[Elsnet-list] ISA-9, Second Call for Papers

Harry Bunt Harry.Bunt at uvt.nl
Thu Dec 13 22:10:03 CET 2012

Second Call for Papers


           Ninth Joint ISO-ACL/SIGSEM  Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS-10),
Potsdam,  March 19-20, 2013.


ISA-9 is the ninth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL SIGSEM Working Group
"The Representation of  Multimodal Semantic Information" (see http://sigsem.uvt.nl/) and
ISO TC 37/SC 4 (Language Resources) WG 2: Representation schemes (see http://www.tc37sc4.org/).

In the Ninth Joint ACL-ISO workshop we aim to bring together researchers interested in the annotation of
semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, and in multiple modalities combined.
Examples of semantic annotation include notably the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts,
discourse relations, and semantic roles, for which the International ISO Organization pursues the
establishment of standards, in order to promote and support the creation of interoperable semantic resources.
The workshop provides a platform for discussing work in recent and ongoing projects in ISO and in other contexts,
for exchanging information about experiences in creating and applying semantically annotated resources, for
bringing in new ideas and perspectives relating to semantic annotation and interoperability, and for discussing
semantic annotation in relation to computational semantics and to other aspects of natural language processing.

Topics of the ISA-9 workshop include (but are not limited to) the following:

*  methodological aspects of semantic annotation
*  experiments in semantic annotation
*  semantic annotation and semantic interpretation
*  semantic annotation, ontologies, and inferencing
*  the semantics of semantic annotations
*  applications of semantic annotation
*  issues in semantic annotation in specific domains, such as
   * time and space
   * events, states, processes, facts,...
   * semantic roles
   * relations in dialogue and discourse
* domain-independent issues in semantic annotation, such as
   negation, modality, veridicality, quantification, modification,
   coreference, sentiment, and attribution
* integration of annotations across domains
* best practices in semantic annotation
* developments in projects that aim to define semantic annotation standards

Four types of submissions are invited:

* research papers, describing original research relating to semantic annotation;
  these can be long (6-8 pages) or short (3-4 pages);
* project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects
  involving semantic annotation (2-4 pages);
* demonstration notes, accompanying demonstrations of software tools
  for supporting manual semantic annotation or software systems for automatic
  semantic annotation (2-4 pages);
* commentaries on ongoing ISO projects concerned with semantic annotation
  standards (2 -4 pages).

Submissions should be prepared in Latex using the ACL format - see
and should be submitted electronically at the ISA-9 submissions website

*  Submission deadline: 7 January 2013
*  Notification of paper acceptance: 4 February 2013
*  Camera-ready papers due: 25 February 2013
*  ISA-9 Workshop: March 19-20, 2013

 Harry Bunt, Tilburg University
 Kiyong Lee, Korea University, Seoul
 James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, Boston
 Laurent Romary, INRIA/HUB, Berlin

 Jan Alexandersson
 Collin Baker
 Harry Bunt (chair)
 Nicoletta Calzolari
 Jae-Woong Choe
 Thierry Declerck
 Alex Fang
 Robert Gaizauskas
 Koiti Hasida
 Nancy Ide
 Aravind Joshi
 Michael Kipp
 Kiyong Lee
 Inderjeet Mani
 Martha Palmer
 Volha Petukhova
 Massimo Poesio
 Andrei Popescu-Belis
 Rashmi Prasad
 James Pustejovsky
 Laurent Romary
 Ted Sanders
 Thorsten Trippel
 Piek Vossen
 Annie Zaenen

For more information see the websites of recent previous ISA-workshops:
ISA-5, January 2010, Hong Kong: http://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa5
ISA-6, January 2011, Oxford: http://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa6
ISA-7, May 2012, Istanbul, http://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa7
ISA-8, October 2012, Pisa, http://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa8

More information, for example about registration (there will most probably
be a registration fee of € 50), will be available at the ISA-9 website


and at the IWCS-10 conference website (for venue, travel info, etc.)


Relevant information related to interoperable semantic annotation can also be found at

For any questions please contact the workshop chair at harry.bunt at uvt.nl<mailto:harry.bunt at uvt.nl>

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