[Elsnet-list] DiaHolmia 2009: 2nd call for papers

Gabriel Skantze gabriel at speech.kth.se
Thu Jan 29 09:26:35 CET 2009


DIAHOLMIA 2009: THE 13TH WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF 
DIALOGUE

KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, 24-26 June, 2009

The SemDial series of workshops <http://www.illc.uva.nl/semdial/> aims 
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. DiaHolmia will be the 13th workshop in the SemDial 
series, and will be organized at the Department of Speech Music and 
Hearing <http://www.speech.kth.se/>, KTH <http://www.kth.se/?l=en_UK> 
(Royal Institute of Technology). KTH is Scandinavia's largest 
institution of higher education in technology and is located in central 
Stockholm 
<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=kungliga+tekniska+h%C3%B6gskolan&sll=59.340893,18.06427&sspn=0.397057,0.944824&ie=UTF8&ll=59.348596,18.07178&spn=0.012405,0.029526&t=h&z=15&iwloc=addr> 
(Holmia in Latin).

WEBSITE: www.diaholmia.org <http://www.diaholmia.org>

DATES AND DEADLINES:

Full 8-page papers:
Submission due: 22 March 2009
Notification of acceptance: 25 April 2009
Final version due: 7 May 2009

2-page poster or demo descriptions:
Submission due: 25 April 2009
Notification of acceptance: 7 May 2009

DiaHolmia 2009: 24-26 June 2009 (Wednesday-Friday)

SCOPE:

We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics 
of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- common ground/mutual belief
- turn-taking and interaction control
- dialogue and discourse structure
- goals, intentions and commitments
- natural language understanding/semantic interpretation
- reference, anaphora and ellipsis
- collaborative and situated dialogue
- multimodal dialogue
- extra- and paralinguistic phenomena
- categorization of dialogue phenomena in corpora
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems
- incremental, context-dependent processing
- reasoning in dialogue systems
- dialogue management

Full papers will be in the usual 8-page, 2-column format. There will 
also be poster and demo presentations. The selection of posters and 
demos will be based on 2-page descriptions. Selected descriptions will 
be included in the proceedings.

Details on the invited speakers, submission format and procedure and 
local arrangements will be announced at a later date.

The best accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to 
Dialogue & Discourse, the new open-access journal dedicated exclusively 
to research on language 'beyond the single sentence' 
(www.dialogue-and-discourse.org <http://www.dialogue-and-discourse.org>).

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Harry Bunt 
<http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/webwijs/show/?uid=harry.bunt> (Tilburg 
University, Netherlands)
Nick Campbell <http://feast.atr.jp/nick/> (ATR, Japan)
Julia Hirschberg <http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/%7Ejulia/> (Columbia 
University, New York)
Sverre Sjölander <http://www.gavia.nu/> (Linköping University, Sweden)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Jan Alexandersson, Srinivas Bangalore, Ellen Gurman Bard, Anton Benz, 
Johan Bos, Johan Boye, Harry Bunt, Donna Byron, Jean Carletta, Rolf 
Carlson, Robin Cooper, Paul Dekker, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Raquel 
Fernández, Claire Gardent, Simon Garrod, Jonathan Ginzburg, Pat Healey, 
Peter Heeman, Mattias Heldner, Joris Hulstijn, Michael Johnston, 
Kristiina Jokinen, Arne Jönsson, Alistair Knott, Ivana 
Kruijff-Korbayova, Staffan Larsson, Oliver Lemon, Ian Lewin, Diane 
Litman, Susann Luperfoy, Colin Matheson, Nicolas Maudet, Michael McTear, 
Wolfgang Minker, Philippe Muller, Fabio Pianesi, Martin Pickering, 
Manfred Pinkal, Paul Piwek, Massimo Poesio, Alexandros Potamianos, 
Matthew Purver, Manny Rayner, Hannes Rieser, Laurent Romary, Alex 
Rudnicky, David Schlangen, Stephanie Seneff, Ronnie Smith, Mark 
Steedman, Amanda Stent, Matthew Stone, David Traum, Marilyn Walker and 
Mats Wirén

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Jens Edlund
Joakim Gustafson
Anna Hjalmarsson
Gabriel Skantze


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