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TA-COS 2016 : Text Analytics for Cybersecurity and Online Safety


When May 23, 2016 - May 23, 2016
Where Portorož (Slovenia)
Submission Deadline Feb 10, 2016
Notification Due Mar 7, 2016
Final Version Due Mar 21, 2016
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: Text Analytics for Cybersecurity and Online Safety

The first workshop on Text Analytics for Cybersecurity and Online
Safety (TA-
COS; is to be held in conjunction with LREC 2016 in
(Slovenia) as an afternoon session on 23 May 2016. This workshop
aims to bring
together researchers that have an active interest in the development
application of text analytics tools in the broad context of
cybersecurity. We
welcome research papers on text analytics and text mining
approaches that (1)
help reduce the exposure to harmful content on the Internet, (2)
detect illegal
online activities and (3) monitor user-generated content in the context
of real-
life threats. This workshop not only aims to discuss technological
challenges, but
also invites discussion on privacy concerns surrounding this

We invite papers on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited
- text analytics tools for the development of cybersecurity
- (annotated) corpora for the development and validation of
- text-based detection of cyberbullying and sexually transgressive
behavior (e.g.
grooming) on social network sites
- early warning systems that monitor for potential suicide and auto-
- moderator tools for the detection of offensive user-generated
content (e.g.
racism, sexual content, profanity, ...)
- text analytics tools for the detection of illegal activities (e.g.
terrorism threats,
drug trade, ...)
- intervention systems for the detection of radicalization and
criminalization of
- author profiling tools for the detection of identity fraud, catfishing, ...
- position papers on fair and responsible use of text-based
technologies (privacy concerns, ...)

The submission process will be organized using the START
Conference Manager
( Papers should be
between 4 and
8 pages excluding references. An Authors Kit made of specific
guidelines and
downloadable templates (Word and LaTeX) will be published on the
LREC 2016
conference web site shortly.

Identify, Describe and Share your LRs!
- Describing your LRs in the LRE Map is now a normal practice in the
procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other
conferences). To
continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about Sharing LRs (data,
tools, web-
services, etc.), authors will have the possibility, when submitting a
paper, to
upload LRs in a special LREC repository. This effort of sharing LRs,
linked to the
LRE Map for their description, may become a new regular feature for
conferences in our field, thus contributing to creating a common
where everyone can deposit and share data.
- As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so
as to allow
the community to understand the whole context and also replicate
experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2016 endorses
the need to
uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International Standard
Resource Number (ISLRN,, a Persistent Unique
Identifier to be
assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to
LRs cited in
LREC papers will be offered at submission time.

Submission deadline: 10 February 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 7 March 2016
Camera-Ready: 21 March 2016
Workshop: 23 May 2016 (afternoon)

Guy De Pauw - CLiPS - University of Antwerp
Ben Verhoeven - CLiPS - University of Antwerp
Bart Desmet - LT3 - Ghent University
Els Lefever - LT3 - Ghent University

Walter Daelemans - CLiPS - University of Antwerp
Veronique Hoste - LT3 - Ghent University

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