[Elsnet-list] Fourth Bellagio Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation 6-7 October 2008. Initial expressions of interest.

Yorick Wilks Yorick at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Tue Oct 16 16:52:33 CEST 2007


											Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy
														6-7 October, 2008

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together academic researchers  
and industrialists concerned with all aspects of human-computer  
conversation and the associated research  issues of emotion,  
relationships, companionship, embodiment, ECAs, memory, evaluation  
etc. that persistent, personalised computational agents will need  
solutions for if they are to exist, as they will, in the reasonably  
near future. The earlier workshops in this series (see First and  
Third at http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Meetings/Bellagio/)  
were highly successful at getting industry groups to display their  
interests and prototypes as did university and independent researchers.

Since 2000, there has been a great upsurge in research funding, and  
another aim of the meeting will be to bring together members of  
currently active research consortia in the EU and US, such as CALLAS,  
CALO, COSY, AMIDA, INDIGO, SOPRANO and others; the workshop is being  
held under the auspices of the EU 6FP IP COMPANIONS (www. companions- 
Later, we shall send out calls for papers, invited speakers and the  
program committee, but this notice is for your diaries and  to  
register expressions of interest (for the mailing list) if you wish  
at events at oii.ox.ac.uk. Further enquiries to Yorick Wilks  
(yorick at dcs.shef.ac.uk). Bellagio and the Villa Serbelloni are among  
the finest spots in the world for thought and reflection: see          

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