First International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Informal Text (NLPIT 2015)
A large portion of language used on textual User Generated Contents (UGC) is informal. Informal text is the style of writing that disregards language grammars and uses a mixture of abbreviations and context dependent terms. The lack of enough context; the seldom entities involved; and the noisy sparse contents of users’ contributions add challenges to NLP tasks. The aim of this workshop is to bring the attention of researchers to the opportunities and challenges involved in informal text processing. We are interested in discussing informal text modeling, normalization, mining, and understanding in addition to applications in which UGC is involved.
Mena B. Habib, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Florian Kunneman, Radboud University, The Netherlands.
Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
First Workshop on PErvasive WEb Technologies, trends and challenges (PEWET 2015)
The aim of this workshop is to encourage multidisciplinary discussions on Pervasive Web Technologies theories, methods and experiences. To achieve this goal, we are inviting researchers to present their findings and new ideas, and practitioners to demonstrate examples from which we can learn. Researchers are increasingly interested in addressing a wide range of Pervasive Web Technologies challenges residing in these network systems, including the creation of new analysis models, the monitoring of emerging trends, the study of effects of Pervasive Web Technologies etc. Those issues have important implications for new strategies of Pervasive Web Technologies management, innovation support, and so on.
Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni, Alessia D’Andrea, and Tiziana Guzzo
Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali (IRPPS), National Research Council, Italy
First International Workshop in Mining the Social Web (SoWeMine 2015)
The rapid development of modern Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) in the past few years and their introduction into people’s daily lives has greatly increased the amount of information available at all levels of their social environment. People have been steadily turning to the social web for social interaction, news and content consumption, networking, and job seeking. As a result, vast amounts of user information are populating the social Web. In light of these developments the social mining workshop aims to study new and innovative techniques and methodologies on social data mining. Social mining is a relatively new and fast-growing research area, which includes various tasks such as recommendations, personalization, e-recruitment, opinion mining, sentiment analysis, searching for multimedia data (images, video, etc).
This workshop aims to study (and even go beyond) the state of the art on social web mining, a field that merges the topics of social network applications and web mining. We aim to create a forum for professionals and researchers in the fields of personalization, search, text mining etc to discuss the application of their techniques and methodologies in this new and very promising research area. The workshop will particularly try to encourage the discussion on new emergent issues related to current trends derived from the creation and use of modern Web applications.
Spiros Sirmakessis, Technological Institution of Western Greece, Greece
Maria Rigou, University of Patras, Greece
Evanthia Faliagka, Technological Institution of Western Greece, Greece
ICWE 2015 Rapid Mashup Challenge
The ICWE 2015 Rapid Mashup Challenge launches a competition between mashup approaches/tools with special attention to their expressiveness and speed. We invite developers and researchers working on mashups, mashup tools and assisting technologies to compete in the creation of the most interesting and/or complex mashup they can develop within a given time boundary, using a given set of source components. The goal of the Challenge is to allow everybody working on mashups and composite Web applications to showcase their ideas and solutions and to establish an event that is both challenging and fun.
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland