[Elsnet-list] Journal Issue on Multimodal Corpora, 2nd CfP

patrizia patrizia at cst.dk
Thu Oct 26 15:02:37 CEST 2006


 2nd Call For Papers

 ** Extended deadline for paper submission : 15th December 2006 **

                      MULTIMODAL BEHAVIOR

 Special issue of the International Journal of Language Resources and
 Evaluation www.springer.com/journal/10579/


Guest editors:
J.-C. Martin, P. Paggio, P. Kuehnlein, R. Stiefelhagen, F. Pianesi

This special issue is concerned with behavioral models built from
Multimodal Corpora.  'Multimodal Corpora' target the recording and
annotation of several communication modalities such as speech, hand
gesture, facial expression, body posture, etc.

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 related to multimodal
communication (ICMI'2005, IVA'2005, Interacting Bodies'2005, Nordic
Symposium on Multimodal Communication 2005) as well as a series of
dedicated workshops at LREC'2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006 also testifies
the growing interest in this area, and the general need for data on
multimodal behaviours.

The focus of this special issue is on multimodal corpora and their use
for representing and modelling human behaviors.  This include
non-verbal communication studies and their contribution to the
definition of collection protocols, coding schemes, and reliable
models of multimodal human behaviour that can be built from corpora
and compared to results that can be found in the literature.

Topics to be addressed 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
 (meeting transcription, Embodied Conversational Agent, multi-modal
 interfaces, communication and clinical studies, edutainment)
- 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)

The submitted papers might adress human-computer interaction if it
concerns human modalities (e.g. 3D conversational gestures rathers
than 2D pen based interaction).


- Deadline for paper submission : 15th December 2006
- Notification of acceptance: 15th February 2007
- Camera-ready version of accepted paper: 15th April 2007
- Target publication date : September 2007


Submissions should be not more than 20 pages long, must be in English,
and follow the submission guidelines at


Extended and revised versions of papers accepted to previous LREC
workshops on "Multimodal Corpora" are encouraged (e.g. Workshops held
in Genova in 2006, in Lisbon in 2004, in Las Palmas in 2002).

Papers in .pdf format should be submitted via email to MARTIN at LIMSI.FR
Each received submission will be acknowledged.

Authors are encouraged to send to MARTIN at LIMSI.FR a brief email
indicating their intention to participate as soon as possible,
including their contact information and the topic they intend to
address in their submissions.


Patrizia Paggio                   
Senior Researcher                 
Center for Sprogteknologi         
University of Copenhagen          
Njalsgade 80, 2300-DK CPH S       
phone: +45 3532 9072              
fax:   +45 3532 9089              
email: patrizia at cst.dk            
www:   www.cst.dk/patrizia        

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