CALL FOR PAPERS
COLING-ACL 1998 Workshop
Content Visualization and
August 15, 1998
University of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
*** SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 20, 1998 ***
In the last few years, multimedia systems have become available which
integrate text, graphics, sound (speech and non-speech audio), as well
as animation. There are many different communities working on such
systems (e.g., hypermedia, human-machine interaction, information
retrieval, scientific visualization, content extraction, dialog
each with distinct concerns and goals, and often the communities are not
aware of each other's research and methods.
This workshop aims to bring together these communities to examine the
questions of the visual presentation of diverse content through multiple
media. The major goal is to explore common intermedia representation
languages which are expressive enough to cover diverse modalities yet
suitably appropriate for the individual media. With increasing amounts
of data, information, and knowledge available to the user, the
use of visualization is increasingly important in applications. Examples
# visualization of data in scientific literature, including support for
interactive information retrieval;
# business and finance data visualization (data profiling);
# automated or assisted map, graph, diagram, or image construction from
text or data; event, process, and knowledge editing and
# and knowledge navigation over databases, texts, and search results.
The specific issues addressed by the workshop include but are not
1. Definition of Content: different disciplines and applications have
distinct perspectives on what content is, e.g., of text, video,
graphics, collections of interactions or correspondences.
2. Knowledge Representation: i.e., what it is, how to represent it,
reason about it, and present it.
3. Taxonomies of content representations, tasks, and
4. Representations for content and how these relate to and/or facilitate
5. Selection and Organization of Content: Deciding what to present and
how to organize the presentation of selected content and why (i.e.,
6. Deciding how to coordinate the presentation of content through
7. The relationship of cognitive task to visualization content and style
(e.g., visualization structure, properties, form, coherency,
interpretability, and accuracy of displays).
8. Deciding how to accept and integrate input from several media.
9. Medium-specific encoding of content.
10. Presentation and interaction techniques for generated results.
11. Tailoring visualizations to specific user and usergroup
characteristics, knowledge, and interests.
12. Content visualization evaluation metrics and methods.
We encourage submissions of demonstrations and/or videos of working
visualizations pertaining to the above topics.
The organizers will produce a workshop report and, providing there is
sufficient interest and adequate results reported, will consider a
special edited journal issue and/or state of the art collection.
Authors are encouraged to submit their workshop papers simultaneously
for public discussion to the Area Intelligence User Interfaces of the
Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (ETAI). The ETAI is a
new kind of electronic journal using open and posteriori reviewing.
Formally, the rules work as follows. In the ETAI, you first have the
article discussed for three months, then you have a chance to revise it
based on the feedback, and then you decide whether to submit it for
refereeing in the ETAI or in some other journal. For more information,
SIGMEDIA (ACL's special interest group on
Multimedia Language Processing)
Elisabeth Andre , DFKI Saarbruecken
Branimir Boguraev, IBM Watson Research
Steve Feiner , Columbia University
Michael Johnston , Oregon Graduate Institute
Mark Maybury , MITRE Corporation
James Pustejovsky , Brandeis University
Steve Roth , Carnegie Mellon University
Wolfgang Wahlster, DFKI Saarbruecken
Kent Wittenburg , GTE Laboratories
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
Mark T. Maybury, MITRE
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION:
Papers are invited that address any of the topics listed above. Maximum
length is 8 pages including figures and references. Please use US or A4
letter format and set margins so that the text lies within a rectangle
of 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm). Use classical fonts such as Times
Roman or Computer Modern, 11 to 12 points for text, 14 to 16 points for
headings and title. LaTeX users are encouraged to use the ACL style file
for LateX. MS-Word users should use the ACL style file for MS-Word.
Submissions can be made either as hardcopies or electronically in ASCII,
PostScript, HTML, or MS-Word format. They should be sent to:
Computer Science Department
Waltham, MA 02254-9110
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More detailed information on the workshop can be found at:
* REVISED Deadline for electronic submissions: April 20, 1998
* Deadline for hardcopy submissions: March 13 (arrival date)
* Notification of acceptance: May 1, 1998
* Final manuscripts due: June 12, 1998
MARK T. MAYBURY, Director
Advanced Information Systems Center
The MITRE Corporation (MS K308)
202 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730
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JAMES PUSTEJOVSKY, Associate Professor
Computer Science Department and
Volen Center for Complex Systems
Waltham, MA 02254-9110
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