First Workshop on Trolling, Aggression and Cyberbullying (TRAC – 1)
@ COLING 2018
25 August, 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Website: http://trac.kmiagra.org Submit papers on: https://www.softconf.com/coling2018/ws-TRAC1/ Contact email: coling.aggression at gmail.com Submission Deadline: May 28, 2018 (Extended deadline)
Call for Papers
As the number of people and this interaction over the web has increased, incidents of aggression and related activities like trolling, cyberbullying, flaming, hate speech, etc. have also increased manifold across the globe. The reach and extent of Internet has given such incidents unprecedented power and influence to affect the lives of billions of people. We are happy to announce that we are organising the First Workshop on Trolling, Aggression and Cyberbullying at 27thInternational Conference of Computational Linguistics (COLING – 2018) in New Mexico, USA on 25
August, 2018, focussing on these and other related phenomena, in both text (especially social media) and speech.
We invite original and unpublished full papers for powerpoint and poster presentations and demo of working systems around the following themes:
Theories and models of aggression and conflict in language. Typology of verbal aggression and related phenomenon. Discursive studies of verbal aggression, impoliteness and related phenomena in language. Trolling, hate speech, cyberbullying and aggression on the web. Abusive language and aggression on the web. Multilingualism and aggression. Resource Development - Speech and Text Corpora, Annotation Guidelines and Best Practices for aggression detection Computational Models and Methods for aggression detection in text and speech. Automatic detection of aggression on the web (both text and speech). Automatic detection of trolling and cyberbullying on the web (both text and speech). Automatic detection of physical threat on the web (both text and speech). Automatic detection of hate speech on the web (both text and speech). Automatic censorship and moderation: ethical, legal and technological issues and challenges (both text and speech).
Submission The papers might be submitted for one of the following categories - Long Paper (completed work - 9 pages) Short Paper (work in progress - 5 pages) Demo of a working system/library / API (described in maximum 2 pages, with a link to the actual system, if available) - we strongly prefer open-source and free systems for demo at the workshop Both long and short papers may be presented using PowerPoint or Poster, depending on the medium that is considered most appropriate for the paper by the Program Committee. Please note the workshop does not make any hierarchical distinction between papers and posters and the decision does NOT reflect the quality of the paper - the choice between the two mediums of presentation will only be made based on its suitability and appropriateness for presenting the content of the paper.
Submissions should be formatted according to the COLING 2018 template ( http://coling2018.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/coling2018.zip) - these are provided in LaTeX and also Microsoft Word format on the COLING Website. As with the main conference, submissions will only be accepted in PDF format and deviations from the provided templates will result in rejections without review. Papers are to be submitted by the end of the deadline day via the workshop's SoftConf site (https://www.softconf.com/coli ng2018/ws-TRAC1/).
Dates Submission of Paper: 28 May, 2018 (Extended deadline) Notification of acceptance: 20 June, 2018 Camera-ready version: 30 June, 2018 Workshop Date: 25 August, 2018
Contact For any further queries/clarifications, please send us an email to coling.aggression at gmail.com
Sincerely, Organizers TRAC-1,2018
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