[Corpora-List] 2nd CfP: Workshop at LREC 2006 on Multimodal Corpora

Peter Kuehnlein p at uni-bielefeld.de
Mon Jan 16 17:07:00 CET 2006

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Second Call For Papers

International Workshop on


Saturday 27 May 2006
Full day workshop

** Submission deadline: postponed to 12th February **



In Association with LREC2006 (the 5th International Conference on
Language Resources and Evaluation)
Main Conference 24-25-26 May 2006
Magazzini del Cotone Conference Center
Genoa - Italy


'Multimodal Corpora' target 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 follows similar events held at LREC'2000, LREC'2002 and
There is an increasing interest in multimodal communication and
multimodal corpora
as visible by recently launched European Networks of Excellence
and integrated projects such as HUMAINE, SIMILAR, CHIL and AMI,
and similar efforts in the USA and in Asia.
Furthermore, the success of recent conferences dedicated to multimodal
communication (ICMI'2005, IVA'2005, Interacting Bodies'2005,
Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication 2005) also testifies the
growing interest in this area,
and the general need for data on multimodal behaviours.

The focus of this LREC'2006 workshop on multimodal corpora will be on
non-verbal communication studies
and their contribution to the definition of collection protocols, coding
inter-coder agreement measures and reliable models of multimodal
behaviour that can be built
from corpora and compared to results that can be found in the literature.

Topics to be addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to:
- Studies of multimodal behaviour
- Multimodal interaction in groups and meetings
- Building models of behaviour from multiple sources of knowledge :
manual annotation, image processing, motion capture, literature studies
- Coding schemes for the annotation of multimodal video corpora
- Validation of multimodal annotations
- Exploitation of multimodal corpora in different types of applications
(information extraction, information retrieval, meeting transcription,
multi-modal interfaces, translation, summarisation, www services,
communication and clinical studies, HCI design)
- Methods, tools, and best practices for the acquisition, creation,
management, access, distribution, and use of multimedia and multimodal
- Metadata descriptions of multimodal corpora
- Benchmarking of systems and products; use of multimodal corpora for
the evaluation of real systems
- Automated multimodal fusion and/or generation (e.g., coordinated
speech, gaze, gesture, facial expressions)

We expect the output of this one day workshop to be:
1) a deeper understanding of the theoretical issues and research questions
related to verbal and non-verbal communication that multimodal corpora
should address,
2) how such corpora should be built in order to provide useful and
usable answers
to research questions,
and 3) an updated view of state-of-the-art research on multimodal corpora.

- Deadline for paper submission (complete paper) 12th February
- Notification of acceptance 7th March
- Final version of accepted paper 27th March
- Final program 1st April
- Final proceedings 13th April
- Workshop : Saturday 27 May 2006

The workshop will consist primarily of paper presentations and
discussion/working sessions.
Submissions should be 4 pages long, must be in English, and follow the
submission guidelines at

The preferred format is MS word.
The .doc file should be submitted via email to LREC-MM at LIMSI.FR

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 LREC-MM at LIMSI.FR
a brief email indicating their intention to participate, including their
contact information and the topic they intend to address in their
Submitted papers will be blind reviewed,
i.e., they must not contain explicit hints at the authors and
the files may not consist of names or affiliations etc.

Proceedings of the workshop will be printed by the LREC Local Organising

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

Jean-Claude MARTIN
CNRS-LIMSI / Univ. Paris 8-LINC, BP 133, 91403 ORSAY Cedex, France
Web : http://www.limsi.fr/Individu/martin/

Bielefeld University, PO Box 100131, D-33501 Bielefeld
Email: p at uni-bielefeld.de
Web: www.peter-kuehnlein.net

Patrizia PAGGIO
Centre for Language Technology (CST), University of Copenhagen,
Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 CPH S
Email: patrizia at cst.dk
Web: www.cst.dk/patrizia

Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH), Interactive Systems Labs, ITI, Am
Fasanengarten 5, 76131 Karlsruhe
Email: stiefel at ira.uka.de
Web: http://isl.ira.uka.de/~stiefel

Istituto Trentino di Cultura - Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e
Tecnologica (ITC-irst), Italy
Email: pianesi at itc.it
Web: http://www.itc.it/irst/Renderer.aspx?targetID=164


Jens Allwood, Univ. Goteborg, SE
Elisabeth Ahlsen, Univ. Goteborg, SE
Elisabeth Andre, Univ. Augsburg, D
Gerard Bailly, CNRS-STIC, FR
Tom Brøndsted, Univ. of Aalborg
Stephanie Buisine, ENSAM, FR
Susanne Burger, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Genevieve Calbris, ENS LSH Lyons & CNRS UMR 8606, Paris, FR
Loredana Cerrato, KTH TMH-CTT, SE
Piero Cosi, ISTC-SPFD CNR, I
John Glauert, University of East Anglia
Dirk Heylen, U Twente, NL
Bart Jongejan, CST, Univ. of Cph, DK
Kostas Karpouzis, ICCS, G
Michael Kipp, DFKI Saarbrucken, D
Stefan Kopp, SFB 360, D, S.
Alfred Kranstedt, SFB 360, D
Peter Kuehnlein, Bielefeld University, D
Daniel Loehr, MITRE, USA
Ian Marshall, University of East Anglia
Jean-Claude Martin, CNRS-LIMSI, F
Costanza Navarretta, CST, Univ. Of Cph, DK
Patrizia Paggio, CST, Univ. Of Cph, DK
Catherine Pelachaud, Univ. Paris, FR
Fabio Pianesi, ITC, I
Isabella Poggi, Univ. Roma Tre, I
Jan-Peter de Ruiter, MPI, NL
Ielka van der Sluis, U Aberdeen, UK
Rainer Stiefelhagen, Universitaet Karlsruhe, D
Janienke Sturm, Univ. Nijmegen, NL
Peter Wittenburg, MPI Nijmegen, NL
Massimo Zancanaro, ITC, I


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