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LINGUIST List 21.1071

Thu Mar 04 2010

Calls: Cognitive Science, Computational Ling, Pragmatics,Semantic/Poland

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        1.    Matthew Purver, 14th Workshop on the Semantics & Pragmatics of Dialogue

Message 1: 14th Workshop on the Semantics & Pragmatics of Dialogue
Date: 04-Mar-2010
From: Matthew Purver <mpurverdcs.qmul.ac.uk>
Subject: 14th Workshop on the Semantics & Pragmatics of Dialogue
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Full Title: 14th Workshop on the Semantics & Pragmatics of Dialogue
Short Title: SemDial 2010 (PozDial)

Date: 16-Jun-2010 - 18-Jun-2010
Location: Poznań, Poland
Contact Person: Matthew Purver
Meeting Email: mpurverdcs.qmul.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.semdial2010.amu.edu.pl

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics;
Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

SemDial 2010 ('PozDial')
The 14th International Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
June 16-18, 2010

The SemDial series of workshops aims 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.

SemDial 2010 will be the 14th workshop in the SemDial series and it will be
organized at the Institute of Psychology (Chair of Logic and Cognitive Science),
Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Poznań. AMU is one the Poland's largest
institutions of higher education, located in a historical city of Poznań.

Organisation
Conference Chairs
Matthew Purver (Queen Mary University of London)
Andrzej Wisniewski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)

Local Organizing Committee
Katarzyna Budzynska-Nowacka (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw)
Maria Golka (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)
Dorota Leszczynska-Jasion (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)
Paweł Łupkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)
Jerzy Pogonowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)
Joanna Szwabe (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)
Mariusz Urbanski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)

Previous Semdial Events
Previous workshops in the SemDial series include:
- DiaHolmia, Stockholm, 24-26 June 2009
- Londial, London, 2-4 June 2008
- DEcalog , Rovereto, 30 May - 1 June 2007
- Brandial, Potsdam, 11-13 September 2006
- Dialor, Nancy, 9-11 June 2005
- Catalog, Barcelona, 19-21 July 2004
- DiaBruck, Saarbrücken, 4-6 September 2003
- Edilog, Edinburgh, 4-6 September 2002
- Bi-Dialog, Bielefeld, 14-16 June 2001
- Götalog, Gothenburg, 15-17 June 2000
- Amstelogue, Amsterdam, 7-9 May 1999
- Twendial, Twente, 13-15 May 1998
- MunDial, Munich, 10-12 May 1997

SemDial Workshop Series homepage: http://www.illc.uva.nl/semdial/

Final Call for Papers

The 14th International Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of
dialogue, 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
- implicature production and reception in natural speech
- cognitive processes involved in verbal communication
- dialogue and discourse structure
- interpretation of questions and answers
- nonverbal 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
- incremental interpretation and/or production in dialogue

The best accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to Dialogue
& Discourse (www.dialogue-and-discourse.org), the new open-access journal
dedicated exclusively to research on language 'beyond the single sentence'.

Invited Speakers
Dale Barr (University of Glasgow)
Jonathan Ginzburg (King's College, London)
Jeroen Groenendijk (University of Amsterdam)
Henry Prakken (Utrecht University)

Satellite Workshop: Intentions in Dialogue
SemDial participants may also be interested in the "Intentions in Dialogue"
workshop being held in Poznan on Tuesday 15th June (at the same location).

Modelling the achievement of effective coordination between interlocutors is
often assumed to rely on some notion of strategic common ground or mutual
knowledge computation. However, some recent psycholinguistic and language
acquisition data seem to undermine this assumption, and computational models of
dialogue often exclude high-order meta-representations of other parties' beliefs
or intentions.
This workshop will explore various points of views pertaining to this issue and
its resolution.

Talks are by invitation, but all SemDial participants are welcome to attend and
join the discussions.

Dates and Deadlines
1. Full 8-page papers
- Submission due: 15 March 2010
- Notification of acceptance: 12 April 2010
- Camera-ready papers due: 04 May 2010

2. 2-page poster or demo descriptions
- Submission due: 12 April 2010
- Notification of acceptance: 04 May 2010

3. SemDial 2010: June 16-18, 2010 (Wednesday-Friday)

Full papers will be in the usual 8-page, 2-column format. There will also be
poster and demo presentations. The selection of posters and demos will be based
on 2-page descriptions. Selected descriptions will be included in the
proceedings. The styles (LaTeX, MS Word, OO Writer) and detailed instructions
needed for proper submission preparation are available on the conference website
(http://semdial2010.amu.edu.pl/submission.html).

The best accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to Dialogue
& Discourse.
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