LINGUIST List 13.1578

Mon Jun 3 2002

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  1. Jan van Kuppevelt, CLASS Workshop on MM Dialogue Systems

Message 1: CLASS Workshop on MM Dialogue Systems

Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 16:35:05 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Jan van Kuppevelt <kuppevelIMS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE>
Subject: CLASS Workshop on MM Dialogue Systems

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 International CLASS Workshop

 on

 Natural, Intelligent and Effective Interaction in
 Multimodal Dialogue Systems


 Copenhagen, Denmark
 28-29 June 2002


 Detailed information on workshop topics,
 workshop format and panel session can be found at
 the workshop webpage:
 http://www.class-tech.org/events/NMI_workshop2.html


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Following up on the CLASS workshop in Verona (Italy, 14-15 December 2001),
this workshop will concentrate on innovative and challenging approaches on
natural, intelligent and effective interaction in multimodal dialogue
systems. The aim of the workshop is to bring together theoretically and
practically oriented researchers from both academia and industry with the
purpose of having a thorough, fruitful and representative discussion of
the topic area in an international setting.


CLASS SPONSORSHIP

The workshop is sponsored by the European CLASS project
(http://www.class-tech.org/) which was initiated on the request of the
European Commission with the purpose of supporting and stimulating
collaboration within and among Human Language Technology (HLT) projects,
as well as between HLT projects and relevant projects outside Europe.


REGISTRATION

Registration is now possible via our online registration form to be found
at the workshop webpage:

 http://www.class-tech.org/events/NMI_workshop2/registration.html

Early registration is encouraged (regular rates: early registration fee -
by June 16 - 200 Euro, late registration fee 250 Euro; student rates are
available). Please remember that registration for non-presenters is
limited and organized on a first come - first serve basis.


ACCOMMODATION

Workshop attendees are responsible themselves for finding and booking
accommodation. The venue is

 Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
 Toldbodgade 24-28
 DK-1253 Kbenhavn K
 Denmark
 Tel.: +45 33 74 14 14
 Fax: +45 33 74 14 16
 E-mail: admiraladmiralhotel.dk

Information on hotels in the Copenhagen area can be found at the workshop
webpage.


INVITED SPEAKERS

* Tim Bickmore and Justine Cassell (MIT Media Lab)
* Phil Cohen (Oregon Graduate Institute)
* Bjoern Granstroem (KTH, Stockholm)
* Ronald Cole (University of Colorado at Boulder)
* Dominic Massaro (UCSC)
* Candy Sidner (MERL, Cambridge, MA)
* Oliviero Stock (ITC-IRST)
* Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI)
* Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs

Niels Ole Bernsen (NISLab, Odense University)
Jan van Kuppevelt (IMS, University of Stuttgart)

Reviewers

* Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)
* Tim Bickmore (MIT Media Lab)
* Louis Boves (Nijmegen University)
* Justine Cassell (MIT Media Lab)
* Phil Cohen (Oregon Graduate Institute)
* Ronald Cole (University of Colorado at Boulder)
* John Dowding (RIACS)
* Laila Dybkjaer (NISLab, Odense University)
* Bjoern Granstroem (KTH, Stockholm)
* Jean-Claude Martin (CNRS/LIMSI, Paris)
* Dominic Massaro (UCSC)
* Catherine Pelachaud (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
* Thomas Rist (DFKI)
* Candy Sidner (MERL, Cambridge, MA)
* Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
* William Swartout (ICT, USC)
* Oliviero Stock (ITC-IRST)
* Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI)
* Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Niels Ole Bernsen, Laila Dybkjaer, Jan van Kuppevelt

Contact information: classworkshop2002ims.uni-stuttgart.de
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