[Elsnet-list] LREC 2012 Workshops: 1CfP Joint ISA-7, SRSL-3, and I2MRT LREC 2012 Workshop on Semantic Annotation and the Integration and Interoperability of Multimodal Resources and Tools

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Joint ISA-7, SRSL-3, and I2MRT LREC 2012 Workshop on Semantic Annotation 
and the Integration and Interoperability of Multimodal Resources and Tools

Istanbul, 26-27 May 2012.

BACKGROUND
Three initiatives join forces in this workshop, which is concerned with 
issues in semantic annotation for language resources, especially in 
relation to spoken and multimodal language data, and with the 
interoperability and integration of multimodal resources and tools.

ISA-7 is the Seventh Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation, and 
forms part of a series of workshops of ISO TC 37/SC 4 (Language 
Resources) jointly with ACLSIGSEM (Computational Semantics). These 
workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic 
information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video, 
images, and in multiple modalities  combined. Examples of semantic 
annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts, 
discourse relations, and semantic roles, for which the ISO organization 
pursues the establishment of annotation standards, in order to support 
the creation of interoperable semantic resources. SRSL-3 is the Third 
Workshop on Semantic Representation of Spoken Language in
Speech and Multimodal Corpora. In these workshops researchers convene 
who are working on speech and multimodal resources for the semantic 
annotation of related corpora, and take their inspiration from the 
observation that the semantic gap between the content conveyed by speech 
and other modalities and their formal representation is a burning issue 
in a range of tasks such as content mining, information extraction, 
dialogue processing, interactive story-telling, assisted health care,and 
human-robot interaction.

I2MRT (Integration and Interoperability for Multimodal Resources and 
Tools) is an initiative to address infrastructure aspects of the 
creation and use of interoperable multimodal resources. The main 
objectives of I2MRT are to create awareness of the need to make 
multimodal data visible via standardized methods and accessible via 
registered data centers; to discuss possibilities of harmonization and 
standardization with respect to multimodal annotation schemes and 
possible mappings between encoding schemes; to discuss ways to make 
cutting-edge technologies available to multimodality researchers that 
can currently only be used in specialized labs; and to build a community 
that is committed to work further on these issues.

PAPER SUBMISSION
Submission of papers will be electronically using the START conference 
management page of LREC 2012 for this workshop:
https://www.softconf.com/lrec2012/SAIIMRT2012/

When submitting a paper to the START page, authors will be asked to 
provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, 
including also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have 
been used for the work described in the paper or that are a new result 
of your research. For further information on this new initiative, please 
refer to http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/?LRE-Map-2012
This 1.5 day workshop has two tracks, one related to interoperable 
semantic annotation, nd one related to multimodal resources and tools. 
For each track, research papers are
invited describing original, unpublished research. Research papers can 
be either long (6-8 pages) or short (3-4 pages). Short papers are also 
invited describing ongoing or proposed
projects or infrastructure-related activities. Topics for the tracks 
include, but are not limited to the following:

Track "Interoperable Semantic Annotation":
* methodological aspects of semantic annotation
* semantic annotation and semantic interpretation
* the semantics of semantic annotations
* interoperability of spoken and written corpora
* content identification and segmentation in spontaneous speech
* semantic annotation in dialogue, with a focus on multimodality
* segmentation of multimodal interaction data into semantic units
* issues in semantic annotation in specific domains, such as time and 
space; relations in discourse and dialogue; semantic roles and 
predicate-argument structures
* developments in recent, current, and planned ISO projects on 
developing semantic annotation standards.

Track "Integration and Interoperability for Multimodal Resources and Tools":
* encoding systems in use in multimodal applications
* metadata concepts to describe multimedia/multimodal resources
* attempts to harmonize encoding schemes and to map between them
* cutting-edge multimedia processing technology that may help 
multimodality researchers to speed up annotation work
* relevance and god examples of usability solutions to efficiently deal 
with the inherently imperfect results of any recognition technology
* possibilities to create strong data hubs with attention for legal and 
ethical aspects of transferring multimedia/multimodal data
* approaches to the creation of a service-oriented architecture in this 
field.

IMPORTANT DATES:
deadline for submitting papers: February 27
notification of acceptance: March 15
camera-ready papers: March 29
workshop dates: May 26 (full day) and May 27 (morning session)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Harry Bunt (co-chair)
Manuel Alcántara-Pla (co-chair)
Peter Wittenburg (co-chair)
Thierry Declerck
Dafydd Gibbon
Nancy Ide
Steven Krauwer
Kiyong Lee
Lorenza Mondada
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary
Oliver Schreer

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
Jan Alexandersson
Stefan Baumann
Jonas Beskow
Paul Buitelaar
Harry Bunt (co-chair)
Thierry Declerck
Alex Fang
Raquel Fernandez Rovira
Annette Frank
Dafydd Gibbon
Koiti Hasida
Nancy Ide
Michael Kipp
Kiyong Lee
Inderjeet Mani
Jean-Claude Martin
Lorenza Mondada
Martha Palmer
Volha Petukhova
Andrei Popescu-Belis
Rashmi Prasad
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary
Oliver Schreer
Mark Steedman
Mariet Theune
Isabel Trancoso

MORE INFORMATiON:
For more information please contact either one of the three workshop 
co-chairs:
Harry Bunt, harry.bunt at uvt.nl
Manuel Alcántara Pla, manuel.alcantara at uam.es
Peter Wittenburg, peter.wittenburg at mpi.nl


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