LINGUIST List 26.744

Wed Feb 04 2015

Calls: Cognitive Sci, Pragmatics, Semantics, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 03-Feb-2015
From: Chris Howes <>
Subject: 19th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
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Full Title: 19th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
Short Title: SemDial 2015 - goDIAL

Date: 24-Aug-2015 - 26-Aug-2015
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact Person: Chris Howes
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 13-May-2015

Meeting Description:

SemDial 2015 - goDIAL
The 19th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
24-26 August 2015

goDIAL will be the 19th 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 2015 the workshop will be hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Technical Programme Chairs:

Christine Howes (University of Gothenburg)
Staffan Larsson (University of Gothenburg)

Local Organisation:

Ellen Breitholtz
Simon Dobnik

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 interpretation in dialogue
- Common ground/mutual belief
- The dynamics of agents' information states in dialogue
- Goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- Turn-taking and interaction control
- Dialogue and discourse structure
- Categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora
- Experimental studies of dialogue
- Child-adult interaction
- Language learning and coordination through dialogue
- Multimodal dialogue
- Gesture, gaze, and intonational meaning in communication
- 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 goDIAL website.

Submissions due: 13 May 2015
Notification: 17 June 2015
Final version due: 15 July 2015
goDIAL: 24-26 August 2015

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 3rd June.

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