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SemDial'14/ DialWatt 2014 : Call for Abstracts: THE 18TH WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE

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Link: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab/Semdial/
 
When Sep 1, 2014 - Sep 3, 2014
Where Edinburgh
Submission Deadline Jul 7, 2014
Notification Due Jul 11, 2014
Categories    dialogue   semantics   pragmatics
 

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

** Call for abstracts on ongoing projects or system demonstrations **
** Submission deadline extended to 7 July 2014 **

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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.

*INVITED SPEAKERS:*

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


*ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS*

We invite abstracts on ongoing projects or system demonstrations
on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics
of dialogue, including, but not limited to:

- 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

Authors should submit an abstract of 2 pages of content (1 additional page is allowed for references). Formatting instructions and the URL of the submission site are available
on the dialWatt website. Abstract submissions will not be refereed, but evaluated for relevance only by the chairs. As such, papers do not need to be anonymised. They will be presented as posters at the workshop.

*IMPORTANT DATES:*

Short paper submissions due: 7 July 2014
Final version due: 4 August 2014
DialWatt: 1-3 September 2014

*RELATED EVENTS*

In 2014 the workshop will be hosted by the Interaction Lab (https://sites.google.com/site/hwinteractionlab/), Heriot-Watt University. DialWatt will be collocated with RO-MAN 2014 (http://rehabilitationrobotics.net/ro-man14/) and AMLaP 2014 (http://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/AMLaP/).

The summer school in Psychological and Computational Models of Language Production (http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/k.vdeemter/pages/RefNet/index.html) and the world famous Edinburgh festival take place just before DialWatt. http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/planning-for-edinburgh-festivals-2014

*TECHNICAL PROGRAMME CHAIRS:*

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

*LOCAL ORGANISATION:*

Arash Eshghi (general chair)
Mary Ellen Foster (local organiser)
Andy Taylor (website).

*PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:*

Nicholas Asher, Timo Baumann,Luciana Benotti, Nate Blaylock, Holly Branigan, Valeria De Paiva, Paul Dekker, David Devault, Arash Eshghi, Raquel Fernández, Victor Ferreira, Kallirroi Georgila, Jonathan Ginzburg, Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Markus Guhe, Pat Healey, Heriberto Cuayahuitl, 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

*SEMDIAL BOARD CHAIRS:*

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

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