[Corpora-List] 1st Call for Papers: RaPID-3 @ LREC2020

Dimitrios Kokkinakis dimitrios.kokkinakis at svenska.gu.se
Mon Dec 16 15:32:31 CET 2019


Apologies for cross-postings ============== 1st Call for Papers RaPID-3: "Resources and ProcessIng of linguistic, para-linguistic and extra-linguistic Data from people with various forms of cognitive/psychiatric/developmental impairments" Date: 11th May, 2020 Venue: Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France Website: <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/rapid-2020> Submission Deadline: 16th Feb., 2020 Submission page: will be communicated at the end of December 2019 ============== Workshop Description Objectives RaPID-3 aims to be an interdisciplinary forum for researchers to share information, findings, methods, models and experience on the collection and processing of data produced by people with various forms of mental, cognitive, neuropsychiatric, or neurodegenerative impairments, such as aphasia, dementia, autism, bipolar disorder, Parkinson's disease or schizophrenia. Particularly, the workshop's focus is on creation, processing and application of data resources from individuals at various stages of these impairments and with varying degrees of severity. Creation of resources includes e.g. annotation, description, analysis and interpretation of linguistic, paralinguistc and extra-linguistic data (such as spontaneous spoken language, transcripts, eyetracking measurements, wearable and sensor data, etc). Processing is done to identify, extract, correlate, evaluate and disseminate various linguistic or multimodal phenotypes and measurements, which then can be applied to aid diagnosis, monitor the progression or predict individuals at risk.

A central aim is to facilitate the study of the relationships among various levels of linguistic, paralinguistic and extra-linguistic observations (e.g., acoustic measures; phonological, syntactic and semantic features; eye tracking measurements; sensors, signs and multimodal signals). Submission of papers are invited in all of the aforementioned areas, particularly emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of processing such data and the interplay between clinical/nursing/medical sciences, language technology, computational linguistics, natural language processing (NLP) and computer science. The workshop will act as a stimulus for the discussion of several ongoing research questions driving current and future research by bringing together researchers from various research communities.

Topics of interest The topics of interest for the workshop session include but are not limited to:

* Infrastructure for the domain: building, adapting and availability of linguistic resources, data sets and tools

* Methods and protocols for data collection

* Acquisition and combination of novel data samples; including techniques for continuous streaming, monitoring and aggregation; as well as self-reported behavioral and/or physiological and activity data

* Guidelines, protocols, annotation schemas, annotation tools

* Addressing the challenges of representation, including dealing with data sparsity and dimensionality issues, feature combination from different sources and modalities

* Domain adaptation of NLP/AI tools

* Acoustic/phonetic/phonologic, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and discourse analysis of data; including modeling of perception (e.g. eye-movement measures of reading) and production processes (e.g. recording of the writing process by means of digital pens, keystroke logging etc.); use of gestures accompanying speech and non-linguistic behavior

* Use of wearable, vision, and ambient sensors or their fusion for detection of cognitive disabilities or decline

* (Novel) Modeling and deep / machine learning approaches for early diagnostics, prediction, monitoring, classification etc. of various cognitive, psychiatric and/or developmental impairments

* Evaluation of the significance of features for screening and diagnostics

* Evaluation of tools, systems, components, metrics, applications and technologies including methodologies making use of NLP; e.g. for predicting clinical scores from (linguistic) features

* Digital platforms/technologies for cognitive assessment and brain training

* Evaluation, comparison and critical assessment of resources

* Involvement of medical/clinical professionals and patients

* Ethical and legal questions in research with human data in the domain, and how they can be handled

* Deployment, assessment platforms and services as well as innovative mining approaches that can be translated to practical/clinical applications

* Experiences, lessons learned and the future of NLP/AI in the area

Submission & Publication We accept submission of long papers (up to 8 pages), short papers (up to 4 pages) and demo papers (up to 4 pages) to be presented as a long or short oral presentation at the workshop. Additional, unlimited pages containing the list of references and appendices are allowed. The papers of the workshop will be published in online proceedings.

The oral presentations will be allocated 10-20 minutes, possibly, followed by a common poster session (depending on the volume of submissions). Submitted papers must be formatted according to the camera-ready style for LREC 2020 (style guidelines, templates etc. for the camera-ready papers are provided on LREC's main conference page/Submission), and submitted electronically in PDF format through the START conference manager page. Authorship does not have to be anonymous. We will strive to have all submissions reviewed by at least three, or more, members of the program committee. Depending on the number of contributions, papers that describe systems or tools will be invited to give a demo of their system during a poster session.

Submission page: will be communicated at the end of December 2019.

Important Dates Submission deadline: Sun., 16th of February, 2020 Submission page: will be communicated by the end of December 2019 Notification of acceptance: Sun, 15th of March, 2020 Early-bird registration for the main conference and workshops is TBA in mid-March Camera-ready papers: Mon., the 6th of April, 2020

Organizing Committee Dimitrios Kokkinakis, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Kristina Lundholm Fors, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada Malin Antonsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Charalambos Themistocleous, Johns Hopkins University, USA and University of Gothenburg, Sweden Marie Eckerström, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The workshop is supported by the Centre for Ageing and Health (AgeCap), <https://agecap.gu.se/english/> To contact the organizers, please mail dimitrios.kokkinakis at gu.se<mailto:dimitrios.kokkinakis at gu.se> (Subject: [RaPID at LREC2020]).

Programme Committee (in alphabetical order) Jan Alexandersson, DFKI GmbH, Germany Malin Antonsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Eiji Aramaki, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan Visar Berisha, Arizona State University, USA Ellen Breitholtz, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Marie Eckerström, the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Valantis Fyndanis, University of Oslo, Norway Peter Garrard, St George's, University of London, UK Kallirroi Georgila, University of Southern California, USA Annette Gerstenberg, University of Potsdam, Germany Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada Dimitrios Kokkinakis, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Alexandra König, Geriatric Hospital Nice and the University of Côte d'Azur, France Peter Ljunglöf, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Kristina Lundholm Fors, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Saturnino Luz, University of Edinburgh, UK Mauro Nicolao, The University of Sheffield, UK Alexandre Nikolaev, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland Marcus Nyström, University of Lund, Sweden Aurélie Pistono, Ghent University, Belgium Vassiliki Rentoumi, SKEL, NCSR Demokritos, Greece Fabien Ringeval, Université Grenoble Alpes, France Frank Rudzicz, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the University of Toronto, Canada Ineke Schuurman, KU Leuven, Belgium Kairit Sirts, University of Tartu, Estonia Charalambos Themistocleous, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Athanasios Tsanas, the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK Magda Tsolaki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Spyridoula Varlokosta, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Yasunori Yamada, IBM Research, Tokyo, Japan

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As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so as to allow the community to understand the whole context and also replicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2020 endorses the need to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN, www.islrn.org<http://www.islrn.org/>), a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers will be offered at submission time.

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