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[CfP] 1st Workshop on Ontology-based Sentiment Analysis in conjunction with IC-ININFO

Efstratios Kontopoulos

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                              CALL FOR PAPERS
             1st Workshop on Ontology-based Sentiment Analysis

                            in conjunction with
    The 6th International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO)
                     September 19-22, 2016, Athens, Greece

Sentiment analysis, a research area with rapidly increasing popularity, involves a set of processes and approaches aiming at identifying and extracting subjective information (i.e. the attitude of a speaker or a writer wrt. some topic) out of source materials (text, images, videos etc.). A wide range of applications in various domains and contexts exploit sentiment analysis for various important tasks and decision making (e.g. in product and services reviews assessment, in sales predictions, in investor's choices and in politics formation). The underlying methodologies typically involve machine learning and statistical paradigms, which, however, demonstrate several shortcomings that mostly derive from the lack of semantics. Examples of these drawbacks include the need to deal with noise in text from online social media, with the evolving and unpredicted data threads produced, as well as detecting attitudes (such as irony, sarcasm, etc). The emergence of the Semantic Web and the relevant semantically rich ontology-based representations may deliver novel approaches and toolsets which can tackle the previous challenges. Therefore, this workshop investigates the deployment of ontology-based techniques, as well as of semantically rich frameworks and tools towards a more fine-grained sentiment analysis of content of any type.

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited, to the following:

- Ontologies and knowledge bases for sentiment analysis
- Topic and entity based sentiment analysis
- Semantic processing of input sources for sentiment analysis
- Contextualised sentiment analysis
- Comparison of semantic approaches for sentiment analysis
- Personalised sentiment analysis and monitoring
- Prediction of sentiment towards events, people, organisations, etc.
- Baselines and datasets for semantic sentiment analysis

Abstract submission: 22/07/2016
Notification of acceptance: 19/08/2016
Camera ready: 02/09/2016

The submission process is as follows:

1. The author creates his/her abstract and submits it through the on-line submission platform until the predefined deadline.
2. The Conference Scientific Committee decides about the acceptance or not of the abstract.
3. After abstract acceptance, the author has to submit his/her paper (6-pages long following the given template) until the Conference starting date.
4. Together with the Conference paper, the author must send the Copyright Transfer Form filled and signed.
5. During the Conference, all remaining papers will be reviewed by a Scientific panel.

More details can be found at: http://www.icininfo.net/index.php/papers/publication-policy

Regarding, the post-workshop publication, CEUR workshop proceedings
(http://ceur-ws.org/) will be used, thus making it possible for authors to submit
already published work.

The accepted papers should be formatted following Springer's format for Proceedings in Business and Economics.

Templates and instructions for authors can be found at: http://www.icininfo.net/index.php/papers/proceedings

All papers must be submitted through the conference submission site: http://www.icininfo.net/index.php/authors/submissions

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register to the main
conference (IC-ININFO) and present the paper.

Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Informatics, Greece
Efstratios Kontopoulos, Center for Research and Technology, Hellas (CERTH), Greece
Athena Vakali, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Informatics, Greece