LINGUIST List 27.904

Fri Feb 19 2016

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

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 19-Feb-2016
From: Matthew Stone <matthew.stonerutgers.edu>
Subject: JerSem: The 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
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Full Title: JerSem: The 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
Short Title: JerSem

Date: 16-Jul-2016 - 18-Jul-2016
Location: New Brunwick, NJ, USA
Contact Person: Matthew Stone
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://semantics.rutgers.edu/jersem/

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

Call Deadline: 20-Apr-2016

Meeting Description:

JerSem will be the 20th 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.

JerSem will be the 20th 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 2016 the workshop will be hosted by the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, at its downtown New Brunswick Campus, approximately one hour from New York City. The workshop is timed to immediately follow IJCAI 2016 in New York City, and will be collocated at Rutgers with NASSLLI, the North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information.

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions 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 and mutual belief
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- turn-taking and interaction control
- semantic and pragmatic interpretation in dialogue
- dialogue and discourse structure
- categorization 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

Special Session: Questions Under Discussion

To capitalize on overlaps with NASSLLI on questions under discussion and the problems of dialogue, we anticipate that the first day of Semdial will focus on the role of discourse purposes in utterance
interpretation and dialogue structure, and their reflection in utterance form. This special session on questions under discussion welcomes a wide range of research on the rule-governed relationship of
utterances to the discourse purposes of interlocutors, as reflected in the structure of discourse, in regularities for maintaining coherence in discourse, in the dynamics of questions under discussion, or in
linguistic mechanisms for grounding and commitment. Also relevant are alternative explanations of discourse purposes that draw on general principles of human decision making, social cognition, and teamwork.
We expect to organize contributed and invited sessions to explore the issues, and so particularly welcome submissions on topics such as:

- the crosslinguistic grammar of information structure
- models of discourse structure incorporating discourse purposes
or questions under discussion
- the pragmatics of questions under discussion: how they evolve
and are identified by interlocutors
- analyses of specific phenomena in terms of discourse purposes
- computational and psycholinguistic models of coherence in dialogue
- collaborative reasoning as an alternative to grammatical models

Full Papers:

Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages of content (up to 2 additional pages are allowed for references) in two-column ACL-style conference format. Style files and instructions for electronic submissions are available on the JerSem website.

JerSem will also provide authors with an opportunity to submit 2-page late-breaking abstracts describing system demonstrations and poster presentations, with an anticipated deadline in early June.


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