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SemDial (SaarDial) 2017 : The 21st SemDial Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue


When Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017
Where Saarbrücken
Submission Deadline May 7, 2017
Notification Due Jun 9, 2017
Final Version Due Jul 14, 2017
Categories    formal semantics   pragmatics   computational linguistics   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

SemDial 2017 - SaarDial - 1st Call for Papers!

SaarDial will be the 21st 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 2017 the workshop
will be hosted by the Spoken Language Systems Group, Saarland University,
and will be collocated with the 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on
Discourse and Dialogue, on the 15-17 August 2017.



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

- the dynamics of agents' information states in dialogue
- common ground/mutual belief
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- turn-taking and interaction control
- semantic/pragmatic interpretation in dialogue
- dialogue and discourse structure
- categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora
- child-adult interaction
- language learning through dialogue
- gesture, gaze, and intonational meaning in communication
- multimodal dialogue
- interpretation and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- dialogue management
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems


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 will be available
on the SaarDial website soon.


Submissions due: 07 May 2017 (23:59 GMT-11)
Notification: 09 June 2017
Final version due: 14 July 2017
SaarDial: 15-17 August 2017
SIGdial 2017: 15-17 August 2017

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 23 June 2017.


Volha Petukhova (Saarland University)
Ye Tian (Laboratoire de linguistique formelle, Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7)


Denise Mayer, Knowledge and Technology Transfer GmbH, Saarland University
Volha Petukhova, Saarland University
Thomas Kleinbauer, Saarland University
Ingmar Steiner, Saarland University


Raquel Fernandez (University of Amsterdam)
David Schlangen (Bielefeld University)

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