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LINGUIST List 17.3780

Thu Dec 21 2006

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics/Italy

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        1.    Ron Artstein, 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue


Message 1: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue
Date: 21-Dec-2006
From: Ron Artstein <artsteinessex.ac.uk>
Subject: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue



Full Title: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue
Short Title: DECALOG

Date: 30-May-2007 - 01-Jun-2007
Location: Rovereto, Trentino, Italy
Contact Person: Ron Artstein
Web Site: http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/Research/nle/decalog/

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 18-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

The SEMDIAL series of workshops aim to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, formal semantics/pragmatics, philosophy, psychology, and neural science. In 2007 we will celebrate ten years of the SEMDIAL series with the DECALOG workshop, organized at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, CIMeC (Centro Interdipartimentale Mente/Cervello), of the University of Trento in Rovereto.

DECALOG -- The 2007 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

UniversitĂ  di Trento (Italy), May 30 - June 1, 2007

in conjunction with

Inaugural Workshop of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab, Center For Mind / Brain Sciences (CiMeC)

Description:

The SEMDIAL series of workshops aim to bring together researchers working
on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as artificial
intelligence, computational linguistics, formal semantics/pragmatics,
philosophy, psychology, and neural science. In 2007 we will celebrate
ten years of the SEMDIAL series with the DECALOG workshop, organized at
the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, CIMeC (Centro Interdipartimentale
Mente/Cervello), of the University of Trento in Rovereto. The SemDial
workshops are always stimulating and fun, and Rovereto is a great place to visit.

This one-day workshop will feature invited presentations by some of the leaders of the computational linguistics and human language technology community.

Scope:

We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of
dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- models of common ground/mutual belief in communication
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models and turn-taking
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- reference in dialogues
- ellipsis resolution in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- interpretation of questions and answers
- nonlinguistic interaction in communication
- natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- multimodal dialogue systems
- dialogue management in practical implementations
- categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems

Submission:

Deadline for receipt of papers is 18 February 2007, 23:59 UTC. Submit your
paper via the web at

http://www.easychair.org/DECALOG2007/

Before submitting you must register with the website and receive a password by email; please do this well ahead of your submission, since email is sometimes unreliable. You will also need to fill out a web form with the author details and type in (or paste) a plain-text version of your abstract (200 words), in addition to uploading your paper.

The actual paper should be an anonymous PDF file, 6 pages long (including
data, tables, figures, and references), A4 paper size, 11pt Times font,
2.5 cm (1 inch) margins, 2-column format. Include a one-paragraph abstract
of the entire work (about 200 words). You may find it convenient to use the
style files provided by COLING/ACL 2006.

Multiple submissions by the same author or group of authors are allowed, but each person may only give one oral presentation at the workshop.

We will have a separate submission of late-breaking system demonstrations
and ongoing project descriptions, to be presented in a poster session during
the workshop. Late-breaking submissions will be two pages long; they will
not be refereed, but evaluated for relevance only by the program committee
chairs. Submission of late-breaking abstracts will be allowed only after
review of the main session papers has concluded. The deadline for
late-breaking submissions is 15 April 2007.

Invited Speakers, Program Committee:

We're still in the process of contacting invited speakers and program committee members; we'll publish the details when they accept our invitations.

Proceedings:

Final, 8-page versions of the accepted papers, together with the 2-page
accepted late breaking abstracts, will be distributed in a proceedings
volume at the workshop.

Important Dates:

Submissions due: 18 February 2007 (Sunday)
Notification: 30 March 2007 (Friday)
Late-breaking submissions: 15 April 2007 (Sunday)
Notification: 20 April 2007 (Friday)
Final versions due: 30 April 2007 (Monday)
CIMeC inaugural workshop: 29 May 2007 (Tuesday)
DECALOG 2007 workshop: 30 May -- 1 June 2007 (Wednesday--Friday)

Organizers:

Ron Artstein (program co-chair)
Laure Vieu (program co-chair)
Massimo Poesio (local arrangements)

If you have any questions, please write to one of the organizers
(we do not have a dedicated email address).

Sponsors:

CIMeC -- Center for Mind/Brain Sciences
http://www.cimec.unitn.it/
LUNA -- Spoken language understanding in multilingual communication systems
http://www.ist-luna.eu/
LOA -- Laboratory for Applied Ontology
http://www.loa-cnr.it/
ILIKS -- Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Interacting Knowledge Systems
http://www.loa-cnr.it/iliks/

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:

MunDial'97 (Munich)
http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/sil/workshop/dialogwsh.html
Twendial'98 (Twente)
http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/Conferences/twlt13.html
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
http://cf.hum.uva.nl/computerlinguistiek/amstelog/
GĂ–TALOG 2000 (Gothenburg)
http://www.ling.gu.se/konferenser/gotalog2000/
BI-DIALOG 2001 (Bielefeld)
http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/BIDIALOG/
EDILOG 2002 (Edinburgh)
http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/edilog/
DiaBruck 2003 (Saarbruecken)
http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/diabruck/
CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
http://www.upf.edu/dtf/personal/enricvallduvi/catalog04/
DIALOR'05 (Nancy)
http://dialor05.loria.fr/
BRANDIAL 2006 (Potsdam)
http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/brandial/

(see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )



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