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Wed Dec 22 1999

Calls: Semantics/Pragmatics, Communicating Agents

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  1. Massimo Poesio, Third call for papers: Gotalog 2000
  2. Bernhard Schroeder, 2nd CfP: Communicating Agents

Message 1: Third call for papers: Gotalog 2000

Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 20:27:37 +0000 (GMT)
From: Massimo Poesio <>
Subject: Third call for papers: Gotalog 2000

 Third Call for Papers



 Gothenburg University, Sweden
	 June 15-17 2000

Gotalog 2000 will be the fourth in a series of workshops that aim
at bringing together researchers working on the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence,
formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, and

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

- common ground in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models
- reference in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- reasoning in spoken dialogue systems


Authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract of at most 5
single-column pages (for talks with a duration of 30' plus 10'
discussion) together with a separate page specifying the authors'
names, affiliation, address, and e-mail address. The abstracts should
be submitted electronically (in postscript, html, ascii, or pdf
format) to:


Papers due: February 15th
Acceptance notice: April 15th
Final version due: May 22
Conference: June 15-17th


Jens Allwood (Gothenburg)
Herbert Clark (Stanford)
Paul Dekker (Amsterdam)
Ronnie Smith (East Carolina)


Program chairs are Massimo Poesio (U Edinburgh, UK) and David Traum (U
Maryland, USA); the other members of the program committee are Cecile
Balkanski (LIMSI-CNRS, France), Johan Bos (U Saarlandes, Germany),
Jonathan Ginzburg (King's College London, UK), Masato Ishizaki (JAIST,
Japan), Gerhard Jaeger (ZAS Berlin, Germany), Yasuhiro Katagiri (ATR,
Japan), Jan van Kuppevelt (IMS Stuttgart, Germany), Ian Lewin (SRI,
UK), Diane Litman (AT&T, USA), Johanna Moore (U Edinburgh, UK), Hannes
Rieser (U Bielefeld, Germany), David Sadek (CNET, France), Len
Schubert (U Rochester, USA), and Henk Zeevat (U Amsterdam,


This year's workshop is organized in collaboration with the
EU-sponsored project TRINDI
( The workshop will
take place at Gothenburg University. The local conference chair is
Robin Cooper.

The workshop is endorsed by SIGDIAL, the Association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Discourse and


Information about Gothenburg University Department of Linguistics: 

Information about Gothenburg:

News about the conference will be posted on the workshop's Web page at 

Send questions by email to or for questions about local arrangements.

Previous workshops in this series include:

MunDial'97 (Munich)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
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Message 2: 2nd CfP: Communicating Agents

Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 23:12:55 +0100
From: Bernhard Schroeder <>
Subject: 2nd CfP: Communicating Agents

Communicating Agents

Workshop of the GLDV special interest group on 
generation and parsing in morphology, syntax and semantics,
IKP, University of Bonn, Feb 15, 2000

In the focus of this workshop will be approaches to the 
formal description and eventually to the implementation of 
communicating agents. 

We invite papers on the following aspects: 

 1.incremental analysis / interpretation 
 datastructure of the context (e.g. dynamic semantics) 
 computational reconstruction of reference 
 correlation of semantic and pragmatic interpretation 
 2.partner oriented generation 
 intentionally directed generation 
 partner knowledge and attribution of belief 
 3.evolution of systems and strategies of communication 
 concept evolution / formation / construction 
 evolution of linguistic norms 
 repair strategies in disturbed communication 

Lectures should not be longer than 20 minutes. They will be followed by
a 10 minute discussion each. Workshop languages are English and German. 
We plan to publish workshop proceedings with the full papers. 

System demonstrations will be possible on demand. 

Abstracts of no more than 600 words should be sent
 - preferably by E-Mail in ASCII, HTML, PS or PDF format - 
to Bernhard Schroeder before Jan 10, 2000. 


Jan 10, 2000 
 Deadline for abstracts 
Jan 24, 2000 
 Notification on acceptance 
Feb 15, 2000 

Please register before Feb 8, 2000, if possible. 

Organizing Comittee

 Roland Hausser, University of Erlangen 
 Hans-Christian Schmitz, University of Bonn 
 Bernhard Schroeder, University of Bonn 

Workshop fees

Members of the GLDV, non-students 
 DM 20 
Student members of the GLDV 
 DM 10 
Others, non-students 
 DM 40 
Other students 
 DM 20


Bernhard Schroeder
Institut f�r Kommunikationsforschung und Phonetik
Universit�t Bonn
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
D-53115 Bonn

 +49 228 735621 
 +49 228 735639
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