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SemDial 2012 : 16th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue: SeineDial


When Sep 19, 2012 - Sep 21, 2012
Where Paris, France
Submission Deadline May 1, 2012
Notification Due Jul 10, 2012
Final Version Due Aug 20, 2012
Categories    NLP   dialogue

Call For Papers

SEMDIAL 2012 (SeineDial)

PARIS, SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2012

Invited Speakers:

Eve V. Clark (Stanford University)
Geert-Jan M. Kruijff (DFKI-Saarbrücken)
François Recanati (Institut Jean Nicod, École Normale Supérieure)

The SEMDIAL series of workshops brings together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, formal semantics/pragmatics, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience (see past SemDials).

In 2012 the workshop will be hosted by Université Paris-Diderot (Paris 7). The Semdial workshops are always stimulating and fun, and Paris is of course one of the greatest cities to visit, especially in September. SeineDial will be immediately preceded by a workshop on Dialogue and Contextualism (a separate announcement on this will appear in due course.) and will feature a special session on The Acquisition of Dialogue.

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
dialogue and discourse structure
interpretation of questions and answers
gesture in communication
intonational meaning in dialogue
humour in dialogue
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
contextual factors underlying child utterances in dialogue
repair in child/adult interaction

Important Dates:

May 1, 2012 Paper submissions due at 23:59 UTC-11
June 15, 2012 Author notification for full papers
June 30, 2012 Poster and demo submissions
July 10, 2012 Author notification for posters and demos
August 20, 2012 Camera-ready copies
September 19-21, 2012 Workshop in Paris

Organizing Committee: Jonathan Ginzburg (chair), Anne Abeillé, Margot Colinet, Philip Miller, Gregoire Winterstein

Programme Committee co-chairs: Staffan Larsson (Gothenburg University), Sarah Brown Schmidt (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign)

SemDial Presidents: Raquel Fernández (University of Amsterdam), David Schlangen (Bielefeld University)


Laboratoire Linguistique Formelle
LabEx Empirical Foundations of Linguistics (EFL)

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