[Elsnet-list] Preliminary announcement: 2007 SEMDIAL (workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue)

Ron Artstein artstein at essex.ac.uk
Tue Oct 24 10:42:21 CEST 2006


                   Preliminary announcement:

  DECALOG - THE 2007 WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE

                     in conjunction with:

  INAUGURAL WORKSHOP OF THE LANGUAGE, INTERACTION AND COMPUTATION LAB
         CENTRE FOR MIND / BRAIN SCIENCES (CiMeC)


         Università di Trento (Italy), May 30 - June 1, 2007


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 2007 will be held in conjunction with the inaugural workshop
of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab of CIMeC. This
one-day workshop will feature invited presentations by some of
the leaders of the computational linguistics and human language
technology community.

We are still waiting to finalize many details; this preliminary
announcement is intended to let you know of the dates and deadlines.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

Submissions due:        18 February 2007     (Sunday)
Notification:           30 March 2007        (Friday)
Final version due:      30 April 2007        (Monday)
CIMeC opening workshop: 29 May 2007          (Tuesday)
DECALOG 2007 workshop:  30 May - 1 June 2007 (Wednesday - Friday)

SCOPE:

We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues, 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

Submissions will be in the usual 8-page, 2-column format.

Details on the invited speakers, program committee members, submission
format and procedure, local arrangements, and a web address for the
workshop will be circulated at a later date.

ORGANIZATION:

Ron Artstein (program co-chair)
Laure Vieu (program co-chair)
Massimo Poesio (local arrangements)

PREVIOUS SEMDIAL EVENTS

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/ )



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