The Third IEEE International Symposium on Social Computing and Arabic Language Processing (IEEE SCALP’2019)
The explosion of the Internet helps the social networking concept to become real, and to be a tool to connect people worldwide in ways that were previously impossible. The Internet’s first generation (Web 1.0) consisted of static pages instead of dynamic HTML, and the presented content to the user is served from a server's file system instead of a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). The second generation (Web 2.0) encouraged users to share information and interact and collaborate with each other by posting their user-generated contents in virtual communities. The development of Web 2.0 allowed many new social networking sites to flourish such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus+, Tumblr, Instagram, VK, Flickr, Vine, and many others. Such Online Social Networks (OSN) provide a wealth of raw data that is invaluable to governments, companies, universities, etc. The large scale of such networks presents a challenge to providers just to keep them running smoothly. It also presents a challenge to researchers wanting to analyze the data collected from such networks. These challenges contributed to the rise of important of important fields such as big data. Arabic is one of the fastest growing languages on the Internet in terms of both content and speakers. Due to the commercial and strategic importance of the Arabic language, the past few decades have seen a significant rise in the interest in the field of Arabic Language Processing (ALP). This is evident in the number of conferences, conference tracks, workshops, special issues of journals dedicated to ALP or issues related to ALP. The objective of this workshop is to provide general guidelines on the current and future trends in online social network technologies and ALP. Authors are encouraged to submit their original work, which is not submitted elsewhere, to this workshop.
The topics of the workshop include but not limited to:
• Social network analysis
• Social networks mining
• Security in social networks
• Architecture and growth of social networks
• Social networks visualization and large scale data representation
• Social netorks and big data
• Social network tools and services on the Cloud
• Location-aware aspects of social networks
• Community formation, analysis and detection in social netorks
• Recommender systems and OSN
• Morphological analysis.
• Stemming, Tokenization, segmentation, chunking, parsing, POS.
• Information retrieval and extraction.
• Named Entity Recognition and Keyword extraction.
• Word embedding models.
• Text summarization and compression.
• Event extraction and semantic role labeling.
• Sentiment analysis and classification.
• Dialectal Arabic modeling.
• Machine translation.
• Deep learning applications on Arabic language.
• Speech recognition, synthesis, and speaker identification.
• Applications and technologies of ALP.
• Arabic Lexical Semantic
• Lexical databases, Linguistic ontologies, wordnets thesauri, and dictionaries

Symposium Co-Chairs

• Ashraf Elnagar, University of Sharjah, UAE.

• Imad Afyouni, University of Sharjah, UAE.

Submissions Guidelines and PROCEEDINGS
Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format. All papers should be in PDF format, and submitted electronically at Paper Submission Link. A full paper must not exceed the stated length (including all figures, tables and references). Submitted papers must present original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines may be rejected without review. Also submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the Workshop Chair for further information or clarification. All submissions are blind peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings, and be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and be submitted to IEEE Xplore for inclusion.
Submitted papers must include original work, and must not be under consideration for another conference or journal. Submission of regular papers must not exceed 6 pages and must follow the IEEE paper format. Please include up to 7 keywords, complete postal and e-mail address, and fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the conference. Submitted papers that are deemed of good quality but that could not be accepted as regular papers will be accepted as short papers.

Important Dates:
• Submission deadline: June 20th, 2019 deadline extended to July 14
• Notification of acceptance: July 25th, 2019
• Camera-ready papers due: August 01, 2019

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