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Text2Story 2019 : Text2Story 2019 - Second International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts


When Apr 14, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Where Cologne, Germany
Submission Deadline Jan 28, 2019
Notification Due Mar 4, 2019
Final Version Due Mar 22, 2019
Categories    NLP   information retrieval

Call For Papers

Second International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts (Text2Story'19@ECIR'19)

held in conjunction with the 41st European Conference on Information Retrieval

Cologne, Germany, April 14th, 2019


++ Important Dates ++
- Submission deadline: January 28th, 2019
- Acceptance Notification Date: March 4th, 2019
- Camera-ready copies: March 22nd, 2019
- Workshop: April 14th, 2019

++ 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 (not limited):

- Event Identification
- Narrative Representation Language
- Sentiment and Opinion Detection
- Argumentation Mining
- Narrative Summarization
- Multi-modal 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
- Models for detection and removal of bias in generated stories
- Ethical and fair narrative generation
- Fact Checking
- Bots Influence
- Bias in Text Documents
- Automatic Timeline Generation

++ Submission Guidelines ++
We invite two kinds of submissions:
- Research papers (max 7 pages + references)
- Demos and position papers (max 5 pages + references)

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through Easy Chair ( All submissions must be in English and formatted according to LNCS style (

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee. The accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published at CEUR workshop proceedings (usually indexed on DBLP).

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

++ Invited Speakers ++

++ 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)
Sumit Bhatia (IBM Research AI, India)

++ 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; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

++ Program Committee ++
Nicola Ferro (University of Padova)
Miguel Martinez-Alvarez (Signal)
João Magalhães (New University of Lisbon)
Federico Nanni (University of Mannheim)
Dhruv Gupta (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)
Yihong Zhang (Kyoto University)
Bruno Martins (IST and INESC-ID - Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon)
Mark Finlayson (Florida International University)
Marc Spaniol (Université de Caen Normandie)
Nina Tahmasebi (University of Gothenburg)
Florian Boudin (Université de Nantes)
Henrique Lopes Cardoso (University of Porto)
Udo Kruschwitz (University of Essex)
Mengdie Zhuang (The University of Sheffield)
Daniel Loureiro (University of Porto)
Daniel Gomes (FCT/
Pablo Gamallo (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Paulo Quaresma (Universidade de Evora)
Sérgio Nunes (University of Porto)
Álvaro Figueira (University of Porto)
Gaël Dias (Normandie University)
Gerasimos Lampouras (The University of Sheffield)

++ Contacts ++
For general enquiries regarding the workshop, reach the organizers at:,,,

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