[Corpora-List] Last CfP and Deadline Extension for PEOPLES 2018 - NAACL Workshop on Computational Modeling of People's Opinions, Personality, and Emotions in Social Media

Barbara Plank bplank at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 16:25:32 CET 2018




Co-located with NAACL HLT 2018, New Orleans, USA

June 6, 2018

** Extended paper submission deadline: March 12, 2018 **


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.

Indeed, this excellent opportunity has materialized in a large and growing number of recent workshops held at different Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web, and Information Retrieval venues, for example WASSA (focusing on sentiment and social media), PAN (focusing on author profiling like personality) and ESSEM (focusing on emotions in AI), including the organization of shared tasks such as at SemEval with a special sentiment track.

While it is evident that interest is wide and high, it is also evident that such 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 understanding, how they interact, and how they impact both natural language processing and society.

This workshop intends to bring together researchers in Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science 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

- modeling of personality, opinion and emotions from a multilingual perspective

- exploitation of the different degree of stability of the various traits

- reflections on the definition of personal traits

- reflection on self-selection biases and measurement biases in social media

- mixed methods that combine surveys and social media analysis to study opinions, personality and emotions

- applications of predictive modeling of user traits

- on the ethics of predictive modeling of social variables

Keynote Speakers

- Dirk Hovy, Bocconi University, Italy

- Letizia Mencarini, Bocconi University, Italy

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, available at:


Submissions must be anonymous and follow the NAACL 2018 style templates (http://naacl2018.org/call_for_paper.html)

All accepted papers will be published in the ACL anthology via the conference proceedings.

Important Dates

Extended Submission deadline: March 12, 2018

Notification: April 2, 2018

Camera ready: April 16, 2018

Workshop: June 6, 2018

Programme Committee

Nicolas Aletras, Sheffield University

Pierpaolo Basile, University of Bari, Italy

Valerio Basile, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Arnim Bleier, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany

Gosse Bouma, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

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

David Garcia, Complexity Science Hub Vienna and Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Ancsa Hannak, Central European University, Hungary

Dirk Hovy, Bocconi University, Italy

Richard Johansson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

David Jurgens, Stanford University, US

Svetlana Kiritchenko, NRC-Canada, Canada

Florian Kuhnemann, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Fei Liu, Melbourne University, Australia

Nikola Ljubešić, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Kim Luyckx, Biomina Research Group, Belgium

Eric Malmi, Aalto University, Finland

Héctor Martínez Alonso, Thomson Reuters, CA

Rada Mihalcea, University of Michigan, US

Saif Mohammad, NRC-Canada, Canada

Dong Nguyen, Alan Turing Institute, UK

Massimo Poesio, Queen Mary University, UK

Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, University of Pennsylvania, US

Paolo Rosso, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Hassan Saif, Knowledge Media Institute, UK

Ingmar Weber, QCRI, Qatar


Malvina Nissim, University of Groningen

Viviana Patti, University of Turin

Barbara Plank, University of Groningen

Claudia Wagner, University of Koblenz and GESIS - Köln

If have any enquiries/comments about the workshop or the submission procedure, contact us via email: peopleswksh at gmail.com


PEOPLES 2018 is supported by:

CELI Language Technology and the Computational Linguistics group of CLCG, University of Groningen

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