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ISA 2022 : 18th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation


When Jun 20, 2022 - Jun 20, 2022
Where Marseille, France
Submission Deadline Apr 12, 2022
Notification Due May 1, 2022
Final Version Due May 15, 2022
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   artificial intelligene

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

ISA-18, 18th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

Full-day workshop at LREC 2022, Marseille, June 20

Submission date: April 12, 2022


ISA-18 will be the 18th edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL Special Interest Group in Semantics (SIGSEM) and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO. The latest editions were held as part of the IWCS conference 2021 (ISA-17), and of the LREC 2020 conference (ISA-16, meeting canceled but proceedings published).

ISA-workshops bring together researchers who produce and consume annotations and representations of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video, images, and combinations of multiple modalities are combined. Examples of semantic annotation include the markup of time and events, dialogue acts, discourse relations, semantic roles, coreference, space and motion, and quantification phenomena. The ISO organisation pursues the establishment and exploitation of standardised annotation methods and representation schemes in these and related areas in support of the creation of interoperable semantic resources. The ISA workshops provide an opportunity for researchers to identify and discuss challenges in effective interoperable semantic annotation and to critically examine and compare existing approaches and frameworks.


Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

* methodological aspects of semantic annotation
* design and evaluation of semantic annotation schemas
* innovative methods for automated and manual annotation
* integration of semantic annotation and other linguistic annotations
* considerations for merging annotations of different phenomena
* multi-layered annotations and representations
* semantic annotation, representation, and their interrelatedness
* levels of granularity in annotation schemes
* use of context in semantic annotation processes
* uncertainty and ambiguity in semantic annotations
* semantic annotation and ontologies
* comparison of semantic annotation schemes
* annotator agreement and other metrics for evaluating semantic annotations
* qualitative evaluation of semantic annotations
* experiments in semantic annotation
* applications of semantic annotation
* best practices for semantic annotation procedures
* application and evaluation of standards for semantic annotation
* language- or application-specific aspects of semantic annotation
* capturing semantic information in images and video
* issues in the annotation of specific domains of semantic information, such as:
- events, states, processes, circumstances, facts
- relations in discourse and dialogue
- time, space and motion
- modality, polarity and factuality
- quantification and modification
- coreference relations
- semantic roles and predicate-argument structures
- reference and named entities
- attribution, sentiment, attitudes and emotions

Three types of submission are invited:

1. Research papers, describing original research; these can be either:
a. long (6-8 pages, with additional pages for references if needed) or
b. short (3-5 pages plus references);
2. Project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects (2-4 pages including references);
3. Demonstration notes, accompanying proposed demonstrations of annotation tools or annotated corpora.

Submission of papers is in PDF form through the LREC 2022/ISA-18 submission site.
All submissions should be formatted using the LREC 2022 style files.

Identify, Describe and Share your LRs!
Describing your language resources in the LRE Map is now a normal practice in the submission procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other conferences). To continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about “Sharing LRs” (data, tools, web-services, etc.), authors will have the possibility, when submitting a paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC repository. This effort of sharing LRs may become a new “regular” feature for conferences in our field, thus contributing to creating a common repository where everyone can deposit and share data. As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so as to allow the community to understand the whole context and also replicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2022 endorses the need to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN,, a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers will be offered at submission time.

April 12: Submission deadline
May 1: Notification of acceptance
May 15: Camera-ready submission

Harry Bunt
Nancy Ide
Kiyong Lee
Volha Petukhova
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary

Jan Alexandersson
Johan Bos
Harry Bunt (chair)
Jae-Woong Choe
Robin Cooper
Ludivine Crible
Rodolfo Delmonte
David DeVault
Jens Edlund
Alex Fang
Robert Gaizauskas
Koiti Hasida
Nancy Ide
Elisabetta Jezek
Nikhil Krishnaswamy
Kiyong Lee
Paul Mc Kevitt
Philippe Muller
Rainer Osswald
Patrizia Paggio
Silvia Pareti
Guy Perrier
Volha Petukhova
Massimo Poesio
Andrei Popescu-Belis
Laurent Prevot
Stephen Pulman
Maria da Purificação Silvano
James Pustejovsky
Laurent Romary
Ielka van der Sluis
Matthew Stone
Thorsten Trippel
Carl Vogel
Menno van Zaanen
Annie Zaenen
Heike Zinsmeister

For the latest information see the workshop page at; for any questions contact the workshop chair Harry Bunt (

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