ES³LOD 2014 : 5th International Workshop on EMOTION, SOCIAL …

ES³LOD 2014 : 5th International Workshop on EMOTION, SOCIAL …

ES³LOD 2014

5th International Workshop on


Satellite of LREC 2014, ELRA, 1.5 Day Workshop on 26/27 May 2014

Reykjavik, Iceland



The fifth instalment of the highly successful series of Corpora for Research

on Emotion held at the last LRECs (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) will help

bridging the gap between research on human emotion, social signals and

sentiment from speech, text, and further modalities, and low availability of

language and multimodal resources and labelled data for learning and


Following LREC 2014u2019s hot topics of Big Data and Linked Open Data in

particular also approaches on semi-automated and collaborative labelling of

large data archives such as by efficient combinations of active learning and

crowd sourcing will be of interest u2013 in particular also for combined

annotations of emotion, social signals, and sentiment. Multi- and

cross-corpus studies (transfer learning, standardisation, corpus quality

assessment, etc.) are further highly relevant, given their importance in

order to test the generalisation power of models.

Linked Open Data is an increasingly wide-spread methodology for the

publishing, sharing and interlinking of data sets. In the context of this

workshop we are also interested in reports on and experiences with the use

of Linked Open Data in the context of emotion, social signals, and sentiment

in analysis projects and applications.

As before, also the multimodal community is invited and encouraged to

contribute new corpora, perspectives and findings u2013 emotion, sentiment,

and social behaviour are multimodal and complex and there is still an urgent

need for sufficient naturalistic uni- and multimodal data in different

languages and from different cultures.

Keynote speeches by distinguished researchers and technical demonstrations

crossing the communities involved will contribute to the attractiveness of

the workshop. A best paper award will be given.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Novel corpora of affective speech in audio and multimodal data

Corpora of written language/multimodal data for sentiment analysis

Corpora of audio/multimodal data of behaviour and social signals

Interlinking resources with Linked Data

Techniques for integration and merging of different resources

Use of Linked Open Data knowledge resources (DBpedia, Yago, etc.)

New methods for community or distributed annotation

Semi-autonomous learning on Big Data

Resources and analysis of social emotions (shame, pride, etc.)

Figurative languages (irony, metaphor, parody, sarcasm, satire, etc.)

Social signals (consents, laughs, sighs, hesitations, etc.)

Discussion of models for annotation and representation

Multi- and cross-corpus aspects (transfer learning, standardization)

Real-life applications of language and multimodal resources

Long-term resources, situational and demographic context inclusion

Resources for under-represented languages and cultures

Publishing as Linguistic Linked Data (e.g. lemon, Marl, Onyx, NIF)

Legal and social aspects of semantic and language resources

Cultural bias and normalisation in expression and social signalling

Important Dates


1500-2000 words abstract submission deadline

10 February 2014

Notification of acceptance

5 March 2014

Camera ready paper

15 March 2014


26/27 May 2014

Submission Policy


Submitted abstracts of papers for oral and poster must consist of about

1500-2000 words. Final submissions must follow the submission guidelines

at LREC 2014

Regular papers (8 pages)

Short papers (4 pages)

Demo papers (2-4 pages)

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to

provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also

technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the

work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover,

ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools,

services, etc.), to enable their reuse, replicability of experiments,

including evaluation ones, etc…



Björn Schuller

TUM/Imperial College, UK

Paul Buitelaar

NUI Galway, Ireland

Laurence Devillers

U. Sorbonne/CNRS-LIMSI, France

Catherine Pelachaud

CNRS – LTCI, France

Thierry Declerck

DFKI, Germany

Anton Batliner

FAU/TUM, Germany

Paolo Rosso

U. Politèc. Valencia, Spain

Seán Gaines

Vicomtech-IK4, Spain

Program Committee


Rodrigo Agerri, EHU, Spain

Noam Amir, Tel-Aviv U., Isreal

Elisabeth André, U. Augsburg, Germany

Alexandra Balahur-Dobrescu, ISPRA, Italy

Cristina Bosco, U. Torino, Italy

Felix Burkhardt, Deutsche Telekom, Germany

Carlos Busso, UT Dallas, USA

Rafael Calvo, U. Sydney, Australia

Erik Cambria, NUS, Singapore

Antonio Camurri, U. Genova, Italy

Mohamed Chetouani, UPMC, France

Montse Cuadros, VicomTech, Spain

Francesco Danza, Expert System, Italy

Thierry Dutoit, U. Mons, Belgium

Anna Esposito, IIASS, Italy

Francesca Frontini, CNR, Italy

Hatice Gunes, Queen Mary U., UK

Hayley Hung, TU Delft, the Netherlands

Carlos Iglesias, UPM, Spain

Isa Maks, VU, the Netherlands

Daniel Molina, Paradigma Tecnologico, Spain

Monica Monachini, CNR, Italy

Shrikanth Narayanan, USC, USA

Viviana Patti, U. Torino, Italy

German Rigau, EHU, Spain

Fabien Ringeval, U. Fribourg, Switzerland

Massimo Romanelli, Attensity EUROPE, Germany

Albert Ali Salah, Bou011faziçi University, Turkey

Metin Sezgin, Koc U., Turkey

Carlo Strapparava, FBK, Italy

Jianhua Tao, CAS, P.R. China

Tony Veale, UCD, Ireland

Michel Valstar, U. Nottingham, UK

Alessandro Vinciarelli, U. Glasgow, UK

Piek Vossen, VU, the Netherlands

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