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Thu Jul 26 2001

Confs: Discourse & Dialogue - SIGdial 2001, Denmark

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

Message 1: Discourse and Dialogue - SIGdial 2001 Workshop, Denmark

Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 17:50:51 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Jan van Kuppevelt <>
Subject: Discourse and Dialogue - SIGdial 2001 Workshop, Denmark

 *** 3rd C A L L F O R P A R T I C I P A T I O N ***

 (Last day for early registration)

 A N D

 *** W O R K S H O P P R O G R A M ***

 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.


- 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 <>

SIGdial 2001 Workshop Program

SATURDAY September 1
- ------------------

08.15 - 09.00 Registration

09.00 - 09.15 Opening

09.15 - 10.15 Invited talk: James Allen

10.15 - 10.40 Ruben San-Segundo, Juan M. Montero, Juana M.
 Guitierrez, Ascension Gallardo, Jose D. Romeral and
 Jose M. Pardo
 A Telephone-Based Railway Information System for
 Spanish: Development of a Methodology for Spoken
 Dialogue Design

10.40 - 11.10 Coffee break

11.10 - 11.35 Hiyan Alshawi and Shona Douglas
 Variant Transduction: A Method for Rapid Development
 of Interactive Spoken Interfaces

11.35 - 12.00 Ian Lewin, Manny Rayner, Genevieve Gorrell and
 Johan Boye
 Plug and Play Speech Understanding

12.00 - 12.50 Short presentation session 1

 1. John Fry, Matt Ginzton, Stanley Peters, Brady Clark
 and Heather Pon-Barry
 2. Ruben San-Segundo, Juan Manuel Montero and Jose
 Manuel Pardo
 3. Janienke Sturm, Fusi Wang and Bert Cranen
 4. Emilio Sanchis, Isabel Galiano, Fernando Garcia and
 Antonio Cano
 5. Norihi Yasuda, Kohji Dohsaka and Kiyoaki Aikawa

12.50 - 14.30 Lunch break and poster visit
 * Poster visit from 14.00 to 14.30 *

14.30 - 14.55 Peter Bosch
 Against the Identification of Anaphora and

14.55 - 15.20 Michael Paul and Eiichiro Sumita
 Integration of Referential Scope Limitations into
 Japanese Pronoun Resolution

15.20 - 15.45 Robert van Rooy
 Conversational Implicatures

15.45 - 16.15 Tea break

16.15 - 16.40 Susan E. Strayer and Peter A. Heeman
 Reconciling Initiative and Discourse Structure

16.40 - 17.05 Matthew Purver, Jonathan Ginzburg and Patrick Healey
 On the Means for Clarification in Dialogue

17.05 - 17.30 Julia Hirschberg, Marc Swerts and Diane Litman
 Labeling Corrections and Aware Sites in Spoken
 Dialogue Systems

17.45 - 18.45 SIGdial business meeting

19.00 Reception

SUNDAY September 2
- ----------------

09.00 - 10.00 Invited talk: to be announced

10.00 - 10.25 Christian Ebert, Shalom Lappin, Howard Gregory and
 Nicolas Nicolov
 Generating Full Paraphrases of Fragments in a Dialogue
 Interpretation System

10.25 - 10.55 Coffee break

10.55 - 11.20 Jens Allwood, Leif Groenqvist, Elisabeth Ahlsen and
 Magnus Gunnarsson
 Annotations and Tools for an Activity Based Spoken
 Language Corpus

11.20 - 11.45 Lynn Carlson, Daniel Marcu and Mary Ellen Okurovsky
 Building a Discourse-Tagged Corpus in the Framework of
 Rhetorical Structure Theory

11.45 - 12.35 Short presentation session 2
 1.Masahiro Araki, Yukihiko Kimura, Takuya Nishimoto
 and Yasuhisa Niimi
 2.Christoph Mueller and Michael Strube
 3.Mary McGee Wood
 4.Anne Wichmann and Johanneke Caspers
 5.Kathleen Murray

12.35 - 14.00 Lunch break and poster visit
 * Poster visit from 13.30 to 14.00 *

14.00 - 14.25 Marc Cavazza
 An Empirical Study of Speech Recognition Errors in a
 Task-Oriented Dialogue System

14.25 - 14.50 Li-chiung Yang:
 Visualizing Spoken Discourse: Prosodic Form and
 Discourse Functions of Interruptions

14.50 - 15.15 Tim Paek
 Empirical Methods for Evaluating Dialog Systems

15.15 - 15.45 Tea break

15.45 - 16.10 Kristiina Jokinen and Graham Wilcock
 Confidence-Based Adaptivity in Response Generation for
 a Spoken Dialogue System

16.10 - 16.35 Christine Doran, John Aberdeen, Laurie Damianos and
 Lynette Hirschman
 Comparing Several Aspects of Human-Computer and Human-
 Human Dialogues

16.35 - 17.00 Janyce Wiebe, Rebecca Bruce, Matthew Bell,
 Melanie Martin and Theresa Wilson
 A Corpus Study of Evaluative and Speculative Language

17.15 - 18.15 Panel discussion
 Spoken Dialogue Systems: Theory that is Ready for
 Panelists: to be announced
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