AIRWeb: Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web
The international AIRWeb workshop series brought together both researchers and industry practitioners to present and discuss advances in the state-of-the-art in Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web. Topics of interest typically included:
The AIRWeb workshops provided a focused venue for both mature and early-stage work in web-based adversarial IR.
- search engine spam and optimization,
- crawling the web without detection,
- link-bombing (a.k.a. Google-bombing),
- comment spam, referrer spam,
- blog spam (splogs),
- malicious tagging,
- reverse engineering of ranking algorithms,
- advertisement blocking, and
- web content filtering.
The fifth AIRWeb workshop was held in April 2009 as part of WWW2009 in Madrid, Spain. Ten papers were presented.
The fourth AIRWeb workshop was held as part of WWW2008 in April 2008 in Beijing, China. Seven full and five short papers were presented, along with the results of the web spam challenge.
The third workshop (AIRWeb 2007) was held in May 2007 in conjunction with WWW 2007 in Banff, Canada. The full workshop program, including the thirteen papers that were presented, is online.
The second workshop (AIRWeb 2006) was held in August 2006 as part of the SIGIR 2006 Conference in Seattle, WA. Just under 50 people participated. A single PDF file containing the full AIRWeb 2006 proceedings is available, as well as the program containing individual papers and most presentation files.
The first AIRWeb workshop was held in Chiba, Japan in May 2005, as part of the WWW2005 conference. More than 30 people attended the workshop. A single PDF file containing the full AIRWeb 2005 proceedings is available, as well as an online version containing the program and individual papers.
A new workshop will be held in 2011: The First Joint WICOW/AIRWeb Workshop on Web Quality (WebQuality 2011). It will be part of the 20th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2011) in Hyderabad, India.
Last modified: 11 January 2011, Brian D. Davison