[Elsnet-list] Workshop on "Multimodal Corpora" at LREC 2008 - 2nd Call for Papers ** NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 19th **

Patrizia Paggio patrizia at cst.dk
Tue Feb 5 13:32:04 CET 2008


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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)
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

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DESCRIPTION

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 annotations
. 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.

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IMPORTANT DATES

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

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SUBMISSIONS

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: https://www.softconf.com/LREC2008/MMC/submit.html
*and* via email to MARTIN at LIMSI.FR and PATRIZIA at CST.DK

Submissions should be 4 pages long, must be in English,
and follow the submission guidelines and MS Word .doc template to be 
available from
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

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.

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TIME SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION FEE

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
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE

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

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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

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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