International Workshop on Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media
Sanjaya Wijeratne, a Ph.D. student at Wright State University along with Dr. Emre Kıcıman from Microsoft Research AI - USA, Prof. Horacio Saggion from Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Spain, and Prof. Amit Sheth from Wright State University - USA, organize the first emoji workshop, titled International Workshop on Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media. "Emoji2018" for short. The workshop is held in conjunction with The 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-18) at Stanford University, California, USA.
The workshop attracts more than 35 attendees representing many disciplines. The workshop program includes a keynote, a tutorial, a total of 8 paper presentations, and a panel discussion with leading researchers and practitioners. The proceedings for the 2018 workshop are available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2130/.
The workshop has been held every year since, the latest being Emoji2021.