[Elsnet-list] EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP MULTIMODAL COMMUNICATION

Costanza Navarretta costanza at hum.ku.dk
Tue Mar 3 16:02:24 CET 2009


# Apologies for cross postings

EXTENDED DEADLINE (March 10th):
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MULTIMODAL COMMUNICATION: FROM HUMAN BEHAVIOUR TO COMPUTATIONAL MODELS
May 14, 2009 
Workshop in conjunction with the 17 Nordic Conference of Computational
Linguistics (NODALIDA 2009), Odense, Denmark (http://beta.visl.sdu.dk/nodalida2009/)

http://cst.dk/multicom2009
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GOALS AND SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP
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Human communication is naturally multimodal, involving the interaction
of modalities such as speech, facial expressions, hand gestures and
body posture. In order to have a better understanding of human-human
communication and to improve human-computer interaction it is
essential to identify, describe, formalise and model the interaction
of the different modalities in interhuman communication. The past two
decades have witnessed numerous initiatives and research efforts to
improve the state of the art, including collection and annotation of
multimodal data, automatic recognition of the different modalities,
modelling and generation of multimodal data. However, there are still
many questions and problems concerning the annotation of multimodal
data, the technology for capturing data, not to mention the
interpretation and reproduction of complex, natural multimodal
behaviour. The present workshop aims to provide a multidisciplinary
forum to present results and discuss issues that concern
research on human multimodal communication, its modelling and 
representation for computational systems. We invite unpublished
contributions in these field. Topics of particular interest include,
but are not limited to: 
* Cognitive aspects of multimodal communication
* Formal frameworks and descriptions of multimodal communication
* Representational issues (e.g. definition of annotation units,
  granularity of descriptions, spatio-temporal models of non-verbal
  modalities, definition  of default values, representation of
  multimodal meaning, inclusion of world context etc.)  
* Interaction of the different modalities
* Multimodality in intercultural communication
* Definition of communicative functions in multimodal communication
* Methodologies and tools to annotate, process and/or produce 
  multimodal communication
* Multimodal signal processing and its integration with manual
  annotation
* The annotation and validation of multimodal data
* Machine learning applied to multimodal data 
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
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Full paper submission: March 10, 2009
Notification: March 30, 2009
Camera-ready paper submission: April 14, 2009
Multimodal Communication Workshop: May 14, 2009

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
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Paper submissions should not exceed six (6) pages, including
references. As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include
the authors' names and affiliations.  
Submissions should follow the two-column format of EACL proceedings,
as NODALIDA 2009 (see the information for authors under
http://beta.visl.sdu.dk/nodalida2009) and  must use either the LaTeX
style files or Microsoft Word document template.

Paper submissions should not exceed six (6) pages, including
references. As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include
the authors' names and affiliations. 

Submission must be electronic and must be sent at 
multicom2009 @ cst.dk and costanza @ hum.ku.dk 
no later than March 10, 2009.  The only accepted format for submitted
papers is Adobe PDF.  


PROCEEDINGS
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The Workshop proceedings will be published in the
NEALT electronic Proceedings series.

ORGANIZATION
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Jens Allwood, Elisabeth Alsén, Yasuhiro Katagiri, Costanza Navarretta,
Patrizia Paggio

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
 * Nick Campbell, ATR Spoken Language Communication Research Laboratories, Osaka
 * Loredana Cerrato, Acapela Group Sweden
 * Dirk Heylen, University of Twente
 * Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki and University of Tartu
 * Michael Kipp, DFKI Germany
 * Brian MacWhinney, Carnegie Mellon University
 * Jean-Claude Martin, CNRS-LIMSI France
 * Catherine Pelachaud, University of Paris 8
 * Isabella Poggi, Roma Tre University
 * Andrei Popescu-Belis, Idiap Research Institute
 * Rainer Stiefelhagen, Karlsruhe University
 * Johannes Wagner, University of Southern Denmark
 * Massimo Zancanaro, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento


WORKSHOP email:
multicom2009 at cst.dk
costanza at hum.ku.dk


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