LINGUIST List 27.833

Mon Feb 15 2016

Calls: Comp Ling, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics, Text/Corpus Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 15-Feb-2016
From: Raquel Fernandez <>
Subject: 17th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue
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Full Title: SIGDIAL 2016: 17th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue
Short Title: SIGDIAL 2016

Date: 13-Sep-2016 - 15-Sep-2016
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Contact Person: Raquel Fernandez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2016

Meeting Description:

The SIGDIAL venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting edge research in discourse and dialogue to both academic and industry researchers. Continuing with a series of successful sixteen previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest area of discourse and dialogue. The conference is sponsored by the SIGDIAL organization, which serves as the Special Interest Group in discourse and dialogue for both ACL and ISCA. SIGDIAL 2016 will be co-located with INTERSPEECH 2016 ( as a satellite event, and also with YRRSDS 2016 (, the Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems.

Call for Papers:

We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementation, experimental, or analytical work on discourse and dialogue including, but not restricted to, the following themes:

- Discourse Processing and Dialogue Systems

Discourse semantic and pragmatic issues in NLP applications such as text summarization, question answering, and information retrieval.

Spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems, their components, evaluation and applications.

- Corpora, Tools and Methodology

Corpus-based and experimental work on discourse and spoken, text-based and multi-modal dialogue, including supporting topics such as annotation tools and schemes, and corpora.

- Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling

The pragmatics and/or semantics of discourse and dialogue (i.e. beyond a single sentence).


The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers, short papers and demo descriptions. Papers submitted as long papers may be accepted as long papers for oral presentation, long papers for poster presentation, or short papers for poster presentation. Short papers will be presented as posters.

- Long papers must be no longer than eight pages, including title, text, figures and tables. An unlimited number of pages are allowed for references. Two additional pages are allowed for example discourses or dialogues and algorithms.

- Short papers should be no longer than four pages including title, text, figures and tables. An unlimited number of pages are allowed for references.

- Demo descriptions should be no longer than four pages including title, text, examples, figures, tables and references.

Authors are encouraged to also submit additional accompanying materials such as corpora (or corpus examples), demo code, videos, sound files, etc.

Please use the official ACL style files:

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information (see submission format). SIGDIAL 2016 cannot accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere. Any questions regarding submissions can be sent to

Special sessions:

We also welcome papers to special sessions. A SIGDIAL special session has the length of a regular session at the conference and may be organized as a poster session, a poster session with panel discussion, or an oral presentation session. The papers submitted to special
sessions are handled by special session organizers, but for the submitted papers to be in the SIGDIAL proceedings, they have to undergo the same review process as regular papers. The deadline for special session proposals is on 1 March, 2016. The accepted special sessions will be announced on 27 March, 2016.

Best Paper awards:

In order to recognize significant advancements in dialog/discourse science and technology, SIGDIAL will recognize BEST PAPER AWARDs. All papers at the conference are eligible for the best paper awards. A selection committee consisting of prominent researchers in the fields
of interest will select the recipients of the awards.

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