[Elsnet-list] CFP: SEMDIAL 2014 Workshop, Sept 1st-3rd, Edinburgh, UK

Verena Rieser v.t.rieser at hw.ac.uk
Tue Feb 25 15:54:39 CET 2014


Apologies for cross-posting.

	ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR PAPERS

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		semdial 2014 - DialWatt
THE 18TH WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE
	
	http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab/Semdial/

                 1-3 September 2014
                      Edinburgh

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DialWatt will be the 18th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. 

In 2014 the workshop will be hosted by the Interaction Lab (https://sites.google.com/site/hwinteractionlab/), Heriot-Watt University.

It will be collocated with Ro-Man (The 23rd IEEE Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication,http://rehabilitationrobotics.net/ro-man14/) and the world-famous Edinburgh festival (http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/planning-for-edinburgh-festivals-2014).

*INVITED SPEAKERS:*

- Jon Oberlander (University of Edinburgh)
- Matthew Purver (Queen Mary, University of London)
- Michael Schober (New School for Social Research)  

*SCOPE:*

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

- semantic/pragmatic modelling
- dialogue and discourse structure
- common ground/mutual belief
- combination of statistical and symbolic methods
- multimodal interaction
- dialogue management
- turn-taking and interaction control
- categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora
- child-adult interaction
- language learning through dialogue
- strategic communication
- socially intelligent interaction
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems

*SUBMISSIONS:*

Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages of content (up to 2 additional pages are allowed for references). Formatting instructions and the URL of the submission site are available on the DialWatt website.

*IMPORTANT DATES:*

Submissions due:	16 May 2014
Notification:		23 June 2014
Final version due:	4 August 2014
RO-Man symposium:	25-29 August 2014
DialWatt:		1-3 September 2014

There will be a later call for 2-page abstracts describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, with submission deadline 30 June.

*TECHNICAL PROGRAMME CHAIRS:*

Verena Rieser (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)
Philippe Muller (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)

*LOCAL ORGANISATION:*

Arash Eshghi (general chair) 
Marry Ellen Foster (local organiser)
Andy Taylor (web master).

*PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:*

Nicholas Asher, Timo Baumann,Luciana Benotti, Nate Blaylock, Holly Branigan, Valeria De Paiva, David Devault, Arash Eshghi, Raquel Fernández, Victor Ferreira, Kallirroi Georgila, Jonathan Ginzburg, Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Markus Guhe, Pat Healey, Anna Hjalmarsson, Amy
Isard,  Simon Keizer, Ruth Kempson, Alexander Koller, Pierre Lison, Staffan Larsson, Alex Lascarides, Colin Matheson, Gregory Mills, Chris Potts, Laurent Prévot, Matthew Purver, Hannes Rieser, David Schlangen, Gabriel Skantze, Amanda Stent, Matthew Stone, David Traum, Nigel Ward [further committee members tba]


*SEMDIAL BOARD CHAIRS:*

Raquel Fernandez (University of Amsterdam)
David Schlangen (Bielefeld University)
http://www.illc.uva.nl/semdial/


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Dr Verena Rieser, Lecturer in Computer Science
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Tel: +44 (0)131 451 4192
homepage: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~vtr1/






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