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                      PROGRAM and CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

      Towards a Roadmap for Multimodal Language Resources and Evaluation

                       An ELSNET workshop at LREC 2002

                      Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

                     Sunday, June 2 2002 (14:30 - 20:00)

     Aim of the workshop:

    The aim of the proposed workshop is to bring together key players
    in the field of resources and evaluation in order to make a first
    step towards the creation of a broadly supported Roadmap for
    Language Resources, i.e. a broadly supported view on the longer,
    medium and shorter term needs and priorities. This activity
    should be seen in the context of ELSNET's other roadmapping
    activities (see, which aim at
    developing a technological roadmap for the whole field of Human
    Language Technologies.

    The purpose of such roadmaps is to give the R&D community an
    instrument to identify opportunities for concertation of their
    activities and better exploitation of possible synergies between
    players all over the world.

     Scope of this workshop:

    As there is no standard model for roadmaps for resources and
    evaluation available, we will narrow the scope of this
    roadmapping workshop to a specific sub-area: Multimodal Language
    Resources and Evaluation. This will make our discussions more
    focused and concrete, and it will also allow us to exploit the
    fact that this workshop will take place the day after the
    workshop dedicated to Multimodal Resources and Evaluation of
    Multimodal Systems (MREMS) in general.

     Provisional program:

    Start End Action Title & Actor(s)
    14:30 14:45 Opening Introduction to this workshop
                                     (Steven Krauwer)
    14:45 15:15 Talk Summary of the MREMS Workshop
                                     (Mark Maybury)
    15:15 15:40 Talk Challenges and Important Aspects in
                            Planning and Performing Evaluation
                            Studies for Multimodal Dialogue Systems
                                     (Susanne Höllerer)
    15:40 16:05 Talk XML and multimodal corpus design:
                            experiences with multi-layered stand-off
                            annotations in the GeM corpus
                                     (John Bateman, Judy Delin,
                                      Renate Herschel)
    16:05 16:30 Talk Towards a roadmap for Human Language
                            Technologies: Dutch-Flemish experience
                                     (Diana Binnenpoorte, Catia
                                      Cucchiarini, Elisabeth D'Halleweyn,
                                      Janienke Sturm and Folkert de Vriend)
    16:30 17:00 Break
    17:00 17:30 Talk Introduction to the plenary exercises
                                     (Steven Krauwer)
    17:30 18:30 Exercise Identifying priorities (All)
    18:30 19:30 Exercise Putting them on a timeline (All)
    19:30 20:00 Discussion Where to go from here
                                     (All & Steven Krauwer)
       20:00 Closing

     Recommended reading (preferably before the workshop):

      * ELSNET's First Roadmap Report
        (, edited
        by Ole Bernsen
      * ELSNET's Second Roadmap Report
        (, edited
        by Dorothee and Andreas Eisele)


      The registration fee for the workshop is 90 EURO for conference
      participants and 140 EURO for others. The fee includes two
      coffee breaks and the proceedings of the workshop.


      * Workshop:
      * Conference:

     Core Programme Committee:

      * Steven Krauwer (ELSNET / Utrecht University)
      * Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI Saarbruecken)
      * Antonio Zampolli (Univ of Pisa)
      * Joseph Mariani (LIMSI, Paris)
      * Ulrich Heid (IMS Stuttgart)
      * Khalid Choukri (ELDA Paris)
      * Mark Maybury (MITRE)

     Contact point:

    Steven Krauwer, ELSNET coordinator,
    UiL-OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, NL
    phone: +31 30 253 6050,
    fax: +31 30 253 6000,
    Steven Krauwer, ELSNET coordinator, UiL-OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, NL
    phone: +31 30 253 6050, fax: +31 30 253 6000, email:

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