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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue
From:   Wolfgang Minker
Email:   wolfgang.minker_(on)_e-technik.uni-ulm.de
Date received:   22 Mar 2005
Deadline:   25 Apr 2005
Start date:   02 Sep 2005

(We apologize if you receive this message more than once) Please distribute this call among your colleagues Call for Papers 6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue Lisbon, Portugal, 2-3 September 2005 (held in conjunction with Eurospeech/Interspeech 2005) http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/workshop6/ INTRODUCTION Dear Colleagues, It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this 6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, which will be held at the Sana Metropolitan Hotel in Lisbon (Portugal) on 2-3 September 2005. The workshop takes place just before the Eurospeech/Interspeech Conference. Continuing a series of successful workshops in Hong Kong, Aalborg, Philadelphia, Sapporo and Boston, this workshop spans the ACL and ISCA SIGdial interest area of discourse and dialogue. The workshop series provides a regular forum for the presentation of research in the discourse and dialogue area to both the larger SIGdial community as well as to researchers outside this community. The workshop is organised by SIGdial, which is sponsored jointly by ACL and ISCA. WORKSHOP THEMES We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementational and analytical work on discourse and dialogue, with a focus on the following three themes: 1. Dialogue Systems Spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems including topics such as: * Dialogue management models; * Adaptive dialogue modelling; * Emotional dialogue; * Modality integration, e.g. between speech, gesture, text, graphics * User modelling; * Task-driven versus conversational non-task-oriented dialogue; * Strategies for preventing, detecting or handling miscommunication (repair and correction types, clarification and under-specificity, grounding and feedback strategies); * Utilising prosodic information for understanding and for disambiguation; * Evaluation of dialogue systems and components; * Methods for evaluation of non-task-oriented dialogue systems; * Methods for evaluation of multimodal dialogue systems; * Methods for evaluation of dialogue systems for specific environments (e.g. mobile) environments 2. Corpora, Coding Schemes and Tools 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, including multimodal resources; * Corpora containing information on speech, emotions and dialogue; * Corpus-based techniques and analysis (including machine learning) 3. Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modelling 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; * 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; * Modelling style (e.g. politeness) and emotions; * Pragmatics and/or semantic modelling of issues in NLP applications such as text summarisation, question answering, and information retrieval. SUBMISSION OF PAPERS 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 10 pages, including title page, 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 be 5 pages or less (including title page, examples, references, etc.) 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. Both long papers and short papers should be submitted on http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/papers/ and must be received no later than 25 April, 2005. The format to use for long papers, short papers, and demo descriptions is the same. Style files are available at http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/workshop6/style/. Papers must be submitted in pdf format. The title page (no separate title page is needed) should include the following information: * Title; * Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses; * Keywords; * Abstract (short summary up to 5 lines) IMPORTANT DATES (preliminary) Submission: April 25 Notification: June 6 Final submissions: June 30 Workshop: September 2-3 WEBSITES Workshop website: http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/workshop6/ Sigdial website: http://www.sigdial.org/ Eurospeech website: http://www.interspeech2005.org/ WORKSHOP PUBLICATIONS All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and will subsequently be made available on the SIGdial web site. At least one co-author must be registered for the workshop by June 30, 2005. Authors of a selected number of papers accepted for the workshop proceedings will be considered for publication in a book to be published by an international leading publisher. Prospective authors will be contacted by the volume editors after the workshop. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Jan Alexandersson, DFKI, Germany Niels Ole Bernsen, University of Southern Denmark André Berton, DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany Dirk Bühler, University of Ulm, Germany Rolf Carlson KTH, Sweden Justine Cassell, Northwestern University, USA Mark Core, University of Edinburgh, UK Morena Danieli, Loquendo, Italy Els den Os, MPI, The Netherlands Hans Dybkjær, Prolog Development Center A/S, Denmark Kate Forbes, University of Pittsburgh, USA Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Joakim Gustafson, Teliasonera, Sweden Gerhard Hanrieder, Temic SDS, Germany Mary Harper, NSF/CISE, USA Koiti Hasida, AIST, Japan Paul Heisterkamp, DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany Ludwig Hitzenberger, University of Regensburg, Germany Masato Ishizaki, University of Tokyo, Japan Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland Pamela Jordan, University of Pittsburgh, USA Lars Bo Larsen, University of Aalborg, Denmark Susann Luperfoy, Stottler Henke Associates, USA Joseph Mariani, French Ministry of Research and Education Sharon Oviatt, Oregon Health and Sciences University, USA Tim Paek, Microsoft Research, USA Patrick Paroubek, LIMSI-CNRS, France Roberto Pieraccini, IBM, USA Massimo Poesio, University of Essex, UK Norbert Reithinger, DFKI, Germany Laurent Romary, LORIA, France Alex Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Elizabeth Shriberg, SRI International and ICSI, USA Candy Sidner, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), USA Ronnie Smith, East Carolina University, USA Michael Streit, DFKI, Germany Marc Swerts, Tilburg University, The Netherlands David Traum, USC/ICT, USA Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK Janyce Wiebe, University of Pittsburgh, USA REGISTRATION FEE The fee for the workshop, including Omnipress Proceedings and a Welcome Welcome Reception is as follows Standard 150 Euro Student 90 Euro Late registration supplement (after June 30, 2005) 30 Euro ORGANISING COMMITTEE Laila Dybkjær, University of Southern Denmark, laila_(on)_nis.sdu.dk Wolfgang Minker, University of Ulm, Germany, wolfgang.minker_(on)_e-technik.uni-ulm.de -- Wolfgang Minker University of Ulm Department of Information Technology Albert-Einstein-Allee 43 D-89081 Ulm Phone: +49 731 502 6254/-6251 Fax: +49 691 330 3925516 http://it.e-technik.uni-ulm.de/World/Research.DS/ _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_mailman.elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list
 

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