I’m happy to be organizing the First Workshop on Multimodal Semantic Representations (MMSR I), to be co-located with IWCS 2021, online in June! This workshop intends to bring together researchers who aim to capture elements of multimodal interaction such as language, gesture, gaze, and facial expression with formal semantic representations. We provide a space for both theoretical and practical discussion of how linguistic co-modalities support, inform, and align with “meaning” found in the linguistic signal alone. Our website is here (currently undergoing a little bit of final construction).
I’m also organizing a special track at ISA-17, the 17th Joint ACL-ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation, also co-located with IWCS 2021. The Visualization/VoxML track is intended to inform the creation of an ISO standard for the VoxML modeling language, for which we hope to roll out a shared annotation task shortly. More information at https://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa17/.