LINGUIST List 12.1847

Tue Jul 17 2001

Confs: Discourse and Dialogue - SIGdial 2001 Workshop

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  1. Jan van Kuppevelt, Discourse and Dialogue - SIGdial 2001 Workshop

Message 1: Discourse and Dialogue - SIGdial 2001 Workshop

Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 22:24:52 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Jan van Kuppevelt <>
Subject: Discourse and Dialogue - SIGdial 2001 Workshop

 *** 2nd C A L L F O R P A R T I C I P A T I O N ***

 2nd SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue
 Aalborg, Denmark, September 1-2
 (Just before Eurospeech 2001-Scandinavia)


Following up on the successful 1st Workshop in Hong Kong in October 2000,
this will be the next in a series of workshops spanning the ACL and ISCA
SIGdial interest area of discourse and dialogue. While there has been a
lot of activity in this area, and fairly frequent "specialty" workshops on
various sub-topics, until this series there has not been a regular place
for such research to be presented in a forum to receive attention from the
larger SIGdial community and researchers outside this community. The
workshop is organised by SIGdial which is a joint ACL and ISCA SIG. The
workshop is sponsored by ISCA and ACL.


Registration is now possible via the workshop website:

Early registration is encouraged (regular rates: early - by July 25 $110,
late - by August 24 $135, onsite $ 160; student rates are available).


A list of hotels is available at the Eurospeech website:

Please note that the prices may be different if you haven't registered for
Eurospeech 2001.


We are seeking several student volunteers to help with on-site
registration and logistical matters. In exchange for a few hours of help,
volunteers will receive 50-100% reduction in workshop registration fees
(depending on covering total workshop costs). Volunteers will be chosen in
a first-come first-served basis. Volunteers should send a note to David
Traum, before registering for the workshop.


A list of accepted papers for full and short plenary presentation can be
found at the workshop webpage.


- James Allen, University of Rochester.
- Second speaker to be announced.

Title of talks will be announced later. Invited speakers are sponsored by


The workshop will host exhibitions of books and journals related to the
themes of the workshop. Details will be announced later at the workshop
website. Interested parties are kindly asked to directly contact the local
workshop organization for registration (see below).


Co-Chairs: Jan van Kuppevelt (University of Stuttgart) and Ronnie Smith
(East Carolina University)

Besides SIGdial organization members (Jennifer Chu-Carroll, IBM TJ Watson
Research Center; Morena Danieli, Loquendo; Laila Dybkjaer, University of
Odense; Diana Litman, AT&T Labs Research; Akira Shimazu, JAIST; Michael
Strube, European Media Laboratory; David Traum, University of Southern
California) the program committee consists of the following external

James Allen (Univ. of Rochester) Christine Nakatani (Nuance
Alan Biermann (Duke University) Comm.)
Steven Bird (Univ. of Pennsylvania) Massimo Poesio (Univ. of
Sandra Carberry (Univ. of Delaware) Edinburgh)
Rolf Carlson (KTH, Stockholm) Alex Rudnicky (Carnegie
Phil Cohen (Oregon Graduate Inst.) Mellon University)
John Dowding (RIACS) David Sadek (France Telecom
James Glass (MIT) R&D)
Carlos Gussenhoven (Nijmegen Univ.) Candy Sidner (MERL,
Peter Heeman (Oregon Graduate Cambridge, MA)
Inst.) Mark Steedman (Univ. of
Julia Hirschberg (AT&T Labs Edinburgh)
Research) Martin Stokhof (Univ. of
Lynette Hirschman (MITRE) Amsterdam)
Hans Kamp (Univ. of Stuttgart) Oliviero Stock (IRST)
Masahito Kawamori (NTT Nigel Ward (Univ. of Tokyo)
Communication Science Labs) Annie Zaenen (Xerox Research
 Centre Europe)


Laila Dybkjaer (local chair), David Traum, Julia Hirschberg, Ronnie Smith,
Jan van Kuppevelt.


Questions about submission: Ronnie Smith/Jan van Kuppevelt
Questions about local issues: Laila Dybkjaer <>
Miscellaneous: David Traum <>

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