[Elsnet-list] Fwd: FOURTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON HUMAN-COMPUTER CONVERSATION: FOURTH CIRCULAR

Yorick Wilks yorick at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Mon Jun 2 09:35:47 CEST 2008


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>              					FOURTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
>                  				     HUMAN-COMPUTER CONVERSATION
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>     					FOURTH CIRCULAR: DETAILED CALL FOR PAPERS
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> 									6-7 October, 2008
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>                              					Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni,  
> Bellagio
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> 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  
> the first at http://icon.shef.ac.uk/meetings/bellagio/) were highly  
> successful at getting industry groups to display their interests  
> and prototypes as did university and independent researchers.
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> 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-project.org)(2006-2010). Bellagio and the Villa  
> Serbelloni are among the finest spots in the world for thought and  
> reflection: see http://www.villaserbelloni.com/
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> IMPORTANT DATES:
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> Abstracts due:  1 July 2008
> Authors notified: 31 July 2008
> Registration opens on-line: 27 August 2008
> Final papers due: 5 September 2008
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> Abstracts should use a simple template (modelled on two-column AISB  
> format) at (Word version):
> http://www.companions-project.org/downloads/Bellagio08_template.doc
> Abstracts should not exceed two pages. Final papers should not  
> exceed five pages. Abstracts should be sent to events at oii.ox.ac.uk  
> WITH THE SUBJECT LINE CONTAINING THE WORDS “BELLAGIO ABSTRACT”.
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> GENERAL CHAIR
> Yorick Wilks (U. Sheffield)
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> PROGRAM COMMITTEE
> James Allen (U. West Florida)
> Ellizabeth Andre (U. Augsburg)
> David Benyon (Napier U.)
> Christopher Brewster (U. Sheffield)
> Harry Bunt ( U. Tilburg)
> Marc Cavazza (U. Teessside)
> Emmet Coin (ejTalk, USA)
> Oliver Lemon (U. Edinburgh)
> Bjorn Gamback (SICS, Stockholm)
> Louise Guthrie (U. Sheffield)
> Aravind Joshi (U. Pennsylvania)
> Anton Nijholt (U. Twente)
> Catherine Pelachaud (U. Paris)
> Steve Pulman (U. Oxford)
> Akira Shimazu (JAIST, Japan)
> Tomek Strzalkowski (U. Albany)
> Markku Turunen (U. Tampere)
> Mats Wiren (U. Stockholm)
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> INVITED SPEAKERS
> James Allen (U. West Florida)
> Harry Bunt ( U. Tilburg)
> Marc Cavazza (U. Teessside)
> Oliver Lemon (U. Edinburgh)
> Tim Paek (Microsoft Research, Redmond)
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> REGISTRATION
> Information and an online payment method will be posted on the  
> project site
> http://www.companions-project.org/events/200810_bellagio.cfm and an  
> email circular will tell you registration is open on 27 August. At  
> that time we shall also post travel and hotel information etc.  
> Those wishing to ensure that they get rooms in the Villa Serbelloni  
> itself should book now at the website above, mentioning the  
> workshop and asking for the special price.
> For those not wanting the stay in the Villa itself, the Hotel  
> Florence is at the gates, only metres from the Workshop, with  
> excellent rooms over the lake. Rooms should be booked there now:  
> http://www.hotelflorencebellagio.it/
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> The registration fee (under 400 euro and 200 euro for 10 full-time  
> students) will include a welcome reception in the Villa as well as  
> a special lunch on the terrace over Lake Como. Registration will be  
> limited to 100 participants, to include invited speakers and  
> officials, so registration is recommended—especially by successful  
> authors—immediately after its opening.
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