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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   Conference announcement: 2007 SEMDIAL (Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue)
Email:   artstein_(on)_essex.ac.uk
Date received:   24 Apr 2007
Start date:   29 May 2007

DECALOG -- The 2007 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Università di Trento (Italy), May 30 -- June 1, 2007 http://www.cimec.unitn.it/events/decalog/index.htm in conjunction with Inaugural Workshop of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab, Center For Mind / Brain Sciences (CiMeC) May 29, 2007 CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT Description The SEMDIAL series of workshops aim to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, formal semantics/pragmatics, philosophy, psychology, and neural science. In 2007 we will celebrate ten years of the SEMDIAL series with the DECALOG workshop, organized at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, CIMeC (Centro Interdipartimentale Mente/Cervello), of the University of Trento in Rovereto. The SemDial workshops are always stimulating and fun, and Rovereto is a great place to visit. DECALOG will be held on May 30 -- June 1, 2007, in conjunction with the Inaugural Workshop of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab of CIMeC on May 29. This one-day workshop will feature invited presentations by some of the leaders of the computational linguistics and human language technology community. Registration information Registration and accommodation information are available on the web site: http://www.cimec.unitn.it/events/decalog/index.htm Special rate accommodation deadline: 28 April 2007 Early registration: 30 April 2007 (regular 100 Euro, student 60 Euro) Invited Speakers For DECALOG 2007 (May 30 -- June 1) Bruno Bara (University of Torino) Renato De Mori (University of Avignon) Paul Piwek (Open University) Ipke Wachsmuth (University of Bielefeld) For the Inaugural Workshop (May 29) Harald Baayen (Radboud University Nijmegen & Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) Justine Cassell (Northwestern University) Terry Regier (University of Chicago) Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz-Landau) Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh & University of Pennsylvania) Oliviero Stock (ITC-IRST: Center for Scientific and Technological Research, Trento) Accepted Papers Gregory Aist, James Allen, Ellen Campana, Carlos Gomez Gallo, Scott Stoness, Mary Swift and Michael Tanenhaus. Incremental understanding in human-computer dialogue and experimental evidence for advantages over nonincremental methods Luciana Benotti. From Background Knowledge to Tacit Actions: Enlightened Update in a Dialogue Game Nate Blaylock. Towards Flexible, Domain-Independent Dialogue Management using Collaborative Problem Solving Mark Buckley and Magdalena Wolska. Modelling and Using Common Ground in Tutorial Dialogue Ariel Cohen. Incredulity Questions David DeVault and Matthew Stone. Managing ambiguities across utterances in dialogue Alexandre Denis, Guillaume Pitel, Matthieu Quignard and Patrick Blackburn. Incorporating Asymmetric and Asynchronous Evidence of Understanding in a Grounding Model Raquel Fernández, David Schlangen and Tatjana Lucht. Push-to-talk ain't always bad! Comparing Different Interactivity Settings in Task-oriented Dialogue Francesca Foppolo. Between "cost" and "default": a new approach to Scalar Implicature Jonathan Ginzburg, Raquel Fernández and David Schlangen. Unifying Self- and Other-Repair Carlos Gomez-Gallo, James Allen, Mary D. Swift, Gregory Aist, Sergio Coria, Joana Pardal and Will Debeaum. Annotating Continuous Understanding in a Multimodal Dialogue Corpus Pat Healey, Carl Vogel and Arash Eshghi. Group Dialects in an Online Community Ruth Kempson, Andrew Gargett and Eleni Gregoromichelaki. Incremental Fragment Construal Fredrik Kronlid and Torbjörn Lager. Implementing the Information-State Update Approach to Dialogue Management in a Slightly Extended SCXML Staffan Larsson. Coordinating on ad-hoc semantic systems in dialogue Kristin Liebal, Tanya Behne, Malinda Carpenter and Michael Tomasello. Infants' Reliance on Common Ground to Interpret Pointing Gestures Danielle Matthews, Elena Lieven and Michael Tomasello. How Toddlers and Preschoolers Learn to Uniquely Identify Referents for Others: A training study Roser Morante, Simon Keizer and Harry Bunt. A dialogue act based model for context updating Silvia Quarteroni and Suresh Manandhar. A Chatbot-based Interactive Question Answering System Organizers Ron Artstein (program co-chair) Laure Vieu (program co-chair) Massimo Poesio (local arrangements) Co-organizers: LUNA -- Spoken language understanding in multilingual communication systems If you have any questions, please write to one of the human organizers (not the institutional co-organizer). We do not have a dedicated email address. Sponsors CIMeC -- Center for Mind/Brain Sciences http://www.cimec.unitn.it/ LOA -- Laboratory for Applied Ontology http://www.loa-cnr.it/ ILIKS -- Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Interacting Knowledge Systems http://www.loa-cnr.it/iliks/ Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include: MunDial'97 (Munich) http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/sil/workshop/dialogwsh.html Twendial'98 (Twente) http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/Conferences/twlt13.html Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam) http://cf.hum.uva.nl/computerlinguistiek/amstelog/ GÖTALOG 2000 (Gothenburg) http://www.ling.gu.se/konferenser/gotalog2000/ BI-DIALOG 2001 (Bielefeld) http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/BIDIALOG/ EDILOG 2002 (Edinburgh) http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/edilog/ DiaBruck 2003 (Saarbruecken) http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/diabruck/ CATALOG'04 (Barcelona) http://www.upf.edu/dtf/personal/enricvallduvi/catalog04/ DIALOR'05 (Nancy) http://dialor05.loria.fr/ BRANDIAL 2006 (Potsdam) http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/brandial/ (see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ ) _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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