9-10 Apr 2015 Paris (France)
Full programme available (direct link)
This is the website for the 4th edition of the SLTAT workshop, taking place April 9-10, 2015. Following the initial session in Berlin, that in Dundee and the last one to date in Chicago, this event will take place in(side!) Paris and be hosted at ISCC (Institut des sciences de la communication du CNRS). The address is:
20 rue Berbier du Mets, 75013 Paris --- see map from left menu
Crowd and topics
Though still leaving some room for the more usual paper+talk publication format, this edition will mainly be dedicated to applications and users of translation and avatar technologies. The prospects in accessibility and user expectations can be quite high, and given the newly formed and safely growing state of the community, a good idea was to have a proper space to understand the current state of progress on both scientific and technological aspects.
To achieve this, we propose that be represented at the workshop:
This remaining an academic event, we also hope to balance the technological and scientific aspects. While reaching out more for running systems and user needs this time, we do emphasise that all presentations should be backed by innovative research, which remains a criterion for selection.
Therefore, all junior and senior researchers, students and companies, deaf users and SL translators interested in the following topics should register for the next SLTAT, and we look forward to receiving your work if you have anything exciting to propose:
The ATALA (French scientific association for Natural Language Processing) has offered to consider grants for students with no funding who would want to present at the workshop. So think twice about not attending!
In short, we wish to see systems and what the community and end users think about their purpose and underlying assumptions. We will not worry so much about system failures and robustness as we will discuss their motivations and Sign Language adequacy.
The programme at a glance (full download here):
Registration is now closed. For the record, the fee for registration to SLTAT was:
This fee includes all coffee/tea breaks and both lunches. Lunch will be served in the park nearby for a hopefully sunny picnic together.
There are two ways of submitting for the workshop: as a system presenter (main track) or as an oral presenter, each described below.
Presenters are asked to submit a two-page PDF document addressing the three following aspects about the system to be displayed:
Submissions will be collected and checked against the conference topics, and in the case where too many submissions are received, a choice will be made to cover the workshop topics and fit in the time and space available. We plan for about 5 spots in about 2 hours.
A few oral presentations will also be programmed with a usual 20+10-minute format each, on reviewed articles of about 8 pages. All papers relevant to the workshop topics are accepted for peer review, and will be judged on the regular scientific criteria applying to scientific articles: relevance to topics, innovativeness, quality of research, methodology and references, impact, etc.
Sept. 2014: Workshop announced
Oct. 2014: Website opens
Nov. 2014: Website open for submissions
Jan. 15, 2015: Deadline for submissions (system and oral presentations)
Feb. 2015: Registration and payment system set up
Feb. 28, 2015: Notification of acceptance to presenters and authors
March 15, 2015: Deadline for final submissions
March 31, 2015: Deadline for registration
April 9-10, 2015: SLTAT workshop