Smriti Bhagat

Tutorials track co-chair (lecture)
Facebook

Paul Groth

Tutorials track co-chair (lecture)
University of Amsterdam

Julian McAuley

Workshops track
co-chair

University of California San Diego

Karthik Subbian

Workshops track
co-chair

Amazon

James Hodson

Demos track
co-chair

AI4good

Janez Brank

Demos track co-chair
Jožef Stefan Institute

Ricardo Baeza Yates

Panels co-chair
NTENT & Northeastern University, SV Campus

Emine Yilmaz

Panels co-chair
University College London

Elena Demidova

Posters co-chair
University of Hannover

Dumitru Roman

Posters co-chair
SINTEF

Dan Brickley

Developers track
co-chair

Google

Andreas Harth

Developers track
co-chair

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Luca Aiello

Proceeding co-chair
Nokia Bell labs

Meeyoung Cha

Proceeding co-chair
KAIST

Michael Witbrock

Artificial Intelligence Day
University of Auckland

Vanja Josifovski

BIG
Airbnb

Evgeniy Gabrilovich

Future of Web
Google

Elena Simperl

Politics of the Web
King’s College London

Mitja Jermol

OE4BW
Jožef Stefan Institute

Natasa Milic-Frayling

Doctoral track co-chair
University of Nottingham

Dunja Mladenic

Doctoral track co-chair
Jožef Stefan Institute

Rudi Studer

Doctoral track co-chair
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Srijan Kumar

Student scholarship chair
GaTech

Shobeir Fakhraei

Student scholarship chair
Amazon

Balaji Krishnapuram

Sponsorship & Networking co-chair
Pinterest

James Shanahan

Sponsorship & Networking co-chair
UC Berkeley

Mark Minevich

Sponsorship & Networking co-chair
Going Global Ventures

Hongxia Yang

Sponsorship & Networking co-chair
Alibaba

Yang Yang

Sponsorship & Networking co-chair
Zhejiang University

MunMun De Choudhury

Diversity & Inclusion chair
Georgia Tech

Peng Zhang

Communications & social media chair
Zhipu.AI

Rayid Ghani

Communications & social media chair
Carnegie Mellon University

Mihajela Crnko

Online experience chair
VideoLectures.net

Franc Dolenc

Online experience chair
MiTeam

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