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Call for papers

RaPID-5 aims to be an interdisciplinary forum for researchers to share information, findings, methods, models and experience on the collection and processing of data produced by people with various forms of mental, cognitive, neuropsychiatric, or neurodegenerative impairments, such as aphasia, dementia, autism, bipolar disorder, Parkinson's disease or schizophrenia.

Particularly, the workshop's focus is on creation, processing and application of data resources from individuals at various stages of these impairments and with varying degrees of severity. Creation of resources includes e.g. the annotation, description, analysis and interpretation of linguistic, paralinguistic and extra-linguistic aspects of such data (i.e. spontaneous spoken language, transcripts, eye tracking, wearable and sensor measurements, digital biomarkers, etc.). Processing of such data can be used to identify, extract, correlate, evaluate and disseminate various linguistic or multimodal phenotypes and measurements. Consequently, the Application of such processing is to aid diagnosis; enhance and simplify monitoring of the progression of the impairment; predict individuals at higher risk for developing certain conditions; improve diagnostic accuracy; enhance patient engagement for the benefits of early intervention and treatment.

A central aim is to facilitate the study of the relationships among various levels of linguistic, paralinguistic and extra-linguistic observations (e.g., acoustic measures; phonological, syntactic and semantic features; eye tracking, sensors, signs and multimodal signals).

Submission of papers are invited in all of the aforementioned areas, particularly emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of processing such data and the interplay between clinical/nursing/medical sciences, language technology, computational linguistics, natural language processing (NLP) and computer science. The workshop will act as a stimulus for the discussion of several ongoing research questions driving current and future research by bringing together researchers from various research communities.  

Important Dates:
  • First call for papers: 27th of December, 2023
  • Second call for papers: 27th of January, 2024
  • Third call for papers: 3rd of March, 2024
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: Sun., 17th of March 2024; Note: no extension will be given for any reasons.
  • Notification of Acceptance: 3rd April, 2024
  • Camera-Ready version of accepted papers due: Thursday 11th April 2024 (due to updated time constraints and requirements)
    • Use the updated templates provided .here
    • Please do not include page numbers in your article.
  • Proceedings to LREC-COLING: 15th April, 2024
    • Accepted papers proceedings will be published at the ACL Anthology.
  • Hybrid organisation/mode: instructions for hybrid participation will be shared with the registered participants a week before the workshop (13th or 14th of May). Access will be via the LREC-COLING (Catalyst) app.
  • Workshop Date: Tues., 21st of May 2024