Multimodal Corpora: Advances in Capturing, Coding and Analyzing Multimodality

M. Kipp, J.-C. Martin, P. Paggio and D. Heylen

18 May 2010, Malta

This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 7th International Conference for Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2010).


In 2010, we are aiming for a wide cross-section of the field, with contributions on collection efforts, coding, validation and analysis methods, as well as actual tools and applications of multimodal corpora. However, we want to put emphasis on the fact that there have been significant advances in capture technology that make highly accurate data available to the broader research community. Examples are the tracking of face, gaze, hands, body and the recording of articulated full-body motion using motion capture. These data are much more accurate and complete than simple videos that are traditionally used in the field and therefore, will have a lasting impact on multimodality research. However, the richness of the signals and the complexity of the recording process urgently call for an exchange of state-of-the-art information regarding recording and coding practices, new visualization and coding tools, advances in automatic coding and analyzing corpora.

Download Call for papers (PDF).

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission (complete paper): 19 February 2010
Notification of acceptance: 11 March
Final programme: 21 March
Final (photo-ready) version of accepted paper: 22 March
Workshop: 18 May

Guidelines For Talks, Posters, Demos

For oral presentations we have scheduled 15 mins for each talk plus 5 mins discussion time. Please make sure to strictly observe this time limit so that we have a chance for actual discussion.

Poster presentations will take place from 15:50 to 17:30 h. You can hang your poster either at 9am or during the lunch break. The poster boards have a size of 150cm x 90cm (vertical), so can accommodate a poster size up to Din A0. Therefore, please layout your posters in portrait format (not landscape). Also, please make sure that at least one presenter is present during the poster time slot.

Demos will also take place from 15:50 to 17:30 h, in the same room together with posters. Every demo will have a table to setup a laptop. Please note that extra monitors for demos can not be provided.

Guidelines for the Photo-ready Version

Please submit your photo-ready version no later than 22 March via the START system (same portal that you used for original submissions).

The page limits for talks is 4-8 pages. For posters, the page limit is 4-8 pages if you submitted 4 pages, and 2-4 pages if you submitted a 2-page outline. For demos, the page limit is 2-4 pages.

Guidelines for Submission

The workshop will consist primarily of paper presentations and discussion/working sessions; a demo session is also planned.

Paper submissions should be 4 pages long, must be in English, and must comply with the formatting instructions/style files available from (please ignore the information of paper length 4-8 that you will find in the following instructions):

Demonstrations of multimodal corpora and related tools are encouraged as well (a demonstration outline of 2 pages can be submitted, following the formatting guidelines above).

Submit your paper or demo outline here:


Organising Committee

Michael Kipp, DFKI, Germany
Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Patrizia Paggio, Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dirk Heylen, Univ. Twente, The Netherlands

Programme Committee

Elisabeth Ahls�n, Univ. of G�teborg, Sweden
Jan Alexandersson, DFKI, Germany
Jens Allwood, Univ. of G�teborg, Sweden
Gerard Bailly, GIPSA-lab, Univ. de Grenoble, France
Philippe Blache, Univ. de Provence, France
St�phanie Buisine, Arts et M�tiers ParisTech, France
Susanne Burger, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA
Nick Campbell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Loredana Cerrato, Acapela Group, Sweden
Piero Cosi, ISTC CNR, Italy
Marco Gillies, Goldsmiths, Univ. of London, UK
Sylvie Gibet, Univ. de Bretagne Sud (UBS), France
Joakim Gustafson, KTH, Sweden
Kristiina Jokinen, Univ. of Helsinki, Finland
Kostas Karpouzis, NTUA, Greece
Daniel Loehr, MITRE, USA
Maurizio Mancini, Univ. of Genova, Italy
Costanza Navarretta, Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark
Michael Neff, UC Davis, USA
Fabio Pianesi, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
Isabella Poggi, Univ. of Rome Three, Italy
Andrei Popescu-Belis, Idiap Research Inst., Switzerland
Matthias Rehm, Aalborg Univ., Denmark
Florian Schiel, LMU Munich, Germany
Thomas Schmidt, Univ. of Hamburg, Germany
Ielka van der Sluis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Peter Wittenburg, MPI for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands

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