Appel: 1CfP Joint ISA-7, SRSL-3, and I2MRT, LREC 2012 Workshops

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Thu Dec 29 10:17:05 UTC 2011

Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:35:59 +0100
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Joint ISA-7, SRSL-3, and I2MRT LREC 2012 Workshop on Semantic Annotation
and the Integration and Interoperability of Multimodal Resources and

Istanbul, 26-27 May 2012.

Three initiatives join forces in this workshop, which is concerned with
issues in semantic annotation for language resources, especially in
relation to spoken and multimodal language data, and with the
interoperability and integration of multimodal resources and tools.

ISA-7 is the Seventh Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation, and
forms part of a series of workshops of ISO TC 37/SC 4 (Language
Resources) jointly with ACLSIGSEM (Computational Semantics). These
workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic
information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video,
images, and in multiple modalities combined. Examples of semantic
annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts,
discourse relations, and semantic roles, for which the ISO organization
pursues the establishment of annotation standards, in order to support
the creation of interoperable semantic resources. SRSL-3 is the Third
Workshop on Semantic Representation of Spoken Language in Speech and
Multimodal Corpora. In these workshops researchers convene who are
working on speech and multimodal resources for the semantic annotation
of related corpora, and take their inspiration from the observation that
the semantic gap between the content conveyed by speech and other
modalities and their formal representation is a burning issue in a range
of tasks such as content mining, information extraction, dialogue
processing, interactive story-telling, assisted health care,and
human-robot interaction.

I2MRT (Integration and Interoperability for Multimodal Resources and
Tools) is an initiative to address infrastructure aspects of the
creation and use of interoperable multimodal resources. The main
objectives of I2MRT are to create awareness of the need to make
multimodal data visible via standardized methods and accessible via
registered data centers; to discuss possibilities of harmonization and
standardization with respect to multimodal annotation schemes and
possible mappings between encoding schemes; to discuss ways to make
cutting-edge technologies available to multimodality researchers that
can currently only be used in specialized labs; and to build a community
that is committed to work further on these issues.

Submission of papers will be electronically using the START conference
management page of LREC 2012 for this workshop:

When submitting a paper to the START page, authors will be asked to
provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense,
including also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have
been used for the work described in the paper or that are a new result
of your research. For further information on this new initiative, please
refer to This 1.5 day
workshop has two tracks, one related to interoperable semantic
annotation, nd one related to multimodal resources and tools.
For each track, research papers are invited describing original,
unpublished research. Research papers can be either long (6-8 pages) or
short (3-4 pages). Short papers are also invited describing ongoing or
proposed projects or infrastructure-related activities. Topics for the
tracks include, but are not limited to the following:

Track "Interoperable Semantic Annotation":
* methodological aspects of semantic annotation
* semantic annotation and semantic interpretation
* the semantics of semantic annotations
* interoperability of spoken and written corpora
* content identification and segmentation in spontaneous speech
* semantic annotation in dialogue, with a focus on multimodality
* segmentation of multimodal interaction data into semantic units
* issues in semantic annotation in specific domains, such as time and
  space; relations in discourse and dialogue; semantic roles and
  predicate-argument structures
* developments in recent, current, and planned ISO projects on
  developing semantic annotation standards.

Track "Integration and Interoperability for Multimodal Resources and Tools":
* encoding systems in use in multimodal applications
* metadata concepts to describe multimedia/multimodal resources
* attempts to harmonize encoding schemes and to map between them
* cutting-edge multimedia processing technology that may help 
  multimodality researchers to speed up annotation work
* relevance and god examples of usability solutions to efficiently deal 
  with the inherently imperfect results of any recognition technology
* possibilities to create strong data hubs with attention for legal and
  ethical aspects of transferring multimedia/multimodal data
* approaches to the creation of a service-oriented architecture in this

deadline for submitting papers: February 27
notification of acceptance: March 15
camera-ready papers: March 29
workshop dates: May 26 (full day) and May 27 (morning session)

Harry Bunt (co-chair)
Manuel Alcántara-Pla (co-chair)
Peter Wittenburg (co-chair)
Thierry Declerck
Dafydd Gibbon
Nancy Ide
Steven Krauwer
Kiyong Lee
Lorenza Mondada
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary
Oliver Schreer

Jan Alexandersson
Stefan Baumann
Jonas Beskow
Paul Buitelaar
Harry Bunt (co-chair)
Thierry Declerck
Alex Fang
Raquel Fernandez Rovira
Annette Frank
Dafydd Gibbon
Koiti Hasida
Nancy Ide
Michael Kipp
Kiyong Lee
Inderjeet Mani
Jean-Claude Martin
Lorenza Mondada
Martha Palmer
Volha Petukhova
Andrei Popescu-Belis
Rashmi Prasad
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary
Oliver Schreer
Mark Steedman
Mariet Theune
Isabel Trancoso

For more information please contact either one of the three workshop 
Harry Bunt, harry.bunt at
Manuel Alcántara Pla, manuel.alcantara at
Peter Wittenburg, peter.wittenburg at

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