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LINGUIST List 22.3131

Fri Aug 05 2011

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Frank Keller , V&L Net Workshop on Vision and Language

Message 1: V&L Net Workshop on Vision and Language
Date: 05-Aug-2011
From: Frank Keller <kellerinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: V&L Net Workshop on Vision and Language
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Full Title: V&L Net Workshop on Vision and Language
Short Title: V&L Net Workshop

Date: 15-Sep-2011 - 15-Sep-2011
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Anja Belz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.vlnet.org.uk/VL-Workshop-2011.html

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Aug-2011

Meeting Description:

The EPSRC Network on Vision and Language (V&L Net)
Date: Thursday, 15 September 2011
Venue: Huxley Building, University of Brighton
Endorsed by BMVA (the British Machine Vision Association)

The EPSRC Network on Vision and Language (V&L Net) is a forum for researchers from the fields of Computer Vision and Language Processing to meet, exchange ideas, expertise and technology, and form new partnerships. Our aim is to create a lasting interdisciplinary research community situated at the language-vision interface, jointly working towards solutions for some of today's toughest computational challenges, including image and video search, description of visual content and text-to-image generation.

The Vision and Language Workshop is chiefly intended to be a networking and community building event for the computer vision and language processing communities. It will give us an opportunity to meet and get to know each other. This process will be supported by an informal approach characterised by diverse networking activities and a large number of brief oral presentations combined with poster presentations.

The Vision and Language Workshop is free for full V&L Net members. V&L Net will furthermore cover the cost of one night's accommodation in Brighton and economy-class travel within the UK for full V&L Net members presenting an accepted poster. Full details can be found on the workshop page on the V&L Net website.

Endorsed by EACL http://www.eacl.org/ (the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics) and BMVA http://www.bmva.org (the British Machine Vision Association)

Outline Programme:


Introduction and Welcome
Computer Vision Invited Talk: Yiannis Aloimonos, University of Maryland
Language Processing Invited Talk (speaker t.b.c.)
Speed Networking Session
Feedback to V&L Net

Lunch Break


Teaser Presentations for Posters
Poster Session
Would-like-to-meet Notice Board
Evening Drinks

Final Call for Papers:

The Vision & Language Workshop organisers invite the submission of abstracts addressing any aspect of research that involves both vision and language.

We encourage a wide range of different types of abstracts/posters, including but not limited to the following:

- Presentations of existing projects and research programmes
- Outlines of project ideas, in particular from those seeking collaborators
- Reports of research in progress
- Reports of research results
- System demos

Specific research topics include, but are by no means limited to:

- Image and video labelling and annotation
- Image and video description
- Computational modelling of human vision and language
- Image and video retrieval
- Multimodal human-computer communication
- Text-to-image generation
- Language-driven animation
- Facial animation for speech
- Assistive methodologies

Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop in the form of brief 'teaser' presentations, followed by a poster presentation during the workshop poster session.

Submission Guidelines:

Submitted abstracts should be 1-2 pages in length. PDF format is strongly preferred. Please send abstracts no later than 7 August 2011 to vl-netbrighton.ac.uk.

Mini-posters for WLTM Notice Board:

Delegates are furthermore encouraged to bring along to the workshop A3-sized mini-posters for our would-like-to-meet notice board. The idea is for mini-posters to describe collaborations sought, profile research groups, advertise publications, and similar items.

Important Dates:

Submission of Abstracts: 7 August 2011
Notification of Acceptance: 15 August 2011
Workshop on Vision and Language: 15 September 2011


Anja Belz, University of Brighton
Darren Cosker, University of Bath
Frank Keller, University of Edinburgh
Dimitrios Makris, Kingston University



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