We are pleased to announce that in 2017, the 12th Workshop on Multimodal Corpora will be collocated with Interspeech 2017 in Stockholm.
The creation of a multimodal corpus involves the recording, annotation and analysis of several communication modalities in addition to speech, for example gesture, facial expression, body posture, gaze, etc. An increasing number of research areas have transgressed or are in the process of transgressing from focused single modality research to full-fledged multimodal research, and multimodal corpora are becoming a core research asset and an opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, concepts and data.
As always, we aim for a wide cross-section of the field, with contributions ranging from collection efforts, coding, validation, and analysis methods to tools and applications of multimodal corpora. Success stories of corpora that have provided insights into both applied and basic research are welcome, as are presentations of design discussions, methods and tools. This year, we would also like to pay hommage to the theme of Intespeech 2017 - situated communication - and are especially pleased to invite corpus papers that deal model the entire situation, including for example room parameters, objects and broad context.
This workshop follows similar events held at LREC 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10, ICMI 11, LREC 2012, IVA 2013, and LREC 2014 and 2016. All workshops are documented under www.multimodal-corpora.org and complemented by a special issue of the Journal of Language Resources and Evaluation which came out in 2008, a state-of-the-art book published by Springer in 2009 and a special issue of the Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces under publication.