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Text2Story'18 2018 : First International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts (Text2Story'18@ECIR'18)


When Mar 26, 2018 - Mar 26, 2018
Where Grenoble, France
Submission Deadline Jan 8, 2018
Notification Due Feb 19, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 5, 2018
Categories    text mining   natural language processing   information retrieval

Call For Papers

Proceedings to be submitted to CEUR workshop proceedings (potentially indexed on DBLP). Authors of relevant papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their article to a Special issue hosted by IPM Journal (URL:

++ Important Dates ++
- Submission deadline: January 8th, 2018
- Acceptance Notification Date: February 19th, 2018
- Camera-ready copies: March 5th, 2018
- Workshop: March 26th, 2018

++ Overview ++
The increasing availability of text information in the form of news articles, comments or posts in social networks poses new challenges for those who aim to understand the storyline of an event. Although understanding natural language text has improved over the last couple of years with several research works emerging on the grounds of information extraction and text mining, the problem of constructing consistent narrative structures is yet to be solved. It is not only the algorithms that need to be improved, but also the state-of-the-art that needs to advance in order to provide methods that automatically identify, interpret and relate the different elements of a narrative which will be likely spread from different sources. In this workshop we aim to foster the discussion of recent advances in the link between Information Retrieval (IR) and formal narrative representations from texts. More specifically, we aim to capture a wide range of multidisciplinary issues related to the text-to-narrative-structure and to its various related tasks. This is a very rich line of research that poses many challenging problems in information retrieval, text mining, information extraction, computational linguistics and automatic production of media content.

++ List of Topics ++
Research works submitted to the workshop should foster the scientific advance on all aspects of storyline generation from texts including but not limited to narrative and content generation, formal representation, and visualization of narratives. This includes the following topics:

- Event Identification
- Narrative Representation Language
- Sentiment and Opinion Detection
- Argumentation Mining
- Narrative Summarization
- Storyline Visualization
- Temporal Aspects of Storylines
- Story Evolution and Shift Detection
- Causal Relation Extraction and Arrangement
- Evaluation Methodologies for Narrative Extraction
- Big data applied to Narrative Extraction
- Resources and Dataset showcase
- Personalization and Recommendation
- User Profiling and User Behavior Modeling
- Credibility
- Fact Checking
- Bots Influence

++ Submission Guidelines ++
We invite two kinds of submissions (max 6 pages):
- Research papers
- Demos and position papers

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through Easy Chair ( All submissions must be in English. LNCS style (

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee.

++ Workshop Format ++
Participants of accepted papers will be given 15 minutes for short oral presentation. All papers will also be presented in an interactive poster session.

++ Invited Speaker ++

++ Organizing committee ++
Alípio M. Jorge (INESC TEC; University of Porto, Portugal)
Ricardo Campos (INESC TEC; Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Tomar, Portugal)
Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
Sérgio Nunes (INESC TEC; University of Porto, Portugal)

++ Proceedings Chair ++
− Conceição Rocha (LIAAD INESC TEC)
− João Paulo Cordeiro (INESC TEC; University of Beira Interior)

++ Web Chair ++
− Arian Pasquali (INESC TEC)

++ Dissemination Chair ++
− Vitor Mangaravite (INESC TEC)

++ Program Committee ++
- Klaus Berberich (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)
- Marc Spaniol (Normandie University)
- Miguel Martinez-Alvarez (Signal)
- Dhruv Gupta (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)
- Federico Nanni (University of Mannheim)
- Yihong Zhang (Kyoto University)
- Udo Kruschwitz (University of Essex)
- Conceição Rocha (LIAAD INESC TEC)
- João Paulo Cordeiro (University of Beira Interior)
- Grace Hui Yang (Georgetown University)
- Gerasimos Lampouras (The University of Sheffield)
- Denilson Barbosa (University of Alberta)
- Sumit Bhatia (IBM)
- Yating Zhang (Kyoto University)
- Nina Tahmasebi (University of Gothenburg)
- Jaime Arguello (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- Akiko Aizawa (NII)
- António Horta Branco (University of Lisbon)
- Bruno Martins (University of Lisbon)
- Gael Dias (University of Caen)
- Henrique Lopes Cardoso (University of Porto)
- Pablo Gamallo (University of Santiago de Compostela)

++ Contacts ++
For general enquires regarding the workshop, send an email to the organizers at,,

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