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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   igdial06 - Extended Deadline
From:   Jan Alexandersson
Email:   janal_(on)_dfki.de
Date received:   01 Mar 2006
Deadline:   13 Mar 2006
Start date:   15 Jul 2006

*** Apologies for multiple postings *** *** Due to several requests, the deadline has been moved to March 13. *** Final Announcement 7th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue Sydney, July, 15-16, 2006 Continuing with a series of successful workshops in Hong Kong, Aalborg, Philadelphia, Sapporo and Lisboa 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. Topics of Interest We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementational 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. Submission of Papers and Abstracts 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.) SIGdial cannot accept papers that have already been published elsewhere, or which the author intends to present in unaltered form at another conference or workshop. However, we welcome papers introducing the SIGdial audience to work carried out in related disciplines, which summarise or report work published elsewhere. 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 (subject to change) Submission March 13, 2006 Notification April 17, 2006 Final submissions May 22, 2006 Workshop July 15-16, 2006 Websites Workshop website: http://sigdial06.dfki.de Sigdial website: http://www.sigdial.org COLING/ACL website: http://www.acl2006.org Contact Email: sigdial06_(on)_dfki.de Program Committee Jan Alexandersson, DFKI GmbH, Germany (co-chair) Alistair Knott, Otago University, New Zealand (co-chair) André Berton, DaimlerChrysler AG Germany Masahiro Araki, Kyoto Institute of Technology Ellen Bard, University of Edinburgh Johan Bos, University of Edinburgh Johan Boye, Telia Research Sweden Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware Rolf Carlson, KTH Sweden Jennifer Chu-Carroll, IBM Research Mark Core, University of Edinburgh Laila Dybkjaer, University of Southern Denmark Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan Iryna Gurevych, EML Germany Joakim Gustafson, Teliasonera Sweden Masato Ishizaki, University of Tokyo Japan Michael Johnston, AT&T Research USA Arne Jönsson, Linköping University Sweden Staffan Larsson, Göteborg University Ramón López-Cózar Delgado, University of Granada Spain Susann Luperfoy, Stottler Henke Associates USA Michael McTear, University of Ulster Wolfgang Minker, Ulm Sharon Oviatt, Oregon Health and Sciences University Tim Paek, Microsoft Research USA Norbert Pfleger, DFKI GmbH Germany Roberto Pieraccini, Tell-Eureka USA Massimo Poesio, University of Essex UK Norbert Reithinger, DFKI GmbH Germany Alex Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University David Schlangen, University of Potsdam Candy Sidner, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) USA Ronnie Smith, East Carolina University Matthew Stone, Rutgers University Marc Swerts, Tilburg University The Netherlands David Traum, USC/ICT USA Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh UK Janyce Wiebe, University of Pittsburgh Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University Australia Dirk Bühler, University of Ulm Germany Laurent Romary, LORIA France _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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