Workshop on Social Media and the Web of Linked Data
at EUROLAN 2015 Summer School on Linguistic Linked Open Data
18 July 2015 | Sibiu, Romania

Workshop on Social Media and the Web of Linked Data

A satellite event of EUROLAN-2015
Summer School on Linguistic Linked Open Data

Dear colleagues,

We invite you contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit a paper to our Workshop on Social Media and the Web of Linked Data. Updates in this call include:

- Workshop’s proceedings will be published in Springer’s Communications in Computer and Information Science series (indexed in ISI Proceedings).

- Deadlines were extended!

Kind regards,

Call for Papers
Workshop on Social Media and the Web of Linked Data (RUMOUR-2015)
Sibiu, Romania, 18 July 2015,
A satellite event of EUROLAN-2015 Summer School on Linguistic Linked Open Data

Workshop description
Social media is a constant in our life, influencing the way we think, interact, learn, consolidate relationships and understand society. As a result of the rapid worldwide acceptance and usage of social media, more and more content is becoming available as each day passes. Both because of its importance and its increasing volume, it is not surprising that information from Social Media is rapidly becoming an essential source for natural language processing (NLP) research.

At the same time, Linked Data is emerging as an increasingly important topic for NLP. Work in the field has produced massive amounts of linguistic data, including annotated corpora, lexicons, databases, and ontologies, in formats that enable their exploitation in the Semantic Web. Linking the contents of these resources to each other as well as to common ontologies can enable access to and discovery of detailed linguistic information and could foster a major leap forward in NLP research and development.

RUMOUR-2015 aims to gather innovative approaches for exploitation of social media using semantic web technologies and linked data by bringing together research on the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and the Social Sciences. The workshop will bring together practitioners, researchers, and scholars to share examples, cases, theories, and analysis of social media and linked data in order to address the intersection among these areas. This intersection includes not only the challenges of problems such as the understanding and acting upon large-scale data of different kinds, provenance, and reliability, but also the use of these media for crisis management, which involves issues of credibility, accountability, trustworthiness, privacy, authenticity, and provision of provenance information.

The workshop is part of EUROLAN-2015 Summer School (the 12th in the series of EUROLAN schools), which will provide a comprehensive overview of Linguistic Linked Open Data, including introduction to formalisms for representing linguistic resources, extracting and integrating knowledge from text, semi-structured and badly structured data, ontologies and reasoning, exploitation of big data using semantic web query languages, reasoning capabilities and much more.

We invite submissions which may include, but are not restricted, to the following topics:
  • Social data mining to create structured social media resources;
  • New methods for automatically assessing the suitability of (non-trusted) content from social media;
  • Understanding the content and context of social media streams;
  • Social media descriptions in accordance with linked data principles;
  • Integration of social media with Linked Data;
  • Extracting and linking together social media assets;
  • Sentiment analysis in social media and linked data;
  • Online civic identity categorization;
  • Extracting, understanding and predicting user and group behavior;
  • Tools and approaches for citizens, organisations, communities based on social media and linked data analysis;
  • Events detection in social media streams;
  • Application of social media and linked data methodologies in real-­life scenarios.

We invite submissions of both long (8-10 pages) and short (4-6 pages) papers, representing original research, innovative approaches and resource types, use cases or in-depth discussions. Short papers may also represent project proposals or work in progress. Any number of references may be included after the page limit. Authors are advised not to shorten the references and to put DOIs wherever possible, as this would allow for correct citation attribution.

Papers must be submitted in Springer conference paper format. Information about the format can be found in the author's instruction page. Papers submitted to other conferences or journals must state this fact. If a paper will appear in another conference or journal, it must be withdrawn from RUMOUR 2015.

All papers have to be written in English language.

The review process will be double-blind and hence the authors are instructed not to include their identity, affiliation(s) or contact details, and to anonymize any references that would reveal the authorship of the paper. Abstracts (not mandatory but encouraged) and full papers must be submitted online through EasyChair system following the submission link:

All accepted papers should be presented at RUMOUR-2015 to appear in the workshop proceeding. The proceedings will be published with Springer in the series Communications in Computer and Information Science (indexed in ISI Proceedings).

Depending on the level of attendance and the quality of submissions, we intend to also prepare a volume that would include best papers and publish it in Springer, under Text, Speech and Language Technology, series editor - Nancy Ide.

For contact information, submission details and last-minute updates, please consult our website under

For a paper to be published in the proceedings, one author of each paper needs to register to the workshop within the registration deadline. The registration form is available at

The fee for participation in RUMOUR-2015 is 100 EURO for Students, 150 EURO for Academic and 200 EURO for Industry representative. The fee includes admission to workshop’s scientific sessions, bag and name badge, workshop program, lunch and coffee/tea breaks.

To encourage a simultaneous participation in the workshop AND the EUROLAN Summer School, a discount of the School’s fee is announced for people attending both EUROLAN and RUMOUR-2015.

Date and Venue
The Workshop on Social Media and the Web of Linked Data will be held Saturday, 18 July 2015, in Sibiu, Romania. RUMOUR-2015 will be a satellite event of EUROLAN-2015, the Summer School on Linguistic Linked Open Data, an event that will last two weeks, between 13 and 25 July 2015.

In addition to the excellence of its academic program, the EUROLAN sequence of summer schools is well known for the camaraderie among professors and students, who may enjoy common activities and social events during dinners and later in the evenings, as well as an excursion in the middle school weekend.

Sibiu is a wonderful city of art and culture, placed in the middle of Transylvania (a Romanian province being known before by Germans as Siebenbürgen and by Hungarians as Erdély), who has preserved its Medieval flavour. Former European capital of culture in 2007, Sibiu has an attractive and stimulating atmosphere. With its rich range of restaurants, pavement cafes and beer gardens, Sibiu is a city easy to explore on foot, inspiring social and scientific networking.

Important Dates
24 May 2015 - Abstract submission (not mandatory but encouraged!)
17 June 2015 - Full paper submission
25 June 2015 - Notification of accepted papers
6 July 2015 - Camera-ready and copyright form for SPRINGER
13-25 July 2015 - EUROLAN-2015 Summer School
18 July 2015 - RUMOUR-2015 Workshop

Organising Committee
Anca Diana Bibiri ("Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi)
Dan Cristea ("Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi)
Daniela Gîfu ("Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi)
Radu Ion (Microsoft Ireland)
Dan Ștefănescu (Vantage Labs, USA)
Diana Trandabăț ("Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi)
Dan Tufiș (Romanian Academy, Bucharest)
Gabriela Vulcu (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)