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Monday, January 09, 2023 by Chris Wellekens

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3-3-1(2023-01-16) Advanced Language Processing School (ALPS), Grenoble, France
Advanced Language Processing School (ALPS)
January, 16-20 2023
Virtual Event
We are opening the registration for the third Advanced Language Processing School (ALPS), co-organized by University Grenoble Alpes and Naver Labs Europe.
*Target Audience*
This is a winter school covering advanced topics in NLP, and we are primarily targeting doctoral students and advanced (research) masters. A few slots will also be reserved for academics and persons working in research-heavy positions in industry.
Advanced lectures by first class researchers. A (virtual) atmosphere that fosters connections and interaction. A poster session for attendees to present their work, gather feedback and brainstorm future work ideas.
The current list of speakers is: Michael Auli (Meta, USA), Kyunghyun Cho (New York University, USA); Yejin Choi (University of Washington and Allen Institute for AI, USA); Dirk Hovy (Bocconi University, Italia); Colin Raffel (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hugging Face, USA); Lucia Specia (Imperial College, UK), François Yvon (LISN/CNRS, France).  
To apply to this winter school, please follow the instructions at . The deadline for applying is Sept 30th, and we will notify acceptance on October 3rd.

3-3-2(2023-04-02) Sixth International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts (Text2Story'23) , Dublin, Ireland




Sixth International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts (Text2Story'23) 


Held in conjunction with the 45th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'23) 


April 2nd, 2023 - Dublin, Ireland 




++ Important Dates ++ 

    - Submission deadline: January 23rd, 2023 

    - Acceptance Notification Date: March 3rd, 2023 

    - Camera-ready copies: March 17th, 2023 

    - Workshop: April 2nd, 2023 


++ Overview ++ 

Recent years have shown a stream of continuously evolving information making it unmanageable and time-consuming for an interested reader to track and process and to keep up with all the essential information and the various aspects of a story. Automated narrative extraction from text offers a compelling approach to this problem. It involves identifying the sub-set of interconnected raw documents, extracting the critical narrative story elements, and representing them in an adequate final form (e.g., timelines) that conveys the key points of the story in an easy-to-understand format. Although, information extraction and natural language processing have made significant progress towards an automatic interpretation of texts, the problem of automated identification and analysis of the different elements of a narrative present in a document (set) still presents significant unsolved challenges


++ List of Topics ++ 

In the sixth edition of the Text2Story workshop, we aim to bring to the forefront the challenges involved in understanding the structure of narratives and in incorporating their representation in well-established models, as well as in modern architectures (e.g., transformers) which are now common and form the backbone of almost every IR and NLP application. It is hoped that the workshop will provide a common forum to consolidate the multi-disciplinary efforts and foster discussions to identify the wide-ranging issues related to the narrative extraction task. To this regard, we encourage the submission of high-quality and original submissions covering the following topics: 

  •     Narrative Representation Models
  •     Story Evolution and Shift Detection
  •     Temporal Relation Identification
  •     Temporal Reasoning and Ordering of Events
  •     Causal Relation Extraction and Arrangement
  •     Narrative Summarization
  •     Multi-modal Summarization
  •     Automatic Timeline Generation
  •     Storyline Visualization
  •     Comprehension of Generated Narratives and Timelines
  •     Big Data Applied to Narrative Extraction
  •     Personalization and Recommendation of Narratives
  •     User Profiling and User Behavior Modeling
  •     Sentiment and Opinion Detection in Texts
  •     Argumentation Analysis
  •     Bias Detection and Removal in Generated Stories
  •     Ethical and Fair Narrative Generation
  •     Misinformation and Fact Checking
  •     Bots Influence
  •     Narrative-focused Search in Text Collections
  •     Event and Entity importance Estimation in Narratives
  •     Multilinguality: Multilingual and Cross-lingual Narrative Analysis
  •     Evaluation Methodologies for Narrative Extraction
  •     Resources and Dataset Showcase
  •     Dataset Annotation for Narrative Generation/Analysis
  •     Applications in Social Media (e.g. narrative generation during a natural disaster)
  •     Language Models and Transfer Learning in Narrative Analysis
  •     Narrative Analysis in Low-resource Languages

++ Dataset ++

    We challenge the interested researchers to consider submitting a paper that makes use of the tls-covid19 dataset (published at ECIR'21) under the scope and purposes of the text2story workshop. tls-covid19 consists of a number of curated topics related to the Covid-19 outbreak, with associated news articles from Portuguese and English news outlets and their respective reference timelines as gold-standard. While it was designed to support timeline summarization research tasks it can also be used for other tasks including the study of news coverage about the COVID-19 pandemic. A script to reconstruct and expand the dataset is available at The article itself is available at this link: 


++ Submission Guidelines ++ 


    We invite two kinds of submissions: 

  • Full papers (up to 7 pages + references): Original and high-quality unpublished contributions on the theory and practical aspects of the narrative extraction task. Full-papers should introduce existing approaches, describe the methodology and the experiments conducted in detail. Negative result papers to highlight tested hypotheses that did not get the expected outcome are also welcomed.
  • Work in progressdemos and dissemination papers (up to 4 pages + references): unpublished short papers describing work in progress; demo and resource papers presenting research/industrial prototypes, datasets or software packages; position papers introducing a new point of view, a research vision or a reasoned opinion on the workshop topics; and dissemination papers describing project ideas, ongoing research lines, case studies or summarized versions of previously published papers in high-quality conferences/journals that is worthwhile sharing with the Text2Story community, but where novelty is not a fundamental issue.

    Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee. The accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published at CEUR workshop proceedings (indexed in Scopus and DBLP) as long as they don't conflict with previous publication rights.


++ Workshop Format ++ 

    Participants of accepted papers will be given 15 minutes for oral presentations.


++ Organizing committee ++ 

    Ricardo Campos (INESC TEC; Ci2 - Smart Cities Research Center, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Tomar, Portugal)

    Alípio M. Jorge (INESC TEC; University of Porto, Portugal)

    Adam Jatowt (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

    Sumit Bhatia (Media and Data Science Research Lab, Adobe)

    Marina Litvak (Shamoon Academic College of Engineering, Israel)


++ Proceedings Chair ++

    João Paulo Cordeiro (INESC TEC & Universidade da Beira do Interior)

    Conceição Rocha (INESC TEC) 


++ Web and Dissemination Chair ++

    Hugo Sousa (INESC TEC & University of Porto) 

    Behrooz Mansouri (Rochester Institute of Technology)


++ Program Committee ++

    Álvaro Figueira (INESC TEC & University of Porto)

    Andreas Spitz (University of Konstanz)

    Antoine Doucet (Université de La Rochelle)

    António Horta Branco (University of Lisbon)

    Arian Pasquali (CitizenLab)

    Bart Gajderowicz (University of Toronto)

    Brenda Santana (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)

    Bruno Martins (IST & INESC-ID, University of Lisbon)

    Daniel Loureiro (Cardiff University)

    Dennis Aumiller (Heidelberg University)

    Dhruv Gupta (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

    Dyaa Albakour (Signal UK)

    Evelin Amorim (INESC TEC)

    Henrique Cardoso (INESC TEC & University of Porto)

    Ismail Altingovde (Middle East Technical University)

    João Paulo Cordeiro (INESC TEC & University of Beira Interior)

    Kiran Bandeli (Walmart Inc.)

    Luca Cagliero (Politecnico di Torino)

    Ludovic Moncla (INSA Lyon)

    Marc Finlayson (Florida International University)

    Marc Spaniol (Université de Caen Normandie)

    Moreno La Quatra (Politecnico di Torino)

    Nuno Guimarães (INESC TEC & University of Porto)

    Pablo Gamallo (University of Santiago de Compostela)

    Pablo Gervás (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

    Paulo Quaresma (Universidade de Évora)

    Paul Rayson (Lancaster University)

    Ross Purves (University of Zurich)

    Satya Almasian (Heidelberg University)

    Sérgio Nunes (INESC TEC & University of Porto)

    Simra Shahid (Adobe's Media and Data Science Research Lab)

    Udo Kruschwitz (University of Regensburg) 


++ Contacts ++ 


    For general inquiries regarding the workshop, reach the organizers at:


3-3-3(2023-05-26) HISPhonCog 2023: Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language 2023, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Dear colleagues and prospective participants of HISPhonCog 2023

(my apologies for cross listings). 

We are very pleased to inform you that we will resume our annual HISPhonCog conference in 2023 after such a long pause due to Covid 19.
We sincerely hope that we will be able to meet many of you in person in Seoul in May 2023.
Best wishes,
Taehong Cho


HISPhonCog 2023: Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language 2023

Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, May 26-27, 2023

HIPCS (Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language) at Hanyang University, together with Department of English Language and Literature, holds its 3rd annual international symposium on current issues on phonetics and cognitive sciences of language (HISPhonCog) 2023 on 26-27 May, 2023.

Theme for HISPhonCog 2023

Linguistic and cognitive functions of fine phonetic detail underlying sound systems and/or sound change

We have witnessed over past decades that the severance between phonetics and phonology has been steadily eroding along with the awareness of the importance of scalar and gradient aspects of speech in understanding the linguistic sound system and sound change. In particular, non-contrastive phonetic events (either at the subphonemic level or at the suprasegmental level of micro-prosody), which had traditionally been understood to be beyond the speaker’s control (as low-level automatic physiological phenomena), have been reinterpreted as part of the grammar. They have turned out to be either systematically linked with phonological contrasts in the segmental or intonational phonology and higher-order linguistic structures (e.g., prosodic structure, morphosyntactic structure, information structure) or governed by language-specific phonetic rules that make the seemingly cross-linguistically similar phonetic processes distinctive, both of which may in turn serve as driving forces for sound change. Furthermore, we have enjoyed seeing that the investigation of linguistic roles of fine phonetic detail provides insights into phonetic underpinnings of other speech variation phenomena such as sociolinguistically-driven speech variation and effects of native-language experience on production and perception of unfamiliar languages or L2. Most remarkably, such phonetic underpinnings are not purely segmental in nature, but they are suprasegmental or systematically related to prosodic structure and the intonational grammar of the language.  

We invite submissions which provide some empirical (experimental) evidence for exploring any issues related to the theme of the symposium. We also wish to have a special session on Articulatory Phonology and speech dynamics bearing on the issue of how gradient and categorical aspects of human speech may be combined to serve as a cognitive linguistic unit. We will also consider submissions that deal with other general issues in speech production and perception in L1 and L2. We particularly welcome submissions from the neuro-cognitive perspectives or from the phonetics-prosody interplay.  

Invited speakers

  • Adam Albright (MIT)
  • Lisa Davidson (New York University)
  • John Kingston (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  • Marianne Pouplier (University Munich)
  • Donca Steriade (MIT)
  • Andrew Wedel (University of Arizona)
  • Douglas Whalen (CUNY and Haskins Laboratories)
  • Alan Yu (University of Chicago)

A possible Special Issue to be published in a journal

  • Oral presentations (including invited talks) and a limited number of selected posters (related to the themes of the conference under the rubric of linguistic/cognitive functions of fine phonetic detail) will be invited to submit a full manuscript to be considered further for a possible inclusion in a Special Issue in a peer-reviewed international journal.
  • The actual journal has not been selected but we are considering one of the followings journals subject to final approval from a targeted journal: Journal of Phonetics, Phonetica, Journal of International Phonetic Association, Laboratory Phonology, Language and Speech, Linguistic Vanguard, The Linguistic Review, etc. 
  • Once we know the journal, we will announce it on the HISPhonCog 2023 webpage.
  • (tentative) Guest editors: T. Cho, S. Kim & H. MItterer
  • If you wish to have your paper considered for the special issue, regardless of whether your paper is selected for oral presentation or not, please indicate your intention when you submit an abstract through Easy Chair. 
  • We will also consider papers on the theme, even if they are not to be presented at the conference. In such a case, please send a two-page abstract (including figures and references within the two page limit) to Taehong Cho at by February 10. 
  • Deadline of submission of invited/selected papers (for a special issue): July 30, 2023. (This deadline will be strictly enforced.)
  • Note that each selected paper will undergo standard editorial/review processes which may eventually lead to its exclusion (rejection). 

Support for international participants (possible free accommodation)

  • As before, we will do our best to provide free local hotel accommodation (one room for up to 3 nights per presentation) for international presenters affiliated with a foreign institute/university, travelling from abroad.
  • Please note, however, that the local hotel we had a contract with before was closed due to Covid 19. So we may not be able to make an arrangement for free accommodation. If we don't find a solution, we will have to provide a small amount of partial accommodation subsidy with priority to be given to student presenters. The details will be sent to qualified individuals along with an acceptance letter, depending on the final budget approval.  

Free registration fees

  • We are very pleased to inform you that we will be able to make registration free as before.
  • Free registion will include free banquet, free munches for breakfast, free refreshments and a free conference handbook
  • Attendees will have to pay (optionally) for lunches (10 USD or equivalent in KRW for each lunch) at the time of arrival. (The detail will be provided along with registration.) 
  • Pre-registration should be made by no later than April 10, 2023 to be guaranteed for possible (partial) accommodation support (for international presenters) and free registration (for all foreign and domestic participants and audience).
  • A pre-registration form that arrives a few days after April 10 may still be considered for free registration, depending on the budget and availability. Please contact us at if you miss the deadline by a few days but still would like to register in advance.
  • On-site registration will be possible for small fees, but with no guarantee for lunches and banquet admission.
  • For further information about how to register, please check the website later.

Abstract submission instruction

Call for Satellite Workshop 

  • We set aside May 25 (Thursday), 2023 (the day before the main conference) for one or two possible satellite workshops. 
  • We will provide rooms and light refreshments free of charge with support of our onsite personnel. 
  • If you are interested, please contact Taehong Cho directly at The proposal will be welcome until the two slots are filled. 


  • Deadline of submission of a two-page long abstract: February 10, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: No later than March 10, 2023
  • Free Registration with free accommodation: No later than April 10, 2023
  • Satellite Workshop (if organized): May 25, 2023
  • Symposium dates: May 26-27, 2023 
  • (Submission of invited papers to a special issue: July 30, 2023)

Local Organizing Institute and Committee

Organizing Bodies of HISPhonCog:

  • HIPCS (the Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language)
  • CRC for Articulatory DB and Cognitive Sciences
  • Department of English Language and Literature, Hanyang University

Organizing Committee:

  • Taehong Cho (Chair, HIPCS, Hanyang University)
  • Sahyang Kim (Hongik University & HIPCS)
  • Say Young Kim (HIPCS, Hanyang University, Seoul)
  • Suyeon Im (HIPCS, Hanyang University, Seoul)



3-3-4(2023-06-04) CfP ICASSP 2023, Rhodes Island, Greece




Announcing the ICASSP 2023 Call for Papers! 

The Call for Papers for ICASSP 2023 is now open! The 48th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, & Signal Processing (ICASSP) will be held from 4-9 June 2023 in Rhodes Island, Greece. 
The flagship conference of the IEEE Signal Processing Society will offer a comprehensive technical program presenting all the latest developments in research and technology for signal processing and its applications. Featuring world-class oral and poster sessions, keynotes, plenaries and perspective talks, exhibitions, demonstrations, tutorials, short courses, and satellite workshops, it is expected to attract leading researchers and global industry figures, providing a great networking opportunity. Moreover, exceptional papers and contributors will be selected and recognized by ICASSP.

Technical Scope


We invite submissions of original unpublished technical papers on topics including but not limited to:

  • Applied Signal Processing Systems
  • Audio & Acoustic Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Imaging & Signal Processing
  • Compressive Sensing, Sparse Modeling
  • Computational Imaging
  • Computer Vision 
  • Deep Learning/Machine Learning for Signal Processing 
  • Image, Video & Multidimensional Signal Processing 
  • Industrial Signal Processing 
  • Information Forensics & Security 
  • Internet of Things
  • Multimedia Signal Processing
  • Quantum Signal Processing
  • Remote Sensing & Signal Processing
  • Sensor Array & Mulltichanel SP
  • Signal Processing for Big Data
  • Signal Processing for Communication
  • Signal Processing for Cyber Security
  • Signal Processing for Education
  • Signal Processing for Robotics
  • Signal Processing Over Graphs
  • Signal Processing Theory & Methods 
  • Speech & Language Processing

SP Society Journal Paper Presentations

Authors of papers published or accepted in IEEE SPS journals may present their work at ICASSP 2023 at appropriate tracks. These papers will neither be reviewed nor included in the proceedings. In addition, the IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing (OJSP) will provide a special track for longer submissions with the same processing timeline as ICASSP. Accepted papers will be published in OJSP and presented in the conference but will not be included in the conference proceedings.


Open Preview

Conference proceedings will be available in IEEE Xplore, free of charge, to all customers, 30 days prior to the conference start date, through the conference end date.


Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 19 October 2022
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: 8 February 2023 
  • SPS Journal Papers/Letters Deadline: 8 February 2023
  • Camera Ready Paper Deadline: 6 March 2023 
  • Author Registration Deadline: 20 March 2023 
  • Open Preview Starts: 5 May 2023

3-3-5(2023-06-04) CfP Student competition at ICASSP 2023, Rhodes, Greece
Call for Proposals
Student Competitions at IEEE ICASSP 2023
The IEEE Signal Processing Society is calling those interested in organizing one of the student competitions that will be held at ICASSP 2023! The SP Cup gives SPS Students the opportunity to solve real-life problems using signal processing or video and image processing methods. Rounds of open competition are held before three final teams are selected to present their work and compete for the US$5,000 grand prize at ICASSP 2023! See the full SP Cup Call for Proposals.
The 5-MICC is the Society’s new video contest in which teams of students create five-minute videos that highlight and generate excitement about signal processing concepts. The final three teams’ videos will be selected and featured on the ICASSP website, where the ICASSP and signal processing community can vote for their favorites! Those teams will be invited to attend ICASSP for the final phase of the competition and US$5,000 grand prize. See the full 5-MICC Call for Proposals.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the SP Cup or the 5-Minute Video Clip Contest being held at ICASSP 2023, please submit your proposal for endorsement to the SPS Technical Committee (TC) that best fits your proposal by 6 January 2023 for the SP Cup and 3 January 2023 for the 5-MICC. Your proposal must be endorsed by one of the TCs. You can find the Society’s TCs located on the Technical Committees page on the SPS website. The endorsed proposals will then be submitted by the TC Chairs to SP-SC-STUDENTSERVICES@LISTSERV.IEEE.ORG by 13 January 2023 for the SP Cup and 7 January 2023 for the 5-MICC.

If you have questions, you can reach out directly to Angshul Majumdar, SPS Student Services Director, and Jaqueline Rash, SPS Membership Program and Events Administrator, or the SSC alias.

3-3-6(2023-06-04) CfSatellite Workshops ICASSP 2023, Rhodes Island, Greece


 Call for Satellite Workshops at ICASSP 2023

The organizing committee of ICASSP 2023 invites proposals for Satellite Workshops, aiming to inaugurate such tradition with the goals of enriching the conference program, attracting a wider audience, and enhancing inclusivity for students and professionals.
The ICASSP Satellite Workshops will be half or full-day events and will take place the day before or after the main conference technical program at the conference venue. The workshops may include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, keynotes, and panels, encouraging the participation of attendees in active discussions.
Submit your proposals by 9 November 2022. 

Workshop Logistics


Organizers of ICASSP 2023 Satellite Workshops will be responsible for the workshop scientific planning and promotion, including the setup of their external website (this will be linked from the main ICASSP 2023 site but not hosted there), running of the paper reviewing process, undertaking all communication with the submitted paper authors, creating and announcing the event schedule, abiding by the Important Dates listed below, and seamlessly communicating with the Workshop Chairs.


Please note that specifically for workshops that will appear at IEEE Xplore, the paper submission and reviewing process will be conducted through the ICASSP 2023 paper management system (Microsoft CMT).


The ICASSP 2023 organizers will handle workshop registration, allocation of facilities, and distribution of the workshop papers in electronic format. Workshop attendance will be free-of-charge for the main conference registrants, while a reduced registration fee will be charged to workshop-only attendees.

Important Dates

  • Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: 9 November 2022

  • Workshop Proposal Acceptance Notification: 23 November 2022

  • Workshop Website Online: 7 December 2022

  • Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 15 February 2023

  • Workshop Paper Acceptance Notification: 14 April 2023

  • Workshop Camera Ready Paper Deadline: 28 April 2023


3-3-7(2023-06-12)) 13th International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, Thessaloniki, Greece

ICMR2023 – ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval


3-3-8(2023-06-15) JPC 2023 (Journées de phonétique clinique)- Toulouse, France

JPC 2023 - Toulouse du 15 au 17 juin 2023

2e Appel à Communication

Depuis leur création en 2005, les Journées de Phonétique Clinique (JPC) ont été régulièrement organisées sur une base bisannuelle. Après une dernière édition organisée en Belgique par nos collègues du Laboratoire de phonétique de l’Université de Mons en 2019 (sous l’égide de l’Institut de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies du Langage), les JPC reviennent en France en 2023 (après annulation en 2021) pour leur 9e édition. Co-organisée par l’Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), le laboratoire de Neuro-Psycho-Linguistique (LNPL) et le Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Toulouse ainsi que par le Laboratoire Informatique d’Avignon (LIA), la manifestation se tiendra à l’Université de Toulouse du 15 au 17 juin 2023.

Rencontre scientifique internationale, les Journées de Phonétique Clinique sont principalement destinées à rassembler et à favoriser les échanges entre chercheurs, cliniciens, informaticiens, ingénieurs, phonéticiens et tout autre professionnel s’intéressant au fonctionnement de la parole, de la voix et du langage. Les JPC accueillent autant les experts que les jeunes chercheurs et les étudiants des domaines cliniques (médecine, orthophonie/logopédie), psychologique, informatique et des sciences du langage.

La production et la perception de la parole, de la voix et du langage de l’enfant et de l’adulte, sain ou atteint d’une pathologie, sont les domaines de prédilection des JPC. Ils y sont ainsi abordés selon des points de vue variés, permettant le partage des savoirs et l’ouverture de nouvelles pistes de réflexion, de recherche et de collaboration.

Lors de cette neuvième édition, la thématique des mesures de la parole sera mise en avant. Elle s’inscrit dans un cadre conceptuel dont les facettes sont multiples : analyses perceptives, traitement automatique du signal, caractérisations de l’intelligibilité, du trouble de la parole, des di/ysfluences atteignant le débit de la parole, la prosodie… Sa pertinence clinique est essentielle : l’évaluation du trouble, de ses conséquences fonctionnelles et de l’impact sur la qualité de vie est primordiale pour le suivi des patients atteints de pathologies neurologiques, cancérologiques…

Trois conférences plénières seront prévues autour du thème des journées. Une table ronde ainsi que des ateliers feront également partie du programme de cette nouvelle édition. 

Les propositions de communication (résumé de 400 mots, hors titre, auteurs et références) porteront sur les problématiques suivantes (liste non exhaustive) :

  • Parole et perturbations des systèmes perceptifs, auditifs et visuels
  • Modélisation de la parole et de la voix pathologiques
  • Perturbations du système oro-pharyngo-laryngé
  • Évaluation fonctionnelle de la parole, du langage et de la voix.
  • Diagnostic et traitement des troubles de la parole et de la voix parlée et chantée
  • Instrumentation et ressources en phonétique clinique
  • Troubles cognitifs et moteurs de la parole et du langage

Une attention particulière sera portée aux propositions ciblant la thématique autour des mesures de la parole.                                       

Dates importantes : 

- 20 janvier 2023 → Date limite de soumission des résumés via SciencesConf :
- 30 mars 2023 → Notification aux auteurs
- du 30 mars au 15 mai 2023 → Inscriptions au tarif réduit
- 15 mai 2023 → Version finale des résumés
- Du 15 au 17 juin 2023 → Journées 

Téléchargez le flyer des JPC'2023 pour diffusion dans vos labos, sociétés savantes, ... 


3-3-9(2023-06-20) CfW 15th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), Univ. de Lorraine, Nancy, France

=== Call for workshop proposals IWCS 2023 ===

        Workshop submissions: 23 January 2023


15th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS)

Université de Lorraine, France

20-23th June 2023

IWCS is the biennial meeting of SIGSEM [1], the ACL special interest
group on semantics [2]; this year's edition is organized in person by the
Loria [3] and IDMC [4] of the Université de Lorraine.


The aim of the IWCS conference is to bring together researchers
interested in any aspects of the computation, annotation, extraction,
representation and neuralisation of meaning in natural language,
whether this is from a lexical or structural semantic perspective.
IWCS embraces both symbolic and machine learning approaches to
computational semantics, and everything in between. The conference
and workshops will take place 20-23 June 2023.


We invite proposals for '''workshops''' to be held in conjunction with
IWCS 2023. We solicit proposals in all areas of computational
semantics, in other words all computational aspects of meaning of
natural language within written, spoken, signed, or multi-modal

Workshops are invited on these closely related areas, including the

* design of meaning representations
* syntax-semantics interface
* representing and resolving semantic ambiguity
* shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning
* hybrid symbolic and statistical approaches to semantics
* distributional semantics
* alternative approaches to compositional semantics
* inference methods for computational semantics
* recognising textual entailment
* learning by reading
* methodologies and practices for semantic annotation
* machine learning of semantic structures
* probabilistic computational semantics
* neural semantic parsing
* computational aspects of lexical semantics
* semantics and ontologies
* semantic web and natural language processing
* semantic aspects of language generation
* generating from meaning representations
* semantic relations in discourse and dialogue
* semantics and pragmatics of dialogue acts
* multimodal and grounded approaches to computing meaning
* semantics-pragmatics interface
* applications of computational semantics


Proposals for workshops should contain:
* A title and brief (max two pages) description of the workshop topic
and content;
* The names, affiliation and email addresses of the organisers;
* An estimate of the expected audience size;
* If the workshop has been held before, a note specifying where
previous workshops were held, how many submissions the workshop
received, how many papers were accepted and how many attendees
the workshop attracted.

Proposals should be submitted on softconf:

as soon as possible, but no later than:
        23 January 2022.

Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals will be by
        30 January 2022.

=== FINANCES ===

Workshops must be financially self-supporting.
The conference organisers will establish registration rates to cover
the costs.


23 January 2023 Workshop proposal submissions due

30 January 2023 Workshop proposal notification of acceptance

20 June 2023 Workshop date (on 1 or 2 of these dates)

=== CONTACT ===

For questions, contact:


3-3-10(2023-06-20) SIG Workshop on Speech Prosody and Beyond, Seoul, South Korea

Hae-Sung Jeon and colleagues are organizing a workshop titled Speech Prosody and Beyond,

June 20-23 in Seoul, with abstracts due February 5. 

Details are at .



3-3-11(2023-07-15) MLDM 2023 : 18th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining, New York,NY, USA

MLDM 2023 : 18th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining
When    Jul 16, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023
Where    New York, USA
Submission Deadline    Jan 15, 2023
Notification Due    Mar 18, 2023
Final Version Due    Apr 5, 2023
Categories:    machine learning   data mining   pattern recognition   classification
Call For Papers
MLDM 2023
18th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining
July 15 - 19, 2023, New York, USA

The Aim of the Conference
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world who deal with machine learning and data mining in order to discuss the recent status of the research and to direct further developments. Basic research papers as well as application papers are welcome.

Petra Perner Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences IBaI, Germany

Program Committee
Piotr Artiemjew University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
Sung-Hyuk Cha Pace Universtity, USA
Ming-Ching Chang University of Albany, USA
Mark J. Embrechts Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and CardioMag Imaging, Inc, USA
Robert Haralick City University of New York, USA
Adam Krzyzak Concordia University, Canada
Chengjun Liu New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Krzysztof Pancerz University Rzeszow, Poland
Dan Simovici University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Agnieszka Wosiak Lodz University of Technology, Poland
more to be annouced...

Topics of the conference

Paper submissions should be related but not limited to any of the following topics:

Association Rules
Audio Mining
Autoamtic Semantic Annotation of Media Content
Bayesian Models and Methods
Capability Indices
Case-Based Reasoning and Associative Memory
case-based reasoning and learning
Classification & Prediction
classification and interpretation of images, text, video
Classification and Model Estimation
Cognition and Computer Vision
Conceptional Learning
conceptional learning and clustering
Content-Based Image Retrieval
Control Charts
Decision Trees
Design of Experiment
Deviation and Novelty Detection
Feature Grouping, Discretization, Selection and Transformation
Feature Learning
Frequent Pattern Mining, where it is also possible to register for email notifications concerning the congress.





3-3-13(2023-08-07) IPA bursaries for ICPhS

The president of the IPA, Michael Ashby, would like to call attention to the IPA's generous scheme of student awards and travel bursaries for ICPhS. He hopes that many of us will encourage our students to apply. <>


3-3-14(2023-08-20) Special session at Interspeech 2023 on DIarization of SPeaker and LAnguage in Conversational Environments [DISPLACE] Challenge.


We would like to bring to your notice the launch of the special session at Interspeech 2023 on DIarization of SPeaker and LAnguage in Conversational Environments [DISPLACE] Challenge.  


The DISPLACE challenge entails a first of kind task to perform speaker and language diarization on the same data, as the data contains multi-speaker social conversations in multilingual code-mixed speech. In multilingual communities, social conversations frequently involve code-mixed and code-switched speech. In such cases, various speech processing systems need to perform the speaker and language segmentation before any downstream task. The current speaker diarization systems are not equipped to handle multi-lingual conversations, while the language recognition systems may not be able to handle the same talker speaking in multiple languages within the same recording. 

With this motivation, the DISPLACE challenge attempts to benchmark and improve Speaker Diarization (SD) in multilingual settings and Language Diarization (LD) in multi-speaker settings, using the same underlying dataset. For this challenge, a natural multi-lingual, multi-speaker conversational dataset will be distributed for development and evaluation purposes. There will be no training data given and the participants will be free to use any resource for training the models. The challenge reflects the theme of Interspeech 2023 - 'Inclusive Spoken Language Science and Technology – Breaking Down Barriersin its true sense.  


Registrations are open for this challenge which will contain two tracks - a) Speaker diarization track and b) Language diarization track. 


A baseline system and an open leaderboard will also be made available to the participants. For more details, dates and to register, kindly visit the DISPLACE challenge website:


We look forward to your team challenging to 'displace' the state-of-the-art in speaker, language diarization. 


Thank you and Namaste,

The DISPLACE team 


3-3-15(2023-09-04) CfP 26th Intern.Conf. on text, speech and dialogue (TSD 2023), Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic
                     TSD 2023 - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

The twenty-sixth International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2023)
            Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, September 4-7, 2023

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno.

Venue: Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic


23 April 2023 ............ Deadline for submission of contributions


Deadline for submission of contributions: 23 April 2023
Notification of acceptance or rejection:  22 May 2023
Deadline for submission of accepted camera-ready papers: 4 June 2023
TSD 2023: 4 -- 7 September 2023


The TSD series has evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over
the world. The TSD conference proceedings form a book published by
Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)
series. The TSD proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters
Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Moreover, LNAI series is listed in
all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC or COMPENDEX.

The history of the TSD conference dates back to 1998 when the event was
held for the first time, that time as an international workshop, in Brno,
Czech Republic. The essential idea behind the project was to establish
a scientific meeting platform that would act as a bridge between the East
and the West.


Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

Speech Recognition
- multilingual, continuous, emotional speech, handicapped speaker,
  out-of-vocabulary words, alternative way of feature extraction,
  new models for acoustic and language modelling
Corpora and Language Resources
- monolingual, multilingual, text, and spoken corpora, large web corpora,
  disambiguation, specialized lexicons, dictionaries
Speech and Spoken Language Generation
- multilingual, high fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing
Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
- multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility analysis,
  automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship attribution
Semantic Processing of Text and Speech
- information extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
  knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense disambiguation, plagiarism detection
Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
- machine translation, natural language understanding, question-answering
  strategies, assistive technologies
Automatic Dialogue Systems
- self-learning, multilingual, question-answering systems, dialogue strategies,
  prosody in dialogues
Multimodal Techniques and Modelling
- video processing, facial animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling,
  emotion and personality modelling


Elmar Noth, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany (General Chairman)
Rodrigo Agerri, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Eneko Agirre, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Vladimir Benko, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Archna Bhatia, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Jan Cernocky, Brno University of Technology, Czechia
Simon Dobrisek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Kamil Ekstein, University of West Bohemia, Czechia
Karina Evgrafova, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Yevhen Fedorov, Cherkasy State Technological University, Ukraine
Volker Fischer, EML Speech Technology GmbH, Germany
Darja Fiser, Institute of Contemporary History, Slovenia
Lucie Flek, Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany
Bjorn Gamback, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Radovan Garabik, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Alexander Gelbukh, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
Louise Guthrie, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Tino Haderlein, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
Jan Hajic, Charles University, Czechia
Eva Hajicova, Charles University, Czechia
Yannis Haralambous, IMT Atlantique, France
Hynek Hermansky, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Charles University, Czechia
Ales Horak, Masaryk University, Czechia
Eduard  Hovy, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Denis Jouvet, Inria, France
Maria Khokhlova, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
Aidar Khusainov, Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Russia
Daniil Kocharov, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
Miloslav Konopik, University of West Bohemia, Czechia
Ivan Kopecek, Masaryk University, Czechia
Valia Kordoni, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Evgeny Kotelnikov, Vyatka State University, Russia
Pavel Kral, University of West Bohemia, Czechia
Siegfried Kunzmann, Amazon Alexa Machine Learning, United States
Nikola Ljubesic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Croatia
Natalija Loukachevitch, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Bernardo Magnini , Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Oleksandr Marchenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Vaclav Matousek, University of West Bohemia, Czechia
Roman Moucek, University of West Bohemia, Czechia
Agnieszka  Mykowiecka, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Hermann Ney, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
Juan Rafael  Orozco-Arroyave, University of Antioquia, Colombia
Karel Pala, Masaryk University, Czechia
Maciej Piasecki, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Josef Psutka, University of West Bohemia, Czechia
James  Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, United States
German Rigau, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Leon Rothkrantz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Anna Rumshisky, University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States
Milan Rusko, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Pavel Rychly, Masaryk University, Czechia
Mykola Sazhok, International Research and Training Center for Information Technologies and Systems, Ukraine
Odette Scharenborg, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Pavel Skrelin, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czechia
Petr Sojka, Masaryk University, Czechia
Georg Stemmer, Intel Corp., Germany
Marko Robnik Sikonja, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Marko Tadic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Jan Trmal, Johns Hopkins University, Czechia
Tamas Varadi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Aleksander Wawer, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Pascal Wiggers, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Marcin Wolinski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Alina Wroblewska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Victor Zakharov, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
Jerneja Zganec Gros, Alpineon, Slovenia


The conference program will include presentations of invited papers, oral
presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented
in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

The official language of the TSD 2023 conference is English. Thus, the
submitted papers must be written in English. However, papers dealing with
text and speech processing in linguistic environments other than English
are strongly encouraged (as long as they are written in English).

The conference is planned to be held fully on-site, a hybrid scheme (some
participants on site, some online) may come on the agenda if necessary.

Social events including an excursion to the Pilsner Urquell brewery and
a trip in the vicinity of Plzen will allow for additional informal


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 12 pages
(including references) formatted in the LNCS style. Those accepted will be
presented either orally or as posters. The decision about the presentation
format will be based upon the recommendation of the reviewers. The authors
are asked to submit their papers using the on-line form accessible from the
conference website.

Papers submitted to TSD 2023 must not be under review by any other
conference or publication during the TSD review cycle, and must not be
previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Authors are also invited to present actual projects, developed software or
interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The
presenters of demonstrations should provide an abstract not exceeding one
page.  The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the conference


23 April 2023 ............ Submission of full papers for review
22 May 2023 .............. Notification of acceptance
4 June 2023 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration
4-7 September 2023 ....... Conference dates

The accepted conference contributions will be collected in the proceedings
published by Springer that will be made available to participants at the
time of the conference.


The official language of the conference is English.


The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in a 4-star
hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the accommodation will
be available at the conference website. There will be also a low-budget option
available in the students' halls of residence.


All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

    TSD 2023 -- Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
    Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia
    Univerzitni 2732/8, 301 00 Plzen, Czech Republic

The preferred way of contacting the conference organizing committee is
writing an e-mail to:

    Ms Marluce Quaresma -- TSD 2023 Conference Secretary
    Phone: +420 730 851 103

The official TSD 2023 homepage is:


The city of Plzen (or Pilsen in Germanic languages) is situated in the
heart of West Bohemia at the confluence of four rivers: Uhlava, Uslava,
Radbuza, and Mze. With its approx. 171,000 inhabitants it is the fourth
largest city in the Czech Republic and an important industrial, commercial,
and administrative centre. It is also the capital of the Pilsen Region. In
addition, it has been elected the European Capital of Culture for 2015 by
the Council of the European Union.

The city of Plzen has a convenient location in the centre of West Bohemia,
close to the German border, on the confluence of four rivers. The place
lied on the crossroads of important medieval trade routes and nowadays it
naturally forms an important highway and railroad junction; thus, it is
easily accessible using both individual and public means of transport.

Plzen lies 85 km (53 mi) south-westwards from the Czech capital Prague, 222
km (138 mi) from the Bavarian capital Munich, 148 km (92 mi) from the Saxon
capital Dresden, and 174 km (108 mi) from the Upper Austrian capital Linz.

The closest international airport is the Vaclav Havel Airport Prague, which
is 75 km (47 mi) away and one can get from there to Plzen very easily
within about two hours by Prague public transport and a train/bus.

3-3-16(2023-09-19) CfP ACM IVA 2023 @ Würzburg, Germany.



The annual ACM Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) is the premier international event for interdisciplinary research on the development, application, and evaluation of Intelligent Virtual Agents with the specific focus on the ability to socially interact. Such agents can be embodied graphically (e.g. virtual characters, embodied conversational agents) or physically (e.g. robots). They are capable of real-time perception, cognition, emotion and action allowing them to participate in dynamic social environments. This includes human-like interaction qualities such as multimodal communication using facial expressions, speech, and gesture, conversational interaction, socially assistive and affective interaction, interactive task-oriented cooperation, or social behaviour simulation. IVAs are highly relevant and widely applied in many important domains including health, tutoring, training, games, or assisted living.


We invite submissions of research on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to: theoretical foundations of intelligent virtual agents, agent and interactive behaviour modelling, evaluation, agents in simulations, games, and other applications. Please see the detailed list of topics below.




IVA 2023 will take place in Würzburg, Germany. Würzburg is a vibrant town located by the river Main in northern Bavaria, between Frankfurt and Nuremberg. The mix of stunning historical architecture and the young population is what makes the atmosphere so unique, including 35,000 students from three different universities. The mild and sunny climate is ideal to enjoy the many activities Würzburg has to offer: visiting a beer garden next to the river, attending a sporting or cultural event or taking a stroll through one of the parks.


IVA is targeted to be an in-person conference. In case of extraordinary circumstances, such as visa problems or health issues, video presentation will be possible. However, there is no digital or hybrid conference system planned, thus it is not possible to attend this year’s IVA conference remotely.




Abstract submission: April 14, 2023

Paper submission: April 18, 2023

Review notification / start of rebuttal: May 31, 2023

Notification of acceptance: June 23, 2023

Camera ready deadline: July 18, 2023

Conference: September 19-22, 2023


All deadlines are anywhere on earth (UTC−12).




This year’s conference will highlight a special topic on “IVAs in future mixed realities”, e.g., in social VR and potential incarnations of a Metaverse. Immersive and potentially distributed artificial virtual worlds provide new forms of full-size embodied human-human interaction via avatars of arbitrary looks, enabling interesting intra- and interpersonal effects. They also enable hybrid avatar-agent interactions between humans and A.I.s, unlocking the full potential of non-verbal behavior in digital face-to-face encounters, significantly enhancing the design space for IVAs to assist, guide, help but also to persuade and affect interacting users. We specifically welcome all kinds of novel research on technological, psychological, and sociological determinants of such immersive digital avatar-agent encounters.




- Full Papers (7 pages + 1 additional page for references):

Full papers should present significant, novel, and substantial work of high quality.


- Extended Abstracts (2 pages + 1 additional page for references)

Extended abstracts may contain early results and work in progress.


- Demos (2 pages + 1 additional page for references +1 one page with demo requirements)

Demos submissions focus on implemented systems and should contain a link to a video of the system with a maximum length of 5 minutes.


All submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by a group of external expert reviewers. All accepted submissions will be published in the ACM proceedings.


Accepted full papers will be presented either in oral sessions or as posters during the conference (depending on the nature of the contribution), extended abstracts will be presented as posters, and demos will be showcased in dedicated sessions during the conference. For each accepted contribution, at least one of the authors must register for the conference.


IVA 2023 will also feature workshops and a doctoral consortium. Please visit the website ( for more details and updates.




For full paper submissions, IVA will have different paper tracks with different review criteria. Authors need to indicate which one of the following tracks they want to submit their paper to:


1. Empirical Studies

  • criteria: methodology, theoretical foundation, originality of result etc.

2. Computational Models and Methods

  • criteria: technical soundness, novelty of the model or approach, proof of concept, etc.

3. Operational Systems and Applications

  • criteria: innovation of the application, societal relevance, evaluation of effects, etc.





IVA invites submissions on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:



- Cognition (e.g. task, social, other)

- Emotion, personality and cultural differences

- Socially communicative behaviour (e.g., of emotions, personality, relationship)

- Conversational and dialog behavior

- Social perception and understanding of other’s states or traits

- Machine learning approaches to agent modeling

- Adaptive behavior and interaction dynamics

- Models informed by theoretical and empirical research from psychology



- Verbal and nonverbal behavior coordination (synthesis)

- Multimodal/social behavior processing

- Face-to-face communication skills

- Interaction qualities  engagement, rapport, etc.)

- Managing co-presence and interpersonal relation

- Multi-party interaction

- Data-driven modeling



- Design criteria and design methodologies

- Engineering of real-time human-agent interaction

- Standards / measures to support interoperability

- Portability and reuse

- Specialized tools, toolkits, and toolchains



- Evaluation methodologies and user studies

- Metrics and measures

- Ethical considerations and societal impact

- Applicable lessons across fields (e.g. between robotics and virtual agents)

- Social agents as a means to study and model human behavior



- Applications in education, skills training, health, counseling, games, art, etc.

- Virtual agents in games and simulations

- Social agents as tools in psychology, neuroscience, social simulation, etc

- Migration between platforms




Paper submissions should be anonymous and prepared in the “ACM Standard” format, more specifically the “SigConf” format. Please consult for the Latex template, word interim template, or connection to the overleaf platform.

All papers need to be submitted in PDF-format.


By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.


Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper.  ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors.  The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022.  We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.


The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


This event is sponsored by SIGAI.


Please visit the conference website for detailed information on how to submit your paper.






3-3-17(2023-09-20) CBMI 2023, Orléans, France

Call for SS  Proposals at CBMI’2023==================

CBMI’2023 is calling for high quality Special Sessions  addressing innovative research in content – based multimedia indexing  and its related broad fields. The main scope of the conference is in  analysis and understanding of multimedia contents including

  • Multimedia information retrieval (image, audio, video, text)
  • Mobile media retrieval
  • Event-based media retrieval
  • Affective/emotional interaction or interfaces for multimedia retrieval
  • Multimedia data mining and analytics
  • Multimedia retrieval for multimodal analytics and visualization
  • Multimedia recommendation
  • Multimedia verification (e.g., multimodal fact-checking, deep fake analysis)
  • Large-scale multimedia database management
  • Summarization, browsing, and organization of multimedia content
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of multimedia retrieval systems
  • Explanations of decisions of AI-in Multimedia
  • Application domains : health, sustainable cities, ecology, culture… 

and all this in the era of Artificial Intelligence for analysis and indexing of multimedia and multimodal information.

A special oral session will contain oral presentations of long research papers, short papers will be presented as posters during poster sessions with special mention of an SS.


-        Long research papers should present complete work with evaluations on topics related to the Conference.

-        Short research papers should present preliminary results or more focused contributions.


An SS proposal has to contain

-        Name, title, affiliation and a short bio of SS chairs;

-        The rational ;

-         A  list of at least 5 potential contributions with a provisional title, authors and affiliation.



The dead line for SS proposals is coming:  23rd of January


Please submit your proposals to the SS chairs





Teams are encouraged to submit proposals for one or more ICMI Multimodal Grand Challenges. The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) is the world's leading venue for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction, interfaces, and system development. Identifying the best algorithms and their failure modes is necessary for developing systems that can reliably interpret human-human communication or respond to human input. The availability of datasets and common goals has led to significant development in domains such as computer vision, speech recognition, computational (para-) linguistics, and physiological signal processing, for example. We invite the ICMI community to propose, define, and address the scientific Grand Challenges in our field during the next five years. The goal of the ICMI Multimodal Grand Challenges is to elicit fresh ideas from the ICMI community and to generate momentum for future collaborative efforts. Challenge tasks involving analysis, synthesis, and interaction are all feasible.


We invite organizers from various fields related to multimodal interaction to propose and run Grand Challenge events at ICMI 2023. We are looking for exciting and stimulating challenges including but not limited to the following categories:


  • Dataset-driven challenge. This challenge will provide a dataset that is exemplary of the complexities of current and future multimodal problems, and one or more multimodal tasks whose performance can be objectively measured and compared in rigorous conditions. Participants in the Challenge will evaluate their methods against the challenge data in order to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.
  • System-driven challenge. This challenge will provide an interactive problem system (e.g. dialog-based or non-verbal-based) and the associated resources, which can allow people to participate through the integration of specific modules or alternative full systems. Proposers should also establish systematic evaluation procedures.


Prospective organizers should submit a five-page maximum proposal containing the following information:

1.    Title

2.    Abstract appropriate for possible Web promotion of the Challenge

3.    Distinctive topics to be addressed and specific goals

4.    Detailed description of the Challenge and its relevance to multimodal interaction

5.    Length (full day or half day)

6.    Plan for soliciting participation and list of potential participants

7.    Description of how submissions to the challenge will be evaluated, and a list of proposed reviewers

8.    Proposed schedule for releasing datasets (if applicable) and/or systems (if applicable) and receiving submissions.

9.    Short biography of the organizers (preferably from multiple institutions)

10. Funding source (if any) that supports or could support the challenge organization

11. Draft call for papers: affiliations and email address of the organizers; summary of the Grand Challenge; list of potential Technical Program Committee members and their affiliations, important dates


Proposals will be evaluated based on originality, ambition, feasibility, and implementation plan. A Challenge with dataset(s) or system(s) that has had pilot results to ensure its representativity and suitability to the proposed task will be given preference for acceptance; an additional 1 page description must be attached in such case. Continuation of or variants on previous ICMI grand challenges are welcome, though we ask for submissions of this form to highlight the number of participants that attended during the previous year and describe what changes (if any) will be made from the previous year.


The ICMI conference organizers will offer support with basic logistics, which includes rooms and equipment to run the challenge workshop, coffee breaks synchronized with the main track, etc.


Important Dates and Contact Details


Proposals due: February 3, 2023

Proposal notification: February 10, 2023

Paper camera-ready: August 13, 2023

Grand challenge date: October 9 or 14, 2023


Proposals should be emailed to the ICMI 2023 Multimodal Grand Challenge Chairs, Sean Andrist and Fabien Ringeval:

Prospective organizers are also encouraged to contact the co-chairs if they have any questions.


3-3-19(2023-12-16) The 2023 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU 2023), Taipeh, Taiwan

The 2023 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU 2023) will be held on December 16 – 20, 2023, at Taipei, Taiwan. The workshop is held every two years and has a tradition of bringing together researchers from academia and industry in an intimate and collegial setting to discuss problems of common interest in automatic speech recognition and understanding. The conference will be an 'in-person' event (with a virtual component for those that can not attend physically). The event will be held in the Beitou Area, the town of hot springs of Taipei. We encourage all to join us for this wonderful event in Taiwan; looking forward to seeing you all in Taiwan. The paper submission deadline is July 3rd, 2023.


3-3-20(2023-??-??) Ateliers @ CORIA-TALN, Paris

Dans le cadre des conférences conjointes CORIA-TALN 2023 organisées à Paris, nous sollicitons des propositions d'ateliers. Les ateliers doivent porter sur une thématique particulière de traitement automatique des langues ou de recherche d’information afin de rassembler quelques exposés plus ciblés que lors des conférences plénières.

Chaque atelier a son propre président et son propre comité de programme. Le responsable de l'atelier est chargé de la communication sur celui-ci, de l'appel à soumissions et de la coordination de son comité de programme.

Les organisateurs de CORIA-TALN 2023 s'occuperont de la logistique (e.g. gestion des salles, pauses café et diffusion des articles).

Les ateliers auront lieu en parallèle durant une journée ou une demi-journée (2 à 4 sessions de 1h30) le lundi 5 juin 2023.

Dates importantes
- Date limite de soumission des propositions d'atelier : 6 février 2023
- Réponse du comité de programme : 13 février 2023

Modalités de proposition
Les propositions d'ateliers (1 à 2 pages A4 en format PDF) comprendront :
- le nom et l'acronyme de l’atelier
- une description synthétique du thème de l'atelier
- le comité d'organisation
- le comité scientifique provisoire ou pressenti
- l'adresse du site web
- la durée souhaitée pour la réalisation de l'atelier (1 journée ou 1/2 journée) et l'audience potentielle

Les propositions d'ateliers devront être envoyées sous forme électronique à et à avec pour entête de courriel : [Atelier CORIA-TALN 2023].

Modalités de sélection
Les propositions d'atelier seront examinées par des membres des comités de programme de CORIA, TALN, par l'ARIA et le CPERM de l'ATALA. Les critères suivants seront considérés pour acceptation :
- l'adéquation aux thèmes de l'une ou l'autre des conférences
- l'originalité de la proposition

Les conférences auront lieu en français (ou en anglais pour les non-francophones). Les articles soumis devront suivre le format de CORIA-TALN 2023 (nombre de pages à la discrétion du comité de programme de l'atelier). La soumission des versions finales devra suivre le calendrier de la conférence principale.

Contact : et


3-3-21(2024-05-13) 13th International Seminar on Speech Production, Autrans, France
13th International Seminar on Speech Production, 13-17 May 2024, in Autrans, France
It is time for the next International Seminar on Speech Production.
After the launch in 1988 in Grenoble, followed by in Leeds (1990), Old Saybrook (1993), Autrans (1996), Kloster Seeon (2000), Sydney (2003), Ubatatuba (2006), Strasbourg (2008), Montreal (2011), Cologne (2014), Tianjin (2017) and virtually in in 2020, the 13th ISSP will come back (close) to Grenoble.
After a very successful virtual ISSP in 2020 (Haskins Labs), we are ready again for an in-person meeting in a very beautiful location in the mountains of Autrans (of course we will provide an option to attend virtually).
Take your calendars and mark the 13-17 May 2024 for the 13th International Seminar on Speech Production co-organized by several laboratories in France
More information including the website and important dates will be provided soon.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Autrans in 2024!
The organizing committee, Cécile Fougeron & Pascal Perrier together with Jalal Al-Tamimi, Pierre Baraduc, Véronique Boulanger, Mélanie Canault, Maëva Garnier, Anne Hermes, Fabrice Hirsch, Leonardo Lancia, Yves Laprie, Yohann Meynadier, Slim Ouni, Rudolph Sock, Béatrice Vaxelaire
Follow us on twitter @issp2024!


. Maître de Conférences HDR en Phonétique
. Responsable du DU de Phonétique Appliquée à la Langue Française (DUPALF)

Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie UMR 7018 (LPP)
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, département Institut de Linguistique et de Phonétique Générales et Appliquées (ILPGA)

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