Call for Papers

2018 Events and Stories in the News Workshop

We invite work on all aspects of event and storyline analysis, storyline generation, and relationships between events and storylines or their components, especially from news. This includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • Event detection
  • Identifying and filtering relevant events
  • Cumulation of information from news streams
  • Detecting opinions and perspectives on events
  • Tracing perspective change through time
  • Modeling plot structures
  • Storyline stability and completeness
  • Annotating storylines
  • Temporal or causal ordering of events
  • Event coreference (in-document and cross-document)
  • Sub-event and event subset relations
  • Temporal event sequencing
  • Script activation
  • Big data for storylines
  • Evaluation of storylines
  • Discourse structure and storylines
  • Visualisation of storylines
  • Dynamic event modeling
  • Counterfactuals modeling
  • Event factuality profiling
  • Multimodal storyline generation
  • Event representation


This call solicits full papers reporting original and unpublished research on storylines from news. Full papers should emphasize obtained results rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Submission should not exceed a maximum 8 pages plus two additional pages containing references.

Authors are also invited to submit short papers not exceeding 4 pages (plus two additional pages for references). Short papers should describe:

  • A small, focused contribution;
  • Work in progress;
  • A negative result;
  • A position paper.

The reviewing process will be blind and papers should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. If you do include any author names on the title page, your submission will be automatically rejected. In the body of your submission, you should eliminate all direct references to your own previous work. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and available at the ACL Anthology repository.

Multiple Submission Policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications are acceptable, but authors must indicate this information at submission time. If accepted, authors must notify the organizers as to whether the paper will be presented at the workshop or elsewhere.

Submissions must be in PDF following the COLING 2018 style template. (LaTex and MS Word templates)

Contributions should be submitted in PDF via the COLING submission site.