Appel: 1st Workshop on Automatic Text Summarization of the Future

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jun 15 21:01:39 UTC 2012

Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:15:55 +0200
From: Horacio Saggion <horacio.saggion at>
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1st Workshop on Automatic Text Summarization of the Future

*** Satellite workshop to SEPLN 2012 (Castellón, Spain)***


Due to the great proliferation of online documents and information, it
becomes necessary to develop automatic tools capable of filtering
redundant and irrelevant information, thus presenting the most important
one in an efficient and effective manner.  This is the goal of Automatic
Summarization, which aims at producing a concise document, keeping the
essential information of a document or set of documents.

Research into Automatic Summarization began in the 50s with the purpose
of summarizing scientific texts. However, the interest for this type of
documents decreased, while the interest in news article summarization
grew. Recently, new challenges have appeared in this research area.  In
the context of the Internet, not only is information being constantly
updated, but there is also a lack of quality control of what is being
published on the Web. Social networks, blogs, reviews, etc.  are
non-traditional texts of informal nature, and they therefore constitute
a big challenge for the new generation of summaries.

High quality documentation such as technical/scientific articles and
patents has not received in the past years all the attention that the
field deserves.
However, given the explosion of technical documentation available on the
Web and in intranets, scientific and research and development
institutions face a true scientific information deluge. Therefore,
summarization should be a key instrument not only for reducing
information content in this field but also for measuring information
relevance in context, providing users with adequate answers in context.

Another challenge for automatic summarization is the generation of
abstracts, where it is necessary to take into consideration natural
language generation techniques and be able to adapt them from one domain
to another. In addition to these, efforts are needed to produce
summaries in languages other than English and in multiple languages.

Therefore, the main goal of the 1st Workshop on Automatic Text
Summarization of the Future is to bring together researchers working on
Automatic Summarization, encouraging research into little explored areas
such as new textual gentres as well as old, forgotten ones, or
summarization in languages other than English (for instance, Spanish).


Papers submission deadline (EXTENDED): 29 June 2012
Notification of decisions to authors: 20 July 2012
Workshop date:  7th September 2012
Camera-ready: 25 July 2012


We will accept full paper contributions for the workshop.
These papers should be written in English, with a maximum length of 8
pages, including references.
The submission guidelines can be found on the following page:

Reviewing for the papers will be blind: reviewers will not be
presented with the identity of paper authors.
Authors should avoid writing anything that makes their identity
obvious in the text. Submissions should be original,
and in particular should not have been formally published prior to
submission for the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Workshop proceedings, with
ISBN. We are negotiating the
edition of a journal special issue for the best submitted papers. More
to be announced.

In order to submit your paper use the following link


Researchers are encouraged to submit papers including, but not
restricted to the following topics:

- Multi-document summarization
- Summarization for new textual genres (blogs, microblogs, social
  networks, etc.)
- Abstractive summarization
- Multilingual/crosslingual summarization
- Development of resources, corpora, tools, etc. for summary generation
- Summarization for facilitating information access
- Applications of Summarization and Demos
- Summarization for technical and/or scientific documents
- Intrinsic and/or Extrinsic Evaluation of Summaries


Horacio Saggion --  Universitat Pompeu Fabra, horacio.saggion at
Elena Lloret --  Universidad de Alicante, elloret at
Manuel Palomar  --  Universidad de Alicante, mpalomar at


Laura Alonso (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
Ahmet Aker (University of Sheffield, UK)
Ester Boldrini (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Hakan Ceylan (University of North Texas, USA)
Javier Couto (Université Paris X, France)
Iria da Cunha (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Alberto Díaz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Maria Fuentes (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Robert Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield, UK)
George Giannakopoulos (University of Trento, Italy)
Nicolas Hernandez (Université de Nantes, France)
Leila Kosseim (Concordia University, Canada)
Guy Lapalme (Universite de Montreal, Canada)
Jean-Luc Minel (Université Paris X, France)
Paloma Moreda (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Rafael Muñoz (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Ani Nenkova (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Thiago Pardo (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Laura Plaza (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Horacio Rodriguez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Juan Manuel Torres-Moreno (Universite d'Avignon, France)
Jorge Vivaldi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
René Witte (Concordia University, Canada)
Dina Wonsever (Universidad de la Republique, Uruguay)

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