Ninth Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

Potsdam, March 19-20, 2013, associated with IWCS 2013

isa-9, the Ninth Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation, is the ninth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL SIGSEM Working Group "The Representation of Multimodal Semantic Information" and ISO TC 37/SC 4 (Language Resources) WG 2: Semantic annotation.

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.

See also the most recent previous ISA workshops: ISA-8, "ISA in Pisa", Pisa, October 2012; ISA-7 in Istanbul, May 2012; ISA-6 in Oxford, 2011; and ISA-5 in Hong Kong, 2010.

The programme of this 2-day workshop will be a mixture of presentations of submitted papers and discussion sessions on ongoing projects that aim to establish ISO international standards for areas of semantic annotation. Four types of submission are invited:

- Research papers, describing original research relating to semantic annotation; these can be either 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 manual semantic annotations, or of software systems for automatic semantic annotation (2-4 pages);
- Commentaries on ongoing ISO projects concerned with semantic annotation standards (2-4 pages).
The maximum page numbers mentioned for the various types of submission do not include references.

Topics for submitted papers include, but are not limited to the following:
* methodological aspects of semantic annotation
* experiments in semantic annotation
* semantic annotation and semantic interpretation
* the semantics of semantic annotations
* semantic annotation, ontologies and inferencing
* applications of semantic annotation
* issues in semantic annotation in specific domains, such as
- time and space
- events, states, processes, facts,...
- relations in discourse and dialogue
- semantic roles and predicate-argument structures
* domain-independent issues in semantic annotation (negation, modality, sentiment, attribution,..)
* integration of annotations across domains
* best practices in semantic annotation
* developments in projects that aim to define standards for semantic annotation.

Harry Bunt
Kiyong Lee
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: (Not yet confirmed)
Jan Alexandersson
Harry Bunt (chair)
Thierry Declerck
Alex Fang
Robert Gaizauskas
Koiti Hasida
Nancy Ide
Michael Kipp
Kiyong Lee
Alessandro Lenci
Inderjeet Mani
Martha Palmer
Volha Petukhova
Andrei Popescu-Belis
Rashmi Prasad
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary
Claudia Soria
Thorsten Trippel
Piek Vossen


This website will in due time be extended with details concerning venue, accomodation, registration etc.
For more information see also the websites of recent workshops in the ISA-series, such as
ISA-8, October 2012, "ISA in Pisa":
ISA-7, May 2012, Istanbul:
ISA-6, January 2011, Oxford:
ISA-5: January 2010, Hong Kong:

For any questions contact the workshop chair: