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Message 1: Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue (GOTALOG 2000) Temporary Program

Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 18:39:24 +0100 (BST)
From: Gotalog 2000 <gotalogcogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue (GOTALOG 2000) Temporary Program


 GOTALOG 2000

 Fourth Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

 Gothenburg University, Sweden
	 June 15-17 2000

 http://www.ling.gu.se/gotalog/


	 SECOND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


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
psychology. This year's workshop is organized in collaboration with
the EU-sponsored project TRINDI
(http://www.ling.gu.se/research/projects/trindi/), and will take place
at Gothenburg University. It will include talks on a number of topics
in the semantics and pragmatics of dialogues, including:

- the semantics and pragmatics of anaphora
- decision theory in pragmatics
- information state update
- dialogue games
- the semantics and pragmatics of questions
- spoken dialogue systems
- turn-taking and grounding in dialogue

as well as presentations by our four invited speakers:

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

(See program below.) 

Information about participation and registration, an online registration form,
and the program are available at

 http://www.ling.gu.se/gotalog/

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

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Preliminary program:

Day 1, Thursday June 15th

 8:00	Registration, refreshments
 9:00	Opening remarks

	SESSION ON FORMAL MODELLING OF PRAGMATIC ISSUES
 9:10	INVITED TALK 1: PAUL DEKKER
 On Safe Updates by Means of Supported Assertions
10:10	Towards an analysis of dialogue acts and indirect speech acts
	in a BDI framework 
	Andreas Herzig, Dominique Longin, and Jacques Virbel

10:50	Coffee 

11:10	Decision problems in pragmatics 
	Rob van Rooy
11:50	Communication and Cooperation among Agents
	Rossana Damiano & Guido Boella

12:30	Lunch

	SESSION ON REFERENCE
 2:00 	When is a union really an intersection? 
	Problems resolving reference to locations in a dialogue system 
	Donna Byron and Myroslava Dzikovska
 2:40	Lifelong Discourse Representation Structure
	Gabor Alberti
 3:20	Empirical Study of the Anaphoric Accessibility space
	in Spanish dialogues 
	 Patricio Martinez-Barco & Manuel Palomar

 4:00	Coffee

 4:20 The Meaning of `and' in a formal theory of discourse
	and dialogue 
	Isabel Gomez Txurruka
 5:00 INVITED TALK 2: OVERVIEW OF TRINDI PROJECT RESULTS

6:15pm-8:00 OPENING RECEPTION in Linguistics Dept, including Wine,
	snacks, and demos and posters 

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Day 2, Friday June 16th

 9:00	INVITED TALK 4: JENS ALLWOOD
	Parameters of dialog analysis
10:00	The Pragmatics of English Dialogues in the Chinese Context
	Zongxin Feng

10:40	Coffee

	SESSION ON QUESTIONS
11:00 Accomodating questions and the nature of QUD
 	Robin Cooper, Elisabet Engdahl and Staffan Larsson
11:40	First-Order Inference and the Interpretation of
	Questions and Answers 
	Johan Bos & Malte Gabsdil

12:20	Lunch

	SESSION ON DIALOGUE SYSTEMS
 2:00	INVITED TALK 3: RONNIE SMITH
	Trying to Understand Misunderstanding: How Robust Can Spoken
 Natural Language Dialogue Systems Be?
 3:00	Asynchronous Dialogue Management: Two Case-Studies
	Johan Boye, Beth Ann Hockey, Manny Rayner
 3:40	Design Constraints and Representation for Dialogue
	Management in the Automatic Telephone Operator Scenario 
	Jose Quesada, J. Gabriel Amores, Gabriela Fernandez, Jose` A. Bernal,
	M. Teresa Lopez 

 4:20	Coffee 

	SESSION ON DIALOGUE GAMES
 4:40	Dialogue Games are Recipes for Joint Action
	Joris Hulstijn
 5:20	A formal model of Conversational Game Theory
	 Ian Lewin
 6:00	Obligations, Intentions, and the Notion of
	Conversational Games 
	Jorn Kreutel and Colin Matheson

 6:40	BANQUET - on a boat in G'burg harbour

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Day 3, Saturday June 17th

 9:00	Processes of collaboration and communication in desktop
	 videoconferencing: do they differ from face-to-face interactions? 
	Alison Newlands, Anne Anderson, Jim Mullin and Anne-Marie Fleming
 9:40	Multi-speaker utterances and coordination in
	task-oriented dialogue 
	Hannes Rieser and Kristina Skuplik

10:20	Coffee 

	SESSION ON WIZARD OF OZ STUDIES
10:40 Modality Convergence in a Multimodal Dialogue System 
	Linda Bell, Johan Boye , Joakim Gustafson and Mats Wiren
11:20	What is a Situation?
	Kerstin Fischer

12:00	Lunch

1:30 POSTER/DEMO SESSION #2
2:40	INVITED TALK 5: HERBERT CLARK
	Uptake and its role in conversation

3:40	Coffee 

	MAPTASK AROUND THE WORLD
4:00 Accessibility, duration, and modelling the listener
	in spoken dialogue 
	Ellen Bard
4:40	The nature of common ground units: an empirical
	analysis using MapTask dialogues 
	Lesley Stirling, I Mushin, J Fletcher, and R. Wales
5:20	Overlaps and interruptions: Towards a hearer's model
	of turn taking 
	Mika Enomoto and Syun Tutiya

6:00	FINAL REMARKS AND CLOSING DRINKS

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Local Arrangements:

The local organization chair is Robin Cooper. For questions about
local arrangements, send email to trindiling.gu.se

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Program Committee:

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), John Gurney (Army
Research Lab, US), 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), Joakim Nivre (Gothenburg
University), Hannes Rieser (U Bielefeld, Germany), David Sadek (CNET,
France), Len Schubert (U Rochester, USA), and Henk Zeevat (U
Amsterdam, Netherlands).

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Previous workshops in this series include:

MunDial'97 (Munich) http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/sil/workshop/dialogwsh.html
Twendial'98 (Twente) http://parlevink.cs.utwente.nl/Conferences/twlt13.html
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam) http://earth.let.uva.nl/~amstelog/

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For More Information: 

Information about Gothenburg University Department of Linguistics: 
http://www.ling.gu.se/ 

Information about Gothenburg: http://centralen.gp.se/tourist/

News about the conference will be posted on the workshop's Web page at
http://www.ling.gu.se/gotalog/ 

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