Call for Papers


Natural Language Processing (NLP) plays an irreplaceable role in modern E-Commerce applications. We invite submission of research and industry papers to the NLP in E-Commerce (EComNLP) workshop. The workshop will take place on September 13th, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, co-located with COLING. The program will include oral and poster presentations of NLP research, as well as keynote speeches by (confirmed) invited speakers from Alibaba, Microsoft, and University of Edinburgh.

The workshop concerns all areas of NLP related to, but not constrained to, E-Commerce. We welcome topics in any perspectives of NLP which can be potentially useful for E-Commerce applications. We invite submissions from both academia and industry. In particular, we encourage submissions from researchers with under-represented demographics. We will invite full papers on topics including but not limited to the following. We also accept extended abstract submission that will be presented at the workshop, but will not appear in the proceedings.

Topics of Interest

  • Information Extraction
  • NLP for Low Resource Settings
  • Attribute extraction from e-commerce product description
  • Entity resolution for products
  • Linguistic analysis of e-commerce data
  • Conversational commerce including QA and chat bots
  • Dialog system
  • Cross-lingual search
  • Universal products ranking
  • Machine translation in e-commerce
  • Knowledge distillation methods
  • Domain adaptation
  • Unsupervised/semi-supervised structure prediction
  • Multimodal NLP approaches
  • Fake review detection
  • Reviews, sentiment analysis and attribute extraction
  • Multilingual Semantic Analysis
  • Semantic representation and understanding for users, products, queries, and services
  • Grammatical Error correction
  • Techniques for processing short/ungrammatical/non-standard text
  • Efficiency and scalability
  • Humans in the loop for product recommendations

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: May 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: Jun 24, 2020 Oct 1, 2020
  • Camera-ready Deadline: Jul 11, 2020 Oct 20, 2020
  • Workshop Date: Sep 13, 2020 Dec 12, 2020



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Submission Instuctions

Formatting guidelines will be the same as COLING guidelines. We welcome both full paper (up to 9 pages plus extra pages for bibliography) and extended abstract (up to 2 pages plus extra pages for bibliography) submissions.