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LINGUIST List 18.1352

Fri May 04 2007

Confs: Discourse Analysis,Pragmatics/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: 04-May-2007
From: Ron Artstein <artsteinessex.ac.uk>
Subject: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue

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

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

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

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. The SemDial workshops are always stimulating and fun, and Rovereto
is a great place to visit.

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

Università 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)

May 29, 2007

Conference Program

Tuesday, May 29

18:00: Reception (joint with the Inaugural Workshop)

Wednesday, May 30

8:30: Registration + Coffee
9:10: Opening Remarks
9:30: Invited speaker: Bruno G. Bara. Neuropragmatics: mind/brain
evidence for communicative intentions.
10:30: Coffee
11:00: Roser Morante, Simon Keizer and Harry Bunt. A dialogue act based
model for context updating.
11:30: Luciana Benotti. Incomplete Knowledge and Tacit Action: Enlightened
Update in a Dialogue Game.
12:00: Raquel Fernández, David Schlangen and Tatjana Lucht. Push-to-talk
ain't always bad! Comparing Different Interactivity Settings in
Task-oriented Dialogue.
12:30: Lunch
14:30: Alexandre Denis, Guillaume Pitel, Matthieu Quignard and Patrick
Blackburn. Incorporating Asymmetric and Asynchronous Evidence of
Understanding in a Grounding Model.
15:00: Mark Buckley and Magdalena Wolska. Towards Modelling and Using
Common Ground in Tutorial Dialogue.
15:30: David DeVault and Matthew Stone. Managing ambiguities across
utterances in dialogue.
16:00: Coffee + Posters
17:00: Jonathan Ginzburg, Raquel Fernández and David Schlangen. Unifying
Self- and Other-Repair.
17:30: Ruth Kempson, Andrew Gargett and Eleni Gregoromichelaki.
Incremental Fragment Construal.
18:00: End

Thursday, May 31

9:00: Invited speaker: Ipke Wachsmuth. Embodied Communication with a
Virtual Human.
10:00: Carlos Gomez Gallo, Gregory Aist, James Allen, William de Beaumont,
Sergio Coria, Whitney Gegg-Harrison, Joana Pardal and Mary Swift.
Annotating Continuous Understanding in a Multimodal Dialogue
10:30: Coffee
11:00: Silvia Quarteroni and Suresh Manandhar. A Chatbot-based Interactive
Question Answering System.
11:30: Nate Blaylock. Towards Flexible, Domain-Independent Dialogue
Management using Collaborative Problem Solving.
12:00: Fredrik Kronlid and Torbjörn Lager. Implementing the
Information-State Update Approach to Dialogue Management in a
Slightly Extended SCXML.
12:30: Lunch
14:30: Invited speaker: Renato De Mori. Recent advances in spoken language
15:30: Staffan Larsson. Coordinating on ad-hoc semantic systems in
16:00: Coffee + Posters
17:00: End
20:00: Dinner

Friday, June 1

9:00: Invited speaker: Paul Piwek, David Hardcastle and Richard Power.
Dialogue Games for Crosslingual Communication.
10:00: Francesca Foppolo. Between ''cost'' and ''default'': a new approach to
Scalar Implicature.
10:30: Coffee + Posters
11:30: Ariel Cohen. Incredulity Questions.
12:00: Pat Healey, Carl Vogel and Arash Eshghi. Group Dialects in an
Online Community.
12:30: Gregory Aist, James Allen, Ellen Campana, Carlos Gomez Gallo, Scott
Stoness, Mary Swift and Michael Tanenhaus. Incremental
understanding in human-computer dialogue and experimental evidence
for advantages over nonincremental methods.
13:00: Lunch/end


Registration and accommodation information are available on the web
site: http://www.cimec.unitn.it/events/decalog/index.htm


Ron Artstein (program co-chair)
Laure Vieu (program co-chair)
Massimo Poesio (local arrangements)
Co-organizers: LUNA -- Spoken language understanding in multilingual
communication systems

If you have any questions, please write to one of the human
organizers (not the institutional co-organizer). We do not have a
dedicated email address.


CIMeC -- Center for Mind/Brain Sciences http://www.cimec.unitn.it/

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)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
GÖTALOG 2000 (Gothenburg)
BI-DIALOG 2001 (Bielefeld)
EDILOG 2002 (Edinburgh)
DiaBruck 2003 (Saarbruecken)
CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
DIALOR'05 (Nancy)
BRANDIAL 2006 (Potsdam)

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

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