Call For Papers

MUWS Workshop is a forum bringing together researchers and practitioners from the fields of Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Human Computation, and Semiotics to discuss and evaluate methods and solutions for effective and efficient analytics of multimodal information present in the Web or social media.

We are particularly interested in combining computational approaches and semiotics, i.e. how meaning is created and communicated. Research in semiotics points out that two modalities like image and text often do not combine simply by adding or intersection of meaning. In addition to simple additive relations, the two modalities can combine indirectly or even contradict each other to create new meaning. This workshop aims to explore these semantic relations theoretically and computationally in conjunction with existing computational multimodal research.

We are interested in approaches, tasks, and metrics for effectively analysing multimedia information such as image-text pairs and videos to design methodologies that jointly consider information from multiple modalities. We envision the workshop as a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia and industry for original contributions and practical application on multimodal information processing, mining, retrieval, search, and management.

Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Multimodal Event Detection, and Understanding
  • Multimodal News Analytics
  • Multimodal Sentiment Analysis
  • Multimodal Emotion Recognition
  • Multimodal Sarcasm Detection
  • Multimodal Hate Speech Detection
  • Misinformation Detection for Multimodal Data
  • Unsupervised, Self-supervised, or Semi-supervised Learning for Multimodal Data
  • Multimodal Question Answering Systems
  • Image-text Relations, Cross-modal Relations
  • Semantic Relations (semiotics)
  • Multimodal Rhetoric in Online Media

The proceedings of the workshops will be published in The WebConf proceedings (companion volume). Workshop papers should not have been previously published, should not be considered for publication, and should not be under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. They should be no more than 12 pages in length (maximum 8 pages for the main paper content + maximum 2 pages for appendixes + maximum 2 pages for references). Papers must be submitted in PDF according to the ACM format published in the ACM guidelines , selecting the generic “sigconf” sample. The PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded. Workshop papers must be self-contained and in English.

Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: February 13, 2022. (AoE)

  • Notification of acceptance: March 3, 2022.

  • Camera-ready copy due: March 10, 2022.

  • Workshop day: April 26, 2022.

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If you have any problems or questions, please contact us via e-mail at: muws2022 (-at-)