LREC 2012 Workshop on Language Engineering for Online Reputation Management -- DEADLINE EXTENSION

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Co-located with LREC 2012
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Submission Deadline: 
Wednesday, 22 February 2012

** Deadline extension: 22 February 2012 **

LREC 2012 Workshop on Language Engineering for Online Reputation Management

Call for Papers and Position Statements
Workshop URL:

The aim of this workshop is to bring together the Language Engineering community (including researchers and developers) with representatives from the Online Reputation Management industry, with the ultimate goal of establishing a five-year roadmap on the topic, and a description of the language technologies required to get there in terms of resources, algorithms and applications.

With this purpose in mind, the workshop will welcome both research papers and position statements from industry and academia. The agenda for the event will include both presentations (from accepted submissions and selected invited speakers) and a collaborative discussion to sketch a roadmap for Language Engineering in Online Reputation Management. The EU project Limosine (starting November 2011) will be used as a funding instrument to ensure that participation is representative and key players are engaged in the workshop. The workshop is held in coordination with the RepLab initiative, a CLEF 2012 evaluation initiative for systems dealing with Online Reputation Management challenges.

We welcome position statements and short papers on any topic relevant to the workshop topic, including (but not limited to):

- Topic detection and tracking
- Trend detection and prediction
- Opinion mining and sentiment analysis; negation and modality detection.
- Entity-oriented search and mining: entity ranking, entity profiling, name disambiguation, etc.
- Language processing for user-generated content, micro-text understanding, and social media analysis.
- Real time language processing

Position statements should include contact details and a short (one page) description of the author's take on the (primarily technical) challenges to be faced in the Online Reputation Management field in the next five years.

Short papers should have a maximum length of four pages, identify the authors (reviewing will not be blind) and may describe work in progress. Papers that include a comparative assessment of current commercial applications and/or research prototypes are particularly welcome.

Submissions should be uploaded here:

Important dates:
22 February: Deadline for position statements and short papers

15 March: Acceptance notifications

1 April: Camera-ready versions

26 May: Workshop at LREC 2012

Workshop Organizers:
Adolfo Corujo (Llorente & Cuenca, Spain)
Julio Gonzalo (UNED, Spain)
Edgar Meij (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

RepLab Steering Committee
Eugene Agichtein, Emory University, USA
Alexandra Balahur, JRC, Italy
Krisztian Balog, NTNU, Norway
Raymond Franz, Trendlight, Netherlands
Donna Harman, NIST, USA
Eduard Hovy, ISI/USC, USA
Radu Jurca, Google, Switzerland
Jussi Karlgren, Gavagai/SICS, Sweden
Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Jochen Leidner, Thomson Reuters, Switzerland
Bing Liu, U. Illinois at Chicago, USA
Alessandro Moschitti, U. Trento, Italy
Miles Osborne, U. Edinburgh, UK
Hans Uszkoreit, U. Saarbr├╝cken, Germany
James Shanahan, Boston U., USA
Belle Tseng, Yahoo!, USA
Julio Villena, Daedalus/U. Carlos III, Spain