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Subject: [ E-Conf ] SIGDIAL 2013: Call for Participation
From: <michael.strube_(on)_h-its.org>
Date received: 01 Aug 2013
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Start date: 22 Aug 2013





CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

We invite you to join us at SIGDIAL 2013. The SIGDIAL venue
provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting edge
research in discourse and dialog to both academic and industry
researchers. Continuing with a series of thirteen successful
previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest
areas of discourse and dialogue. The conference is sponsored by
the SIGDIAL organization, which serves as the Special Interest
Group on discourse and dialog for both ACL and ISCA.

Topics of Interest

The conference includes formal, corpus-based, implementation and
analytical work on discourse and dialog including but not
restricted to the following themes and topics:

- Discourse Processing and Dialog Systems

- Corpora, Tools and Methodology

- Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling

- Dimensions of Interaction

- Applications of Dialog and Discourse Processing Technology

For a detailed list, and this year's program, please see the
SIGDIAL 2013 website,
http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/conference14/.

Special Theme: Discourse and Dialogue in Social Media

Processing language in social media has attracted a noticeable
amount of interest in recent years. Language in this new kind of
media offers many opportunities and challenges, from the point of
view of discourse and dialogue. To start with, an astounding
amount of conversational data is created each day on Twitter and
Facebook, but also on many blogs. Additionally, social media
provides a window into a variety of human behaviors that rarely
appear in the controlled data sets our community is accustomed to
work with. We invite submissions on all aspects of discourse and
dialogue processing of language as used in a variety of social
media platforms, from Twitter and Facebook, to any type of blogs,
micro-blogs, collaborative wikis, and multimedia sharing sites.
Contributions highlight new insights into discourse and dialogue
phenomena in this new genre, or describe new discourse and
dialogue processing models emerging from it.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Dr Jerome R. Bellegarda, Apple Inc, USA

Prof Bonnie L. Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK

CONFERENCE DATES

Conference: Thursday-Saturday, 22-24 August 2013 (Thu morning -
Saturday mid-day)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Co-Chairs

Maxine Eskenazi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Michael Strube,
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Jason
D. Williams, Microsoft Research, USA

Mentoring Chair

Kallirroi Georgila, University of Southern California Institute
for Creative Technologies

Local Chair

Olivier Pietquin, Supelec, France

Sponsorship Chair

Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Hua Ai Jan Alexandersson Ron Artstein Srinivas Bangalore Timo
Baumann Luciana Benotti Nate Blaylock Dan Bohus Johan Boye Kristy
Boyer Harry Bunt Sandra Carberry Giuseppe Carenini Christophe
Cerisara Joyce Chai Jennifer Chu-Carroll Mark Core Paul Crook
Heriberto Cuayahuitl David DeVault Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio
Myroslava Dzikovska Raquel Fernandez Rovira Katherine
Forbes-Riley Claire Gardent Kallirroi Georgila Gary Geunbae Lee
Jonathan Ginzburg Agustin Gravano Nancy Green Alexander
Gruenstein Curry Guinn Joakim Gustafson Peter Heeman Michael
Johnston Kristiina Jokinen Arne Jonsson Pamela Jordan Tatsuya
Kawahara Simon Keizer Alistair Knott Kazunori Komatani Stefan
Kopp Ian Lane Alex Lascarides Sungjin Lee Oliver Lemon Anton
Leuski Diane Litman Ramon Lopez-Cozar Wolfgang Minker Teruhisa
Misu Sebastian Moller Mikio Nakano Ani Nenkova Vincent Ng Tim
Paek Olivier Pietquin Andrei Popescu-Belis Matthew Purver Antoine
Raux Norbert Reithinger Hannes Rieser Carolyn Rose David
Schlangen Elizabeth Shriberg Candace Sidner Gabriel Skantze
Amanda Stent Matthew Stone Svetlana Stoyanchev Kristina
Striegnitz Tokunaga Takenobu Thora Tenbrink Joel Tetreault Blaise
Thomson Gokhan Tur Renata Vieira Marilyn Walker Nigel Ward Kai Yu
Ingrid Zukerman

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