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WASSA 2018 : 9th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis


When Oct 31, 2018 - Nov 1, 2018
Where Brusssels, Belgium
Submission Deadline Jul 27, 2018
Notification Due Aug 18, 2018
Final Version Due Aug 31, 2018
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

Apologies for cross-postings


(WASSA 2018)





The aim of the 9th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis (WASSA 2018) is to continue the line of the previous editions, bringing together researchers in Computational Linguistics working on Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis and researchers working on interdisciplinary aspects of affect computation from text. Additionally, starting with WASSA 2013, we extended the focus to Social Media phenomena and the impact of affect-related phenomena in this context. In this new proposed edition, we would like to encourage the submission of long and short research and demo papers including, but not restricted to the following topics related to subjectivity and sentiment analysis:


We encourage the submission of long and short research and demo papers including, but not restricted to the following topics related to subjectivity, sentiment and social media analysis:

• Lexical semantic resources, corpora and annotations for subjectivity, sentiment and social media analysis; (semi-)automatic corpora generation and annotation

• Resources for subjectivity, sentiment and social media analysis; (semi-)automatic corpora generation and annotation

• Opinion retrieval, extraction, categorization, aggregation and summarization

• Ethics in sentiment analysis datasets and algorithms

• Trend detection in social media using subjectivity and sentiment analysis techniques

• Data linking through social networks based on affect-related NLP methods

• Impact of affective data from social media, reputation management

• Mass opinion estimation based on NLP and statistical models

• Online reputation management

• Aspect and topic based sentiment analysis

• Domain, topic and genre dependency of sentiment analysis

• Ambiguity issues and word sense disambiguation of subjective language

• Pragmatic analysis of the opinion mining task

• Use of Semantic Web technologies for subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis

• Improvement of NLP tasks using subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis

• Intrinsic and extrinsic evaluation of subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis

• Subjectivity, sentiment and emotion detection in social networks

• Detecting stance and arguments in social media

• Applications of sentiment and social media analysis systems

• Application of theories from other related fields (Neuropsychology, Cognitive Science, Psychology) to subjectivity and sentiment analysis

• Visualizing affect in traditional text sources as well as social media posts

• Application of sentiment analysis for fake news detection

• Implicit sentiment analysis in newswire text

• Common-sense knowledge modelling for subjectivity and sentiment analysis




At WASSA 2018, we will accept two types of submissions: long and short papers.

• Long papers

Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, with two (2) additional pages of references, and will be presented orally.

• Short papers

Short papers may consist of up to five (5) pages of content, and two (2) additional pages of references. The following types of papers are appropriate for a short paper submission:

1. A paper describing the demonstration of a system

2. A small, focused contribution

3. Work in progress

4. A negative result

5. An opinion piece

6. An interesting application nugget

Short papers will be presented either orally or as a poster. The choice of presentation will be given not based on the quality of the submission, but on the PC's recommendation relating to the most suitable presentation method.

Reviewing for WASSA 2018 will be blind: reviewers will not be presented with the identity of paper authors. Authors should avoid writing anything that makes their identity obvious in the text.

Submissions should be original, and in particular should not previously have been formally published.

Accepted papers will be published in the EMNLP WASSA proceedings, with ISBN. The best papers will be chosen for a special issue of an ISI-indexed journal (to be confirmed).

To submit a paper, please access the WASSA 2018 submission link:




Submission deadline: 27 July, 2018

Notification: 18 August, 2018

Camera-ready deadline: 31 August, 2018

Workshop date: 31 October or 1 November, 2018, collocated with EMNLP 2018




Alexandra Balahur

European Commission Joint Research Centre

Saif M. Mohammad

National Research Council Canada

Veronique Hoste

Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication

Roman Klinger

Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung


Alexandra Balahur, PhD

European Commission Joint Research Centre

Directorate I, Text and Data Mining Unit – I.3

Via E. Fermi 2749

T.P. 440

21027 Ispra (VA), Italy

Tel: +39 0332 78 5808


Disclaimer: "The views expressed in the present e-mail are only of the writer and may in no case be seen as stating an official position of the European Commission."

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