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ECONLP 2019 – 2nd Workshop on Economics and Natural Language Processing

@ EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019, Hong-Kong, November 3-4, 2019
ECONLP 2019 - Workshop Description V01, PDF 390KB


After launching the Workshop on Economics and Natural Language Processing (ECONLP) @ ACL 2018 in Melbourne, Australia (, the 2nd edition of ECONLP will be held on November 3 or 4 in Hong Kong at EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 ( This workshop addresses the increasing relevance of natural language processing (NLP) for regional, national and international economy, both in terms of already operational language technology products and systems, as well as newly emerging methodologies and techniques reflecting the requirements at the intersection of economics and NLP. The focus of the workshop will be on the many ways, how NLP influences business relations and procedures, economic transactions, and the roles of human and computational actors involved in commercial activities.


Organizer Institution E-Mail
Udo Hahn Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Véronique Hoste Ghent University, Belgium
Zhu (Drew) Zhang Iowa State University, USA

Important Dates

Submission information

We invite two types of original and unpublished works: Long papers (8 pages) should describe solid results with strong experimental, empirical or theoretical/formal backing, short papers (4 pages) should describe work in progress where preliminary results have already been worked out. Accepted apers will appear in the workshop proceedings. All papers are allowed unlimited but sensible pages or references. Final camera-ready versions will be allowed an additional page of content to address reviewers’ comments. (All submissions must be anonymized, in PDF format (using the EMNLP 2019 style sheets for the main conference; see and must be made through the Softconf website set up for this workshop (will be opened soon).

Double Submission Policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publication sites must indicate this information at submission time. Authors of a paper accepted for presentation must notify the workshop organizers by the camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be presented or withdrawn.

Call for Papers

Papers submitted to this workshop should address (not excluding other topic areas of relevance for the workshop theme):

Program Committee Institution
Sven Büchel Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany
Erik Cambria Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hsin-Hsi Chen National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan
Paulo Cortez University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
Sanjiv Ranjan Das Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA
Brian Davis Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland
Flavius Frasincar Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Petr Hájek University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic
Allan Hanbury Technische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria
Qing Li Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Sichuan, Chengdu, China
Pekka Malo Aalto University, Aalto , Finland
Julian J. McAuley University of California San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA, USA
Igor Mozetič Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Viktor Pekar Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Paul Rayson Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Samuel Rönnqvist University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Sameena Shah S&P Global Ratings, New York City, NY, USA
Kiyoaki Shirai Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Nomi, Japan
Padmini Srinivasan University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Amanda Stent Bloomberg LP, New York City, NY, USA
Heiner Stuckenschmidt University Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Ming-Feng Tsai National Chengchi University, Taipei City, Taiwan
Chuan-Ju Wang Academia Sinica, Taipei City, Taiwan
Wlodek W. Zadrozny UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
Manel Zarrouk National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Ming Zhou Microsoft Asia Research, Beijing, China

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