[Corpora-List] EMNLP 2015 Workshop: 4th Workshop on Vision and Language (VL'15) (Deadline Extension and Final Call for Papers)

Ivan Vulic ivan.vulic at cs.kuleuven.be
Fri Jun 26 13:58:12 CEST 2015


Dear colleagues,

(Apologies for cross-posting.)

We are delighted to welcome the 4th workshop on vision and language (VL'15), which will be hosted by the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) on September 18th in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal. The VL'15 workshop is organized and supported by the European Network on Integrating Vision and Language (iV&L Net).

This full-day workshop is a highly inter-disciplinary venue, and its purpose is to bring together researchers from natural language processing, computer vision, human language technologies, computational linguistics, machine learning, representation learning, reasoning, cognitive science and application communities. The workshop will serve as a strong inter-disciplinary forum which will ignite fertilizing discussions and ideas on how to combine and integrate established techniques from different (but related) fields into new unified modeling approaches, as well as how to approach the problems of language grounding and multi-modal data processing for NLP and vision from a completely new angle, the problems that are of rapidly growing interest for (and beyond) these research communities.

We solicit full papers describing original research on combining and integrating language and vision. Full papers should be 6-9 pages in length plus any number of additional pages containing references only. In addition to the long papers to be presented at the workshop, we also invite 2-page abstracts for posters to be presented during the VL'15 poster session. In order to encourage the sharing of novel and emerging ideas we also welcome both full papers and abstracts describing new data sets, grand challenges, open problems, benchmarks and work in progress as well as survey papers.

Important dates --- Submission deadline: (June 28th, 2015 - old) -> July 5th, 2015 Acceptance notification: July 21st, 2015 Camera-ready submission: August 11th, 2015 Workshop date: September 18th, 2015

All deadlines are 23:59 UTC-10.

Submission and reviewing will be online, managed by the START system. Reviewing will be double-blind, and thus no author information should be included in the papers; self-reference should be avoided as well. Papers should be submitted through the START system at: https://www.softconf.com/emnlp2015/VL15/

Please refer to the workshop details below for more information. All info related to the workshop is also available online: https://sites.google.com/site/vl15workshop/

Regards, VL'15 Organizers Anja Belz, Luisa Coheur, Vittorio Ferrari, Marie-Francine Moens, Katerina Pastra, and Ivan Vulić

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EMNLP 2015 Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 17-21 2015, http://www.emnlp2015.org/

Workshop: 4th Workshop on Vision and Language (VL'15) https://sites.google.com/site/vl15workshop/

Invited speakers: TBA

Organizers: Anja Belz (University of Brighton, UK) Luisa Coheur (INESC-ID, Portugal) Vittorio Ferrari (University of Edinburgh, UK) Marie-Francine Moens (KU Leuven, Belgium) Katerina Pastra (CSRI, Greece) Ivan Vulić (KU Leuven, Belgium)

--------- Full CfP --------- Computational vision-language integration is a process of associating visual and corresponding linguistic pieces of information. Fragments of natural language, in the form of tags, captions, subtitles, surrounding text or audio, can aid the interpretation of image and video data by adding context or disambiguating visual appearance. In addition, labeled images are essential for training object or activity classifiers. On the other hand, by providing the contextual and word knowledge often implied to, but lacking in textual input, visual data can help resolve challenges in language processing such as word sense disambiguation, language understanding, machine translation and speech recognition. Moreover, sign language and gestures are languages that require visual interpretation. Since studying language and vision together can also provide new insight into cognition and universal representations of knowledge and meaning, the focus of researchers is increasingly turning towards models for grounding language in action and perception. There is a growing interest in the NLP, computer vision and cognitive science research on models that are capable to learn from and exploit multi-modal data, that is, to build semantic representations from both linguistic and visual or perceptual input.

The purpose of the VL'15 workshop is to bring together researchers from natural language processing, computer vision, human language technologies, computational linguistics, machine learning, representation learning, reasoning, cognitive science and application communities. The workshop will serve as a strong inter-disciplinary forum which will ignite fertilizing discussions and ideas on how to combine and integrate established techniques from different (but related) fields into new unified modeling approaches, as well as how to approach the problems of language grounding and multi-modal data processing for NLP and vision from a completely new angle, the problems that are of rapidly growing interest for (and beyond) these research communities. The initiative on integrating vision and text will organically yield a better understanding of the nature and usability of vast multi-modal data available online and in other multi-modal information sources and repositories.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to (in alphabetical order):

- Assistive technologies - Automatic text illustration - Computational modeling of human vision and language - Computer graphics generation from text - Cross-media linking of entities, attributes, objects, events, and actions - Cross-media summarization - Facial animation from speech - Human-computer interaction in virtual worlds - Human-robot interaction - Image and video description and summarization - Image and video labeling and annotation - Image and video retrieval and multi-modal information retrieval - Language-driven animation - Machine translation with visual enhancement - Models of distributional semantics involving vision and language - Multi-modal discourse analysis - Multi-modal human-computer communication - Multi-modal temporal and spatial semantics - Recognition of narratives in text and video - Recognition of semantic roles and frames in text, images and video - Retrieval models across different modalities - Visually grounded language understanding

We solicit full papers describing original research combining and integrating language and vision. Full papers should be 6-9 pages in length plus any number of additional pages containing references only. In addition to the long papers to be presented at the workshop, we also invite 2-page abstracts for posters to be presented during the VL'15 poster session. In order to encourage the sharing of novel and emerging ideas we also welcome both full papers and abstracts describing new data-sets, grand challenges, open problems, benchmarks and work in progress as well as survey papers.

Submission and reviewing will be online, managed by the START system. Reviewing will be double-blind, and thus no author information should be included in the papers; self-reference should be avoided as well. Papers should be submitted through the START system at: https://www.softconf.com/emnlp2015/VL15/

The only accepted format for all submissions is PDF, and all submissions should adhere to the standard ACL/EMNLP 2015 template.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee.

Important dates --- Submission deadline: Submission deadline: (June 28th, 2015 - old) -> July 5th, 2015 Acceptance notification: July 21st, 2015 Camera-ready submission: August 11th, 2015 Workshop date: September 18th, 2015

All deadlines are 23:59 UTC-10.

-- Ivan Vulić, Ph.D. KU Leuven, Department of Computer Science http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~ivan.vulic/

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