Tenth Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

Reykjavik, Iceland, 2014, in conjunction with LREC 2014,
the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 26-30, 2014

=>=> Workshop programme and booklet of abstracts available now

isa-10 is the tenth edition of a series of joint workshops (see previous workshop) of the ACL SIGSEM Working Group "The Representation of Multimodal Semantic Information" and ISO TC 37/SC 4 (Language Resources) WG 2: Annotation and representation schemes, plus the ISO External Consultation Group for Dialogue Act Annotation.


ISA-10, Tenth Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation, Reykjavik, Iceland, 26-27 May 2014


ISA-10 is the Tenth Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation, and forms part of a series of workshops of ISO TC 37/SC 4 (Language Resources) jointly with ACL-SIGSEM (Computational Semantics). These workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video, images, and in multiple modalities combined. Examples of semantic annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts, discourse relations, and semantic roles, for which the ISO organization pursues the establishment of annotation standards, in order to support the creation of interoperable semantic resources.


Submission of papers will be electronically using the START conference management page of LREC 2014.

When submitting a paper to the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, including also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or that are a new result of your research. For further information on this new initiative, please refer to This 1-day workshop has two parss, one related to interoperable semantic annotation, and one related to multimodal resources and tools. For each track, research papers are invited describing original, unpublished research. Research papers can be either long (6-8 pages) or short (3-4 pages). Short papers are also invited describing ongoing or proposed projects are infrastructure-related activities. Topics for the tracks include, but are not limited to the following:

Track "Interoperable Semantic Annotation":
* methodological aspects of semantic annotation
* semantic annotation and semantic interpretation
* the semantics of semantic annotations
* interoperability of spoken and written corpora
* semantic annotation in dialogue, with a focus on multimodality
* issues in semantic annotation in specific domains, such as time and space; relations in discourse and dialogue; semantic roles and predicate-argument structures
* developments in recent, current, and planned ISO projects on developing semantic annotation standards.
Track "Integration and Interoperability for Multimodal Resources and Tools":
* encoding systems in use in multimodal applications
* metadata concepts to describe multimedia/multimodal resources
* attempts to harmonize encoding schemes and to map between them
* cutting-edge multimedia processing technology that may help multimodality researchers to speed up annotation work
* relevance and god examples of usability solutions to efficiently deal with the inherently imperfect results of any recognition technology
* possibilities to create strong data hubs with attention for legal and ethical aspects of transferring multimedia/multimodal data
* approaches to the creation of a service-oriented architecture in this field.


deadline for submitting papers: March 10 (extended deadline)
notification of acceptance: March 28
submission of camera-ready papers: April 17
workshop: right before or right after LREC
Harry Bunt (co-chair)
Nancy Ide
Kiyong Lee
James Pustefovsky
Laurent Romary
Jan Alexandersson
Stefan Baumann
Jonas Beskow
Paul Buitelaar
Harry Bunt (co-chair)
Thierry Declerck
Alex Fang
Raquel Fernandez Rovira
Annette Frank
Dafydd Gibbon
Koiti Hasida
Nancy Ide
Michael Kipp
Kiyong Lee
Inderjeet Mani
Martha Palmer
Volha Petukhova
Andrei Popescu-Belis
Rashmi Prasad
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary
Mark Steedman
Mariet Theune


For more information contact the workshop hair Harry Bunt,

Registration will be via the on-line registration site of the LREC conference.

For urgent questions send email to

Accomodation and travel:
For travel and accomodation information see the LREC 2012 website.