Co-located with COLING 2016 <>, Osaka, Japan

December 12, 2016

** NEWS **


   EXTENDED DEADLINE:  October 2nd



New Paper Submission Deadline: ** October 2nd **

On social media, users nowadays freely express what is on their mind at any
moment in time, at any location, and about virtually anything. These large
amounts of spontaneously produced texts open up a unique opportunity to
learn more about such users, e.g., predicting demographic variables (age,
gender), but also personality types, as well as emotions and opinion
expressions. Aspects of human personality and behavior have been mostly
studied in isolation, often in different - but related - communities. We
believe that the time is ripe to bring these communities a step closer, to
study people’s traits and expressions jointly and in their interplay.

On a conceptual level we can view these aspects on a continuum of
stability, where some can be considered stable (e.g., gender), while others
are of more transitional nature and contextually prompted (e.g., emotions).
They can be seen as characterizing traits of the whole person and should be
studied together. As of now, however, little is known on how they interact
with one another in computational language modeling, or how they can inform
each other in modeling people or improving natural language processing

This workshop intends to bring together researchers in Computational
Linguistics and Natural Language Processing who share an interest in
personality, opinion and emotion detection, and especially in researching
the intertwining of such traits and expressions.

We encourage the submission of long (8 pages) and short (4 pages) research
papers, including opinion statements. We especially welcome views from
different fields on how to treat the different aspects. We welcome
submissions related but not limited to the following topics:


   opinion, personality and emotion detection in social media

   predicting demographic variables and author traits (gender, age,

   opinions, personality and emotions and their interactions

   interaction between personality, opinion and emotions with demographic
   variables (age, gender)

   interaction between personality, opinion and emotions and geo-spatial
   information (geographic locations and places)

   interaction between personality, opinion and emotions with politics

   personality, opinion and emotions and social network analysis

   modeling of personality, opinion and emotions from a multimodal

   exploitation of the different degree of stability of the various traits

   reflections on the definition of personal traits

   applications of predictive modeling of user traits

   on the ethics of predictive modeling of social variables

Keynote Speaker: Saif M. Mohammad <>, NRC Canada

Paper Submission

Standard research papers should be a maximum of 8 pages long, plus two
extra pages for references. We also encourage submission of short papers of
maximum 4 pages long, plus two extra pages for references. All papers
should be electronically submitted in PDF format via the START system:

Submissions must be anonymous and follow the COLING 2016 formatting
guidelines <>.

All of the accepted papers will be published in the ACL anthology with the
conference proceedings.
Important Dates

** Submission deadline: September 25 October 2nd, 2016

** Notification: October 16, October 21st, 2016

Camera ready: October 30th, 2016

Workshop: December 12, 2016

Programme Committee


   Jason Baldridge, People Pattern, US

   Pierpaolo Basile, University of Bari, Italy

   Valerio Basile, INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, France

   Cristina Bosco, University of Turin, Italy

   Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

   Fabio Celli, University of Trento, Italy

   Chloé Clavel, LTCI-CNRS, Telecom-ParisTech, France

   Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium

   Morena Danieli, University of Trento, Italy

   Dipankar Das, Jadavpur University, India

   Dan Hardt, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

   Dirk Hovy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

   Richard Johansson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

   David Jurgens, Stanford University, US

   Svetlana Kiritchenko, NRC-Canada, Canada

   Florian Kuhnemann, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands

   Bing Liu, University of Illinois at Chicago, US

   Kim Luyckx, Biomina Research Group, Belgium

   Saif Mohammad, NRC-Canada, Canada

   Scott Nowson, Xerox Research, France

   Dong Nguyen, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands

   Martin Potthast, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

   Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, University of Pennsylvania, US

   Paolo Rosso, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

   H. Andrew Schwartz, Stony Brook University, US

   Carlo Strapparava, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Trento, Italy

   Marko Tkalcic, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

   Ben Verhoeven, University of Antwerp, Belgium



   Malvina Nissim, University of Groningen

   Viviana Patti, University of Turin

   Barbara Plank, University of Groningen

If have any enquiries/comments about the workshop or the submission
procedure, please just contact us via email:


PEOPLES 2016 is supported by: CELI Language Technology
<> and the Computational Linguistics group of CLCG,
University of Groningen

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