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LINGUIST List 18.3497

Thu Nov 22 2007

Calls: Comp Ling/Text/Corpus Ling/Int'l Jrnl of Semantic Comp (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi <fatemehlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Dan Loehr, International Journal of Semantic Computing


Message 1: International Journal of Semantic Computing
Date: 20-Nov-2007
From: Dan Loehr <loehrmitre.org>
Subject: International Journal of Semantic Computing
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Full Title: International Journal of Semantic Computing


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Jan-2008

Second Call For Papers

Gesture in Multimodal Systems

Special issue of the International Journal of Semantic Computing
http://www.worldscinet.com/ijsc/

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Guest editors:
- Craig Martell (Naval Postgraduate School)
- Dan Loehr (MITRE)


This special issue of the International Journal of Semantic Computing
(http://www.worldscinet.com/ijsc/) is concerned with models of gesture that
can contribute to semantics for multimodal systems. We see this as ranging
from simply using gesture to help understand the most salient part of
another modality, e.g., speech, to full-blown gestural interfaces, to the
building of data/corpora to support this research.

We follow Adam Kendon's broad definition: 'Gesture: Visible action as
utterance' (2004, Cambridge). That is, we consider gesture any body
movement that contributes information.

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:
- Interpretation of gestural behavior
- Gesture synthesis
- Gesture as input
- Studies of gesture in interaction with other modalities
- Corpora of gesture in multimodal systems
- What can multimodal systems learn from computational analyses of
sign language?
- Etc.

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Important Dates

- Deadline for paper submission: January 6, 2008
- Notification of acceptance: February 14, 2008
- Camera-ready version of accepted paper: February 24, 2008
- Target publication date: March 31, 2008

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Submission of Papers

Papers should be submitted to cmartellnps.edu or loehrmitre.org.

Latex-2e instructions can found at
- http://www.worldscinet.com/style_files/ijsc/214-ijsc_2e.zip.

MS-Word instructions can be found at
- http://www.worldscinet.com/style_files/ijsc/214-ijsc_doc.zip.

Latest CFP information can be found at
- http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/loehrd/IJSC/CFP.html




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