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LINGUIST List 25.1085

Tue Mar 04 2014

Calls: Semantics, Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Mar-2014
From: Verena Rieser <v.t.rieserhw.ac.uk>
Subject: 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
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Full Title: 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
Short Title: SemDial

Date: 01-Sep-2014 - 03-Sep-2014
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Verena Rieser
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab/Semdial/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 16-May-2014

Meeting Description:

DialWatt will be the 18th 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 2014, the workshop will be hosted by the Interaction Lab (https://sites.google.com/site/hwinteractionlab/), Heriot-Watt University. DialWatt will be collocated with RO-MAN 2014 (http://rehabilitationrobotics.net/ro-man14/).The summer school in Psychological and Computational Models of Language Production (http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/k.vdeemter/pages/RefNet/index.html) and the world famous Edinburgh festival take place just before DialWatt. (http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/planning-for-edinburgh-festivals-2014)

Technical Programme Chairs:

Verena Rieser (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)
Philippe Muller (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)

Local Organisation:

Arash Eshghi (general chair)
Mary Ellen Foster (local organiser)
Andy Taylor (web admin)

Programme Committee:

Nicholas Asher, Timo Baumann,Luciana Benotti, Nate Blaylock, Holly Branigan, Valeria De Paiva, David Devault, Arash Eshghi, Raquel Fernández, Victor Ferreira, Kallirroi Georgila, Jonathan Ginzburg, Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Markus Guhe, Pat Healey, Anna Hjalmarsson, Amy Isard, Simon Keizer, Ruth Kempson, Alexander Koller, Pierre Lison, Staffan Larsson, Alex Lascarides, Colin Matheson, Gregory Mills, Chris Potts, Laurent Prévot, Matthew Purver, Hannes Rieser, David Schlangen, Gabriel Skantze, Amanda Stent, Matthew Stone, David Traum, Nigel Ward [further committee members tba]

Semdial Board Chairs:

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

Call for Papers:


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

- Semantic/pragmatic modelling
- Dialogue and discourse structure
- Common ground/mutual belief
- Combination of statistical and symbolic methods
- Multimodal interaction
- Dialogue management
- Turn-taking and interaction control
- Categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora
- Child-adult interaction
- Language learning through dialogue
- Strategic communication
- Socially intelligent interaction
- 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 are available on the DialWatt website.

Important Dates:

Submissions due: 16 May 2014
Notification: 23 June 2014
Final version due: 4 August 2014
RO-Man symposium: 25-29 August 2014
DialWatt: 1-3 September 2014

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 30 June.

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