[Corpora-List] Call for papers - FUTURITY 2017 Workshop, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 18-21, 2017

daniela.gifu daniela.gifu at info.uaic.ro
Thu Jul 6 12:51:56 CEST 2017


_Dear colleagues,_ _ _

_We gladly invite you to participate with papers and also to help us to make known the first edition of the FUTURITY -2017 Workshop which is held in conjunction with the TPDL 2017 (Rank A) - http://www.tpdl.eu/tpdl2017/workshops/._ _ _ _With all our gratitude,_ _Daniela Gifu & Diana Trandabat_

CALL FOR PAPERS

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URITY 2017 - Workshop on Modeling Societal Future

https://profs.info.uaic.ro/~futurity/ [1]

Workshop at TPDL2017

21st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

Thessaloniki, Greece, September 18-21, 2017

OVERVIEW

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Artificial Intelligence struggles to enrich machines with human-like features, therefore accessing meaning and sharing it with computers is one of the main challenges that the computational linguistics domain faces nowadays. While still far from completely decoding hidden messages in political speeches, computer scientists, language engineers and linguists have joined efforts in making the language more machine-understandable.

In order to teach computers to understand and predict human behavior, language models need to be specified and created from human knowledge. Building machine-readable knowledge bases takes a huge amount of time and resources, both financial and human (trained experts). Since today we found ourselves in an era in which software learns from its users and all of the users are connected, this workshop intends to discuss natural language processing applications, which explore the web (with a special emphasis on the social web) in new and innovative ways, in order to extract the wisdom of crowds captured within.

With such knowledge extraction applications, dynamically created for different user types, contexts or time frames, a gap will be filled between where we are now and where we could be in artificial intelligence: an era when computers are engaged in "intellectual" cooperation (with humans, or even more futuristic, with each other) in order to foster creativity, innovation and inventiveness.

In this context, the specific aim of FUTURITY-2017 is to establish a consolidated community of internationally appreciated language technology practitioners from different backgrounds, with interests in real-life applications, bridging the gap between research and innovation in order to make sense of crowdsourced knowledge and foreseen future societal challenges.

TOPICS

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The scientific program of FUTURITY-2017 invites papers focusing on the following (and related) topics:

* Extracting knowledge from social web;

* Collaborative and interactive search;

* Conversational search interaction;

* Community behavioral analysis;

* Intelligent personal assistants;

* Semantics in digital libraries;

* Extracting and mining forum data;

* Social media and linked data methodologies in real-life scenarios;

* Collaborative tools and services for citizens, organizations, communities;

* Creating and using structured social media-based resources through social web mining;

* Exploring crowdsourcing and user communities;

* Strategic early warning systems and detection of week signals;

* Using the social web to foster innovation;

* Exploring the digital cultural heritage;

* Interaction with the web as a mental, social and physical extension of people.

SUBMISSION OF CONTRIBUTIONS

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Individual researchers and research groups are invited to submit full papers (12 pages) and short papers (6 pages) on the topics above, but on other relevant topics as well. Their research papers should describe original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Papers must be submitted in Springer paper format. Information about the format can be found in the author's instruction page http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines. Papers submitted to other conferences or journals must state this fact. If a paper will appear in another conference or journal, it must be withdrawn from FUTURITY 2017.

All papers have to be written in English language.

The review process will be double-blind and hence the authors are instructed not to include their identity, affiliation(s) or contact details, and to anonymize any references that would reveal the authorship of the paper. Papers must be submitted online through EasyChair system following the submission link: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=futurity201 [2]7.

SELECTION PROCESS FOR PARTICIPANTS AND/OR PRESENTERS

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All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the Program Committee. All reviews will be double blind, and hence authors are instructed not to include their identity, affiliation(s) or contact details, and to anonymize any references that would reveal the authorship of the paper. Papers submitted to other conferences or journals must state this fact. If a paper will appear in another conference or journal, it must be withdrawn from FUTURITY-2017.

Aside from paper presenters, the workshop will encourage participation of different types of stakeholders, even without a presentation, coming from three directions: (1) small and large companies, (2) universities and research institutes and (3) society as a whole. In this direction, the organizers will invite representatives from various companies, starting with the ones represented through PC members (but not limited to them), to take active part at least in the second part of the workshop.

PROCEEDINGS

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All accepted papers should be presented at FUTURITY-2017 to appear in the workshop proceeding, published at the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi Publishing House.

REGISTRATION====================For a paper to be published in the proceedings, one author of each paper needs to register to the workshop within the registration deadline, through the TPDL2017 registration page http://www.tpdl.eu/tpdl2017/registration/.

DATE AND VENUE

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The Workshop on Modeling Societal Future will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, during TDPL2017.

IMPORTANT DATES

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15 July 2017 - submission deadline for full and short papers

20 July 2017 - notification of accepted papers

21 July 2017 - end of early registration

8 August 2017 - camera-ready version

17-21 September -TPDL Conference Dates

PROSPECTIVE PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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* Nuria Bel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)

* Costin Bădică (University of Craiova, Romania)

* Mihaela Colhon (University of Craiova, Romania)

* Dan Cristea ("Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași, Romania and Romanian Academy - Iasi Branch)

* Thierry Declerck (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany)

* Rodolfo Delmonte (University Ca'Foscari, Italy)

* Daniela Gîfu ("Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași, Romania and Romanian Academy - Iasi Branch)

* Radu Ion (Microsoft Ireland)

* Rada Mihalcea (University of Michigan, USA)

* Vivi Năstase (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy)

* Octavian Popescu (IBM Research, USA)

* Dan Ștefănescu (Vantage Labs, USA)

* Diana Trandabăț ("Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași, Romania)

* Dan Tufiș (Romanian Academy, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence "Mihai Drăgănescu", Romania)

* Piek Vossen (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

* Michael Zock, (Aix-Marseille Université, France)

CONTACT:

daniela.gifu73 at gmail.com

diana.trandabat at gmail.com

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