[Elsnet-list] Re: Call for Participation: Workshop on Conversational Applications - 18-19 June

Kazuyuki Ashimura ashimura at w3.org
Wed Apr 14 18:53:46 CEST 2010


I'd like to remind you all that the deadline of position for the
Conversational Applications Workshop is due on April 16.  The Workshop
will be held in Somerset, NJ, US on June 18-19.

The CfP is available at:
http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp.html

If you are interested but would like some more time for submitting
your paper, please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks,

Kazuyuki 


Kazuyuki Ashimura wrote:
> W3C is holding the Workshop on Conversational Applications.  The
> Workshop will be held in Somerset, NJ, US, hosted by Openstream.
> 
> The Call for Participation is available at:
>  http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp.html
> 
> Important dates and deadlines for this Workshop are:
> * Workshop dates: 18 and 19 June 2010
> * Position papers due: 16 April 2010 (paper due extended!)
> * Final agenda: 1 May 2010
> * Registration closes: 4 June 2010
> 
> Registration details and information about expected audience are in
> the Call for Participation.
> 
> Please note:
> * To ensure maximum diversity, the number of participants per
>  organization will be limited.
> * W3C membership is not required to participate in this workshop.
> * Workshop sessions and documents will be in English.
> * Attendees are required to submit a position paper.
> 
> The Workshop will be organized by the workshop organizing committee
> including James A. Larson, Deborah Dahl, Daniel C. Burnett and
> Kazuyuki Ashimura.
> 
> Workshop Goals
> --------------
> 
> The goal of the workshop is to understand the limitations of the
> current W3C language model in order to develop a more comprehensive
> model. We plan to collect and analyze use cases and prioritize
> requirements that ultimately will be used to identify improvements to
> the W3C language model. Just as W3C developed SSML 1.1 to broaden the
> languages for which SSML is useful, this effort will result in
> improved support for language capabilities that are unsupported today.
> 
> The main outcome of the workshop will be the publication of a document
> that will serve as a guide for improving the W3C language model.
> 
> Scope of the Workshop
> ---------------------
> 
> Submissions must describe (1) requirements and use cases for improving
> W3C standards for conversational interaction and (2) how the use cases
> justify one or more of these topics:
> 
> * Formal notations for representing grammar in: Syntax, Morphology,
>  Phonology, Prosodics
> 
> * Engine standards for improvement in processing: Syntax, Morphology,
>  Phonology, Lexicography
> 
> * Lexicography standards for: parts-of-speech, grammatical features
>  and polysemy
> 
> * Formal semantic representation of human language including: verbal
>  tense, aspect, valency, plurality, pronouns, adverbs, etc.
> 
> * Efficient data structures for binary representation and passing of:
>  parse trees, alternate lexical/morphologic analysis, alternate
>  phonologic analysis
> 
> * Other suggested areas or improvements for standards based
>  conversational systems development
> 
> Contact Information
> -------------------
> 
> The W3C contact is Kazuyuki Ashimura.
> email: ashimura at w3.org
> voice: +81.466.49.1170
> fax: +81.466.49.1171
> 

-- 
Kazuyuki Ashimura / W3C Multimodal & Voice Activity Lead
mailto: ashimura at w3.org
voice: +81.466.49.1170 / fax: +81.466.49.1171


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