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Category:   E-CFP
Email:   arnjo_(on)_ida.liu.se
Date received:   09 Feb 2009
Deadline:   06 Mar 2009

6th WORKSHOP ON KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING IN PRACTICAL DIALOGUE SYSTEMS The sixth IJCAI workshop on "Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems" will focus on challenges of novel applications of practical dialogue systems. The venue for IJCAI 2009 is Pasadena Conference Center, California, USA. Topics addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to the following, particularly focusing on the challenges offered by these novel applications: * What kinds of novel applications have a need for natural language dialogue interaction? * How can authoring tools for dialogue systems be developed such that application designers who are not experts in natural language can make use of these systems? * How can one easily adapt a dialogue system to a new application? * Methods for design and development of dialogue systems. * What are the extra constraints and resources of a dialogue system for these novel applications, that might not be present in a speech or text only dialogue system or even traditional multi-modal interfaces? * Representation of language resources for dialogue systems. * The role of ontologies in dialogue systems * Evaluation of dialogue systems, what to evaluate and how. * Techniques and algorithms for adaptivity in dialogue systems on various levels, e.g. interpretation, dialogue strategy, and generation. * Robustness and how to handle unpredictability. * Architectures and frameworks for adaptive dialogue systems. * Requirements and methods for development related to the architecture. This is the sixth IJCAI workshop on "Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems". The first workshop was held at IJCAI in Stockholm in 1999. The second workshop was held at IJCAI 2001 in Seattle, with a focus on multimodal interfaces. The Third workshop was held in Acapulco, in 2003, and focused on the role and use of ontologies in multi-modal dialogue systems. The fourth workshop was held in Edinburgh in 2005, and focused on adaptivity in dialogue systems. The fifth workshop was held in Hyderabad, India, 2007 and focused on dialogue systems for robots and virtual humans. Who should attend This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners that work on the development of communication models that support robust and efficient interaction in natural language, both for commercial dialogue systems and in basic research. It should be of interest also for anyone studying dialogue and multimodal interfaces and how to coordinate different information sources. This involves theoretical as well as practical research, e.g. empirical evaluations of usability, formalization of dialogue phenomena and development of intelligent interfaces for various applications, including such areas as robotics. Workshop format The workshop will be kept small, with a maximum of 40 participants. Preference will be given to active participants selected on the basis of their submitted papers. Each paper will be given ample time for discussion, more than what is customary at a conference. As said above, we encourage contributions of a critical or comparative nature that provide fuel for discussion. We also invite people to share their experiences of implementing and coordinating knowledge modules in their dialogue systems, and integrating dialogue components to other applications. Important Dates * Submission deadline: March 6, 2009 * Notification date: April 17, 2009 * Accepted paper submission deadline: May 8, 2009 * Workshop July, 2009 Submissions Papers may be any of the following types: * Regular Papers papers of length 4-8 pages, for regular presentation * Short Papers with brief results, or position papers, of length up to 4 pages for brief or panel presentation. * Extended papers with extra details on system architecture, background theory or data presentation, of up to 12 pages, for regular presentation. Papers should include authors names and affiliation and full references (not anonymous submission). All papers should be formatted according to the AAAI formats: AAAI Press Author Instructions Submission procedure Papers should be submitted by web by registering at the following address: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=krpd09 Organizing Committee Arne Jönsson (Chair) Department of Computer and Information Science Linköping University S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden tel: +46 13 281717 fax: +46 13 142231 email: arnjo_(at)_ida.liu.se David Traum (Co-Chair) Institute for Creative Technologies University of Southern California 13274 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90405 USA tel: +1 (310) 574-5729 fax: +1 (310) 574-5725 email: traum_(at)_ict.usc.edu Jan Alexandersson (Co-Chair) German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI GmbH Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3 D-66 123 Saarbrücken Germany tel: +49-681-3025347 fax: +49-681-3025341 email: jan.alexandersson_(at)_dfki.de Ingrid Zukerman (Co-Chair) Faculty of Information Technolog Monash University Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia tel: +61 3 9905-5202 fax: +61 3 9905-5146 email: ingrid_(at)_csse.monash.edu.au Programme committee Dan Bohus, USA Johan Bos, Italy Sandra Carberry, USA Kallirroi Georgila, USA Genevieve Gorrell, UK Joakim Gustafson, Sweden Yasuhiro Katagiri, Japan Ali Knott, New Zealand Kazunori Komatani, Japan Staffan Larsson, Sweden Anton Nijholt, Netherlands Tim Paek, USA Antoine Raux, USA Candace Sidner, USA Amanda Stent, USA Marilyn Walker, UK Jason Williams, USA Web page: http://www.ida.liu.se/~arnjo/Ijcai09ws/ _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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