Ninth Joint ISO-ACL/SIGSEM Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
ISA - 9
in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS-10)
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 to Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Contact Email: 
Harry Bunt
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 7 January 2013

Second Call for Papers


Ninth Joint ISO-ACL/SIGSEM Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS-10),
Potsdam, March 19-20, 2013.

ISA-9 is the ninth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL SIGSEM Working Group
"The Representation of Multimodal Semantic Information" (see and
ISO TC 37/SC 4 (Language Resources) WG 2: Representation schemes (see

In the Ninth Joint ACL-ISO workshop we aim to bring together researchers interested in the annotation of
semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, and in multiple modalities combined.
Examples of semantic annotation include notably the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts,
discourse relations, and semantic roles, for which the International ISO Organization pursues the
establishment of standards, in order to promote and support the creation of interoperable semantic resources.
The workshop provides a platform for discussing work in recent and ongoing projects in ISO and in other contexts,
for exchanging information about experiences in creating and applying semantically annotated resources, for
bringing in new ideas and perspectives relating to semantic annotation and interoperability, and for discussing
semantic annotation in relation to computational semantics and to other aspects of natural language processing.

Topics of the ISA-9 workshop include (but are not limited to) the following:

* methodological aspects of semantic annotation
* experiments in semantic annotation
* semantic annotation and semantic interpretation
* semantic annotation, ontologies, and inferencing
* the semantics of semantic annotations
* applications of semantic annotation
* issues in semantic annotation in specific domains, such as
* time and space
* events, states, processes, facts,...
* semantic roles
* relations in dialogue and discourse
* domain-independent issues in semantic annotation, such as
negation, modality, veridicality, quantification, modification,
coreference, sentiment, and attribution
* integration of annotations across domains
* best practices in semantic annotation
* developments in projects that aim to define semantic annotation standards

Four types of submissions are invited:

* research papers, describing original research relating to semantic annotation;
these can be long (6-8 pages) or short (3-4 pages);
* project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects
involving semantic annotation (2-4 pages);
* demonstration notes, accompanying demonstrations of software tools
for supporting manual semantic annotation or software systems for automatic
semantic annotation (2-4 pages);
* commentaries on ongoing ISO projects concerned with semantic annotation
standards (2 -4 pages).

Submissions should be prepared in Latex using the ACL format - see
and should be submitted electronically at the ISA-9 submissions website

* Submission deadline: 7 January 2013
* Notification of paper acceptance: 4 February 2013
* Camera-ready papers due: 25 February 2013
* ISA-9 Workshop: March 19-20, 2013

Harry Bunt, Tilburg University
Kiyong Lee, Korea University, Seoul
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, Boston
Laurent Romary, INRIA/HUB, Berlin

Jan Alexandersson
Collin Baker
Harry Bunt (chair)
Nicoletta Calzolari
Jae-Woong Choe
Thierry Declerck
Alex Fang
Robert Gaizauskas
Koiti Hasida
Nancy Ide
Aravind Joshi
Michael Kipp
Kiyong Lee
Inderjeet Mani
Martha Palmer
Volha Petukhova
Massimo Poesio
Andrei Popescu-Belis
Rashmi Prasad
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary
Ted Sanders
Thorsten Trippel
Piek Vossen
Annie Zaenen

For more information see the websites of recent previous ISA-workshops:
ISA-5, January 2010, Hong Kong:
ISA-6, January 2011, Oxford:
ISA-7, May 2012, Istanbul,
ISA-8, October 2012, Pisa,

More information, for example about registration (there will most probably
be a registration fee of € 50), will be available at the ISA-9 website

and at the IWCS-10 conference website (for venue, travel info, etc.)

Relevant information related to interoperable semantic annotation can also be found at

For any questions please contact the workshop chair at