[Elsnet-list] IQA06: Call for Participation

Nick Webb nwebb at albany.edu
Mon May 1 19:33:36 CEST 2006

Call for Participation
Workshop on Interactive Question Answering


8th & 9th June 2006 - New York City, NY, USA
to be held as part of the HLT-NAACL Conference in New York City

We are delighted to announce the program for the upcoming Interactive  
Question Answering Workshop, at HLT-NAACL 2006. The primary goals of  
the workshop are to discuss the emerging area of Interactive Question  
Answering, situate it within the fields of Information Retrieval,  
Question Answering and Dialogue Systems, and create a roadmap for  
future research and development directions.

We have 4 invited speakers:

Jim Hieronymous, NASA
Heather McCallum-Bayliss, DTO
Tomek Strzalkowski, SUNY, Albany
Bill Woods, SUN Microsystems

Plus NSF Program Director Tanya Korelsky will speak about new  
directions and funding opportunities.

The accepted papers are:

Contextual Phenomena and Thematic Relations in Database QA Dialogues:  
Results from a Wizard-of-Oz
Nuria Bertomeu, Hans Uszkoreit, Anette Frank, Hans-Ulrich Krieger and  
Brigitte Jorg

WoZ Simulation of Interactive Question Answering
Tsuneaki Kato, Jun'ichi Fukumoto, Fumito Masui and Noriko Kando

Modeling Reference Interviews as a Basis for Improving Automatic QA  
Nancy J. McCracken, Anne R. Diekema, Grant Ingersoll, Sarah C.  
Harwell, Eileen E. Allen, Ozgur
Yilmazel and Elizabeth D. Liddy

Enhanced Interactive Question-Answering with Conditional Random Fields
Andrew Hickl and Sanda Harabagiu

A Data Driven Approach to Relevancy Recognition for Contextual  
Question Answering
Fan Yang, Junlan Feng and Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio

Answering Questions of Information Access Dialogue (IAD) Task Using  
Ellipsis Handling of Follow-Up
Jun'ichi Fukumoto

User-Centered Evaluation of Interactive Question Answering Systems
Diane Kelly, Paul Kantor, Emile Morse, Jean Scholtz and Ying Sun

A full program of events can be found at:

Nick Webb
on behalf of the IQA Program Committee


Nick Webb: Senior Research Scientist
Institute of Informatics, Logics and Security Studies
University at Albany: State University of New York
tel: +1 (518) 4423082   www: http://www.nick-webb.net
fax: +1 (518) 4422606 email: nwebb at albany.edu

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