[FOM] 2nd call for papers for the NLP and Multimedia ESSLLI Workshop

Declerck declerck at dfki.de
Tue Mar 9 04:56:25 EST 2004

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                        CALL FOR PAPERS (Extended deadlines: 22nd March)

                            NLP for Multimedia Applications


                                 16-20 August, Nancy

organised as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
 ESSLLI 2004 (http://esslli2004.loria.fr/) 9-20 August, 2004 in Nancy

Workshop Organizers:
Thierry Declerck (declerck at dfki.deb)
Elisabeth André (andre at informatik.uni-augsburg.de)

Workshop Purpose:
The Workshop aims to provide a discussion platform between advanced PhD students and researchers, who are
interested in the topics typically addressed at ESSLLI, 
and possible multimedia applications involving research results from Language Processing. The submissions
should not necessarily describe achieved work, but can
 present advanced ideas on how to combine NLP and Multimedia applications. 

Workshop Topics:
The workshop will explore some issues on the role natural language processing (NLP) can play
within the increasing number of multimedia (MM) applications that more and more are
influencing our everyday life. Multimodality can be addressed as well, as long as multimedia
aspects are considered. Main questions to be addressed will be: 

- How to integrate multimedia input including natural language (spoken or written); 
- How to combine natural language with other media in order to generate high quality multimedia output;
- How to make use of NL for efficient access to MM archives, Including interactive retrieval;
- Multimedia segmentation, indexing, summarization, and presentation;
- Multimedia and multimodal interaction;
- How to extend multilingual NLP applications (like Question Answering etc) into a  multi-source and
multimedia setting;
- Representation (and reasoning about) of multimedia/multimodal discourse and context

The workshop will also investigate the type of formalisms and standards to be used for this
integration task. Contributions on basic research and on running or achieved projects dealing
with the topics are welcome.

Papers addressing one or more of the following topics are also welcome, but there should be 
some clear possible relationships to NLP, including logical issues:
MPEG, multimedia/multimodal content, coding schemes, metadata, knowledge representation for
multimedia content (multimedia ontologies), semantic annotation of multimedia content or search, 
retrieval and Web applications.

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original work or proposals on the topics
mentioned above. Submissions should not exceed 8 pages and are not anonymous. The following
formats are accepted: PDF or PS. Please send your submissions electronically to Thierry
Declerck (declerck at dfki.de), mentioning "NLP_MM Submission" in the subject line of your mail. Your submission
will be reviewed by at least two reviewers of the Programme Committee or additional reviewers. The accepted
papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI.
The format for the final version will be following the ACL style (details on the ACL 2002 styles can be found
http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~lindek/acl02/style/). So the submissions should ideally be conformant to this one.

Workshop Format:
The Workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants.
It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the second
Week of ESSLLI. There will 2 or 3 slots for paper presentation and discussion per session.
On the first day the organisers will give an introduction to the workshop topics.

Programm Committee:
Noelle Carbonell, LORIA, CNRS & INRIA (Nancy & Paris, France)
Jean-Michel Borde, Digital Visuel (Paris, France)
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH/ITI (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Laurent Romary, Loria (Nancy, France)
Elisabeth André, University of Augsburg (Augsburg, Germany)
Thierry Declerck, University of Saarland & DFKI GmbH (Saarbrücken, Germany)
Horacio Saggion, University of Sheffield (Sheffield, England)
Jan Kuper, University of Twente (Twente, The Netherlands) 
Marcel Worring, ISIS at University of Amsterdam, (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 
Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary College (London, England) 
Joachim Koehler, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication (Bonn, Germany)
Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants are required to register for ESSLLI. The
registration fee for authors presenting a paper will be the same as
the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.

Important Dates:
Submissions: March 22, 2004 (Extended deadlines)
Notification: April 19, 2004
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2004
Preliminary programme: April 23, 2004
Final programme: June 25, 2004
Workshop: August 16-20, 2004

Further Information: 
About ESSLLI 2004: http://esslli2004.loria.fr/
About the Workshop: http://www.dfki.de/~declerck/esslli04.htm

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