Appel: Workshop on "Multimodal Corpora" at LREC 2008 - NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 19th

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Feb 5 19:43:27 UTC 2008

Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 13:21:55 +0100
From: Jean-Claude MARTIN <martin at>
Message-ID: <47A854E3.60907 at>


2nd Call for Papers

LREC 2008 Workshop on

"Multimodal corpora:
 From Models of Natural Interaction to Systems and Applications"

** NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 19th **

Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Marrakech (Morocco)



A 'Multimodal Corpus' targets 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 continues the successful series of similar workshops at
LREC 00, 02, 04 and 06 also documented in a special issue of the
Journal of Language Resources and Evaluation due to come out in spring
2008.  There is an increasing interest in multimodal communication and
multimodal corpora as visible by European Networks of Excellence and
integrated projects such as HUMAINE, SIMILAR, CHIL, AMI, CALLAS.
Furthermore, the success of recent conferences and workshops dedicated
to multimodal communication (ICMI, IVA, Gesture, PIT, Nordic Symposia
on Multimodal Communication, Embodied Language Processing) and the
creation of the Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces also testifies
to the growing interest in this area, and the general need for data on
multimodal behaviours.

The focus of this LREC'2008 workshop on multimodal corpora will be on
models of natural interaction and their contribution to the design of
multimodal systems and applications.

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

- Multimodal corpus collection activities (e.g. direction-giving
  dialogues, emotional behaviour, human-avatar interaction,
  human-robot interaction, etc.)

- Relations between modalities in natural (human) interaction and in
  human-computer interaction

- Application of multimodal corpora to the design of multimodal and
  multimedia systems

- Fully or semi-automatic multimodal annotation, using e.g. motion
  capture and image processing, and its integration with manual

- Corpus-based design of systems that involve human-like modalities
  either in input (Virtual Reality, motion capture, etc.) and output
  (virtual characters)

- Multimodal interaction in specific scenarios, e.g. group interaction
  in meetings

- Coding schemes for the annotation of multimodal corpora

- Evaluation and validation of multimodal annotations

- Methods, tools, and best practices for the acquisition, creation,
  management, access, distribution, and use of multimedia and
  multimodal corpora

- Interoperability between multimodal annotation tools (exchange
  formats, conversion tools, standardization)

- Metadata descriptions of multimodal corpora

- Automated multimodal fusion and/or generation (e.g., coordinated
  speech, gaze, gesture, facial expressions)

- Analysis methods tailored to multimodal corpora using
  e.g. statistical measures or data mining

We expect the output of this workshop to be:

1) deeper understanding of theoretical issues and research questions
related to verbal and non-verbal communication that multimodal corpora
should address,

2) larger consensus on how such corpora should be built in order to
provide useful and usable answers to research questions,

3) shared knowledge of how the corpora are contributing to multimodal
and multimedia system design, and

4) an updated view of state-of-the-art research on multimodal corpora.


- February 19th: *new deadline* for submission (full paper)
- March 16th: Notification of acceptance
- March 30th: Camera ready version of papers
- May 27th: Workshop


The workshop will consist primarily of paper presentations, posters,
demos and discussion/working sessions.

The .pdf file should be submitted on the workshop web site: *and* via email to

Submissions should be 4 pages long, must be in English, and follow the
submission guidelines and MS Word .doc template to be available from

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 MARTIN at LIMSI.FR
and PATRIZIA at CST.DK 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.


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


MARTIN Jean-Claude, LIMSI-CNRS, France
PAGGIO Patrizia, Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark
KIPP Michael, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
HEYLEN Dirk, Univ. Twente, The Netherlands


Jan Alexandersson, D
Jens Allwood, SE
Elisabeth Ahlsén, SE
Elisabeth André, D
Gerard Bailly, F
Stéphanie Buisine, F
Susanne Burger, USA
Loredana Cerrato, SE
Piero Cosi, I
Morena Danieli, I
Nicolas Ech Chafai, F
John Glauert, UK
Kostas Karpouzis, G
Alfred Kranstedt, D
Peter Kuehnlein, NL
Daniel Loehr, USA
Maurizio Mancini, F
Costanza Navarretta, DK
Catherine Pelachaud, F
Fabio Pianesi, I
Isabella Poggi, I
Laurent Romary, D
Ielka van der Sluis, UK
Rainer Stiefelhagen, D
Peter Wittenburg, NL
Massimo Zancanaro, I


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