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Surya Kallumadi <[log in to unmask]>
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Call For Papers

The Second Workshop on e-Commerce and NLP (ECNLP 2)
Co-located with The Web Conference 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan (April 2020)


NLP and IR have been powering e-commerce applications since the early days
of the fields. Today, NLP and IR already play a significant role in
e-commerce tasks, including product search, recommender systems, product
question answering, machine translation, sentiment analysis, product
description and review summarization, and customer review processing,
amongst many other tasks. With the exploding popularity of chatbots and
shopping assistants – both text- and voice-based – NLP, IR, question
answering, and dialogue systems research is poised to transform e-commerce
once again, but requires a forum where new and unfinished ideas could be

Co-located with The Web Conference 2020, the ECNLP workshop will provide a
venue for the dissemination of NLP and IR research results related to
e-commerce and online shopping, bringing together researchers from both
academia and industry. The workshop welcomes submission of late-breaking
and preliminary research results, as well as opinion and position papers.

ECNLP invites quality research contributions in different formats:
- Original long research papers (10 pages plus references and appendix)
- Original short research papers (6 pages plus references and appendix)
- Position and opinion papers (4 pages)

All submissions will undergo a peer review process, and accepted
submissions will be presented at the workshop either as oral presentation
or as poster.

Topics of interest

Workshop topics include but are not limited to:

- Product classification and cataloguing
- NER for products, brands, attributes, and part names
- Search and product query auto-completion
- Recommender systems and product suggestions
- Machine Translation applied to e-commerce (e.g. translating product
- Voice & dialogue-based e-commerce applications; ASR for e-commerce
- Advertising and ad prediction/forecasting models
- Fraud and spam detection in e-commerce (e.g. in customer reviews/comments)
- Product description and review summarization
- Product similarity and matching of seller-provided listings to catalog
- Technical support request processing (user emails, chat agents, etc.)
- E-commerce-related social media processing
- The intersection of Computer Vision and NLP (e.g. product images and text)
- Product Question Answering
- Shopping assistants, agents, and chat bots
- Sentiment analysis, opinion mining, and stance detection in
user-generated content
- Relevant resources and datasets

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: January 27, 2020
Acceptance Notification: February 6, 2020
Camera-ready versions: February 15, 2020
Workshop: April 2020 (exact date TBA)

Instructions for Authors

All papers will be peer reviewed by the program committee and judged by
their relevance to the workshop, especially to the main themes identified
above, and their potential to generate discussion.

All submissions must be formatted according to the latest ACM SIG
proceedings template available at (LaTeX users use
sample-sigconf.tex as a template).

Submissions must describe work that is not previously published, not
accepted for publication elsewhere, and not currently under review
elsewhere.  All submissions must be in English.

Please note that at least one of the authors of each accepted paper must
register for the workshop and present the paper in-person.

The deadline for paper submission is January 27, 2020

Submissions are handled through EasyChair:

More details available on the website.

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