[Elsnet-list] Brandial'06: Call for Posters and Demos

Raquel Fernandez raquel at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Mon Jul 3 00:24:29 CEST 2006


				brandial06

  TENTH WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE (SEMDIAL)

			  Potsdam (Germany)
			 September 11-13 2006

		    CALL FOR POSTERS AND DEMOS
		    ===========================

brandial06 will be the tenth in a series of workshops that aims to
bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of
dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence, formal semantics
and pragmatics, computational linguistics, philosophy, and psychology.
The SemDial conferences are always stimulating and fun, and
Potsdam/Berlin is a great place to visit.

INVITED SPEAKERS:

- James Allen       (University of Rochester, USA)
- Elisabeth Andre   (University of Augsburg, Germany)
- Manfred Krifka    (Humboldt University and ZAS, Germany)
- Emanuel Schegloff (University of California LA, USA)


WEBSITE:

http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/brandial


SUBMISSION OF DEMOS AND PROJECT NOTES:

We invite short abstracts describing system demonstrations
and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop,
including, but not limited to:

- models of common ground/mutual belief in communication
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models and turn-taking
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- reference in dialogues
- ellipsis resolution in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- interpretation of questions and answers
- nonlinguistic interaction in communication
- natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- multimodal dialogue systems
- dialogue management in practical implementations
- categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems


SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Authors should submit a two-page abstract including names,
affiliation, address, and e-mail, formatted according to the style
provided on the brandial web-site. The abstracts should be submitted
electronically in PDF format to the following e-mail address:

brandial2006 at gmail.com

Selection will be made on the basis of relevance to the workshop. The
accepted abstracts will be published in the workshop proceedings and
will get space for presenting posters and/or facilities for showing
demos during the workshop.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Demo and project abstracts due:	July 17th, 2006
Notification of acceptance:	July 21st, 2006
Final version due: 		August 4th, 2006
Conference:   			September 11th-13th, 2006

Please note that the deadline for booking accommodation at the special
conference rate is the 28th of July. Visit the workshop web-site for
more details.


ORGANISATION:

The workshop will take place in Potsdam at the ``Neues Palais''
campus at the edge of beautiful Park Sanssouci. The local committee
is chaired by David Schlangen and Raquel Fernandez.


Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:
( see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )

MunDial'97 (Munich)
   (http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/sil/workshop/dialogwsh.html)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
   (http://parlevink.cs.utwente.nl/Conferences/twlt13.html)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
   (http://cf.hum.uva.nl/computerlinguistiek/amstelog/)
Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)
   (http://www.ling.gu.se/gotalog)
Bidialog'01 (Bielefeld)
   (http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/BIDIALOG)
EDILOG'02 (Edinburgh)
   (http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/edilog/)
DIABRUCK'03 (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/)


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