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TA-COS 2018 : 2nd Workshop on Text Analytics for Cybersecurity and Online Safety


When May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Where Miyazaki, Japan
Submission Deadline Jan 12, 2018
Notification Due Feb 12, 2018
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

TA-COS 2018: Call for Papers

TA-COS 2018 - 2nd Workshop on Text Analytics for Cybersecurity
and Online Safety (LREC 2018)

The TA-COS workshop aims to bring together researchers that have
an active interest in the development and application of text
analytics systems 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 security threats. We are confident
this workshop will allow for fruitful discussions on technological
advances, privacy issues, data acquisition methods and other
common goals and challenges that researchers face when deploying
language technology tools for cybersecurity applications. Please visit for more details on the first run of the workshop,
including the proceedings of the workshop.

We invite papers on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited

- text analytics tools for cybersecurity applications
- annotated corpora for the development and validation of
cybersecurity applications
- text-based detection of cyberbullying behavior on social network
- systems for the early detection of threats to emotional well-being,
such as announcements of potential suicide and auto-mutilation,
pro-suicide sites, ...
- 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, ...)
- text analytics tools for the detection of sexually transgressive
behavior (e.g. stalking, grooming, ...)
- intervention systems for the detection of radicalization and
criminalization of teenagers
- author profiling tools for the detection of identity fraud,
"catfishing", …
- position papers on fair and responsible use of text-based
cybersecurity technologies (privacy concerns, ...)


Submission deadline: January 12, 2018
Notification of acceptance: February 12, 2018
Workshop: May 12, 2018


Els Lefever - LT3 - Ghent University
Guy De Pauw - Textgain / University of Antwerp
Bart Desmet - LT3 - Ghent University

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