Call for Papers: 2nd International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (SLTAT)
Date: 23 October 2011
Location: Queen Mother Building, School of Computing, University of Dundee. Check the map below for details concerning workshop location among others:
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Recent research in the use of 3D virtual human characters, or avatars, to animate sign language promises to provide increased accessibility for deaf people via the Internet on a range of computing devices. In addition, avatars support sign linguistics research, providing a potential target for translation from spoken and other sign languages, and shedding light on human factors of sign language usage.
A highly successful international workshop was held in Berlin in January 2011, bringing together a number of workers in the field. Submissions are invited for the 2nd International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (SLTAT) that will be held at the University of Dundee in October 2011 associated with ASSETS 2011.
The workshop will focus on three main topics: symbolic translation of sign language, animation of sign language using avatars, and usability evaluation of practical translation and animation systems.
The format of the workshop will encourage discussion and collaboration between researchers. It is anticipated that we will have a mix of oral presentations as well as poster presentations covering active work and proposed research. There will be an opportunity for demonstration of existing work and presentation of videos. The workshop will be interpreted in international sign language.
All submissions that address the focus of the workshop are invited, but topics of particular interest include: