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Message 1: Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (GOTALOG 2000)

Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 11:20:37 +0100 (BST)
From: Gotalog 2000 <gotalogcogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (GOTALOG 2000)


We would like to invite you to Gothenburg for 


 GOTALOG 2000

 Fourth Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

 Gothenburg University, Sweden
	 June 15-17 2000

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


	 FINAL 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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Final Program:

Day 1 - Thursday June 15th

 8:45	Registration, refreshments
 9:15	Opening remarks

	SESSION I: FORMAL MODELLING OF PRAGMATIC ISSUES
 9:30	INVITED TALK 1: PAUL DEKKER
 On safe updates by means of supported assertions

10:30	Coffee

10:50	Towards an analysis of dialogue acts and indirect speech acts
	in a BDI framework 
	Andreas Herzig, Dominique Longin, and Jacques Virbel
11:30	Decision problems in pragmatics 
	Robert van Rooy
12:10	Communication and cooperation among agents
	Rossana Damiano & Guido Boella

12:50	Lunch

	SESSION II: REFERENCE
 2:15 	When is a union really an intersection? 
	Problems resolving reference to locations in a dialogue system 
	Donna Byron and Myroslava Dzikovska
 2:55	Lifelong Discourse Representation Structure
	Gabor Alberti
 3:35	Empirical study of the anaphoric accessibility space
	in Spanish dialogues 
	 Patricio Martinez-Barco & Manuel Palomar

 4:15	Coffee

	SESSION III
 4:30 The meaning of `and' in a formal theory of discourse
	and dialogue 
	Isabel Gomez Txurruka

 5:10 INVITED TALK 2: OVERVIEW OF TRINDI PROJECT RESULTS

6:30pm-8:00 OPENING RECEPTION in Linguistics Dept - Posters, Demos,
 and Refreshments

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Day 2 - Friday June 16th

	SESSION IV: PRAGMATICS AND DIALOGUE 
 9:00	INVITED TALK 3: JENS ALLWOOD
	Parameters of dialog analysis
10:00	Discourse Particles as Speech Act Markers
	Henk Zeevat

10:40	Coffee

	SESSION V: 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 VI: DIALOGUE SYSTEMS
 2:00	INVITED TALK 4: 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 VII: 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

 Evening - BANQUET on a boat in Gothenburg harbour

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Day 3 - Saturday June 17th

	SESSION VIII: WIZARD OF OZ STUDIES
 9:00 Modality convergence in a multimodal dialogue system 
	Linda Bell, Johan Boye , Joakim Gustafson and Mats Wiren
 9:40	What is a situation?
	Kerstin Fischer

10:20	Coffee 

	SESSION IX: COORDINATION STUDIES
10:40	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
11:20	Multi-speaker utterances and coordination in
	task-oriented dialogue 
	Hannes Rieser and Kristina Skuplik

12:00	Lunch

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

3:40	Coffee 

	SESSION XI: 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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