AMU, Poznań, 16-18 June, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The SemDial Workshops aim at bringing together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, psychology, and neural science.

SemDial 2010 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.

 

dialogue and dicourse
Authors of 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'.
web icon http://www.dialogue-and-discourse.org

 

SCOPE

We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogues, 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

 

DATES AND DEADLINES

  • Full 8-page papers
    • - Submission due: 15 March 2010
    • Due to a number of requests, the paper submission deadline for SemDial 2010 is being extended to MONDAY 29th MARCH.
      We hope that this will alleviate the problems of a crowded deadline season!
    • - Notification of acceptance: 12 April 2010
    • - Camera-ready papers due: 04 May 2010
  • 2-page poster or demo descriptions
    • - Submission due: 12 April 2010
    • - Notification of acceptance: 04 May 2010
  • 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, O.O. Writer) and detailed instructions needed for proper submission preparation are available on the conference website.

To submit your paper use EasyChair website for SemDial 2010: https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi?conf=semdial2010

Before submitting a paper you must register on the website and receive a password by email (to avoid problems, please do this well ahead of your submission).

After registration and logging in, choose "New Submission".
To fill out the form you should prepare the following:

  • - Autor(s) data (address for correspondence and a valid e-mail address).
  • - Title.
  • - Abstract.
  • - 2-5 keywords.
  • - Paper in PDF format prepared according the document styles for SemDial2010.

 

Authors of 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'.
web icon http://www.dialogue-and-discourse.org

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

Dale Barr (University of Glasgow)

Jonathan Ginzburg (King's College, London)

Jeroen Groenendijk (University of Amsterdam)

Henry Prakken (Utrecht University, The University of Groningen)

 

ORGANISATION

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

 

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Ron Artstein, Nicholas Asher, Luciana Benotti, Anton Benz, Johan Bos, Harry Bunt, Donna Byron, Robin Cooper, Paul Dekker, David DeVault, Jens Edlund, Raquel Fernández, Mary Ellen Foster, Claire Gardent, Jonathan Ginzburg, Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Joakim Gustafson, Peter Heeman, Pat Healey, Anna Hjalmarsson, Ruth Kempson, Alistair Knott, Alexander Koller, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Nicolas Maudet, John Niekrasz, Stanley Peters, Ron Petrick, Martin Pickering, Paul Piwek, Massimo Poesio, Hannes Rieser, David Schlangen, Gabriel Skantze, Mark Steedman, Amanda Stent, Matthew Stone, David Traum, Marilyn Walker

 

SATELLITE WORKSHOP:

INTENTIONS IN DIALOGUE

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.

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DATES AND DEADLINES

  • new Registration
    • - Early registration: 7th May 2010
    • - Late registration: 7th June 2010

  • SemDial2010: 16-18 June 2010

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dale Barr (University of Glasgow)

Jonathan Ginzburg (King's College, London)

Jeroen Groenendijk (University of Amsterdam)

Henry Prakken (Utrecht University, The University of Groningen)

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