NAACL Workshop

NAACL 2016 Workshop
Computational Approaches to Deception Detection
June, 2016 – San Diego CA, USA

 

We are pleased to announce the workshop on Computational Approaches to Deception Detection to be held in conjunction with the main NAACL-HLT 2016 conference in San Diego, California on June 12-17, 2016.
 

MOTIVATION

Detecting deception in communications has been a challenge throughout history. Since the early 20th century, however, a number of technologies have been developed, specifically aimed at unmasking deception primarily through the identification and analysis of cues possibly associated with false statements. The cues have varied widely, ranging from physiological measurements to non-verbal and verbal behaviors.

 Several areas of natural language processing, including text classification, spoken language processing, sentiment analysis, and discourse are now addressing the descriptive criteria associated with deception. New approaches also present the opportunity to combine information from different modalities; for example, computational approaches to the analysis of facial expressions may also play a role in the identification of deceptive language.

 In 2012 we organized a full-day workshop entitled “Computational Approaches to Deception Detection” for the EACL meeting in Avignon, France. Fourteen papers were delivered at the meeting to an audience of 31 attendees. Since then, there has been growing interest in deception detection among the computational linguistics community, as evidenced by the 24+ conference and journal papers published since 2012.

 Four years out from EACL2012, we think it is time to create a new event where researchers in computational linguistics who deal with deception detection in any application area can share their methods and present their accomplishments. Like the 2012 workshop, we welcome contributions from the NLP community as well as participation from researchers who follow a multimodal approach and who deal with deception detection from different perspectives, including psychology, neuroscience, and human-computer interaction, in order to stress the applicability of the methods in many specific domains.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Like the 2012 workshop, we welcome contributions from the NLP community as well as participation from researchers who follow a multimodal approach and who deal with deception detection from different perspectives, including psychology, neuroscience, and human-computer interaction, in order to stress the applicability of the methods in many specific domains.

 

TOPICS

  • Classification techniques for identifying deceptive language
  • Corpora for testing judgments of deceptive language
  • Corpus annotation for deception cues
  • Corpus annotation for ground truth
  • Gathering data for forensic applications?
  • Online deception
  • Relationships between deceptive language, autonomic responses, and facial expressions
  • Relationships between deceptive language and neuroimaging
  • Comparing human to machine performance in deception detection
  • Portability of deception models to languages other than English
  • Applications of deception detection
  • Fraud detection
  • Detecting deception in groups
  • Deception in product reviews

 

 SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Authors are invited to submit papers on original, unpublished work in the topic areas of this workshop. In addition to long papers presenting completed work, we also invite short papers and demos:

Long papers should present completed work and should not exceed 8 pages.

Short papers/demos can present work in progress or the description of a system, and should not exceed 5 pages.

As reviewing will be double-blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) . . . .", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) . . . ." Authors should not use anonymous citations and should not include any acknowledgments. Papers that do no conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Separate identification information is required, and will be part of the web submission process.

Paper Formatting and Requirements

The paper should follow the format of NAACL-2016 proceedings (provided below). We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including A4 size and font size restrictions. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF.

NAACL-2016 Style Files:

    naaclhlt2016

Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or workshops must disclose this information at submission time. Please list all other meetings where the paper has been submitted in the "other submissions" field on the submission site.

Submission and reviewing will be electronic, managed by the START system; instructions on START will be posted here.

Submissions must be uploaded onto the START system by the submission deadline: February 25, 2016 (11:59pm Samoa Time; UTC/GMT-11 hours).

 

IMPORTANT DATES

25 February 2016: Workshop Paper Due Date

20 March 2016: Notification of Acceptance

30 March 2016: Camera-ready papers due

17 June 2016: Workshop Date

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Angela Almela, University Centre for the Defense, San Javier

Iris Blandon-Gitlin, California State University, Fullerton

Claire Cardie, Cornell University

Fabio Celli, University of Trento

Rajarathnam Chandramouli, Stevens Institute of Technology

Carole Chaski, Institute for Linguistic Evidence

Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp

Jeffrey Hancock, Stanford University

Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University

Jaume Masip, University of Salamanca

Rada Mihalcea, University of Michigan

Myle Ott, Facebook

Isabel Picornell, Aston University

Massimo Poesio, University of Essex

Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València

Victoria Rubin, University of Western Ontario

Eugene Santos, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

Carlo Strapparava, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Lina Zhou, University of Maryland

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Tommaso Fornaciari, Italian National Police, Italy

Eileen Fitzpatrick. Montclair State University, Montclair NJ USA

Joan Bachenko, Linguistech LLC, Oxford NJ USA

 

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Our workshop highly values the open exchange of ideas, the freedom of thought and expression, and respectful scientific debate. We support and uphold the NAACL Anti-Harassment policy (http://naacl.org/policies/anti-harassment.html), and any workshop participant should feel free to contact any of the NAACL Board members (http://naacl.org/officers/) or Priscilla Rasmussen, in case of any issues.