LINGUIST List 14.77

Fri Jan 10 2003

Calls: Discourse & Dialogue, General Ling

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Message 1: Discourse & Dialogue - New Conference Call

Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 15:02:54 +0000
From: air <aircs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Discourse & Dialogue - New Conference Call

4th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue
Short Title: SIGdial Workshop
Location: Sapporo, Japan
Date: 05-Jul-2003 - 06-Jul-2003 
Call Deadline: 10-Mar-2003

Web Site: http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/sigdial2003/ 
Contact Person: Alexander Rudnicky 
Meeting Email: aircs.cmu.edu
Linguistic Subfield(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis,
Computational Linguistics 

Meeting Description: Continuing with a series of successful workshops
in Hong Kong, Aalborg and Philadelphia, this workshop spans the ACL
and ISCA SIGdial interest area of discourse and dialogue. This series
provides a regular forum for the presentation of research in this area
to both the larger SIGdial community as well as researchers outside
this community. The workshop is organized by SIGdial, which is
sponsored jointly by ACL and
ISCA. 

____________________________________________________________________________

			 Announcement
	 4th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

		 Sapporo, July 5 and 6, 2003

 (immediately preceding the 41st annual meeting of the ACL)
____________________________________________________________________________

Continuing with a series of successful workshops in Hong Kong, Aalborg
and Philadelphia, this workshop spans the ACL and ISCA SIGdial
interest area of discourse and dialogue. This series provides a
regular forum for the presentation of research in this area to both
the larger SIGdial community as well as researchers outside this
community. The workshop is organized by SIGdial, which is sponsored
jointly by ACL and ISCA.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementational and analytical work
on discourse and dialogue, with a focus on the following three themes:

(1) Dialogue Systems
Spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems including
topics such as:

* Dialogue management models (specific sub-problems or general
modeling, in particular models for mixed initiative and user-adaptive
dialogue);

* Speech and gesture, text and graphics integration (for understanding
or generation);

* Context-based interpretation of dialogues and/or response planning,
in particular how this contributes to natural interaction;

* Strategies for preventing, detecting or handling miscommunication
(repair and correction types, clarification and under-specificity,
grounding and feedback strategies);

* Utilizing prosodic information for understanding and for
disambiguation;

* Contrasts between task-driven and conversational dialogue.



(2) Corpora, Tools and Methodology
Corpus-based work on discourse and spoken, text-based and multi-modal
dialogue including its support, in particular:

* Issues and problems in discourse and dialogue annotation;

* Annotation tools and coding schemes;

* Data resources for discourse and dialogue studies;

* Corpus-based techniques and analysis (including machine learning);

* Tools (XML-based and other) for dialogue system building;

* Evaluation of dialogue systems, including methodology, metrics and
case studies.



(3) Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling
The pragmatics and/or semantics of discourse and dialogue (i.e.,
beyond a single sentence) including the following issues:

* The semantics/pragmatics of dialogue acts (including those which are
less studied in the semantics/pragmatics framework);

* Incremental (plan-based, topic-based, etc.) models of
discourse/dialogue structure integrating referential and relational
structure;

* Modeling genre-specific aspects of discourse and dialogue structure,
including the specific structural aspects of (interactive) digital
media;

* Prosody in discourse and dialogue;

* Modeling politeness and non-recursive parts of discourse and
dialogue;

* Models of presupposition and accommodation; operational models of
conversational implicature.



SUBMISSION OF PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS

The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers for full
plenary presentation as well as short papers and demonstrations. Short
papers and demo descriptions will be featured in short plenary
presentations, followed by posters and demonstrations.
 
* Long papers must be no longer than 10 pages, including title page,
examples, references, etc. In addition to this, two additional pages
are allowed as an appendix which may include extended example
discourses or dialogues, algorithms, graphical representations, etc.
 
* Short papers and demo descriptions should aim to be 5 pages or less
(including title page, examples, references, etc.)

Authors are encouraged to make illustrative materials available, on
the web or otherwise. For example, excerpts of recorded conversations,
recordings of human-computer dialogues, interfaces to working systems,
etc.

Both long papers and short papers should be sent electronically to the
e-mail address: sigdial2003cs.cmu.edu and must be received no later
than March 10th. The format to use for papers and abstracts is the
same (and is the 2003 ACL final paper format). Style files and
additional instructions are available at
http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/sigdial2003/templates/

Papers must be submitted in pdf format.

The title page (no separate title page is needed) should include the
following information:
 Title:
 Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses;
 Keywords;
 Abstract (short summary up to 5 lines);

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission March 10, 2003
Notification April 28, 2003
Final submissions May 23, 2003
Workshop	 July 5-6, 2003

WEBSITES
Workshop website: http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/sigdial2003/ 
Sigdial website: http://www.sigdial.org/
ACL website: http://www.ec-inc.co.jp/ACL2003/

WORKSHOP PUBLICATIONS
All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and
will subsequently be available on the SIGdial web site.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Alexander Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University (co-chair),
	aircs.cmu.edu
Syun Tutiya, Chiba University (co-chair), tutiyachiba-u.ac.jp
Donna Byron (Ohio State University)
Phil Cohen (Oregon Health University/OGI)
Nils Dahlbeck (Linköpings universitet)
Yasuharu Den (Chiba University)
Joakim Gustafson (Telia)
Masato Ishizaki (JAIST)
Yasuhiro Katagiri (ATR MIC)
Masahito Kawamori (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Co.)
Andreas Kellner (Philips)
Ali Knott (Otago University)
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (Universität des Saarlandes)
Tomoko Kumagai (National Institute for Japanese Language)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh)
Lin-Shan Lee (National Taiwan University)
Oliver Lemon (Stanford University)
Wolfgang Minker (University of Ulm)
Mikio Nakano (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Co.)
Shrikanth Narayanan (USC)
Roberto Pieraccini (SpeechWorks Int.)
Massimo Poesio (University of Edinburgh)
Alexandros Potamianos (Technical University of Crete)
Norbert Reithinger (DFKI)
Laurent Romary (LORIA)
Yoshinori Sagisaka (Waseda University)
Candace L. Sidner (MERL)
Michael Strube (European Media Laboratory)
Jan Wiebe (Univ. of Pittsburgh)
Bo Xu (Chinese Academy of Science)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Akira Kurematsu, University of Electro-Communications (general chair),
	kureapple.ee.uec.ac.jp
Alexander Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University, aircs.cmu.edu 
Syun Tutiya, Chiba University, tutiyachiba-u.ac.jp
Laila Dybkjær, University of Southern Denmark, lailanis.sdu.dk 
David Traum, USC Institute for Creative Technologies,
	traumict.usc.edu
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Message 2: General Linguistics - New Conference Call

Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 15:56:17 +0000
From: barnhart <barnharthighlands.com>
Subject: General Linguistics - New Conference Call



48th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association

Short Title: 
Location: New York, U.S.A.
Date: 04-APR-03 - 06-APR-03

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2003

Web Site: http://ilaword.org
Contact Person: Johanna Woltjer
Meeting Email: jwoltjerearthlink.net
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

	



Meeting Description: 
The 48th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association
will convene at New York University for three days. Proposals on any
topic in linguistics are welcome. Each year the conference features
special sessions devoted to a particular topic. This year the special
topic is ''Dialects and Dialectology.'' Plenary sessions will feature
presentations by Walt Wolfram, professor of linguistics (University of
North Carolina), and Joan Hall, editor-in-chief of The Dictionary of
American Regional English (University of Wisconsin)
				
Single-spaced, anonymous abstracts of not more than 425 words should
clearly state the problems addressed, or research questions, and some
indication of results or conclusions. Send vie e-mail to the
conference coordinator, preferably as an attachement, with
(separately) name, title of paper, addresses, affiliation, and
audio-visual equipment needed. Simultaneously, send to the
coordinator, via snail mail, and in a size 10 (4 1/8 x 9 1/2)
envelope, 1 hardcopy of the abstract, for editing and verification
purposes. Those wishing to propose panels, or special sessions, etc.,
should contact the program chair. Time allotted to individual papers
will be 20 minutes for delivery of the paper plus 5 minutes
discussion.
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