1st International Temporal Web Analytics Workshop (TWAW)

In conjunction with International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2011) in Hyderabad, India.

March 28, 2011, Hyderabad, India

The objective of this workshop is to provide a venue for researchers of all domains (IE/IR, Web mining etc.) where the temporal dimension opens up an entirely new range of challenges and possibilities. The workshop’s ambition is to help shaping a community of interest on the research challenges and possibilities resulting from the introduction of the time dimension in Web analysis.

TWAW focuses on temporal data analysis along the time dimension for Web data that has been collected over extended time periods. A major challenge in this regard is the sheer size of the data it exposes and the ability to make sense of it in a useful and meaningful manner for its users. Web scale data analytics therefore needs to develop infrastructures and extended analytical tools to make sense of these.


Proceedings can be found here.

March 28, 2011

8.30 - 9.00 Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop (Julien Masanes)

9.00 - 10.00 Keynote: "Temporal Analytics in Online Social Networks" by Ravi Kumar

"Online social networks are characterized by their dynamic nature and the phenomena that arise from of it. We study a few temporal properties associated with social networks, focusing on their structural characteristics. We also address the data-driven modeling of the evolution of such networks, contrasting it with that of the Web."

10.00 - 10.30 Break

10.30 - 12.30 Temporality of Web contents

- Marilena Oita and Pierre Senellart
Deriving Dynamics of Web Pages: A Survey"

- Miklôs Erdélyi and Andras A. Benczur
Temporal Analysis for Web Spam Detection: An Overview"

- Ricardo Campos, Gaël Dias and Alipio Jorge
What is the Temporal Value of Web Snippets?"

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 14.30 Temporal IR

- Omar Alonso, Jannik Stroetgen, Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Michael Gertz.
Temporal Information Retrieval: Challenges and Opportunities"

14.30 - 15.45 Web Archives: search and access

- Miguel Costa and Mario Silva
Characterizing Search Behavior in Web Archives"

- Zeynep Pehlivan, Anne Doucet and Stéphane Gançarski
Changing Vision for Access to Web Archives"

15.45 - 16.15 Break

16.15 - 17.00 Panel: "Web's fourth dimension (time). What does it change?"

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Ravi Kumar, Julien Masanes, Marc Spaniol

17.00 Summary & next steps

Workshop topics

• Web scale data analytics
• Temporal Web analytics
• Distributed data analytics
• Web science
• Web dynamics
• Data quality metrics
• Web spam
• Knowledge evolution on the Web
• Systematic exploitation of Web archives
• Large scale data storage
• Large scale data processing
• Data aggregation
• Web trends
• Topic mining
• Terminology evolution
• Community detection and evolution


This workshop is organized with the support of the EU 7th Framework IST STREP on Longitudinal Analytics of Web Archive data (LAWA) under contract no. 258105.

Workshop Officials

Ricardo Baeza-­Yates (
Yahoo! Research, Spain)
Julien Masanès (I
nternet Memory Foundation, France and Netherlands)
Marc Spaniol (
Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)

Program Committee (tentative):

Eytan Adar (University of Michigan, USA)
Omar Alonso (Microsoft Bing, USA)
Srikanta Bedathur (IIIT-Delhi, India)
Andras Benczur (Hungarian Academy of Science)
Klaus Berberich (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
Scott Kirkpatrick (Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel)
Michael Matthews (Yahoo! Research, Spain)
Christian König (Microsoft Research, USA)
Frank McCown (Harding University, USA)
Michael L. Nelson (Old Dominion University, USA)
Kjetil Norvag (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Thomas Risse (L3S Research Center, Germany)
Pierre Senellart (Télécom ParisTech, France)
Torsten Suel (NYU Polytechnic, USA)
Masashi Toyoda (Tokyo University, Japan)
Peter Triantafillou (University of Patras, Greece)
Gerhard Weikum (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)