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  1. Magali Jeanmaire, Magali
  2. Wolfgang Minker, 2nd Call for Papers - Workshop on Affective Dialogue Systems: ADS'04

Message 1: Magali

Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 16:07:53 +0100
From: Magali Jeanmaire <Magali>
Subject: Magali

<> Subject: RIAO'2004

- RIAO'2004 -- Call For Papers and Applications

Coupling Approaches, Coupling Media and Coupling Languages for
Information Retrieval

University of Avignon (Vaucluse), France
April 26th-28th, 2004

Organized by:
(C.I.D., France)

in cooperation with the LIA (Laboratoire d'Informatique d'Avignon -
Universit� d'Avignon) and with technical support of IRIT (Institut de
Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse)


Current content-based information management involves many different
disciplines. Information must be retrieved from video, from sound, and
from images and graphs. Question answering involves both syntax and
semantics. Information classification and filtering involve machine
learning and linguistics. In addition, as information technology
spreads throughout the world, a wider variety of languages in
increasingly complex combinations must be handled. In response to
these evolving needs, RIAO'2004 calls for papers covering the coupling
of techniques from different domains to improve information
retrieval. RIAO'2004 will present innovative research and developments
from all areas of multi-media and multi-language information
retrieval. Submissions, demonstrating combination of techniques from
disparate domains, may treat retrieval from either a single medium, or
across media (indexing one medium for find information in another), or
from coupling unstructured and structured information (e.g. exploiting
both text and XML structure), or from across languages.

Conference Themes:

Paper submissions should cover one or more of the following themes:

Multimedia information:
- Media-specific indexing techniques (text, speech, fixed and animated
images, music)
- Indexing composite documents
- Querying multimedia documents
- Automatically generating text from images and from video
- Indexing interactive documents

Multilingual Information:
- Cross-lingual information retrieval, especially involving rarer
- Automatic construction of bilingual lexicons and term banks
- Production of multilingual documents

Man Machine Combinations:
- Coupling search and browsing
- Coupling search and semantic mapping (ontologies, SOM, etc)
- Multimodal interfaces
- Coupling access through structure and through content
- Automatic presentation of search aids (e.g. key words, phrases)
- Neuroscience applied to information recognition

Architecture for Combined Approaches:
- Architecture for coupling techniques (e.g. Machine Learning for
Content Management)
- Architecture for coupling media
- Architecture for treating multilingual information

Specific Systems Combining Diverse Approaches:
- Systems for Collaborative Information Retrieval
- Question answering systems
- Multidocument or multilingual summarization
- Automatic translation, translation memory

Combining Linguistic and Statistics for Retrieving Content:
- Improved linguistic analyzers in information retrieval
- Exploiting linguistic knowledge in search and retrieval
- Knowledge Extraction for Information Retrieval
- Semantics in indexation and retrieval

Composite Documents and Content:
- Exploiting document structure
- Semantic Web and Ontologies for Full-Scale Information Retrieval
- Exploiting new multimedia norms for content-based information

Evaluation of Combined Approaches:
- User oriented retrieval metrics
- New retrieval metrics
- Question-Answering systems evaluation metrics

Application domains combining techniques:
(descriptions of systems involving the following domains):
- Cultural heritage
- Indexation and retrieval of medical images
- Applications concerning security
- Protection of intellectual property
- Protection of minors
- E-learning
- Technology Watch

Important dates:

First call for papers: October 1, 2003
Deadline for paper submission: December 15, 2003
Notification of acceptance of papers: January 31, 2004
Camera-ready copies due: March 8, 2004

Conference dates: April 26-28, 2004

Submissions should be about 6000 words (about 20 pages, double
spaced), include and abstract and be submitted in PDF or PS
format. Submissions for communications will be made electronically on
its web site : The working language of the
conference is English. However, in agreement with the French
regulations of the "Loi Toubon", submission of papers in French and
presentation of papers, if selected, in French will be accepted.


Innovative applications and products related to the conference topics
are sought for demonstrations during the three days of the
Conference. They will be selected by the international Application
committee, on the basis of their innovation and future or present
marketability. Selected applications will be given free demonstrations

Application submissions should cover one or more of the following
- Multimedia indexing and retrieval systems (text, sound, speech,
images, video)
- Cross-lingual indexing and retrieval systems
- Peer-to-peer text search engines
- Cooperative Information Retrieval (grids)
- Automatic XML structuring of documents
- Automatic metadata generation for text, sound, and images, automatic
- Automated ontology construction and annotators
- Topic detection and event detection in streaming documents,
technology watch, strategy watch
- Intelligent message filtering
- Intelligent text agents
- Parent control and anti-spam control by content filtering
- E-learning - response interpretation
- Document summarisation -- mono or multilingal, mono or
multidocument, profile driven
- Topic maps
- Domain-specific application of information retrieval and multimedia
retrieval: medicine, e-commerce, computer-assisted teaching, video
production, etc

Important dates:

First call for applications: October 1, 2003
Deadline for application submission: January 31, 2004
Notification for acceptance of applications: March 15, 2004

Conference dates: April 26-28, 2004

Program Committee

Christian Fluhr, CEA, France
Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Gregory Grefenstette, Clairvoyance Corp., Pittsburg, Etats Unis
Catherine Berrut, IMAG, France
Francine Chen, PARC, USA
Claude Chrisment, IRIT, Toulouse, France
Franciska de Jong, Univ. Twente, Netherland
Claude de Loupy, Sinequa, France
Renato De Mori, Univ. Avignon, France
Marc El-B�ze, Univ. Avignon, France
Pascale Fung, Scienc. Tech. Univ., Hong Kong
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan
Jean-Luc Gauvain, LIMSI, France
Edouard Geoffrois, ETCA/DGA, France
Julio Gonzalo, UNED, Spain
Donna Harman, NIST, USA
Ulrich Heid, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany
Eduard Hovy, Univ. S. Carolina, USA
Christian Jacquemin, LIMSI, France
Boris Katz, MIT, USA
Elisabeth Liddy, Univ. Syracuse, USA
Simone Marinai, Univ. Florence, Italy
Jos� Martinez, Univ. Nantes, France
Christof Monz, Univ. Amsterdam, Netherland
Frank Nack, CWI, Netherland
Chahab Nastar, LTU, France
Jian-Yun Nie, Univ. Montr�al, Canada
Douglas Oard, Univ. Maryland, USA
J�rg Ontrup, Univ. Bielefeld, Germany
Gabriella Pasi, Univ. Milano, Italy
Marie Theresa Pazienza, Univ. Roma, Italy
Marc Pic, Advestigo, France
Jean-Marie Pierrel, INALF, France
Jean-Marie Pinon, INSA Lyon, France
Yan Qu, Clairvoyance, USA
Steve Renals, Univ. Sheffield, Great Britain
Tetsuya Sakai, Toshiba, Japan
Fr�d�rique Segond, Xerox, France
Bernadette Sharp, Staffordshire, Great Britain
Alan Smeaton, Univ. Dublin, Ireland
Tokunaga Takenobu, Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan
Simone Teufel, Univ. Cambridge, Great Britain
Evelyne Tzoukermann, ACM, USA
Keith Van Rijsbergen, Univ. Glasgow, Great Britain
Ross Wilkinson, RMIT, Australia
Zhiping Zheng, Univ. Saarland, Germany

(Final list forthcoming)

Applications Committee

Chantal Soul�-Dupuy, Universit� de Toulouse, France

(Forming Committee)

Organisation and Coordination Committee

Agn�s Beriot, D�l�gu�e G�n�rale du C.I.D., France

Peter Brodnitz, Ogilvy & Mather, Japan
Jean Louis d'Arc, F�d�ration France-Polonge, France
Jean Perri�re, Administrator, Secretary General, C.I.D., France
Saryn Rosart, CASIS, USA
Anne Tabutiaux, Recherche et Diffusion, France

(Final list forthcoming)

Local Organisation Committee

Aur�lia Berri�re, Univ. Avignon, France
St�phane Igounet, Univ. Avignon, France

(Final list forthcoming)

Technical Committee

Luc Boulianne, C.I.D., Canada

Jonathan Albert, C.I.D., Canada
Max Chevalier, Univ. Toulouse, France
Jean-Jacques Guilbart, Coll�ge de France, France
C�line Laffaire, Univ. Toulouse, France

(Final list forthcoming)

Contact Information

Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire

36 bis rue Ballu
75009 Paris France
Tel: (33 / 0) 1 42 85 04 75
Fax: (33 / 0) 1 48 78 49 61

Revision: October 7th, 2003

55-57, rue Brillat-Savarin
75013 Paris FRANCE
Tel: (+33) 1 43 13 33 33 / Fax: (+33) 1 43 13 33 30
URL: or

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Message 2: 2nd Call for Papers - Workshop on Affective Dialogue Systems: ADS'04

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 10:35:04 +0100
From: Wolfgang Minker <>
Subject: 2nd Call for Papers - Workshop on Affective Dialogue Systems: ADS'04

 Please distribute this call among your colleagues

 2nd Call for Papers

 Tutorial and Research Workshop




 June 14 through June 16, 2004


Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this Tutorial and
Research Workshop on AFFECTIVE DIALOGUE SYSTEMS (ADS04), which will be
held at the Kloster Irsee in southern Germany from June 14 to June 16,

After two successful ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshops on
Multimodal Dialogue Systems at Kloster Irsee, Germany in 1999 and
2002, a discussion of the latest developments in the area of affective
multimodal dialogue systems now seems timely.

The workshop will focus on the role of affect and emotion in dialogue
including e.g. design issues, applications, evaluation and tools. It
will provide a forum for the presentation of research and applications
and for lively discussions among researchers as well as
industrialists. Prototype and product demonstrations will be very

ADS04 is organised as a collaboration between the Universities of
Augsburg, Ulm and Southern Denmark and DaimlerChrysler Research and
Technology. We welcome you to the workshop.

Elisabeth Andr�
Intelligent User Interfaces,
University of Augsburg, Germany

Laila Dybkj�r
Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory,
University of Southern Denmark

Wolfgang Minker
Department of Information Technology
University of Ulm, Germany

Paul Heisterkamp
Dialogue Systems,
DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany


Papers may discuss theories, applications, evaluation, limitations,
general tools and techniques. Discussion papers that critically
evaluate approaches or processing strategies and prototype
demonstrations are especially welcome.

 * Recognition of emotions from speech, gestures and facial
 * Expression of emotions via speech, gestures and facial expressions
 * Emotional speech synthesis
 * Frustration detection in multimodal dialogue systems
 * Virtual agents exploiting affect for better interaction
 * Animated agents provoking human empathy
 * Modelling emotional agents
 * Emotion and cognition
 * Affective user modelling
 * Emotion-based reasoning capabilities for coordination, conflict
 description and problem solving
 * Emotional databases and corpora
 * Evaluation strategies and paradigms for affective interaction


The format of the workshop will be a non-overlapping mixture of oral
and poster sessions. A number of tutorial lectures will be given by
internationally recognised experts from the area of Affective Dialogue

All poster sessions will be opened by an oral summary by the session
chair. A number of poster sessions will be succeeded by a discussion
session focussing on the subject of the session. It is our belief that
this general format will ensure a lively and valuable workshop.

The organisers would like to encourage researchers and industrialists
to take the opportunity to bring their applications as well as their
demonstrator prototypes and design tools for demonstration to the
workshop. If sufficient interest is shown, a special
demonstrator/poster session will be organised and followed by a
discussion session.

The official language of the workshop is English. At the opening of
the workshop hardcopies of the proceedings, published in the LNCS/LNAI
Series by Springer Verlag, will be available.


We distinguish between the following categories of submissions:

 * Long Research Papers are reserved for reports on mature research
 results. The expected length of a long paper should be in the
 range of 6-8 pages.

 * Short Research Papers should not exceed 4 pages in total. Authors
 may choose this category if they wish to report on smaller case
 studies or ongoing but interesting and original research efforts

 * Demo Submissions - System Papers: Authors who wish to demonstrate
 their system during ADS04 may choose this category and provide a
 description of their system, installation, or demo. System papers
 should not exceed 4 pages in total.

Final versions of papers will appear in the ADS04 conference proceedings.


Submission of paper proposal: January 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2004
Submission of final paper: April 15, 2004


The Scientific Committee consists of the following group of
internationally recognised researchers:

Jan Alexandersson
Niels Ole Bernsen
Cristina Conati
Janet Cahn
Piero Cosi
Ellen Douglas-Cowie
Silke Goronzy
Jim Glass
Bj�rn Granstr�m
Jon Gratch
Joakim Gustafson
Eli Hagen
Lisa Harper
Kia Hoeoek
David House
Ralf Kompe
Christine Lisetti
Jean-Claude Martin
Dominic Massaro
G�za N�meth
Elmar N�th
Ana Paiva
Catherine Pelachaud
Helmut Prendinger
Fiorella de Rosis
Alex Rudnicky
Marc Schroeder
Oliviero Stock
David Traum
Wolfgang Wahlster
Wayne Ward


Comments on ADS'04 Workshop to:

Wolfgang Minker
University of Ulm
Department of Information Technology
Albert-Einstein-Allee 43
D-89081 Ulm
Phone: +49 731 502 6254/-6251
Fax: +49 731 502-6259

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