Call for papers

Workshop on Forensic Text Analytics
August 12, 2013
Uppsala, Sweden

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC 2013).

A suicide note on Twitter, riots organized via Facebook, human traffickers who are part of a multi-national enterprise. Just a few years ago, these things would be unthinkable. Now, law enforcement agencies are adapting to an increasing complexity of today's information society and increasing amounts of available (textual) information. On a positive note, this change offers new opportunities to find key information that would otherwise be out of bounds. The public's expectations are increased accordingly. To meet these expectations, advanced technologies are required for processing and organizing the information. Are we using technology to its full potential?

Aim and scope

A community is emerging which tries to tackle new challenges in the research field which intersects language technology, forensics and intelligence. Examples of issues which are particularly prominent in forensics/intelligence are transparency, validation, exploration and interaction, depending on the task at hand. The main goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers from both academia and industry who are working on forensic applications of language technology. The workshop provides a platform for discussing methods, applications and resources, as well as problems and bottle necks.

The workshop invites the submission of papers which illustrate research, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in the following areas, but are not limited to:


Submission is closed.

Submissions will be judged on novelty, impact, replicability, technical strength, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. Papers may consist of up to six (6) pages; final versions should take into account reviewers' comments. Papers will be presented orally at the workshop. For producing the manuscripts the authors should use the IEEE two-column style.

Submissions to the Fortan workshop are electronic and in PDF format via EasyChair, a web-based conference management system. The information about the author(s) should be omitted in the submitted papers, since the review process will be blind. In order to submit a paper, please go to the submission page and follow the instructions.

Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of EISIC 2013 (the main conference) published by IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services.

Organizing Committee