Workshop Program

PAN is co-located with the CLEF conference and will be held from September 11 to 14, 2017.


September 11
14:15-15:45Labs Overviews
15 min. talkOverview of PAN'17: Author Identification, Author Profiling, and Author Obfuscation
Martin Potthast, Francisco Rangel, Michael Tschuggnall, Efstathios Stamatatos, Paolo Rosso, and Benno Stein
19:00-22:00Welcome Reception
September 12
Keynotes, Chair: Paolo Rosso
14:00-15:00Profiling the sensorial, emotional and ironic life of a city
Rossano Schifanella
15:00-16:00RusProfiling: Analyzing Russian written texts to detect deception and identify the author's personality and gender
Tatiana Litvinova
Author Profiling, Chair: Francisco Rangel
16:30-16:50Overview of the 5th Author Profiling Task at PAN 2017: Gender and Language Variety Identification in Twitter
Francisco Rangel, Paolo Rosso, Martin Potthast, Benno Stein
16:50-17:10N-GrAM: New Groningen Author-profiling Model
Angelo Basile, Gareth Dwyer, Maria Medvedeva, Josine Rawee, Hessel Haagsma, and Malvina Nissim
17:10-17:30Author Profiling with Word+Character Neural Attention Network
Yasuhide Miura, Tomoki Taniguchi, Motoki Taniguchi, and Tomoko Ohkuma
17:30-17:50PAN 2017: Author Profiling - Gender and Language Variety Prediction
Matej Martinc, Iza Škrjanec, Katja Zupan, and Senja Pollak
17:50-18:10Convolutional Neural Networks for Author Profiling
Sebastián Sierra, Manuel Montes-y-Gómez, Thamar Solorio, and Fabio A. González
September 13
Author Identification, Chair: Michael Tschuggnall
13:45-14:05Author Clustering using Hierarchical Clustering Analysis
Helena Gómez-Adorno, Yuridiana Aleman, Darnes Vilariño, Miguel A. Sanchez-Perez, David Pinto, Grigori Sidorov
14:05-14:25Overview of the Author Identification Task at PAN-2017: Style Breach Detection and Author Clustering
Michael Tschuggnall, Efstathios Stamatatos, Ben Verhoeven, Walter Daelemans, Günther Specht, Benno Stein, Martin Potthast
14:25-14:45Discovering Author Groups Using a beta-compact Graph-based Clustering
Yasmany García, Daniel Castro, Vania Lavielle, and Rafael Muñoz
14:45-15:05UniNE at CLEF 2017: Author Clustering
Mirco Kocher and Jacques Savoy
15:05-16:15Poster Session & Break
Style Breach Detection & Author Obfuscation, Chair: Efstathios Stamatatos
16:15-16:25Overview of the Author Identification Task at PAN-2017: Style Breach Detection and Author Clustering
Michael Tschuggnall, Efstathios Stamatatos, Ben Verhoeven, Walter Daelemans, Günther Specht, Benno Stein, Martin Potthast
16:25-16:45OPI-JSA at CLEF 2017: Author Clustering and Style Breach Detection
Daniel Karaś, Martyna Śpiewak, and Piotr Sobecki
16:45-17:05Overview of the Author Obfuscation Task at PAN 2017: Safety Evaluation Revisited
Matthias Hagen, Martin Potthast, Benno Stein
17:05-17:25Author Masking using Sequence-to-Sequence Models
Oleg Bakhteev, Andrey Khazov
17:25Discussion & Closing
19:00-22:00Conference Dinner

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

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March 15, 2017Early bird software submission
April 15, 2017TIRA evaluation phase opens
May 15, 2017TIRA evaluation phase deadline (extended)
May 25, 2017Notebook paper submission
June 16, 2017Peer review notification
July 3, 2017Camery-ready notbook submission
July 15, 2017 (tentative)Early bird conference registration
September 11-14, 2017Conference

If you submit a working prototype of your software by March 15, 2017, 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 April 15, 2017.

If you register for the CLEF conference by July 15, 2017 (tentative), you may do so at a reduced fee.


We ask you to submit a notebook paper describing your approach. Please prepare the notebook as outlined below. For your convenience, we provide a template for Latex and Word.

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 if it fulfills basic quality criteria, and it will be published as part of the CLEF conference proceedings.

The deadline for submitting your notebook is May 25, 2017. Although there is no strict page limit, we ask you to write no more than 12 pages. The notebook 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 notebooks is to be done electronically through the Easychair system.

Please follow the submission guidelines.

Submission guidelines


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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