Track chairs:

  • Yoelle Maarek (Amazon, Israel)
  • Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University, China)


We invite research contributions to the Search track at the 30th edition of the Web Conference series (formerly known as WWW), to be held April 19-23, 2021 in Ljubljana, Slovenia (

The Search Track welcomes submissions of original, high-quality research related to the retrieval of Web content. We encourage submissions that explore how people understand, engage and interact with Web content through search systems in the wide sense, including discovery, recommendations or question answering.. Research on theoretical and applied aspects of search-related tasks on any type of device, from Web interfaces to smartphones and digital assistants, are also strongly encouraged.

Topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Query analysis, representation and understanding
  • Document analysis, representation and understanding
  • Results presentation
  • Web search models and ranking
  • Personalized and context-aware search
  • Web crawling and indexing
  • Search engine architecture and scalability
  • Evaluation methodologies and metrics
  • Domain specific search, including personal and mail search
  • Assisted, interactive and conversational search
  • Task assistance
  • Question Answering
  • Ubiquitous search (e.g. wearable computing, neuroinformatics, sensors, IoT, vehicles)
  • Multilingual and cross-lingual search
  • Fairness, transparency, ethics and bias in Web search

Submission guidelines, relevant dates, and important policies can be found at

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