[Comp-neuro] Call for papers: First International Workshop on Grounding Language Understanding (GLU 2017)

Jean Rouat jean.rouat at usherbrooke.ca
Mon Apr 24 01:44:51 CEST 2017

Call for papers GLU 2017

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The **First International Workshop on Grounding Language Understanding (GLU 2017)** will be held at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, on August 25, 2017.


The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different disciplines (linguistics, language, robotics, systems neuroscience, cognitive science, signal processing, etc.) working with modeling different aspects of grounding language acquisition and understanding.
Although speech and language technology have reached a level of maturity, machines still fall short of human performance, especially when considering flexibility and robustness. It is therefore desirable to extend the machine learning approach which has been applied to speech and language technology, and emulate more closely the way humans and living systems acquire language. Desirable properties of the new learning approaches would include:
* being less dependent on annotated data,
* acquiring knowledge from multimodal inputs (acoustic, visual, tactile),
* learning from interaction,
* relating learning to the situational context,
* grounding language in the perceptual, emotional and sensorimotor experience of the agent
This requires a highly multidisciplinary approach, combining the field of human language processing, speech technology, machine learning, developmental robotics and cognitive and systems neuroscience.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
* Emmanuel Dupoux, École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.
* Katerina Pastra, Cognitive Systems Research Institute, Athens, Greece

Scientific Area Topics
* Language Learning via Grounded Dialogue
* Language Generation for Embodied Tasks
* Grounded Knowledge Representations
* Skill Learning via Interactive Dialogue
* Aligning and Translating Language to Situated Actions
* Instructions for Navigation/Articulation/Manipulation
* Mapping Language and World
* Grounded Reinforcement Learning
* Language-based Game Playing for Grounding
* Structured and Deep Learning Models for Embodied Language
* New Datasets for Embodied Language
* Better Evaluation Metrics for Embodied Language

Important Dates
Paper Submission: **Wednesday, 31 May 2017**
Paper Notification Acceptance: **Wednesday, 28 June 2017**
Publication of Full Programme: **Wednesday, 12 July 2017**
Camera-ready Paper Due: **Wednesday, 26 July 2017**
Registration Deadline: **Wednesday, 2 August 2017**
Workshop: **Friday, 25 August 2017**

Submission and Format
We invite original submissions from 3 pages to 4 pages of text, plus one page (maximum) for references in the INTERSPEECH format. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific Review Committee.

Submit your paper through EasyChair:

Proceedings and Publication
Accepted papers will be published in the open access GLU2017 (indexed)

We are trying to keep the costs as low as possible. Registration fees should be around 150€. These will include the lunch, coffee breaks and the evening dinner on the day of the workshop.

GLU2017 is supported by the CHIST-ERA/IGLU consortium and is an ISCA sponsored event and a satellite event for Interspeech 2017 in Stockholm.

MORE Details at the workshop website: http://www.speech.kth.se/glu2017/

Jean Rouat, Prof., coord. IGLU, http://iglu-chistera.github.io

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