[Elsnet-list] CfP: 2nd Workshop on Semantic Representation of Spoken Language

Manuel Alcántara-Plá manuel.alcantara at uam.es
Tue Dec 2 17:48:35 CET 2008

2nd International Workshop on the Semantic Representation of Spoken 
Language (SRLS-2009)
(March 2009, EACL Athens)


Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research 
concerning the semantic representation of spoken language. Possible 
topics include:

- Corpus annotation: structures (frame-banks, proposition banks, etc.) 
and concepts (ontologies, named entities, etc.).
- Content identification and segmentation in spontaneous speech.
- Semantic interpretation in dialogues.
- Dialogue and discourse structures.
- Topic Detection and tracking.
- Multimodal Representation including speech.
- Natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems.
- Speech in embedded systems.
- Project descriptions about applications of spoken corpora semantic 
- Standardization work.
- Interoperability/Comparison work of spoken and written corpora.

Submissions must be written in English and should follow the EACL-2009 
style format. They can be full (6-8 pages including references) or short 
papers (3-4 pages including references). As reviewing will be blind, 
papers should not include author's names and affiliations. Furthermore, 
self-references that reveal the author's identity should be avoided. 
Submissions that do not conform to these styles will be rejected.

The only accepted format for submitted papers is PDF. Please remember 
that the paper submission deadline is December 19th, 2008. Papers that 
are being submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops must 
indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant 
overlap with previously published work. Accepted papers will appear in 
the proceedings of the SRSL-2009.

Both full and short papers (3-4 pages) will have an oral presentation at 
the workshop within the framework of the EACL-2009 conference in Athens 
(Greece). For this reason, at least one author has to register for the 

For further information, please visit 

Scientific Committee (already confirmed):

Christina Alexandris (National University of Athens)
Enrique Alfonseca (Google)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI GmbH)
Harry Bunt (Universiteit van Tilburg)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC-CNR)
Raquel Fernández Rovira (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
Anette Frank (Universität Heidelberg)
Johannes Matiasek (OFAI)
Massimo Moneglia (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Antonio Moreno Sandoval (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Gael Richard (École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, GET-ENST)
Carlos Subirats (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Isabel Trancoso (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa)

Organizing Committee:

Manuel Alcantara-Pla (UAM, Madrid).
Contact: manuel(dot)alcantara(at)uam(dot)es
Thierry Declerck (DFKI GmbH, Saarbruecken).
Contact: declerck(at)dfki(dot)de

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