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SASN 2012 : EACL 2012 Workshop on Semantic Analysis in Social Networks


When Apr 23, 2012 - Apr 23, 2012
Where Avignon, France
Submission Deadline Jan 30, 2012
Notification Due Feb 24, 2012
Final Version Due Mar 9, 2012
Categories    NLP   information retrieval

Call For Papers

EACL 2012 Workshop on Semantic Analysis in Social Networks



EACL 2012 Workshop on Semantic Analysis in Social Networks
April 23, 2012, Avignon, France


Submission Deadline: Jan 30, 2012

Semantic analysis in social networks (SN) is important for applications
such as understanding and enabling social networks, natural language
interfaces and human behaviour on the web, e-learning environments,
cyber communities and educational or online shared workspaces. These
aspects are also important in security, privacy& identity, opinion
mining, sentiment analysis, and in the larger area of affective computing.
This workshop will provide a forum for discussion between leading names
and researchers involved in text analysis and social networks in the
context of natural language understanding, natural language generation,
automatic categorization, topic detection, emotion analysis, and
applications using computational approaches to process social networks.
Besides methodologies and techniques for SN analysis, we also encourage
the submission of papers that experiment with and describe applicative
contexts in which analysis and detection of affective aspects are
useful and beneficial.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- semantic analysis in sentences and web content from social networks
- classification of texts by emotion and mood from SN
- sociology of emotions and influence on inter-personal communications
- topic detection and clustering in SN
- SN analysis across different languages
- SN analysis from multimedia (text, speech, video)
- security and privacy issues in SNs
- automatic summarization from multiple sources and multiple languages
- analysis of sentiment and opinion in SN
- information extraction and indexing
- applications in which affective aspects are beneficial
- tools and resources for accessing, representing, and managing social
network data in natural language processing frameworks (e.g., GATE, UIMA)
- other aspects of the computational treatment of SN and affect.

We would like to invite researchers to submit their original and
unpublished work to the workshop. Demos of working or under
development systems are encouraged. We hope to cover three main
perspectives: government (e.g., security and criminology), industry
(e.g., marketing), and academic (e.g., theoretical research related to SNs).

We are in negotiations with a journal for a special issue, for selected
papers from the workshop.
An invited speaker for the workshop will be chosen at a later date.


Deadline for submission: January 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance: February 24, 2012
Revised version of papers: March 9, 2012
Workshop: April 23, 2012

Submission instructions:

Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work
in the topic area of this workshop. Submissions should be formatted
using the EACL 2012 stylefiles for latex or MS Word, with blind review
and not exceeding 8 pages plus an extra page for references.
The PDF files will be submitted electronically at

Organizing committee:

Atefeh Farzindar (NLP Technologies Inc. and Université de Montréal Canada)
Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Programme Committee:

Colin Cherry (National Research Council, Canada)
Viola Ganter (HITS gGmbH, Heidelberg, Germany)
Mitsuru Ishizuka (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Fazel Keshtkar (University of Memphis)
Wael Khreich (NLP Technologies Inc, Canada)
Guy Lapalme (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues (University of Porto, Portugal)
Alena Neviarouskaya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Alexander Osherenko (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Victoria Rubin (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Carlo Strapparava (FBK-IRST, Povo-Trento, Italy)
Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Alessandro Valitutti (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Simone Teufel (Cambridge University, UK)
Clifford J. Wenstein (MIT, USA)
René Witte (Concordia University, Canada)

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