> The 3rd Financial Narrative Processing Workshop (FNP 2021)
> To be held at Lancaster University as a Data Science Institute event.
> This year we are running a 2 day free event sponsored and funded by
> the Data Science Institute (DSI) at Lancaster University and
> Yseop.com. This is an international gathering of researchers,
> practitioners and keynote speakers working on Financial Narratives and
> Financial NLP from computing, accounting & finance and linguisitcs.
> This will be an online event with no registration fees.
> Workshop URL: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cfie/fnp2021/
> EasyChair Submission URL:
> We introduce 3 shared tasks as follows:
> 1) Financial summarisation (FNS 2021),
> 2) Financial Reports structure detection (FinTOC 2021),
> 3) Causality Identification in Financial documents (FinCausal 2021).
> Links to shared tasks can be found on:
> AWARDS AND PRIZES:
> The winning team from each shared task will receive an achievement
> certificate and a money prize worth US$650. Each team will also be
> given the chance to present their work at the workshop.
> IMPORTANT DATES:
> - First call for abstracts 26 April 2021
> - First call for shared task participants 1 May 2021
> - Second call for abstracts 26 May 2021
> - Second call for shared task participants 1 June 2021
> - Abstracts submission deadline 10 August 2021 (extended)
> - Abstracts notification of acceptance: 15 August 2021
> - Shared task results & winning teams: 15 August 2021
> - Workshop and shared task dates: 15 September 2021
> CALL FOR Abstracts:
> We invite abstracts describing original, completed or ongoing,
> unpublished research. We welcome abstract submissions, in theory,
> methodology, as well as resources and applications in all areas
> related to Financial Natural Language Processing and Financial Text
> Analysis. We also welcome abstract submissions on negative results as
> well as submissions highlighting challenges faced in industrial or
> academic settings. Abstract should be 1 page long and a maximum of 500
> words. In your abstract please explain the topic you are looking
> forward to present, is it a complete, ongoing or future work, what
> audience are you targeting (e.g. NLP, Summarisation, Accounting and
> Finance …etc) and findings and conclusions that emerged from your
> work. Abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair submission
> system and will be reviewed by the Programme Committee. All
> submissions will be reviewed on the basis of both individual criteria
> and global criteria https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fnp2021
> Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit a 4-8 paper
> describing their work in details including methodologies, results and
> findings. All accepted papers will be published in an open access and
> indexed proceedings. The workshop is free to attend and no
> registration fees are required.
> LIST OF TOPICS:
> We invite abstracts on topics that include, but are not limited to,
> the following:
> - Applying core technologies on financial narratives: morphological
> analysis, disambiguation, tokenization, POS tagging, named entity
> recognition, chunking, parsing, semantic role labelling, sentiment
> analysis, document quality and advanced readability metrics etc.
> - Using NLP to detect misreporting in relation to diversity and
> wellbeing on issues related to gender, ethnicity, women at work as
> well as employee mental health and stability.
> - Financial narratives resources: dictionaries, annotated data, tools
> and technologies etc.
> - Summarisation across domains and sources that are related to finance
> (e.g. company blogs, product reviews, market briefs, etc.), this
> includes financial multilingual and cross-lingual summarisation using
> single-document summarisation, multi-document summarisation,
> summarisation evaluation, headline generation,
> cross-domain/cross-topic summarisation.
> - Given the international nature of the event, we particularly welcome
> FNP abstracts reporting non- English and multilingual research,
> describing the different regulatory regimes within which companies
> operate internationally.
> - On going research and preliminary results are welcome
> KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
> - Emmanuel Walckenaer, CEO, Yseop, Paris, France.
> - Prof Jochen L Leidner – Sheffield University. Sheffield, UK.
> - Dr Kim Trottier – HEC Montréal. Montréal, Canada.
> - Prof Steven Young – Lancaster University. Lancaster, UK.
> - Dr Claire Hardy – Lancaster University. Lancaster, UK.
> - Prof Antonio Moreno – UAM. Madrid, Spain.
> - Dr Vasiliki Athanasakou – Sint Mary’s University, Canada
> - Dr Raymond Ng – Signal AI, London, UK.
> ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
> - Dr Mahmoud El-Haj, Lancaster University (General Chair)
> - Prof Paul Rayson, Lancaster University (FNP Program Chair)
> - Nadhem Zmandar, Lancaster University (Publication Chair and FNS
> - Dr Houda Bouamor, CMU, Qatar (FNP Program Chair)
> - Dr Marina Litvak, Shamoon Academic College of Engineering (FNS
> - Dr George Giannakopoulos, NCSR Demokritos (FNS Organiser)
> - Dr Ahmed AbuRaed, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (FNS Organiser)
> - Nikiforos Pittaras, NCSR Demokritos (Publicity Chair)
> - Dr Ismail El Maarouf, Fortia Financial Solution (FinToc Organiser)
> - Abderrahim Aitazzi, Fortia (FinTOC Shared Task Organizer)
> - Dr Juyeon Kang, Fortia Financial Solution (FinToc Shared Task Organiser)
> - Dominique Mariko, Yseop Lab (FinCausal Shared Task Organizer)
> - Hanna Abi-Akl, Yseop Lab (FinCausal Shared Task Organizer)
> - Hugues de Mazancourt, Yseop Lab (FinCausal Shared Task Organizer)
> - Estelle Labidurie, Yseop Lab (FinCausal Shared Task Organizer)
> FNP 2021 proceedings will be published in ACL Anthology
> https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/ <https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/>.
> The proceedings will be made available online for free and are open
> ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY:
> The workshop supports the ACL anti-harassment policy.
> The workshop will be an online event. If the rules allow it we may run
> a hybrid workshop hosted at Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
> For any questions please contact us on: fnp2021 at easychair.org
> <mailto:fnp2021 at easychair.org>
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