ISA 2019 : 15th Joint ACL – ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Friday 15 Feb 2019
Conference & Submission Link
Conference Dates May 23, 2019 - May 23, 2019
Conference Address Göteborg, Sweden
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Conference Call for Papers

Call for Papers


15th Joint ACL – ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

at IWCS 2019, Göteborg, Sweden, 23 May 2019

ISA-15 is the fifteenth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL Special Interest Group in Semantics (SIGSEM) and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO. The first workshop in this series took part in conjunction with the IWCS 2003 conference in Tilburg (Netherlands); the latest editions were held as part of the LREC 2016 conference in Portoroz, Slovenia (ISA-12), of the IWCS 2017 conference in Montpellier, France (ISA-13), and of the COLING 2018 conference in Santa Fé (New Mexico), USA, last August (ISA-14).

ISA-workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video, images, and in communicative behaviour where multiple modalities are combined. Examples of semantic annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts, discourse relations, semantic roles, coreference, quantification phenomena, and other aspects of meaning for which the ISO organisation pursues the establishment and application of standardised annotation methods and representation schemes, in order to support the creation of interoperable semantic and pragmatic resources.

Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

* methodological aspects of semantic annotation

* experiments in semantic annotation

* use of context in producing semantic annotations

* applications of semantic annotation

* uncertainty and ambiguity in annotations

* integration of semantic annotation and other linguistic annotations

* combining annotations from different schemes

* semantic annotation, interpretation, and inferencing

* annotations linking language to context situations

* levels of granularity in annotation schemes

* goals of semantic annotation

* semantic annotation and ontologies

* comparison of annotation schemes

* evaluation of semantic annotations

* best practices for semantic annotation procedures

* language- or application-specific aspects of semantic annotation

* issues in the annotation of specific domains of semantic information, such as:

– events, states, processes, circumstances, facts

– relations in discourse and dialogue

– time and space

– modality, polarity and factuality,

– quantification and modification

– coreference relations

– semantic roles and predicate-argument structures

– reference and named entities

– attribution, attitudes, and emotions

Three types of submission are invited:

– Research papers, describing original research in the area of semantic annotation; these can be either long (6-8 pages,

not including references) or short (3-4 pages, not including references);

– Project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects involving semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references);

– Demonstration notes, accompanying demonstration of software tools to support manual semantic annotation, or systems

for automatic semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references).

Submission of papers is in PDF form through the ISA-15 submission site at . All submissions should be formatted in the same way as those to the IWCS 2019 conference.



Harry Bunt

Nancy Ide

Kiyong Lee

James Pustejovsky

Laurent Romary



Jan Alexandersson

Ron Artstein

Harry Bunt (chair)

Nicoletta Calzolari

Jae-Woong Choe

Robin Cooper

Thierry Declerck

David DeVault

Jens Edlund

Alex Fang

Robert Gaizauskas

Kallirroi Georgila

Jan Hajic

Koiti Hasida

Nancy Ide

Elisabetta Jezek

Simon Keizer

Kiyong Lee

Paul Mc Kevitt

Adam Meyers

Philippe Muller

Patrizia Paggio

Volha Petukhova

Massimo Poesio

Rashmi Prasad

Laurent Prévot

James Pustejovsky

Ines Rehbein

Laurent Romary

Ielka van der Sluis

Manfred Stede

Matthew Stone

Thorsten Trippel

Carl Vogel

Piek Vossen

Menno van Zaanen

Annie Zaenen

Heike Zinsmeister

Sandrine Zufferey



February 15, 2019: Deadline for submitting papers

March 15, 2019: Notification of acceptance

April 15, 2019: Submission of camera-ready papers



For more information see the workshop page at or contact the workshop chair Harry Bunt (

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