[Corpora-List] 1st CfP: COLING 2016 Workshop PEOPLES: Computational Modeling of People's Opinions, Personality, and Emotions in Social Media

Barbara Plank bplank at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 23:30:43 CEST 2016



Co-located with COLING 2016, Osaka, Japan

On social media, users nowadays freely express what is on their mind at any moment in time, at any location, and about virtually anything. These large amounts of spontaneously produced texts open up a unique opportunity to learn more about such users, e.g., predicting demographic variables (age, gender), but also personality types, as well as emotions and opinion expressions. Aspects of human personality and behavior have been mostly studied in isolation, often in different - but related - communities. We believe that the time is ripe to bring these communities a step closer, to study people’s traits and expressions jointly and in their interplay.

On a conceptual level we can view these aspects on a continuum of stability, where some can be considered stable (e.g., gender), while others are of more transitional nature and contextually prompted (e.g., emotions). They can be seen as characterizing traits of the whole person and should be studied together. As of now, however, little is known on how they interact with one another in computational language modeling, or how they can inform each other in modeling people or improving natural language processing tools.

This workshop intends to bring together researchers in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing who share an interest in personality, opinion and emotion detection, and especially in researching the intertwining of such traits and expressions.

We encourage the submission of long (8 pages) and short (4 pages) research papers, including opinion statements. We especially welcome views from different fields on how to treat the different aspects. We welcome submissions related but not limited to the following topics:

- opinion, personality and emotion detection in social media - predicting demographic variables and author traits (gender, age, personality) - opinions, personality and emotions and their interactions - interaction between personality, opinion and emotions with demographic variables (age, gender) - interaction between personality, opinion and emotions and geo-spatial information (geographic locations and places) - interaction between personality, opinion and emotions with politics - personality, opinion and emotions and social network analysis - modeling of personality, opinion and emotions from a multimodal perspective - exploitation of the different degree of stability of the various traits - reflections on the definition of personal traits - applications of predictive modeling of user traits - on the ethics of predictive modeling of social variables

Paper Submission

Standard research papers should be a maximum of 8 pages long, plus two extra pages for references. We also encourage submission of short papers of maximum 4 pages long, plus two extra pages for references. All papers should be electronically submitted in PDF format via the START system:


Submissions must be anonymous and follow the Coling 2016 formatting guidelines.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: September 25, 2016 Notification: October 16, 2016 Camera ready: October 30, 2016 Workshop: December 12, 2016

Programme Committee

Jason Baldridge, People Pattern, US Pierpaolo Basile, University of Bari, Italy Valerio Basile, INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, France Cristina Bosco, University of Turin, Italy Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Fabio Celli, University of Trento, Italy Chloé Clavel, LTCI-CNRS, Telecom-ParisTech, France Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium Morena Danieli, University of Trento, Italy Dipankar Das, Jadavpur University, India Dan Hardt, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Dirk Hovy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Richard Johansson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden David Jurgens, Stanford University, US Svetlana Kiritchenko, NRC-Canada, Canada Florian Kuhnemann, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands Bing Liu, University of Illinois at Chicago, US Kim Luyckx, Biomina Research Group, Belgium Saif Mohammad, NRC-Canada, Canada Scott Nowson, Xerox Research, France Dong Nguyen, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands Martin Potthast, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, University of Pennsylvania, US Paolo Rosso, University of Valencia, Spain H. Andrew Schwartz, Stony Brook University, US Carlo Strapparava, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Trento, Italy Marko Tkalcic, Free University of Bolzano, Italy Ben Verhoeven, University of Antwerp, Belgium


Malvina Nissim, University of Groningen Viviana Patti, University of Turin Barbara Plank, University of Groningen

If have any enquiries/comments about the workshop or the submission procedure, please just contact us via email:

peoples2016coling at gmail.com

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