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Call for papers

RaPID-4 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, which then can be applied to aid diagnosis, monitor the progression or predict individuals at risk.
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.  

For papers related to the Post-Stroke Speech Transcription, PSST Challenge, please refer to the detailed information ⇒here⇐.

Important Dates:
First call for papers: Thu., 30th of December, 2021
Second call for papers: Fri., 4th of February, 2022
Final call for papers: Fri., 25th of March, 2022
Submission deadline: Sat., 9th of April, 2022 [extended] Submit your paper HERE (softconf)
Notification of acceptance: Tue., 3rd of May, 2022
Camera-ready version due: Mon., 23rd of May, 2022
Workshop proceedings due: Tue., 31st of May, 2022
Workshop date (as a hybrid event): Sat., 25th of June, 2022