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LINGUIST List 24.4304

Thu Oct 31 2013

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

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 28-Oct-2013
From: Amy Isard <amyiinf.ed.ac.uk>
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-Nov-2013

Meeting Description:

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

Danielle Matthews (University of Sheffield)
Matthew Stone (Rutgers University)
Marc Swerts (Tilburg University)

Final Call for Abstracts:

Submission deadline: 10 November

List of Accepted Full Papers:


Abstract Submissions:

We invite abstracts on ongoing projects or system demonstrations 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 abstract of 2 pages of content (1 additional page is allowed for references). Formatting instructions and the URL of the submission site are available on the DialDam website. Abstract submissions will not be refereed, but evaluated for relevance only by the chairs. They will be presented as posters at the workshop.

Important Dates:

Abstract submissions due: 10 November (midnight PST)
Notification to authors: 13 November
Final version due: 20 November 2013
Author registration due: 20 November 2013
DialDam: 16-18 December 2013
Amsterdam Colloquium: 18-20 December 2013

Technical Programme Chairs:

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

Programme Committee:

Ron Artstein, Ellen G. Bard, Luciana Benotti, Claire Beyssade, Nate Blaylock, Holly Branigan, Susan Brennan, Sarah Brown-Schmidt, Mark Core, Paul Dekker, David DeVault, Simon Dobnik, Jens Edlund, Raquel Fernandez, Victor Ferreira, Claire Gardent, Kallirroi Georgila, Jonathan Ginzburg, Amy Isard, Andrew Kehler, Ruth Kempson, Emiel Krahmer, Staffan Larsson, Alex Lascarides, Oliver Lemon, Colin Matheson, Danielle Matthews, Gregory Mills, Chris Potts, Laurent Prevot, Matthew Purver, Hannes Rieser, David Schlangen, Gabriel Skantze, Amanda Stent, Matthew Stone, David Traum, Nigel Ward, and Henk Zeevat.

Local Organisation:

Ines Crespo & Raquel Fernandez
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam

Semdial Board Chairs:

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

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