Workshop Program

PAN is co-located with the CLEF conference and will be held from September 8 to 11, 2015.


September 8
11:00-13:00Lab Overviews 1
30 min. talkOverview of the PAN/CLEF 2015 Evaluation Lab
Efstathios Stamatatos, Martin Potthast, Francisco Rangel, Paolo Rosso, and Benno Stein
14:00-15:30Lab Overviews 2
September 9
Keynotes, Chair: Paolo Rosso
08:30-09:30Deception Detection in Criminal Analysis: From Lie Detector to Stylometry
Tommaso Fornaciari
09:30-10:30Author Profiling in Practice
Walter Daelemans
10:30-11:00Break + Posters
Author Identification, Chair: Efstathios Stamatatos
11:00-11:30Overview of the Author Identification Task at PAN 2015
Efstathios Stamatatos, Walter Daelemans, Ben Verhoeven, Patrick Juola, Aurelio López López, Martin Potthast, and Benno Stein
11:30-11:50Author Verification: Basic Stacked Generalization Applied To Predictions from a Set of Heterogeneous Learners
Erwan Moreau, Arun Jayapal, Gerard Lynch, and Carl Vogel
11:50-12:10GLAD: Groningen Lightweight Authorship Detection
Manuela Hürlimann, Benno Weck, Esther van den Berg, Simon Šuster, and Malvina Nissim
12:10-12:30Homotopy Based Classification for Author Verification Task
Josue Gutierrez, Jose Casillas, Paola Ledesma, Gibran Fuentes, and Ivan Meza
12:30-12:50An Author Verification Approach Based on Differential Features
Alberto Bartoli, Alex Dagri, Andrea De Lorenzo, Eric Medvet, and Fabiano Tarlao
13:00-14:00Lunch + Posters
19:30City Hall Welcome Reception
Poster Sessions
All participants are invited to present their work as a poster
September 10
10:00-12:00CLEF Sessions Best of the Labs 2014
30 min. talkAdaptive Algorithm for Plagiarism Detection
Miguel A. Sánchez-Pérez, Alexander Gelbukh and Grigori Sidorov
Author Profiling, Chair: Francisco Rangel
13:30-14:00Overview of the 3rd Author Profiling Task at PAN 2015
Francisco Rangel, Fabio Celli, Paolo Rosso, Martin Potthast, Benno Stein, and Walter Daelemans
14:00Award of appreciation for the overall best performing author profiling approach, sponsored by MeaningCloud.
14:00-14:20INAOE's Participation at PAN'15: Author Profiling Task
Miguel A. Álvarez-Carmona, A. Pastor López-Monroy, Manuel Montes-y-Gómez, Luis Villaseñor-Pineda, and Hugo Jair Escalante
14:20-14:40Tweets Classification Using Corpus Dependent Tags, Character and POS N-grams
Carlos E. González-Gallardo, Azucena Montes, Gerardo Sierra, J. Antonio Núñez-Juárez, Adolfo Jonathan Salinas-López, and Juan Ek
14:40-15:00XRCE Personal Language Analytics Engine for Multilingual Author Profiling
Scott Nowson, Julien Perez, Caroline Brun, Shachar Mirkin, and Claude Roux
15:00-15:20A Random Forest Approach for Authorship Profiling
Alonso Palomino-Garibay, Adolfo T. Camacho-González, Ricardo A. Fierro-Villaneda, Irazú Hernández-Farias, Davide Buscaldi, and Ivan V. Meza-Ruiz
Plagiarism Detection, Chair: Martin Potthast
16:00-16:30Towards Data Submissions for Shared Tasks: First Experiences for the Task of Text Alignment
Martin Potthast, Steve Göring, Paolo Rosso, and Benno Stein
16:30-17:00Joint Talk on 3 Data Submissions to Text Alignment and 1 Source Retrieval Algorithm
Habibollah Asghari, Khadijeh Khoshnava, Omid Fatemi, Heshaam Faili, Vahid Zarrabi, Salar Mohtaj, and Javad Rafiei
17:00-17:20The Short Stories Corpus
Faisal Alvi, Mark Stevenson, and Paul Clough
17:20-17:40Improving Synoptic Querying for Source Retrieval
Šimon Suchomel and Michal Brandejs.
20:00Conference Dinner
Poster Sessions
All participants are invited to present their work as a poster

The workshop program is an excerpt that pertains to PAN from the CLEF conference program.

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March 10, 2015 (optional; extended).Early bird software submission
April 15, 2015.Final software submission
May 24, 2015.TIRA evaluation deadline
June 7, 2015.Notebook paper submission (extended)
July 24, 2015.Early bird conference registration
September 8-11, 2015.Conference

If you submit a working prototype of your software by March 10, 2015, we will pre-evaluate it on a subset of your task's test data and notify you of your performance. Based on the pre-evaluation, you may revise and resubmit your software for the full evaluation by May 24, 2015.

If you register for the CLEF conference by July 24, 2015, you may do so at a reduced fee.

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We ask you to submit a notebook paper, and a short abstract for printing. Please prepare the two texts as outlined below. For your convenience, we provide templates for both.


Please prepare a notebook paper which gives a concise description of your approach. If you submitted softwares for more than one task, you may submit one notebook each. Your notebook will be accepted by default and it will be published as part of the CLEF conference proceedings.

The deadline for submitting your notebook is June 7, 2015. Your notebook may not exceed 12 pages, including references, and it must follow the Springer LNCS style guide. Please describe only the approach you implemented to solve the task.

To prepare your notebook paper, we have prepared templates for both Latex and Microsoft Word which follow the LNCS guidelines.

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Submission System

Submission of abstracts and notebooks is to be done electronically through the Easychair system.


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Organizing Committee

Martin Potthast

Martin Potthast

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Benno Stein

Benno Stein

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Paolo Rosso

Paolo Rosso

Universitat Politècnica de València

Efstathios Stamatatos

Efstathios Stamatatos

University of the Aegean