Appel: Workshop at LREC 2006 on Multimodal Corpora

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Dec 16 17:32:35 UTC 2005

Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 03:58:25 +0100
From: Peter Kühnlein <p at>
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       First Call For Papers

       International Workshop on


       Saturday 27 May 2006
         1 day workshop


In Association with LREC2006 (the 5th International Conference on
Language Resources and Evaluation)
Main Conference 24-25-26 May 2006
Magazzini del Cotone Conference Center
Genoa - Italy


'Multimodal Corpora' target the recording and annotation of several
communication modalities such as speech, hand gesture, facial
expression, body posture, etc.  Theoretical issues are also addressed,
given their importance to the design of multimodal corpora.

This workshop follows similar events held at LREC'2000, LREC'2002 and
LREC'2004.  There is an increasing interest in multimodal
communication and multimodal corpora as visible by recently launched
European Networks of Excellence and integrated projects such as
HUMAINE, SIMILAR, CHIL and AMI, and similar efforts in the USA and in
Asia.  Furthermore, the success of recent conferences dedicated to
multimodal communication (ICMI'2005, IVA'2005, Interacting
Bodies'2005, Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication 2005) also
testifies the growing interest in this area, and the general need for
data on multimodal behaviours.

The focus of this LREC'2006 workshop on multimodal corpora will be on
non-verbal communication studies and their contribution to the
definition of collection protocols, coding schemes, inter-coder
agreement measures and reliable models of multimodal behaviour that
can be built from corpora and compared to results that can be found in
the literature.

Topics to be addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to:
- Studies of multimodal behaviour
- Multimodal interaction in groups and meetings
- Building models of behaviour from multiple sources of knowledge :
manual annotation, image processing, motion capture, literature studies
- Coding schemes for the annotation of multimodal video corpora
- Validation of multimodal annotations
- Exploitation of multimodal corpora in different types of applications
(information extraction, information retrieval, meeting transcription,
multi-modal interfaces, translation, summarisation, www services,
communication and clinical studies, HCI design)
- Methods, tools, and best practices for the acquisition, creation,
management, access, distribution, and use of multimedia and multimodal
- Metadata descriptions of multimodal corpora
- Benchmarking of systems and products; use of multimodal corpora for
the evaluation of real systems
- Automated multimodal fusion and/or generation (e.g., coordinated
speech, gaze, gesture, facial expressions)

We expect the output of this one day workshop to be:
1) a deeper understanding of the theoretical issues and research questions
related to verbal and non-verbal communication that multimodal corpora
should address,
2) how such corpora should be built in order to provide useful and
usable answers
to research questions,
and 3) an updated view of state-of-the-art research on multimodal corpora.

- 1st call for paper     	15th December
- 2nd call for paper    	11th January
- Deadline for paper submission (complete paper)    5th February
- Notification of acceptance    1st March
- Final version of accepted paper    23rd March
- Final program    1st April
- Final proceedings    13th April
- Workshop : Saturday 27 May 2006

The workshop will consist primarily of paper presentations and
discussion/working sessions.
Submissions should be 4 pages long, must be in English, and follow the
submission guidelines at

The preferred format is MS word.
The .doc file should be submitted via email to LREC-MM at LIMSI.FR

Demonstrations of multimodal corpora and related tools are encouraged
as well (a demonstration outline of 2 pages can be submitted).

As soon as possible, authors are encouraged to send to LREC-MM at LIMSI.FR

a brief email indicating their intention to participate, including
their contact information and the topic they intend to address in
their submissions.  Proceedings of the workshop will be printed by the
LREC Local Organising Committee.

Submitted papers will be blind reviewed.

The workshop will consist of a morning session and an afternoon session,
There will be time for collective discussions.
For this full-day Workshop, the registration fee will be specified on

Jean-Claude MARTIN
CNRS-LIMSI / Univ. Paris 8-LINC, BP 133, 91403 ORSAY Cedex, France
Web :

Bielefeld University, PO Box 100131, D-33501 Bielefeld
Email: p at

Patrizia PAGGIO
Centre for Language Technology (CST), University of Copenhagen,
Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 CPH S
Email: patrizia at

Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH), Interactive Systems Labs, ITI, Am
Fasanengarten 5, 76131 Karlsruhe
Email: stiefel at

Istituto Trentino di Cultura - Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e
Tecnologica (ITC-irst), Italy
Email: pianesi at


Jens Allwood, Univ. Göteborg, SE
Elisabeth Ahlsén, Univ. Göteborg, SE
Elisabeth André, Univ. Augsburg, D
Gerard Bailly, CNRS-STIC, FR
Tom Brøndsted, Univ. of Aalborg
Stéphanie Buisine, ENSAM, FR
Susanne Burger, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Genevieve Calbris, ENS LSH Lyons & CNRS UMR 8606, Paris, FR
Loredana Cerrato, KTH TMH-CTT, SE
Piero Cosi, ISTC-SPFD CNR, I
John Glauert, University of East Anglia
Dirk Heylen, U Twente, NL
Bart Jongejan, CST, DK
Kostas Karpouzis, ICCS, G
Michael Kipp, DFKI Saarbrücken, D
Stefan Kopp, SFB 360, D, S.
Alfred Kranstedt, SFB 360, D
Peter Kuehnlein, Bielefeld University, D
Daniel Loehr, MITRE, USA
Ian Marshall, University of East Anglia
Jean-Claude Martin, CNRS-LIMSI, F
Costanza Navarretta, CST, Univ. Of Cph
Patrizia Paggio, CST, D
Catherine Pelachaud, Univ. Paris, FR
Fabio Pianesi, ITC, I
Isabella Poggi, Univ. Roma Tre, I
Jan-Peter de Ruiter, MPI, NL
Ielka van der Sluis, U Aberdeen, UK
Rainer Stiefelhagen, Universitaet Karlsruhe, D
Janienke Sturm, Univ. Nijmegen, NL
Peter Wittenburg, MPI Nijmegen, NL
Massimo Zancanaro, ITC, I


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