[Elsnet-list] SIGdial 2008: 2nd CfP, *changed deadline: Mar 14 2008*

David Schlangen das at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Wed Jan 23 14:23:06 CET 2008

      SIGDIAL 2008 9th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue
	 COLUMBUS, OHIO; June 19-20 2008 (with ACL/HLT 2008)

		** Submission Deadline: Mar 14 2008 **

Continuing with a series of successful workshops in Antwerp, Sydney,
Lisbon, Boston, Sapporo, Philadelphia, Aalborg, and Hong Kong, this
workshop spans the ACL and ISCA SIGdial interest area of discourse and
dialogue. This series provides a regular forum for the presentation of
research in this area to both the larger SIGdial community as well as
researchers outside this community. The workshop is organized by
SIGdial, which is sponsored jointly by ACL and ISCA. SIGdial 2008 will
be a workshop of ACL/HLT 2008.


We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementation or analytical work on
discourse and dialogue including but not restricted to the following
three themes:

1. Discourse Processing and Dialogue Systems

Discourse semantic and pragmatic issues in NLP applications such as
text summarization, question answering, information retrieval
including topics like:

- Discourse structure, temporal structure, information structure
- Discourse markers, cues and particles and their use
- (Co-)Reference and anaphora resolution, metonymy and bridging
- Subjectivity, opinions and semantic orientation

Spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems including
topics such as:

- Dialogue management models;
- Speech and gesture, text and graphics integration;
- Strategies for preventing, detecting or handling miscommunication
   (repair and correction types, clarification and under-specificity,
   grounding and feedback strategies);
- Utilizing prosodic information for understanding and for

2. Corpora, Tools and Methodology

Corpus-based work on discourse and spoken, text-based and multi-modal
dialogue including its support, in particular:

- Annotation tools and coding schemes;
- Data resources for discourse and dialogue studies;
- Corpus-based techniques and analysis (including machine learning);
- Evaluation of systems and components, including methodology, metrics
   and case studies;

3. Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling

The pragmatics and/or semantics of discourse and dialogue (i.e. beyond
a single sentence) including the following issues:

- The semantics/pragmatics of dialogue acts (including those which are
   less studied in the semantics/pragmatics framework);
- Models of discourse/dialogue structure and their relation to
   referential and relational structure;
- Prosody in discourse and dialogue;
- Models of presupposition and accommodation; operational models of
   conversational implicature.


The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers for full
plenary presentation as well as short papers and demonstrations. Short
papers and demo descriptions will be featured in short plenary
presentations, followed by posters and demonstrations.

- Long papers must be no longer than 8 pages, including title,
   examples, references, etc. In addition to this, two additional pages
   are allowed as an appendix which may include extended example
   discourses or dialogues, algorithms, graphical representations, etc.
- Short papers and demo descriptions should aim to be 4 pages or less
   (including title, examples, references, etc.).

Please use the official ACL style files:

Submission/Reviewing will be managed by the EasyChair system. Link to

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or
publications must provide this information (see submission
format). SIGdial 2008 cannot accept for publication or presentation
work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere. Any questions
regarding submissions can be sent to the co-Chairs.

Authors are encouraged to make illustrative materials available, on
the web or otherwise. For example, excerpts of recorded conversations,
recordings of human-computer dialogues, interfaces to working systems,


Submission        Mar 14 2008
Notification      Apr 27 2008
Camera-Ready	  May 16 2008
Workshop          June 19-20 2008


Workshop website: http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/workshop9
Submission link: To be announced
SIGdial organization website: http://www.sigdial.org
CO-LOCATION ACL/HLT 2008 website: http://www.acl2008.org


For any questions, please contact the co-Chairs at:
Beth Ann Hockey  bahockey at ucsc.edu
David Schlangen  das at ling.uni-potsdam.de


Jan Alexandersson	DFKI GmbH, Germany
Jens Allwood		University of Goteborg, Sweden
Masahiro Araki		Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Srinivas Bangalore	ATT Research, USA
Robbert-Jan Beun	Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Nate Blaylock		IHMC, USA
Dan Bohus		Microsoft Research, USA
Johan Bos		La Sapienza, Italy
Pierrette Bouillon	University of Geneva, Switzerland
Johan Boye		Telia Research, Sweden
Harry Bunt		Tilburg University, Netherlands
Donna Byron		Ohio State University, USA
Sandra Carberry		University of Delaware, USA
Rolf Carlson		KTH, Sweden
Justine Cassell		Northwestern University, USA
Christine Doran		MITRE, USA
Laila Dybkjær		University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Myroslava Dzikovska	University of Edinburgh, UK
Jens Edlund		KTH, Sweden
Stephanie Elzer		Millersville University, USA
Raquel Fernández	Stanford, USA
Mary Ellen Foster	Technical University Munich, Germany
Reva Freedman		Northern Illinois University, USA
Kallirroi Georgila	University of Edinburgh, UK
Jonathan Ginzburg	King's College, UK
Genevieve Gorrell	Sheffield University, UK
Nancy Green		University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Alexander Gruenstein	MIT, USA
Joakim Gustafson	Teliasonera Sweden, Sweden
Patrick Healey		Queen Mary University London, UK
Mattias Heldner		KTH, Sweden
Beth Ann Hockey		UC Santa Cruz, USA
Kristiina Jokinen	University of Helsinki, Finland
Arne Jonsson		University of Linkoping, Sweden
Pamela Jordan		University of Pittsburgh, USA
Simon Keizer		Cambridge University, UK
Alistair Knott		Otago University, NewZealand
Jörn Kreutel		Semantic Edge and University of Potsdam, Germany
Geert-Jan Kruijff	DFKI, Germany
Staffan Larsson		Göteborg University, Sweden
Alex Lascarides		University of Edinburgh, UK
Lin-Shan Lee		National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Oliver Lemon		University of Edinburgh, UK
Piroska Lendvai		Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Diane Litman		University of Pittsburgh, USA
Ramón López-Cózar	University of Granada, Spain
Colin Matheson		University of Edinburgh, UK
Michael McTear		University of Ulster, UK
Wolfgang Minker		University of Ulm, Germany
Sebastian Möller	Deutsche Telekom Labs and Technical University  
Berlin, Germany
Mikio Nakano		Honda Research Institute, Japan
Yukiko Nakano		Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Tim Paek		Microsoft Research, USA
Patrick Paroubek	LIMSI-CNRS, France
Norbert Pfleger		DFKI GmbH, Germany
Roberto Pieraccini	Speech Cycle, USA
Paul Piwek		Open University, UK
Livia Polanyi		Powerset, USA
Andrei Popescu-Belis	IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland
Matt Purver		Stanford, USA
Manny Rayner		University of Geneva, Switzerland
Norbert Reithinger	DFKI GmbH, Germany
Laurent Romary		LORIA, France
Antonio Roque		USC ICT, USA
Alex Rudnicky		CMU, USA
Yoshinori Sagisaka	Waseda University, Japan
David Schlangen		University of Potsdam, Germany
Stephanie Seneff	MIT, USA
Gabriel Skantze		KTH, Sweden
Ronnie Smith		East Carolina University, USA
Claudia Soria		CNR, Italy
Manfred Stede		University of Potsdam, Germany
Amanda Stent		Stony Brook University, USA
Matthew Stone		Rutgers University, USA
Michael Streit		DFKI, Germany
Thora Tenbrink		University of Bremen, Germany
Stefanie Tomko		Microsoft Corp, USA
David Traum		USC/ICT, USA
Nigel Ward		University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Art Ward		University of Pittsburgh, USA
Janyce Wiebe		University of Pittsburgh, USA
Jason Williams		AT&T Labs, USA
Steve Young		Cambridge University, UK
Ingrid Zukerman		Monash University, Australia

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