[Corpora-List] (Deadline Extension) Last CfP: Multimodal and Multilingual Hate Speech Detection @KONVENS 2021

÷zge Alacam ozgealacam at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 09:45:37 CEST 2021

Apologies for cross-posting ------------------------------------------------------ Dear colleagues,

We invite you to participate to the first edition of the Multilingual and Multimodal Hate Speech Detection workshop that will be co-located with KONVENS 2021.

The deadline is extended by two weeks until July 15th, 2021. We are looking forward to your contribution.

The workshop program involves poster presentations, three keynote talks featuring multilingual, multimodal and social aspects of online hate speech from distinguished researchers, and a panel discussion.

Our website is available at https://sites.google.com/view/mmhs2021/home

Please find the last CfP below.

Best wishes, MMHS 2021 organizers

------------------------------------------------------ Last Call for Papers: Multimodal and Multilingual Hate Speech Detection (MMHS) Workshop @KONVENS 2021

As the number and availability of social media platforms grow, the spread of hate speech among online communities (such as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Youtube, and so on) is also dramatically increasing.† In this workshop, we would like to discuss the challenges, approaches, frameworks, and technologies that could facilitate hate speech detection in multilingual environments and the consequences and implications of hate speech detection approaches for multilingual setup. Moreover, multimodal aspects, day by day, become an integral part of those above-mentioned communication mediums. If the message producer provides two sources of information together to deliver his/her message (e.g. a multimodal tweet or memes accompanied with an image or video), then it suffices to assume that the meaning is distributed into both modalities to some degree. In such cases, uni-modal approaches can easily fail. To mitigate this problem, all the existing modalities of input should be taken into account instead of relying on text-only content, which introduces new challenges for the researchers in this community.

The main goals of this workshop are to (i) discuss the latest development towards the detection and counter-speech research on hate speech, (ii) bring the multilingual and multimodal aspects into the foreground, (iii) facilitate networking and encourage collaboration, and (iv) create a future avenue for multimodal, multilingual, and cross-lingual hate speech research.

We welcome short-paper submissions that include ongoing research, lessons learned from unsuccessful methodological attempts, research proposals, and surveys highlighting opportunities for new approaches. Furthermore, we also invite uni-modal and specific-language focussed research topics and approaches that include a clearly-formulated direction towards either multimodality and multi-linguality.

Invited Talks --------------- Prof. Dr. Torsten Zesch on Multimodal Hate Speech Assoc. Prof. Dr. Animesh Mukherjee on Multilingual Hate Speech Prof. Sahana Udupa on Social Aspects of Hate [Extreme] Speech

Important Dates --------------- July 15, 2021     – Paper Submission Deadline (Extended) August 15, 2021     – Notification of Acceptance August 25, 2021     – Camera-ready Deadline Sep 6-9, 2021     – Workshop Day (one of these days)

* All deadlines are calculated at 11:59PM UTC-12

Paper Submission: ----------------- Short papers (4 pages plus references), following the KONVENS Instructions for authors:

Papers should be formatted in accordance with the ACL style sheets (http://acl2020.org/downloads/acl2020-templates.zip). We strongly encourage authors to use LaTeX in preparing their document. Papers should be submitted as PDF files anonymously via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mmhs21).

Organizers: --------------- ÷zge AlaÁam, Language Technology Group, Universitšt Hamburg, Germany Seid Muhie Yimam, Language Technology Group, Universitšt Hamburg, Germany

Program Committee: ----------------- Abhik Jana† - Universitšt Hamburg - Germany Abinew Ali Ayele - BiT - Ethiopia Binny Mathew - IIT Kharagpur - India Chris Biemann - Universitšt Hamburg - Germany Darina Gold - University of Duisburg-Essen - Germany Punyajoy Saha - IIT Kharagpur - India Torsten Zesch - University of Duisburg-Essen - Germany Xintong Wang† - Universitšt Hamburg - Germany

Contact: --------- ÷zge Alacam (alacam at informatik.uni-hamburg.de), Seid Muhie Yimam (yimam at informatik.uni-hamburg.de) Workshop webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/mmhs2021/home KONVENS 2021 webpage: https://konvens2021.phil.hhu.de/

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