[Elsnet-list] ISA-5 Semantic Annotation 2010

Harry Bunt Harry.Bunt at uvt.nl
Thu Sep 3 13:49:21 CEST 2009


                      Fifth Joint ISO-ACL/SIGSEM  Workshop on  

                     Interoperable Semantic Annotation ISA-5

                          Hong Kong,  January 15-17, 2010 

                             in conjunction with ICGL 10, 

            the International Conference on Global Interoperability 

                      for Language Resources, January 18-20

ISA-5 is the fifth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL SIGSEM 
Working Group "The Representation of  Multimodal Semantic Information" 
(see http://let.uvt.nl/research/TI/sigsem/wg) and ISO TC 37/SC 4 
(Language Resources) WG 2: Annotation and representation schemes.

This workshop aims to bring together experts from ongoing and recent 
projects concerned with the annotation or representation of linguistic 
and multimodal semantic information, and its relation to the analysis, 
interpretation and generation of text, speech, and multimodal communicative 

The main focus of the workshop will be on approaches, experiences, 
experiments, problems, and proposals concerning the construction or 
application of interoperable semantically annotated linguistic resources, 
including (but not limited to) the following topics: 

*  methodological aspects of semantic annotation
*  experiments in or with semantic annotation
*  semantic annotation and semantic interpretation
*  semantic annotation, ontologies, and inferencing
*  the semantics of semantic annotations
*  issues in semantic annotation in specific domains:
*  temporal entities and relations
   * spatial entities and relations
   * events
   * communicative functions
   * semantic roles and predicate-argument structures
   * discourse relations 
   * modification and quantification
   * ...  
* integration of annotations across domains
* best practices in semantic annotation
* semantic annotation project reports
* reports and comments on recent, current, and planned ISO projects 
  on developing semantic annotation standards:
  * project 24617-1 Semantic Annotation Framework, Part 1: Time and events  
  * project 24617-2 Semantic Annotation Framework, Part 2: Dialogue acts
  * project 24617-3 Semantic Annotation Framework, Part 3: Named entities 
                    (to start soon)
  * ISO-Space (in preparation)
  * ISO-Semantic roles (in preparation)

Two types of papers can be submitted: 

* long papers, maxmimally 8 pages
 * short papers, maximally 4 pages

Members of the project teams or advisory boards of the ISO projects 
24617-1 and 24617-2 also have the possibility to submit commentaries 
of maximally 2 pages on the most recent versions of the documents 
describing these projects. 

All submissions should be in the ACL format - see 
and should be submitted through the ICGl 2010 website for paper 
submission -- see

Important dates 
*  Submission deadline for long papers: 15 October
*  Submission deadline for short papers: 5 November
*  Submission deadline for commentaries: 25 November
*  Notification of paper acceptance: 15 November
*  Camera-ready papers due: 1 December 
*  ISA-5 Workshop: January 15-17, 2009
*  ICGL 2010 conference: January 18-20, 2009

Programme Committee
 Jan Alexandersson
 Branimir Boguraev (tbc)
 Harry Bunt
 Nicoletta Calzolari
 Jean Carletta (tbc)
 Jae-Woong Choe (tbc)
 Katrin Erk
 Alex Fang
 Gil Francopoulo
 Dafydd Gibbon
 Koiti Hasida
 Nancy Ide
 Kiyong Lee
 Martha Palmer
 Andrei Popescu-Belis
 James Pustejovsky 
 Laurent Romary
 David Traum  

 Harry Bunt (Tilburg University)
 Alex Fang (City University of Hong Kong)
 Gil Francopoulo (Tagmatica, Paris))
 Martha Palmer (University of Colorado)
 James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)

Registration is only possible in conjunction with the International
Conference on Global Interoperability for Language Resources (ICGL 2010):  
The registration fee for the ISA-5 workshop is US$ 50,00.  

For urgent questions contact Harry.Bunt at uvt.nl 
or Alex Fang at acfang at cityu.edu.hk

More information
For more information see the websites of the ISA-4 workshop: 
and that of the ICGl 2010 conference: 
which will be regularly updated.

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