Workshop on Language Analysis in Social Media (LASM 2013)

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

June 13, 2013

Hosted in conjunction with NAACL-HLT 2013 


Workshop schedule

Workshop proceedings

Keynote:  Mor Naaman (Rutgers University / Mahaya Inc.)

                 The Language of What We Do: Events and Non-Events in Social Media 

Workshop description:

Over the last few years, there has been a growing public and enterprise interest in 'social media' and their role in modern society. At the heart of this interest is the ability for users to create and share content via a variety of platforms such as blogs, micro-blogs, collaborative wikis, multimedia sharing sites, social networking sites.

The unprecedented volume and variety of user-generated content as well as the user interaction network constitute new opportunities for understanding social behavior and building socially aware systems.  

This workshop is intended to serve as a forum for sharing research efforts and results in the analysis of language with implications for fields such as computational linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. The workshop will also focus on work that addresses development of benchmark corpora and task-oriented evaluation methods for linguistic analysis. 

While the proposed workshop relates to the NAACL Social Media Analysis and Processing track and to other conferences and workshops that focus on social media analysis, it has a specific goal: to bring together researchers from different fields that have a common interest in exploring the characteristics and challenges associated with language on social media. 

Previous iterations:

Language in Social Media 2012

Language in Social Media 2011

Semantic Analysis in Social Media 2012

Related event:  SIGDIAL 2013 Special Theme: Discourse and Dialogue in Social Media

Key Dates

  1. Jan 14, 2013       Call for papers

  2. Mar 01, 2013       Paper due date

  3. Mar 29, 2013       Notification of acceptance

  4. Apr 12, 2013       Camera-ready deadline

  5. Jun 13, 2013       Workshop

Workshop Organizers:

  1. Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil (Stanford University, US / Max Planck Institute SWS, Germany)

  2. Atefeh Farzindar (NLP Technologies Inc., Canada)

  3. Michael Gamon (Microsoft Research, US)

  4. Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada)

  5. Meena Nagarajan (IBM Almaden, US)

Program Committee:

Cindy Chung (University of Texas)

Munmun De Choudhury (Microsoft Research)

Jennifer Foster (Dublin City University)

Daniel Gruhl (IBM)

Kevin Haas (Microsoft)

Guy Lapalme (Université de Montréal)

Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues (University of Porto)

Alena Neviarouskaya (University of Tokyo)

Nicolas Nicolov (Microsoft)

Alexander Osherenko (University of Augsburg)

Patrick Pantel (Microsoft Research)

Alan Ritter (University of Washington)

Mathieu Roche (Université de Montpellier)

Victoria Rubin (University of Western Ontario)

Hassan Sayyadi (University of Maryland)

Amit Sheth (Wright State)

Scott Spangler (IBM Research)

Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton)

Alessandro Valitutti (University of Helsinki)

Julien Velcin (Université de Lyon)

Emre Kiciman (Microsoft Research)

Valerie Shalin (Wright State)

Ian Soboroff (NIST)