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Subject: [ E-CFP ] SIGDIAL 2013 CONFERENCE : 22-24 August 2013 : Metz, France
From: <Jason.Williams_(on)_microsoft.com>
Date received: 15 Feb 2013
Deadline: 03 Mar 2013
Start date: 22 Aug 2013

SIGDIAL 2013 CONFERENCE 14th Annual Meeting of the Special
Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue
http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/conference14/ Metz, France 22-24
August 2013

Note: SigDial 2013 will start one day earlier than previously
announced, and will run 2.5 days this year.


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

Topics of Interest

We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementation or 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, see the complete list of topics of interest
on the SIGDIAL 2013 website.

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.
We particularly welcome contributions that highlight new insights
into discourse and dialogue phenomena in this new genre, or
describe new discourse and dialogue processing models emerging
from it.


Dr Jerome R. Bellegarda, Apple Inc, USA Prof Bonnie L. Webber,
University of Edinburgh, UK


The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers,
short papers, and demo descriptions. All accepted submissions
will be published in the conference proceedings.

Long papers will be presented in full plenary presentations. They
must be no longer than 8 pages, including title, content, and
examples. Two additional pages are allowed for references and
appendices, which may include extended example discourses or
dialogs, algorithms, graphical representations, etc.

Short papers will be featured in short plenary presentations,
followed by posters. They should be no longer than 4 pages,
including title and content. One additional page is allowed for
references and appendices.

Demonstrations will be presented in special sessions, separate
from short paper presentations and poster sessions. Demo
descriptions will appear in a dedicated section of the
proceedings and should be no longer than 3 pages, including
references. To encourage late breaking demos, demo submissions
have a later deadline.

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or
publications must provide this information (see submission
format). SIGDIAL 2013 cannot accept for publication or
presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere,
except for demonstrations. Any questions regarding submissions
can be sent to the technical program co-chairs at

Authors are encouraged to submit additional supportive material
such as video clips or sound clips and examples of available
resources for review purposes.

Submission is electronic using paper submission software at


All long, short, and demo submissions should follow the
two-column ACL 2013 format. We strongly recommend the use of ACL
LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files tailored for the
ACL 2013 conference. Submissions must conform to the official ACL
2013 style guidelines (http://acl2013.org/site/call.html), and
they must be electronic in PDF. As in most previous years,
submissions will not be anonymous.


For several years, the SIGDIAL conference has offered a mentoring
service. Submissions with innovative core ideas that may need
language (English) or organizational assistance will be flagged
for "mentoring" and conditionally accepted with recommendation to
revise with a mentor. An experienced mentor who has previously
published in the SIGDIAL venue will then help the authors of
these flagged papers prepare their submissions for publication.
Any questions about the mentoring service can be addressed to the
mentoring chair, Dr. Kallirroi Georgila, at


In order to recognize significant advancements in dialog and
discourse science and technology, SIGDIAL will recognize two best
paper awards. A selection committee consisting of prominent
researchers in the fields of interest will select the recipients
of the awards.


SIGDIAL offers a number of opportunities for sponsors. For more
information, email the conference organizers at


SIGDIAL authors are encouraged to submit their research to the
journal Dialogue and Discourse, which is endorsed by SIGDIAL.


Long and Short Papers Paper Submission Deadline: Friday, 3 May
2013 (23:59, GMT-11) Paper Notification: Friday, 21 June 2013
Final Paper Due
- For papers accepted subject to receiving mentoring Friday, 19
  July 2013
- For accepted papers Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Demos Demo Paper Submission Deadline Tuesday, 2 July 2013 (23:59,
GMT-11) Demo Paper Notification Wednesday, 10 July 2013 Final
Demo Paper Due Wednesday, 24 July 2013

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


General Co-Chairs Maxine Eskenazi, Carnegie Mellon University,
USA Michael Strube, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies,

Technical Program Co-Chairs Barbara Di Eugenio, University of
Illinois at Chicago, USA Jason D. Williams, Microsoft Research,

Mentoring Chair Kallirroi Georgila, University of Southern
California Institute for Creative Technologies

Local Chair Olivier Pietquin, Supelec, France

Sponsorships Chair Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA

SIGDIAL President Tim Paek, Microsoft Research, USA

SIGDIAL Vice President Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA

SIGDIAL Secretary/Treasurer Kristiina Jokinen, University of
Helsinki, Finland

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