Adversarial Information Retrieval addresses tasks such as gathering, indexing, filtering, retrieving and ranking information from collections wherein a subset has been manipulated maliciously. On the Web, the predominant form of such manipulation is "search engine spamming" (or "spamdexing" ), i.e., malicious attempts to influence the outcome of ranking algorithms, aimed at getting an undeserved high ranking for some items in the collection.
The following types of submissions on any aspect of adversarial information retrieval on the Web are solicited:
- Full papers, decribing contributions to the field,
- Short papers, presenting work in progress, and
- Problem statements, explaining relevant, but unsolved or not adequately solved problems.
Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Link spam
- Content spam
- Blog/forum/wiki spam
- Tag spam
- Review and rating spam
- Click fraud detection
- Reverse engineering of ranking algorithms
- Web content filtering
- Online advertisement blocking
- Stealth crawling
The proceedings of the workshop will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Full and short papers are limited to 8 and 4 pages, respectively; problem statements will be permitted 2 pages. Papers should be formatted using the WWW 2009 proceedings
style and submitted via <http://www.easychair.org/conference s/?conf=airweb20 09>.
- 6 February 2009: Deadline (optional, but helpful) for abstract submissions
- 13 February 2009: Deadline for paper submissions
- 4 March 2009: Notification of paper acceptance
- 15 March 2009: Camera-ready version due date
- 20 or 21 April 2009: Date of the workshop