[Elsnet-list] Conference announcement: 2007 SEMDIAL (Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue)

Ron Artstein artstein at essex.ac.uk
Thu Apr 12 19:33:28 CEST 2007

DECALOG -- The 2007 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

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


                         in conjunction with

   Inaugural Workshop of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab,
                  Center For Mind / Brain Sciences (CiMeC)

                             May 29, 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 will be held on May 30 -- June 1, 2007, in conjunction with
   the Inaugural Workshop of the Language, Interaction and Computation
   Lab of CIMeC on May 29. This one-day workshop will feature invited
   presentations by some of the leaders of the computational
   linguistics and human language technology community.

Registration information

   Registration and accommodation information are available on the web
   site: http://www.cimec.unitn.it/events/decalog/index.htm

   Special rate accommodation deadline: 28 April 2007
   Early registration: 30 April 2007 (regular 100 Euro, student 60 Euro)

Invited Speakers

   For DECALOG 2007 (May 30 -- June 1)

      Bruno Bara (University of Torino)
      Renato De Mori (University of Avignon)
      Paul Piwek (Open University)
      Ipke Wachsmuth (University of Bielefeld)

   For the Inaugural Workshop (May 29)

      Harald Baayen (Radboud University Nijmegen & Max Planck Institute
         for Psycholinguistics)
      Justine Cassell (Northwestern University)
      Terry Regier (University of Chicago)
      Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz-Landau)
      Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh & University of Pennsylvania)
      Oliviero Stock (ITC-IRST: Center for Scientific and Technological
         Research, Trento)

Accepted Papers

   Gregory Aist, James Allen, Ellen Campana, Carlos Gomez Gallo, Scott
   Stoness, Mary Swift and Michael Tanenhaus. Incremental understanding in
   human-computer dialogue and experimental evidence for advantages over
   nonincremental methods

   Luciana Benotti. From Background Knowledge to Tacit Actions:
   Enlightened Update in a Dialogue Game

   Nate Blaylock. Towards Flexible, Domain-Independent Dialogue Management
   using Collaborative Problem Solving

   Mark Buckley and Magdalena Wolska. Modelling and Using Common Ground in
   Tutorial Dialogue

   Ariel Cohen. Incredulity Questions

   David DeVault and Matthew Stone. Managing ambiguities across utterances
   in dialogue

   Alexandre Denis, Guillaume Pitel, Matthieu Quignard and Patrick
   Blackburn. Incorporating Asymmetric and Asynchronous Evidence of
   Understanding in a Grounding Model

   Raquel Fernández, David Schlangen and Tatjana Lucht. Push-to-talk ain't
   always bad! Comparing Different Interactivity Settings in Task-oriented

   Francesca Foppolo. Between "cost" and "default": a new approach to
   Scalar Implicature

   Jonathan Ginzburg, Raquel Fernández and David Schlangen. Unifying Self-
   and Other-Repair

   Carlos Gomez-Gallo, James Allen, Mary D. Swift, Gregory Aist, Sergio
   Coria, Joana Pardal and Will Debeaum. Annotating Continuous
   Understanding in a Multimodal Dialogue Corpus

   Pat Healey, Carl Vogel and Arash Eshghi. Group Dialects in an Online

   Ruth Kempson, Andrew Gargett and Eleni Gregoromichelaki. Incremental
   Fragment Construal

   Fredrik Kronlid and Torbjörn Lager. Implementing the Information-State
   Update Approach to Dialogue Management in a Slightly Extended SCXML

   Staffan Larsson. Coordinating on ad-hoc semantic systems in dialogue

   Kristin Liebal, Tanya Behne, Malinda Carpenter and Michael Tomasello.
   Infants' Reliance on Common Ground to Interpret Pointing Gestures

   Danielle Matthews, Elena Lieven and Michael Tomasello. How Toddlers and
   Preschoolers Learn to Uniquely Identify Referents for Others: A
   training study

   Roser Morante, Simon Keizer and Harry Bunt. A dialogue act based model
   for context updating

   Silvia Quarteroni and Suresh Manandhar. A Chatbot-based Interactive
   Question Answering System


   Ron Artstein (program co-chair)
   Laure Vieu (program co-chair)
   Massimo Poesio (local arrangements)
   Co-organizers: LUNA -- Spoken language understanding in multilingual
      communication systems

   If you have any questions, please write to one of the human
   organizers (not the institutional co-organizer). We do not have a
   dedicated email address.


   CIMeC -- Center for Mind/Brain Sciences  http://www.cimec.unitn.it/

   LOA -- Laboratory for Applied Ontology  http://www.loa-cnr.it/

   ILIKS -- Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Interacting Knowledge
      Systems  http://www.loa-cnr.it/iliks/

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:

   MunDial'97 (Munich)
   Twendial'98 (Twente)
   Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
   GÖTALOG 2000 (Gothenburg)
   BI-DIALOG 2001 (Bielefeld)
   EDILOG 2002 (Edinburgh)
   DiaBruck 2003 (Saarbruecken)
   CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
   DIALOR'05 (Nancy)
   BRANDIAL 2006 (Potsdam)

   (see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )

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