13th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Co-located with IWCS 2017
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Contact Email: 
Harry Bunt
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 23 June 2017



           13th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

   Montpellier (France), September 19, 2017, at IWCS 2017

ISA-13 is the thirteenth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL Special Interest Group in Semantics (SIGSEM) 
and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO. The first workshop in this series was held in conjunction with 
the IWCS 2003 conference in Tilburg (Netherlands); the latest workshop was held in 2016 as part of the LREC conference 
in Portoroz (Slovenia). 

ISA-workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, 
graphics, video, images, and in communicative behaviour where multiple modalities are combined. Examples of semantic 
annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts, discourse relations, semantic roles, coreference, and 
quantification, for which the ISO organisation pursues the establishment and exploitation of standardised annotation methods 
and representation schemes in order to support the creation of interoperable semantic resources.

Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

* methodological aspects of semantic annotation
* semantic annotation and semantic interpretation
* experiments in semantic annotation
* comparative studies of semantic annotation schemes
* semantic annotation and ontologies
* evaluation of annotation schemes
* context-dependence in semantic annotations
* applications of semantic annotation
* integration of semantic annotation and other linguistic annotations
* issues in the annotation of specific domains of semantic information, such as:
 - events, states, processes, circumstances, facts
 - relations in discourse and dialogue
 - time and space
 - modality,  polarity and factuality, 
 - quantification and modification
 - coreference relations
 - semantic roles and predicate-argument structures
* integration of annotations of different domains of semantic annotation
* annotation of cross-domain phenomena such as negation, attribution and sentiment
* levels of granularity in annotation schemes
* cross-domain issues in semantic annotation, such as language- and application-dependence
* best practices in semantic annotation

Three types of submission are invited:

- Research papers, describing original research in the area of semantic annotation; these can be either long (6-8 pages, 
  not including references) or short (3-4 pages, not including references);
- Project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects involving semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references;
- Demonstration notes, accompanying demonstration of software tools to support manual semantic annotation, or systems 
   for automatic semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references),

Harry Bunt (chair)
Nancy Ide
Kiyong Lee
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary

Jan Alexandersson 
Harry Bunt (chair) 
Nicoletta Calzolari 
Jae-Woong Choe 
Robin Cooper 
Thierry Declerck 
Liesbeth Degand 
Alex Fang 
Robert Gaizauskas 
Koiti Hasida 
Nancy Ide 
Elisabetta Jezek 
Michael Kipp
Kiyong Lee 
Philippe Muller 
Malvina Nissim 
Silvia Pareti 
Volha Petukhova 
Paola Pietrandrea 
Andrei Popescu-Belis 
Rashmi Prasad 
James Pustejovsky 
Laurent Romary 
Ted Sanders 
Manfred Stede 
Matthew Stone 
Thorsten Trippel 
Piek Vossen 
Annie Zaenen 
Sandrine Zufferey 


June 23:    Deadline for submitting papers
July 22:    Notification of acceptance
August 12:  Submission of camera-ready papers
September 19: 
ISA-13 workshop

For more information see the workshop page at https://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa13/ or contact the workshop chair 
Harry Bunt (harry.bunt@uvt.nl)