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ISA 2019 : 15th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation


When May 23, 2019 - May 23, 2019
Where Göteborg, Sweden
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2019
Notification Due Mar 15, 2019
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2019
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

Call for Papers


15th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

at IWCS 2019, Göteborg, Sweden, 23 May 2019

ISA-15 is the fifteenth 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 took part in conjunction with the IWCS 2003 conference in Tilburg (Netherlands); the latest editions were held as part of the LREC 2016 conference in Portoroz, Slovenia (ISA-12), of the IWCS 2017 conference in Montpellier, France (ISA-13), and of the COLING 2018 conference in Santa Fé (New Mexico), USA, last August (ISA-14).

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, quantification phenomena, and other aspects of meaning for which the ISO organisation pursues the establishment and application of standardised annotation methods and representation schemes, in order to support the creation of interoperable semantic and pragmatic resources.

Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

* methodological aspects of semantic annotation
* experiments in semantic annotation
* use of context in producing semantic annotations
* applications of semantic annotation
* uncertainty and ambiguity in annotations
* integration of semantic annotation and other linguistic annotations
* combining annotations from different schemes
* semantic annotation, interpretation, and inferencing
* annotations linking language to context situations
* levels of granularity in annotation schemes
* goals of semantic annotation
* semantic annotation and ontologies
* comparison of annotation schemes
* evaluation of semantic annotations
* best practices for semantic annotation procedures
* language- or application-specific aspects of semantic annotation
* 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
- reference and named entities
- attribution, attitudes, and emotions

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).

Submission of papers is in PDF form through the ISA-15 submission site at . All submissions should be formatted in the same way as those to the IWCS 2019 conference.

Harry Bunt
Nancy Ide
Kiyong Lee
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary

Jan Alexandersson
Ron Artstein
Harry Bunt (chair)
Nicoletta Calzolari
Jae-Woong Choe
Robin Cooper
Thierry Declerck
David DeVault
Jens Edlund
Alex Fang
Robert Gaizauskas
Kallirroi Georgila
Jan Hajic
Koiti Hasida
Nancy Ide
Elisabetta Jezek
Simon Keizer
Kiyong Lee
Paul Mc Kevitt
Adam Meyers
Philippe Muller
Patrizia Paggio
Volha Petukhova
Massimo Poesio
Rashmi Prasad
Laurent Prévot
James Pustejovsky
Ines Rehbein
Laurent Romary
Ielka van der Sluis
Manfred Stede
Matthew Stone
Thorsten Trippel
Carl Vogel
Piek Vossen
Menno van Zaanen
Annie Zaenen
Heike Zinsmeister
Sandrine Zufferey


February 15, 2019: Deadline for submitting papers
March 15, 2019: Notification of acceptance
April 15, 2019: Submission of camera-ready papers

For more information see the workshop page at or contact the workshop chair Harry Bunt (

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