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LINGUIST List 24.1131

Wed Mar 06 2013

Calls: Semantics, Pragmatics, Computational Ling, Psycholing/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Mar-2013
From: Raquel Fernandez <raquel.fernandezuva.nl>
Subject: SemDial 2013: 17th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
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Full Title: SemDial 2013: 17th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
Short Title: DialDam

Date: 16-Dec-2013 - 18-Dec-2013
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Raquel Fernandez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.illc.uva.nl/semdial/dialdam/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 10-Sep-2013

Meeting Description:

SemDial 2013 - DialDam
17th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
16-18 December 2013

SemDial 2013 (DialDam) will be the 17th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. In 2013 the workshop will be hosted by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, and will be collocated with the Amsterdam Colloquium.

Invited Speakers:

Matthew Stone (Rutgers University)
Further invited speakers tba

Call for Papers:

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

- The dynamics of agents’ information states in dialogue
- Common ground/mutual belief
- Goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- Turn-taking and interaction control
- Semantic/pragmatic interpretation in dialogue
- Dialogue and discourse structure
- Categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora
- Child-adult interaction
- Language learning through dialogue
- Gesture, gaze, and intonational meaning in communication
- Multimodal dialogue
- Interpretation and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- Dialogue management
- Designing and evaluating dialogue systems


Authors should submit an anonymous paper of at most 8 pages of content (up to 2 additional pages are allowed for references). Formatting instructions and the URL of the submission site will be available on the DialDam website.

Important Dates:

Submissions due: 10 September 2013
Notification: 20 October 2013
Final version due: 15 November 2013
DialDam: 16-18 December 2013
Amsterdam Colloquium: 18-20 December 2013

There will be a later call for 2-page abstracts describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, with submission deadline in early November.

Technical Programme Chairs:

Raquel Fernández (University of Amsterdam)
Amy Isard (Edinburgh University)

Local Organisation:

Inés Crespo & Raquel Fernández
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam

SemDial Board Presidents:

Raquel Fernández (University of Amsterdam)
David Schlangen (Bielefeld University)

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