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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   LREC 2008: Workshop on Multimodal Corpora - Call for Participation
Email:   patrizia_(on)_cst.dk
Date received:   28 Apr 2008
Start date:   27 May 2008

************************************************************** Call For Participation International Workshop on MULTIMODAL CORPORA: FROM Models of Natural Interaction to Systems and Applications Tuesday, 27 May 2008 Full day workshop Marrakech (Morocco) http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/ *************************************************************** In Association with LREC2008 (the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation) http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/ Main conference: 28-29-30 May 2008 Palais des Congrès Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech (Morocco) ------------------------- DESCRIPTION ------------------------- A 'Multimodal Corpus' targets 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 continues the successful series of similar workshops at LREC 00, 02, 04 and 06 also documented in a special issue of the Journal of Language Resources and Evaluation due to come out in spring 2008. There is an increasing interest in multimodal communication and multimodal corpora as visible by European Networks of Excellence and integrated projects such as HUMAINE, SIMILAR, CHIL, AMI, CALLAS. Furthermore, the success of recent conferences and workshops dedicated to multimodal communication (ICMI, IVA, Gesture, PIT, Nordic Symposia on Multimodal Communication, Embodied Language Processing) and the creation of the Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces also testifies to the growing interest in this area, and the general need for data on multimodal behaviours. The focus of this LREC'2008 workshop on multimodal corpora will be on models of natural interaction and their contribution to the design of multimodal systems and applications. Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to: - Multimodal corpus collection activities (e.g. direction-giving dialogues, emotional behaviour, human-avatar interaction, human-robot interaction, etc.) - Relations between modalities in natural (human) interaction and in human-computer interaction - Application of multimodal corpora to the design of multimodal and multimedia systems - Fully or semi-automatic multimodal annotation, using e.g. motion capture and image processing, and its integration with manual annotations - Corpus-based design of systems that involve human-like modalities either in input (Virtual Reality, motion capture, etc.) and output (virtual characters) - Multimodal interaction in specific scenarios, e.g. group interaction in meetings - Coding schemes for the annotation of multimodal corpora - Evaluation and validation of multimodal annotations - Methods, tools, and best practices for the acquisition, creation, management, access, distribution, and use of multimedia and multimodal corpora - Interoperability between multimodal annotation tools (exchange formats, conversion tools, standardization) - Metadata descriptions of multimodal corpora - Automated multimodal fusion and/or generation (e.g., coordinated speech, gaze, gesture, facial expressions) - Analysis methods tailored to multimodal corpora using e.g. statistical measures or data mining. We expect the output of this workshop to be: 1) deeper understanding of theoretical issues and research questions related to verbal and non-verbal communication that multimodal corpora should address, 2) larger consensus on how such corpora should be built in order to provide useful and usable answers to research questions, 3) shared knowledge of how the corpora are contributing to multimodal and multimedia system design, and 4) an updated view of state-of-the-art research on multimodal corpora. -------------------------------------------------- TIME SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION FEE -------------------------------------------------- The workshop will consist of a morning session and an afternoon session. There will be time for collective discussions. For this full-day Workshop, registration is possible on site or via the lrec web site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/ -------------------------------------------------- ORGANISING COMMITTEE -------------------------------------------------- MARTIN Jean-Claude, LIMSI-CNRS, France PAGGIO Patrizia, Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark KIPP Michael, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany HEYLEN Dirk, Univ. Twente, The Netherlands -------------------------------------------------- PROGRAMME COMMITTEE -------------------------------------------------- Jan Alexandersson, D Jens Allwood, SE Elisabeth Ahlsén, SE Elisabeth André, D Gerard Bailly, F Stéphanie Buisine, F Susanne Burger, USA Loredana Cerrato, SE Piero Cosi, I Morena Danieli, I Nicolas Ech Chafai, F John Glauert, UK Kostas Karpouzis, G Alfred Kranstedt, D Peter Kuehnlein, NL Daniel Loehr, USA Maurizio Mancini, F Costanza Navarretta, DK Catherine Pelachaud, F Fabio Pianesi, I Isabella Poggi, I Laurent Romary, D Ielka van der Sluis, UK Rainer Stiefelhagen, D Peter Wittenburg, NL Massimo Zancanaro, I -------------------------------------------------- WORKSHOP PROGRAMME -------------------------------------------------- 9.00 Welcome SESSION "MULTIMODAL EXPRESSION OF EMOTION" 9.15 Annotation of Cooperation and Emotions in Map Task Dialogues (Federica Cavicchio and Massimo Poesio) 9.45 Double Level Analysis of the Multimodal Expressions of Emotions in Human-machine Interaction (Jean-Marc Colletta, Ramona Kunene, Aurélie Venouil and Anna Tcherkassof) 10.15 - 10.45 coffee break SESSION "MULTIMODALITY AND CONVERSATION" 10.45 Multimodality in Conversation Analysis: a Case of Greek TV Interviews (Maria Koutsombogera, Lida Touribaba and Harris Papageorgiou) 11.15 The MUSCLE Movie Database: A Multimodal Corpus with Rich Annotation for Dialogue and Saliency Detection (Dimitrios Spachos, Athanasia Zlantintsi, Vassiliki Moschou, Panagiotis Antonopoulos, Emmanouil Benetos, Margarita Kotti, Katerina Tzimouli, Constantine Kotropoulos, Nikos Nikolaidis, Petros Maragos and Ioannis Pitas) SESSION "MULTIMODAL ANALYSIS OF ACTIVITIES" 11.45 A Multimodal Data Collection of Daily Activities in a Real Instrumented Apartment (Alessandro Cappelletti, Bruno Lepri, Nadia Mana, Fabio Pianesi and Massimo Zancanaro) 12.15 Unsupervised Clustering in Multimodal Multiparty Meeting Analysis (Yosuke Matsusaka, Yasuhiro Katagiri, Masato Ishizaki and Mika Enomoto) 12.45 Discussion 13.00 - 14.30 LUNCH SESSION "INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN MULTIMODAL BEHAVIORS" 14.30 Multimodal Intercultural Information and Communication Technology: A Conceptual Framework for Designing and Evaluating Multimodal Intercultural ICT (Jens Allwood and Elisabeth Ahlsén) 15.00 Multitrack Annotation of Child Language and Gestures (Jean-Marc Colletta, Aurélie Venouil, Ramona Kunene, Virginie Kaufmann and Jean-Pascal Simon) 15.30 The Persuasive Impact of Gesture and Gaze (Isabella Poggi and Laura Vincze) 16.00-16.30 coffee break 16.30 On the Contextual Analysis of Agreement Scores (Dennis Reidsma, Dirk Heylen and Rieks Op den Akker) SESSION "PROCESSING AND INDEXING OF MULTIMODAL CORPORA" 17.00 Dutch Multimodal Corpus for Speech Recognition (Alin G. Chitu and Leon J.M. Rothkrantz) 17.30 Multimodal Data Collection in The AMASS++ project (Scott Martens, Jan Hendrik Becker, Tinne Tuytelaars and Marie-Francine Moens) 18.00 The Nottingham Multi-modal Corpus: A Demonstration (Dawn Knight, Svenja Adolphs, Paul Tennent and Ronald Carter) 18.15 Analysing Interaction: A Comparison of 2D and 3D techniques (Stuart A. Battersby, Mary Lavelle, Patrick G.T. Healey and Rosemarie McCabe) 18.30 Discussion 19.00 END OF WORKSHOP (Followed by an informal dinner)

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