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:

  • 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 AIRWeb workshops provided a focused venue for both mature and early-stage work in web-based adversarial IR.

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.


WebQuality 2011

AIRWeb 2009

AIRWeb 2008

AIRWeb 2007

AIRWeb 2006
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AIRWeb 2005
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Last modified: 11 January 2011, Brian D. Davison