[Elsnet-list] SIGDIAL 2013: Call for Participation

Michael Strube michael.strube at h-its.org
Thu Aug 1 15:27:14 CEST 2013


We invite you to join us at SIGDIAL 2013. The SIGDIAL venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting edge research in discourse and dialog to both academic and industry researchers. Continuing with a series of thirteen successful previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest areas of discourse and dialogue. The conference is sponsored by the SIGDIAL organization, which serves as the Special Interest Group on discourse and dialog for both ACL and ISCA.

Topics of Interest

The conference includes formal, corpus-based, implementation and analytical work on discourse and dialog including but not restricted to the following themes and topics:

- Discourse Processing and Dialog Systems

- Corpora, Tools and Methodology

- Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling

- Dimensions of Interaction

- Applications of Dialog and Discourse Processing Technology

For a detailed list, and this year's program, please see the SIGDIAL 2013 website, http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/conference14/.

Special Theme: Discourse and Dialogue in Social Media

Processing language in social media has attracted a noticeable amount of interest in recent years. Language in this new kind of media offers many opportunities and challenges, from the point of view of discourse and dialogue. To start with, an astounding amount of conversational data is created each day on Twitter and Facebook, but also on many blogs. Additionally, social media provides a window into a variety of human behaviors that rarely appear in the controlled data sets our community is accustomed to work with. We invite submissions on all aspects of discourse and dialogue processing of language as used in a variety of social media platforms, from Twitter and Facebook, to any type of blogs, micro-blogs, collaborative wikis, and multimedia sharing sites. Contributions highlight new insights into discourse and dialogue phenomena in this new genre, or describe new discourse and dialogue processing models emerging from it.


Dr Jerome R. Bellegarda, Apple Inc, USA

Prof Bonnie L. Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK


Conference: Thursday-Saturday, 22-24 August 2013 (Thu morning - Saturday mid-day)


General Co-Chairs

Maxine Eskenazi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Michael Strube, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 
Jason D. Williams, Microsoft Research, USA

Mentoring Chair

Kallirroi Georgila, University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies

Local Chair

Olivier Pietquin, Supelec, France

Sponsorship Chair

Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA



Hua Ai
Jan Alexandersson
Ron Artstein
Srinivas Bangalore
Timo Baumann
Luciana Benotti
Nate Blaylock
Dan Bohus
Johan Boye
Kristy Boyer
Harry Bunt
Sandra Carberry
Giuseppe Carenini
Christophe Cerisara
Joyce Chai
Jennifer Chu-Carroll
Mark Core
Paul Crook
Heriberto Cuayahuitl
David DeVault
Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio
Myroslava Dzikovska
Raquel Fernandez Rovira
Katherine Forbes-Riley
Claire Gardent
Kallirroi Georgila
Gary Geunbae Lee
Jonathan Ginzburg
Agustin Gravano
Nancy Green
Alexander Gruenstein
Curry Guinn
Joakim Gustafson
Peter Heeman
Michael Johnston
Kristiina Jokinen
Arne Jonsson
Pamela Jordan
Tatsuya Kawahara
Simon Keizer
Alistair Knott
Kazunori Komatani
Stefan Kopp
Ian Lane
Alex Lascarides
Sungjin Lee
Oliver Lemon
Anton Leuski
Diane Litman
Ramon Lopez-Cozar
Wolfgang Minker
Teruhisa Misu
Sebastian Moller
Mikio Nakano
Ani Nenkova
Vincent Ng
Tim Paek
Olivier Pietquin
Andrei Popescu-Belis
Matthew Purver
Antoine Raux
Norbert Reithinger
Hannes Rieser
Carolyn Rose
David Schlangen
Elizabeth Shriberg
Candace Sidner
Gabriel Skantze
Amanda Stent
Matthew Stone
Svetlana Stoyanchev
Kristina Striegnitz
Tokunaga Takenobu
Thora Tenbrink
Joel Tetreault
Blaise Thomson
Gokhan Tur
Renata Vieira
Marilyn Walker
Nigel Ward
Kai Yu
Ingrid Zukerman 

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