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AREA - 2 - Annotation, Recognition and Evaluation of Actions

Call for Papers

AREA - 2 will be held at the 33nd European Summer School in Logic, Language
and Information - ESSLLI 2022 at Galway, Ireland. AREA- 2 is organized in
the first ESSLLI week with plenary talks, posters and demonstrations. AREA
- 2 is a SIGSEM-sponsored workshop.

Date: 8 - 12 August 2022



AREA - 2 is the follow up on the first AREA meeting at LREC 2018  ( There has recently been increased interest
in modeling actions, as described by natural language expressions and
gestures, and as depicted by images and videos. Additionally, action
modeling has emerged as an important topic in robotics and HCI. The goal of
the AREA - 2 workshop is to gather and discuss advances in research areas
where actions are paramount e.g., virtual embodied agents, robotics, HRI,
human-computer communication, as well as modeling multimodal human-human
interactions involving actions. Action modeling is an inherently
multi-disciplinary area, involving contributions from computational
linguistics, AI, semantics, robotics, psychology, and formal logic.

While there has been considerable attention in the community paid to the
representation and recognition of events (e.g., the development of
ISO-TimeML and associated specifications, and the 4 Workshops on “EVENTS:
Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation”), the goals of this
workshop are focused specifically on actions undertaken by embodied agents
as opposed to events in the abstract. By concentrating on actions, we hope
to attract those researchers working in computational semantics, gesture,
dialogue, HCI, robotics, and other areas, in order to develop a community
around action as a communicative modality where their work can be
communicated and shared. This community will be a venue for the development
and evaluation of resources regarding the integration of action recognition
and processing in human-computer communication.

We invite submissions on foundational, conceptual, and practical issues
involving modeling actions, as described by natural language expressions
and gestures, and as depicted by images and videos. Relevant topics include
but are not limited to:

- dynamic models of actions

- formal semantic models of actions

- affordance modeling

- manipulation action modeling

- linking multimodal descriptions and presentations of actions (image,
text, icon, video)

- automatic action recognition from text, images, and videos

- communicating and performing actions with robots or avatars for joint

- action language grounding

- evaluation of action models



First CfP: 23 December 2021

Final CfP: 6 April 2022

Deadline for paper submission: 28 April 2022

Review deadline: 25 May 2022

Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2022

Deadline for camera-ready version: 29 June 2022

Early registration deadline: TBA

Workshop Date: 8-19 August 2022



Three types of submissions are invited:

- Research papers, describing original research; these can be either long
(6-8 pages, not including references) or short (3-4 pages, not including

- Project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects (2-4 pages
including references);

- Demonstration notes, accompanying demonstration of software, tools, or
systems (2-4 pages including references).

We will decide whether to have an oral or poster presentation, depending on
reviewer suggestions and the overall workshop schedule.

Papers should be formatted following the common two-column structure as
used by ACL. Please use style templates, which are available as an Overleaf
and can also be downloaded directly (Latex and Word
<>). The
templates themselves contain only specific notes (e.g., LaTeX notes in the
.tex file). Please follow the paper formatting guidelines general to *ACL
conferences available here
<>. Similar to ACL 2022,
initial submissions should be fully anonymous to ensure double-blind

Papers should be submitted via Easy chair
<>  the AREA - 2 website ( will provide a link for submitting papers.



For more information visit the workshop webpage at:

Or contact us at: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]



Eren Aksoy Karlsruhe Institut fur Technologie

Jan Alexanderson DFKI

Johan Bos University of Groningen

Simon Dobnik University of Gothenburg

Albert Gatt University of Utrecht

Tim Fernando Trinity College Dublin

Kristiina Jokinen AIRC AIST Tokyo Waterfront

Nikhil Krishnawamy Brandeis University

Alex Lascarides University of Edinburgh

Andy Lücking Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Gisela Redeker University of Groningen

Janina Wildfeuer University of Groningen



James Pustejovsky Brandeis University

Ielka van de Sluis University of Groningen



Ielka van der Sluis

Department of Communication and Information Sciences
Center for Language and Cognition Groningen
Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen

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