April 14th, 2020 - Lisbon, Portugal

Text2Story 2020

Third International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts
held in conjunction with the 42nd European Conference on Information Retrieval

Call for papers

Call for papers

Building upon the success of the previous two editions of the workshop (Text2Story@ECIR’18 and Text2Story@ECIR’19 - IPM Journal issue), and the subsequent special issue hosted at IPM journal, we will organize the third edition of the Text2Story Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts at ECIR’20. Although the understanding of natural language has improved over the last couple of years - with research works emerging on the grounds of information extraction and text mining - the problem of constructing consistent narrative structures is yet to be solved.

In the third edition of the workshop, we aim to discuss scientific advances on all aspects of storyline identification from texts including but not limited to narrative extraction and understanding, content generation, formal representation, and visualization of narratives. This includes the following topics (not necessarily complete):

  • Event Identification
  • Narrative Representation
  • Information Retrieval Models based on Story Evolution
  • Narrative-focused Search in Text Collections
  • Temporal Information Retrieval and Narrative Extraction
  • 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
  • Credibility
  • Models for detection and removal of bias in generated stories
  • Ethical and fair narrative generation
  • Fact Checking
  • Bots Influence
  • Bias in Text Documents
  • Automatic Timeline Generation
  • Narratives for explainable AI

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: January 27th, 2020 February 3rd, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification Date: February 18th, 2020 February 28th 2020
  • Camera-ready copies: March 23rd, 2020
  • Workshop: April 14th, 2020


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.


Organizing Committee

Program Committee

  • Álvaro Figueira (INESC TEC & University of Porto)
  • Andreas Spitz (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
  • António Horta Branco (University of Lisbon)
  • Arian Pasquali (Signal)
  • Bruno Martins (IST and INESC-ID - Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon)
  • Daniel Gomes (FCT/Arquivo.pt)
  • Daniel Loureiro (University of Porto)
  • Denilson Barbosa (University of Alberta)
  • Dhruv Gupta (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)
  • Dwaipayan Roy (ISI Kolkata, India)
  • Dyaa Albakour (Signal)
  • Gaël Dias (Normandie University)
  • Henrique Lopes Cardoso (University of Porto)
  • Ismail Sengor Altingovde (Middle East Technical University)
  • Jeffery Ansah (BHP)
  • Jeremy Pickens (OpenText)
  • João Magalhães (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Ludovic Moncla (INSA Lyon)
  • Marc Spaniol (Université de Caen Normandie)
  • Mark Finlayson (Florida International University)
  • Mengdie Zhuang (The University of Sheffield)
  • Nina Tahmasebi (University of Gothenburg)
  • Nuno Moniz (LIAAD/INESC TEC)
  • Pablo Gamallo (University of Santiago de Compostela)
  • Paulo Quaresma (Universidade de Évora)
  • Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI))
  • Ross Purves (University of Zurich)
  • Satya Almasian (Heidelberg University)
  • Sebastiao Miranda (Priberam)
  • Sérgio Nunes (INESC TEC & University of Porto)
  • Udo Kruschwitz (University of Essex)
  • Vítor Mangaravite (UFMG)
  • Yihong Zhang (Kyoto University)

Proceedings Chair

  • João Paulo Cordeiro (INESC TEC; Universidade da Beira do Interior, Covilhã, Portugal)
  • Conceição Rocha (INESC TEC)

Web and Dissemination Chair

  • Arian Pasquali (Signal AI)
  • Behrooz Mansouri (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Invited Speakers




The Venue

The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

More information http://www.ecir2020.org/venue/