Chairs and Program Committee

Past Editions
2015 Edition [link]
2017 Edition [link]
2018 Edition [link]

Workshop Chairs

  • Mauro Dragoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy. dragoni@fbk.eu
    Mauro Dragoni is a Post Doctoral Researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento since 2011. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Universita` degli Studi di Milano in 2010 and his major research interests concern the Computational Intelligence and Knowledge Management fields applied to the Information Retrieval, Ontology Matching, and Sentiment Analysis topics. In particular, he focuses on applying state of the art research paradigms to the implementation of real-world knowledge management systems. He co-organized the ESWC 2015 edition of Challenge on Concept-Based Sentiment Analysis and participated at the 2014 edition by winning the awards of Most Innovative System and Best Performer on the Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis task.
  • Diego Reforgiato Recupero, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy. diego.reforgiato@unica.it
    Diego Reforgiato Recupero is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Cagliari. He is also associate to the ISTC institute of the CNR working within the STLAB laboratory on Semantic Web and Natural Language Processing. In 2005 he was awarded a 3 year Post Doc fellowship with the University of Maryland where he won the Computer World Horizon Award in the USA for the best research project on OASYS, an opinion analysis system commercialized by SentiMetrix, which he co-founded. He is a patent co-owner in the field of data mining and sentiment analysis (20100023311). Dr. Reforgiato is also a co-founder of R2M Solution, where he currently serves on the board of directors. He co-organised the ESWC 2014 and ESWC 2015 Challenges on Concept-Based Sentiment Analysis and the first edition of the Workshop on Semantic Sentiment Analysis held at ESWC 2014. He has research experience across a wide array of industrial and FP7 research projects.


Program Committee

  • Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas (USA)
  • Emanuele Di Rosa, FINSA, (Italy).
  • Ping Chen, University of Houston-Downtown (USA)
  • Sergio Consoli, Philips Research (Netherlands)
  • Valentina Presutti, CNR (Italy)
  • Malvina Nissim, University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Hassan Saif, Open University (UK)
  • Yongzheng Zhang, LinkedIn Inc. (USA)
  • Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Amazon Inc. (USA)
  • Soujanya Poria, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • Yunqing Xia, Tsinghua University (China)
  • Rui Xia, Nanjing University of Science and Technology (China)
  • Jane Hsu, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • Rafal Rzepka, Hokkaido University (Japan)
  • Amir Hussain, University of Stirling (UK)
  • Alexander Gelbukh, National Polytechnic Institute (Mexico)
  • Bjoern Schuller, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
  • Amitava Das, Samsung Research India (India)
  • Dipankar Das, National Institute of Technology (India)
  • Stefano Squartini, Marche Polytechnic University (Italy)
  • Cristina Bosco, University of Torino (Italy)
  • Paolo Rosso, Technical University of Valencia (Spain)