[Elsnet-list] Final Call for Papers: SemDial 2010 ("PozDial" - June 16-18 2010, Poznan, Poland)

Matthew Purver mpurver at dcs.qmul.ac.uk
Thu Mar 4 13:14:46 CET 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: SemDial 2010 ("PozDial")
The 14th International Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
June 16-18, 2010

The SemDial series of workshops aims to bring together researchers
working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as
semantics and pragmatics, artificial intelligence, computational
linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and neural science.

SemDial 2010 ("PozDial") will be the 14th workshop in the SemDial series
and it will be organized at the Institute of Psychology (Chair of Logic
and Cognitive Science), Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Poznań. AMU is
one of Poland’s largest institutions of higher education, located in the
historical city of Poznań.

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

WEBSITE: http://www.semdial2010.amu.edu.pl
E-MAIL: semdial at amu.edu.pl


We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics
of dialogue, including, but not limited to:
— models of common ground/mutual belief in communication
— modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
— multi-agent models and turn-taking
— goals, intentions and commitments in communication
— semantic interpretation in dialogues
— reference in dialogues
— ellipsis resolution in dialogues
— implicature production and reception in natural speech
— cognitive processes involved in verbal communication
— dialogue and discourse structure
— interpretation of questions and answers
— nonverbal interaction in communication
— natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
— multimodal dialogue systems
— dialogue management in practical implementations
— categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora
— designing and evaluating dialogue systems
- incremental interpretation and/or production in dialogue


Dale Barr (University of Glasgow)
Jonathan Ginzburg (King’s College, London)
Jeroen Groenendijk (University of Amsterdam)
Henry Prakken (Utrecht University)


SemDial participants may also be interested in the "Intentions in
Dialogue" workshop being held in Poznan on Tuesday 15th June (at the
same location).

Modelling the achievement of effective coordination between
interlocutors is often assumed to rely on some notion of strategic
common ground or mutual knowledge computation. However, some recent
psycholinguistic and language acquisition data seem to undermine this
assumption, and computational models of dialogue often exclude
high-order meta-representations of other parties' beliefs or intentions.
This workshop will explore various points of views pertaining to this
issue and its resolution.

Talks are by invitation, but all SemDial participants are welcome to
attend and join the discussions.


1. Full 8-page papers
— Submission due: 15 March 2010
— Notification of acceptance: 12 April 2010
— Camera-ready papers due: 04 May 2010

2. 2-page poster or demo descriptions
— Submission due: 12 April 2010
— Notification of acceptance: 04 May 2010

3. SemDial 2010: June 16-18, 2010 (Wednesday-Friday)

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. The styles (LaTeX, MS Word, OO Writer)
and detailed instructions needed for proper submission preparation are
available on the conference website

The best accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to
Dialogue & Discourse.


Matthew Purver (Queen Mary, University of London)
Andrzej Wiśniewski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)

Katarzyna Budzyńska-Nowacka (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw)
Maria Golka (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Dorota Leszczyńska-Jasion (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Paweł Łupkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Jerzy Pogonowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Joanna Szwabe (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Mariusz Urbański (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)


Previous workshops in the SemDial series include:
— DiaHolmia, Stockholm, 24-26 June 2009
— LONDIAL, London, 2-4 June 2008
— DECALOG , Rovereto, 30 May - 1 June 2007
— brandial, Potsdam, 11-13 September 2006
— DIALOR, Nancy, 9-11 June 2005
— CATALOG, Barcelona, 19-21 July 2004
— DiaBruck, Saarbrücken, 4-6 September 2003
— EDILOG, Edinburgh, 4-6 September 2002
— BI-DIALOG, Bielefeld, 14-16 June 2001
— GÖTALOG, Gothenburg, 15-17 June 2000
— Amstelogue, Amsterdam, 7-9 May 1999
— Twendial, Twente, 13-15 May 1998
— MunDial, Munich, 10-12 May 1997

SemDial Workshop Series homepage: http://www.illc.uva.nl/semdial/

Matthew Purver - http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~mpurver/

Lecturer in Human Interaction
Department of Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK

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