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NEW DEADLINE for Special Session Papers! Special Session Paper Submission deadline: Sunday June 12, 2016, 11:59 PM PDT
Special session on Emotion and Sentiment in Intelligent Systems and Big Social Data Analysis SentISData https://www.ualberta.ca/~dsaa16/cfSSpapers.html
IEEE DSAA'2016: 2016 International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Montreal, Canada October 17-19, 2016
Aims and scope --------------
The rise of social media and the availability of big social data represent a challenge and a push forward for research on emotion and sentiment, which can meaningfully contribute to the investigation on affective cognitive models and their integration into intelligent systems. Social media are typical contexts for the emergence of subjective and expressive dimensions, but both the huge amount of data available and the relative dilution, within these data, of the meaning to be extracted, have to be carefully taken into account. Moreover, the role of the affective dimension is crucial also for systems interacting with humans in communicating data, where affect can contribute to convey the complex meanings underlying data.
This calls for delving into the evolution of approaches, techniques and tools for modeling and analyzing emotion and sentiment, with the aim of dealing with the affective information conveyed by media that reflect spontaneous, unstructured user responses, and applying big social data analysis within a dynamic corpus of contents, created and enriched by users according to new paradigms of interactions fostering emotional engagement. Big social data analysis is interdisciplinary and combines areas such as natural language processing, social network analysis, multimedia management, social media analytics, trend discovery, information retrieval, computational linguistics. The goal of this special session is to collect contributions on the development and application of techniques for analyzing big social data, with a special focus on sentiment analysis and opinion mining, and on research about paradigms for the integration of emotional states in intelligent systems, to improve systems both for what concerns emotion-awareness and affective human-computer interaction.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Emotion and sentiment in social media and big data - Subjectivity, sentiment and emotion detection in social media texts - Sentiment-based indexing, search and retrieval in social media - Sentiment topic detection & trend discovery - Irony and sarcasm detection - Multimodal emotion and sentiment detection in social media - Emotion, sentiment and social network analysis - Time evolving opinion & sentiment analysis - Emotions, sentiment, geographic locations and places - Using big social data to measure emotional states (e.g. happiness, anger, disappointment) - Using sentiment and affect for social media predictive analysis including genre identification, political preference, etc. - Emotion models and ontologies of emotions - Affect in natural language - Emotion-aware intelligent systems - Emotions in human-agent interaction and communication - Visualization and summarization of emotions and affect - Applications of sentiment and big data analysis on social sciences, e-participation, political forecasting, commerce, tourism, education, healthcare, cultural heritage, etc.
Submission Website ----------------------------------
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsaa2016 (special session)
Conference Paper Formatting and Publication ----------------------------------
Information about submission of Special Session Papers is here: https://www.ualberta.ca/~dsaa16/cfSSpapers.html. Notice that all paper submissions should be prepared for *Double Blind reviewing*. Conference paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of ten (10) pages, in the IEEE 2-column format (see the IEEE Proceedings Author Guidelines: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html). All accepted papers will be published by IEEE and included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The conference proceedings will be submitted for EI indexing through INSPEC by IEEE. Top quality papers accepted and presented at the conference will be selected for extension and publication in the special issues of some international journals, including International Journal of Data Science and Analytics.
Important Dates → EXTENDED DEADLINE for special session papers!! ---------------
Special Session Paper Submission deadline: Sunday June 12, 2016, 11:59 PM PDT Notification of acceptance: 15 July, 2016 Final Camera-ready papers due: 19 August, 2016
Special Session Chairs ------------------
Farah Benamara Zitoune, IRIT, Université de Toulouse, France
Cristina Bosco, Computer Science Department, University of Torino, Italy
Elisabetta Fersini, DISCo, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Viviana Patti, Computer Science Department, University of Torino, Italy
Emilio Vivancos, DSIC, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
If you have any questions regarding the special session please send us an e-mail to:bosco at di.unito.it orpatti at di.unito.it
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