[CFP] First International Workshop on Multisensory Data & Knowledge @ LDK 2021

Call for Papers

First International Workshop on Multisensory Data & Knowledge
in conjunction with LDK 2021

Important dates:
  - Workshop papers submissions - April 23, 2021 - 23:59 AOE
  - Notification - May 14, 2021
  - Camera Ready Submission - June 14, 2021
  - Workshop Day - September 1, 2021

Our senses are the gateways to our memories and emotions. However, they 
are under-represented in language technology and semantic web research. 
In this workshop, two recently awarded H2020 projects, Odeuropa and 
Polifonia, are teaming up to advance our understanding of how smells and 
music are represented in texts and structured data. The topics we want 
to address revolve around extracting references to smells, music, 
context, and visual information from text as well as relevant data 
describing their cultural, historical and political context, and model 
them in the form of interlinked knowledge graphs. This research has a 
strong interdisciplinary character, hence the workshop has the potential 
to attract researchers from diverse disciplines from both social 
sciences and humanities and computer science. Its potential impact is 
significant to many application areas including: preservation and 
valorisation of cultural heritage, data-driven policy making in cultural 
heritage, urban planning, artistic performances, applications for 
scholars in musicology and history, applications for museums, innovation 
in teaching, maintenance and exploitation of large catalogues, archives 
and libraries. We aim at creating a reference venue where new ideas and 
results can be shared and lead the way towards a technological and 
cultural shift in how we understand and experience our cultural heritage.

Topics of interest:
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
     Olfactory, musical and visual information extraction from text
     Olfactory, musical and visual knowledge representation
     Resources for olfactory, musical and visual knowledge
     Extraction of socio-cultural and historical context information 
from text
     Extraction of time, space, events, people and (musical, olfactory 
and visual) artifacts from text
     Knowledge graphs integrating olfactory, musical and visual knowledge
     Multilingual text corpora on musical and olfactory heritage
     Automatic and semi-automatic generation of language descriptions of 
sensory experience
     Methods and approaches to represent degrees of sensorial 
experiences (e.g. intensity, dissipation)
     Applications for teaching/training/valorisation of multisensory 
data and knowledge

We welcome submissions of long and short papers covering a wide range of 
NLP and semantic web topics dealing with the extraction and analysis of 
information from multisensory data. Papers presenting collaborations 
among researchers with different backgrounds or from different research 
communities are particularly welcome. All submissions must be in PDF and 
written in English, single-blind and formatted in the style of the 
OASIcs template as the main LDK 2021 conference (see the instruction for 
authors). Long papers should be between 10 and 15 pages, while short 
papers should include 6 to 8 pages and present a more focused 
contribution or a position paper.

The MDK 2021 proceedings will be published with CEUR-WS.org. The 
submission web site is https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mdk2021

For any questions, please feel free to contact the organisers directly, 
or via mdk2021@easychair.org.

Marieke van Erp, KNAW Humanities Cluster, the Netherlands
Valentina Presutti, University of Bologna, Italy
Raphael Troncy, EURECOM, France
Albert Merono-Penuela, King's College London, UK
Sara Tonelli, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Enrico Daga, the Open University, UK

Programme Committee:
Elena Cabrio, INRIA, France
Ilja Croijmans, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Marilena Daquino, University of Bologna, Italy
Tommaso Di Noia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Desmond Elliot, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Asifa Majid, the University of York, UK
Barbara McGillivray, The Alan Turing Institute & Cambridge University, UK
Stefano Menini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Dunja Mladenic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Philippe Rigaux, Conservatoire national des arts et metiers (CNAM), France
Marco Rospocher, University of Verona, Italy
Serra Sinem Tekiroglu, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Rachele Sprugnoli, Universita  Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Chiara Veninata, The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and 
Activities, Italy
Valeria Zotti, University of Bologna, Italy

Raphaël Troncy
EURECOM, Campus SophiaTech
Data Science Department
450 route des Chappes, 06410 Biot, France.
e-mail: raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr & raphael.troncy@gmail.com
Tel: +33 (0)4 - 9300 8242
Fax: +33 (0)4 - 9000 8200
Web: http://www.eurecom.fr/~troncy/

Received on Thursday, 18 March 2021 13:34:51 UTC