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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   SIGdial 2008: 2nd CfP, *changed deadline: Mar 14 2008*
Email:   das_(on)_ling.uni-potsdam.de
Date received:   23 Jan 2008
Deadline:   14 Mar 2008
Start date:   19 Jun 2008

SIGDIAL 2008 9th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue COLUMBUS, OHIO; June 19-20 2008 (with ACL/HLT 2008) http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/workshop9 ==> NOTE: EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE! <== ** Submission Deadline: Mar 14 2008 ** 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS Continuing with a series of successful workshops in Antwerp, Sydney, Lisbon, Boston, Sapporo, Philadelphia, Aalborg, and Hong Kong, this workshop spans the ACL and ISCA SIGdial interest area of discourse and dialogue. This series provides a regular forum for the presentation of research in this area to both the larger SIGdial community as well as researchers outside this community. The workshop is organized by SIGdial, which is sponsored jointly by ACL and ISCA. SIGdial 2008 will be a workshop of ACL/HLT 2008. TOPICS OF INTEREST We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementation or analytical work on discourse and dialogue including but not restricted to the following three themes: 1. Discourse Processing and Dialogue Systems Discourse semantic and pragmatic issues in NLP applications such as text summarization, question answering, information retrieval including topics like: - Discourse structure, temporal structure, information structure - Discourse markers, cues and particles and their use - (Co-)Reference and anaphora resolution, metonymy and bridging resolution - Subjectivity, opinions and semantic orientation Spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems including topics such as: - Dialogue management models; - Speech and gesture, text and graphics integration; - Strategies for preventing, detecting or handling miscommunication (repair and correction types, clarification and under-specificity, grounding and feedback strategies); - Utilizing prosodic information for understanding and for disambiguation; 2. Corpora, Tools and Methodology Corpus-based work on discourse and spoken, text-based and multi-modal dialogue including its support, in particular: - Annotation tools and coding schemes; - Data resources for discourse and dialogue studies; - Corpus-based techniques and analysis (including machine learning); - Evaluation of systems and components, including methodology, metrics and case studies; 3. Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling The pragmatics and/or semantics of discourse and dialogue (i.e. beyond a single sentence) including the following issues: - The semantics/pragmatics of dialogue acts (including those which are less studied in the semantics/pragmatics framework); - Models of discourse/dialogue structure and their relation to referential and relational structure; - Prosody in discourse and dialogue; - Models of presupposition and accommodation; operational models of conversational implicature. SUBMISSIONS The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers for full plenary presentation as well as short papers and demonstrations. Short papers and demo descriptions will be featured in short plenary presentations, followed by posters and demonstrations. - Long papers must be no longer than 8 pages, including title, examples, references, etc. In addition to this, two additional pages are allowed as an appendix which may include extended example discourses or dialogues, algorithms, graphical representations, etc. - Short papers and demo descriptions should aim to be 4 pages or less (including title, examples, references, etc.). Please use the official ACL style files: http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/~djh/acl08/stylefiles.html Submission/Reviewing will be managed by the EasyChair system. Link to follow. Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information (see submission format). SIGdial 2008 cannot accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere. Any questions regarding submissions can be sent to the co-Chairs. Authors are encouraged to make illustrative materials available, on the web or otherwise. For example, excerpts of recorded conversations, recordings of human-computer dialogues, interfaces to working systems, etc. IMPORTANT DATES Submission Mar 14 2008 Notification Apr 27 2008 Camera-Ready May 16 2008 Workshop June 19-20 2008 WEBSITES Workshop website: http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/workshop9 Submission link: To be announced SIGdial organization website: http://www.sigdial.org CO-LOCATION ACL/HLT 2008 website: http://www.acl2008.org CONTACT For any questions, please contact the co-Chairs at: Beth Ann Hockey bahockey_(on)_ucsc.edu David Schlangen das_(on)_ling.uni-potsdam.de PROGRAM COMMITTEE Jan Alexandersson DFKI GmbH, Germany Jens Allwood University of Goteborg, Sweden Masahiro Araki Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan Srinivas Bangalore ATT Research, USA Robbert-Jan Beun Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands Nate Blaylock IHMC, USA Dan Bohus Microsoft Research, USA Johan Bos La Sapienza, Italy Pierrette Bouillon University of Geneva, Switzerland Johan Boye Telia Research, Sweden Harry Bunt Tilburg University, Netherlands Donna Byron Ohio State University, USA Sandra Carberry University of Delaware, USA Rolf Carlson KTH, Sweden Justine Cassell Northwestern University, USA Christine Doran MITRE, USA Laila Dybkjær University of Southern Denmark, Denmark Myroslava Dzikovska University of Edinburgh, UK Jens Edlund KTH, Sweden Stephanie Elzer Millersville University, USA Raquel Fernández Stanford, USA Mary Ellen Foster Technical University Munich, Germany Reva Freedman Northern Illinois University, USA Kallirroi Georgila University of Edinburgh, UK Jonathan Ginzburg King's College, UK Genevieve Gorrell Sheffield University, UK Nancy Green University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA Alexander Gruenstein MIT, USA Joakim Gustafson Teliasonera Sweden, Sweden Patrick Healey Queen Mary University London, UK Mattias Heldner KTH, Sweden Beth Ann Hockey UC Santa Cruz, USA Kristiina Jokinen University of Helsinki, Finland Arne Jonsson University of Linkoping, Sweden Pamela Jordan University of Pittsburgh, USA Simon Keizer Cambridge University, UK Alistair Knott Otago University, NewZealand Jörn Kreutel Semantic Edge and University of Potsdam, Germany Geert-Jan Kruijff DFKI, Germany Staffan Larsson Göteborg University, Sweden Alex Lascarides University of Edinburgh, UK Lin-Shan Lee National Taiwan University, Taiwan Oliver Lemon University of Edinburgh, UK Piroska Lendvai Tilburg University, The Netherlands Diane Litman University of Pittsburgh, USA Ramón López-Cózar University of Granada, Spain Colin Matheson University of Edinburgh, UK Michael McTear University of Ulster, UK Wolfgang Minker University of Ulm, Germany Sebastian Möller Deutsche Telekom Labs and Technical University Berlin, Germany Mikio Nakano Honda Research Institute, Japan Yukiko Nakano Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan Tim Paek Microsoft Research, USA Patrick Paroubek LIMSI-CNRS, France Norbert Pfleger DFKI GmbH, Germany Roberto Pieraccini Speech Cycle, USA Paul Piwek Open University, UK Livia Polanyi Powerset, USA Andrei Popescu-Belis IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland Matt Purver Stanford, USA Manny Rayner University of Geneva, Switzerland Norbert Reithinger DFKI GmbH, Germany Laurent Romary LORIA, France Antonio Roque USC ICT, USA Alex Rudnicky CMU, USA Yoshinori Sagisaka Waseda University, Japan David Schlangen University of Potsdam, Germany Stephanie Seneff MIT, USA Gabriel Skantze KTH, Sweden Ronnie Smith East Carolina University, USA Claudia Soria CNR, Italy Manfred Stede University of Potsdam, Germany Amanda Stent Stony Brook University, USA Matthew Stone Rutgers University, USA Michael Streit DFKI, Germany Thora Tenbrink University of Bremen, Germany Stefanie Tomko Microsoft Corp, USA David Traum USC/ICT, USA Nigel Ward University of Texas at El Paso, USA Art Ward University of Pittsburgh, USA Janyce Wiebe University of Pittsburgh, USA Jason Williams AT&T Labs, USA Steve Young Cambridge University, UK Ingrid Zukerman Monash University, Australia _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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