CALL for PAPERS
Friday, 29th June, 2007
These studies in embodied language processing have close connections with other fields of inquiry such as Affective Computing and Embodied Conversational Agents. In all of these fields the many modalities through which we communicate besides language, such as facial expressions, gestures, posture, play a prominent role. These and other related studies of nonverbal language processing offer complementary insights to traditional work in computational linguistics. After all, human-human communication is inherently multimodal, and unimodal spoken communication is really just an artifact of communications technology, specifically the telephone ... so surely the mechanisms of speech and language processing need to apply not just to word sequences but to natural (multimodal) human language distributed over multiple input streams (speech, hand gesture, gaze ...). It is increasingly clear that integrating the theories, models and algorithms developed in areas such as these with work in mainstream CL, will lead to a richer processing model of natural communication.
Besides participants from the ACL community working on these topics, we would therefore like to invite individuals concerned with these same issues but who tend to present their work in other communities (affective computing, intelligent virtual agents, for instance).
Areas of Interest
Issues to be addressed could include
Submissions will be judged on correctness, innovation, technical strength, clarity of presentation, generalizability, and significance/relevance to the workshop.
Submissions should follow the two-column format of the ACL 2007 main-conference proceedings and should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of either the LaTeX style file or the Microsoft-Word Style file, which can be found at http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/acl2007/styles/
The reviewing will be blind. Therefore, the paper should not include the authors' names or affiliations. Furthermore, self- citations and other references that could reveal the author's identity should be avoided.
Submission will be electronic. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Papers must be submitted no later than March 26, 2007 using the submission webpage http://www.softconf.com/acl07/ACL07-WS14/submit.html.
Submissions will be reviewed by 2 members of the Program Committee. Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines regarding how to produce camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the ACL workshop proceedings.
Notification of receipt will be emailed to the contact author.
Address any queries regarding the workshop to: