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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Bellagio 08: third circular and call for papers
Email:   Yorick_(on)_dcs.shef.ac.uk
Date received:   12 Mar 2008
Deadline:   01 Jul 2008
Start date:   06 Oct 2008

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON HUMAN-COMPUTER CONVERSATION CALL FOR PAPERS 6-7 October, 2008 Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio The purpose of the workshop is to bring together academic researchers and industrialists concerned with all aspects of human-computer conversation and the associated research issues of emotion, relationships, companionship, embodiment, ECAs, memory, evaluation etc. that persistent, personalised computational agents will need solutions for if they are to exist, as they will, in the reasonably near future. The earlier workshops in this series (see the first at <http://icon.shef.ac.uk/meetings/bellagio/> http://icon.shef.ac.uk/meetings/bellagio/) were highly successful at getting industry groups to display their interests and prototypes as did university and independent researchers. Since 2000, there has been a great upsurge in research funding, and another aim of the meeting will be to bring together members of currently active research consortia in the EU and US, such as CALLAS, CALO, COSY, AMIDA, INDIGO, SOPRANO and others; the workshop is being held under the auspices of the EU 6FP IP COMPANIONS (www. companions-project.org)(2006-2010). Bellagio and the Villa Serbelloni are among the finest spots in the world for thought and reflection: see <http://www.villaserbelloni.com> http://www.villaserbelloni.com/ IMPORTANT DATES: Abstracts due: 1 July 2008 Authors notified: 31 July 2008 Final papers due: 5 September 2008 Abstracts should use a simple template (modelled on two-column AISB format) at (Word version): <http://www.companions-project.org/downloads/Bellagio08_template.doc> http://www.companions-project.org/downloads/Bellagio08_template.doc Abstracts should not exceed two pages. Final papers should not exceed five pages. GENERAL CHAIR Yorick Wilks (U. Sheffield) PROGRAM COMMITTEE James Allen (U. West Florida) Ellizabeth Andre (U. Augsburg) David Benyon (Napier U.) Christopher Brewster (U. Sheffield) Harry Bunt ( U. Tilburg) Marc Cavazza (U. Teessside) Emmet Coin (ejTalk, USA) Oliver Lemon (U. Edinburgh) Bjorn Gamback (SICS, Stockholm) Louise Guthrie (U. Sheffield) Aravind Joshi (U. Pennsylvania) Anton Nijholt (U. Twente) Catherine Pelachaud (U. Paris) Steve Pulman (U. Oxford) Akira Shimazu (JAIST, Japan) Tomek Strzalkowski (U. Albany) Markku Turunen (U. Tampere) Mats Wiren (U. Stockholm) INVITED TALKS (not all yet confirmed) James Allen (U. West Florida) Aude Billard (EPFL, Geneva) Harry Bunt ( U. Tilburg) Marc Cavazza (U. Teessside) Oliver Lemon (U. Edinburgh) Tim Paek (Microsoft Research, Redmond) REGISTRATION Information and an online payment method will be posted on the project site <http://www.companions-project.org/events/200810_bellagio.cfm> http://www.companions-project.org/events/200810_bellagio.cfm and an email circular will tell you registration is open. At that time we shall also post travel and hotel information etc. Those wishing to ensure that they get rooms in the Villa Serbelloni itself should book now at the website above, mentioning the workshop and asking for the special price. The registration fee (under 400 euro and 200 euro for full-time students) will include a welcome reception in the Villa as well as a special lunch on the terrace over Lake Como. Registration will be limited to 100 participants. _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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