[Elsnet-list] Workshop on Multimodal Corpora at LREC06, 1st Call for Papers

patrizia patrizia at cst.dk
Thu Dec 15 09:49:34 CET 2005


       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
- 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 corpora
- 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 : http://www.limsi.fr/Individu/martin/

Bielefeld University, PO Box 100131, D-33501 Bielefeld
Email: p at uni-bielefeld.de
Web: www.peter-kuehnlein.net

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

Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH), Interactive Systems Labs, ITI, Am
Fasanengarten 5, 76131 Karlsruhe
Email: stiefel at ira.uka.de
Web: http://isl.ira.uka.de/~stiefel

Istituto Trentino di Cultura - Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e
Tecnologica (ITC-irst), Italy
Email: pianesi at itc.it
Web: http://www.itc.it/irst/Renderer.aspx?targetID=164


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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