LAST CALL FOR PAPERS: EACL 2014 WORKSHOP on Language Analysis in Social Media

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Hosted in conjunction with EACL 2014
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Atefeh Farzindar
Diana Inkpen
Michael Gamon
Meena Nagarajan
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 23 January 2014

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS: EACL 2014 WORKSHOP on Language Analysis in Social Media

April 27, 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden


Hosted in conjunction with EACL 2014


Over the last few years, there has been a growing public and enterprise interest in 'social media' and their role in modern society. At the heart of this interest is the ability for users to create and share content via a variety of platforms such as blogs, micro-blogs, collaborative wikis, multimedia sharing sites, social networking sites. The unprecedented volume and variety of user-generated content as well as the user interaction network constitute new opportunities for understanding social behavior and building socially intelligent systems.

This 5th workshop in the ACL series of workshops about language in social media will focus on the need for publicly available corpora and test benchmarks in order to allow a comprehensive evaluation of performance, and on the need for an objective comparison of different approaches. We especially (but not exclusively) encourage submissions that provide publicly shared benchmark data set to evaluate future approaches, or submissions that conduct evaluations on existing public data sets.

The 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 social media 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.

We invite original and unpublished research papers on all topics related the analysis of language in social media, including but not limited to the sample topics listed below. Demos of working or under development systems are encouraged.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, addressing questions such as:

- What are people talking about on social media?

- How are they expressing themselves?

- Why do they scribe?

- Natural language processing techniques for social media analysis

- How do language and social network properties interact?

- Semantic Web / Ontologies / Domain models to aid in social data understanding

- Characterizing Participants via Linguistic Analysis

- Language, Social Media and Human Behavior


Deadline for submission: January 23, 2014

Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2014

Revised version of papers: March 3, 2014

Workshop: April 27, 2014


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 2014 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 via the Start system at

Each submission will be reviewed at least by two members of the programme committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.


Atefeh Farzindar (NLP Technologies Inc. and Universite de Montreal, Canada)

Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada),

Michael Gamon (Microsoft Research, USA),

Meena Nagarajan (IBM Research, USA),


Colin Cherry (NRC Canada)

Cindy Chung (University of Texas)

Munmun De Choudhury (Microsoft Research)

Jacob Eisenstein (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Jennifer Foster (Dublin City University)

Kevin Hass (Microsoft)

Guy Lapalme (Universite de Montreal)

Saif Mohammad (NRC Canada)

Smaranda Muresan (Rutgers University)

Alexander Osherenko (Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin)

Patrick Pantel (Microsoft Research)

Alan Ritter (University of Washington)

Mathieu Roche (Universite de Montpellier)

Victoria Rubin (University of Western Ontario)

Hassan Sayyadi (University of Maryland)

Valerie Shalin (Wright State)

Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton)

Alessandro Valitutti (University of Helsinki)

Julien Velcin (Universite de Lyon)