April 14th, 2019 - Cologne, Germany

Text2Story 2019

Second International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts
held in conjunction with the 41st European Conference on Information Retrieval

Call for papers

Call for papers

The increasing availability of text information in the form of news articles, comments or posts 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. We still have a challenging path ahead of us for the development and improvement of algorithms that automatically identify, interpret and relate the different elements of a narrative which will be likely spread from different sources.

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
  • Models for detection and removal of bias in generated stories
  • Ethical and fair narrative generation
  • Bias in Text Documents
  • Automatic Timeline Generation
  • Credibility
  • Fact Checking
  • Bots Influence

Important Dates

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


We invite two kinds of submissions:

  • Research papers (max 7 pages + references)
  • Demos and position papers (max 5 pages + references)

All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS format style. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through our Easy Chair link.

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


Organization Committee

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)
  • Nuno Moniz (LIAAD/INESC TEC)
  • 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/Arquivo.pt)
  • 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)

Proceedings Chair

  • Conceição Rocha (INESC TEC)
  • João Paulo Cordeiro (Universidade da Beira Interior)

Web and Dissemination Chair

  • Arian Pasquali (University of Porto)
  • Vitor Mangaravite (LIAAD INESC TEC)

Invited Speakers

  • TBA


  • TBA

The Venue

The conference will be held in Cologne, Germany.
At the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Cologne

More information http://www.ecir2019.org/venue/