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CfP: Beyond Facts - 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs for Online Discourse (KnOD)

From: Pavlos Fafalios <fafalios@ics.forth.gr>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 13:26:41 +0200
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Beyond Facts - 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs for Online
Discourse (KnOD)

Collocated with ESWC 2020 - the Extended Semantic Web Conference 2020
May 31 - June 4, Heraklion (Crete, Greece)


Expressing opinions and interacting with others on the Web has led to the
production of an abundance of online discourse data, such as claims and
viewpoints on controversial topics, their sources and contexts (events,
entities). This data constitutes a valuable source of insights for studies
into misinformation spread, bias reinforcement, echo chambers or political
agenda setting.  While knowledge graphs (KGs) promise to provide the key to
a Web of structured information, they are mainly focused on facts without
keeping track of the diversity, connection or temporal evolution of online
discourse data. As opposed to facts, claims are inherently more complex.
Their interpretation strongly depends on the context and a variety of
intentional or unintended meanings, where terminology and conceptual
understandings strongly diverge across communities from computational
social science, to argumentation mining, fact-checking, or viewpoint/stance

This workshop aims at strengthening the relations between these
communities, providing a forum for shared works on the modeling, extraction
and analysis of discourse on the Web. It will address the need for a shared
understanding and structured knowledge about discourse data in order to
enable machine-interpretation, discoverability and reuse, in support of
scientific or journalistic studies into the analysis of societal debates on
the Web.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Ontologies and data models for online discourse data
- Reuse and extension of existing models such as schema.org and Wikidata
- KGs and knowledge extraction techniques in the context of online discourse
- Computational fact-checking / truth discovery
- Bias and controversy detection and analysis
- Stance and viewpoint discovery
- Rumour, propaganda and hate-speech detection
- Integration, aggregation, linking and enrichment of discourse data
- Semantic and exploratory search of online discourse data
- Argumentation and reasoning over online discourse
- Recommender systems for discourse data
- Quality, uncertainty, provenance, and trust of discourse data
- Benchmarks and training data for extraction, verification or linking of
discourse data
- Use-cases, applications and cross-community interfaces

Submission and Publication

The workshop welcomes the following types of contributions:

- Full papers (up to 14 pages): original research of relevance to the
workshop topics
- Short papers (up to 6 pages): research in progress of relevance to the
workshop topics
- Posters (up to 4 pages): vision & position statements or work in progress
- Demo and system papers (up to 4 pages): descriptions of prototypes, demos
or systems

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted in the
style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author

Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality,
technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least
one author of each accepted contribution must register for the workshop and
present the paper. The accepted papers will be published online in CEUR
Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org). Pre-prints of all contributions will be
made available during the conference. Authors of all accepted papers will
be given the possibility to present their work also as a poster during a
dedicated poster session.


All contributions are eligible for the "Best Paper" award, which will be
awarded to the best contribution during the closing session. In addition,
the workshop organisation team is planning to invite selected workshop
submissions to a dedicated journal special issue.

Important Dates

Papers due: February 28, 2020
Paper notifications: March 27, 2020
Paper camera-ready versions due: April 10, 2020
Workshop: May 31, 2020

Organizing Committee

Stefan Dietze (Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf & GESIS, Germany)
Pavlos Fafalios  (ICS-FORTH, Greece)
Konstantin Todorov (University of Montpellier / LIRMM / CNRS, France)

Program Committee

Katarina Boland, GESIS, Germany
Dan Brickley, Google, USA
Sandra Bringay, University Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France
Gianluca Demartini, University of Queensland, Australia
Michael Färber, KIT, Germany
Ioana Manolescu, INRIA, France
Kostas Stefanidis, Tampere University, Finland
Daniel Schwabe, Pontificia Universidade Católica, Brazil
Pedro Szekely, University of South California, USA
Andon Tchechmedjiev, Ecoles des Mines d’Alès, France
Yannis Tzitzikas, FORTH, Greece
Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
Xiaofei Zhu, Chongqing University of Technology, China

Contact us

Stefan Dietze: stefan.dietze@gesis.org
Pavlos Fafalios: fafalios@ics.forth.gr
Konstantin Todorov: konstantin.todorov@lirmm.fr

Pavlos Fafalios, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Information Systems Laboratory (ISL) and Centre for Cultural Informatics
Institute of Computer Science (ICS) - Foundation for Research and
Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Address: N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton, GR-70013 Heraklion (Crete,
Email: fafalios@ics.forth.gr
Tel: +30-2810-391619
Web: http://users.ics.forth.gr/~fafalios/
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