LINGUIST List 28.1155

Tue Mar 07 2017

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 06-Mar-2017
From: Annie Louis <>
Subject: 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue
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Full Title: 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue
Short Title: SIGDIAL 2017

Date: 15-Aug-2017 - 17-Aug-2017
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Contact Person: Annie Louis
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Apr-2017

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 seventeen successful previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest areas 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 2017 will be co-located with SemDial 2017, the 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. SIGDIAL and SemDial will run concurrently on August 15-17 and will share a joint special session. SIGDIAL will occur immediately after the Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems (YRRSDS 2017) on August 13-14 in Saarbrücken, and will precede Interspeech 2017 on August 20-24 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Call for Papers:

SIGDIAL 2017 Conference

Tuesday, August 15 to Thursday, August 17, 2017

The 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2017) will be held at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany on August 15-17, 2017.

Topics of Interest:

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
- Corpora, Tools and Methodology
- Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling
- Dimensions of Interaction
- Open Domain Dialogue and Chat Systems
- Style, Voice and Personality in Spoken Dialogue and Written Text
- Applications of Dialogue and Discourse Processing Technology
- Novel Methods for Generation Within Dialogue
- Multi-Modal, Embodied, and Situated Dialogue
- Dialogue in Virtual Reality Applications and Human-Robot Interaction


The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers, short papers and demo descriptions.

Please read the submission information here:

Important Note: In a change from previous years, reviewing at SIGDIAL 2017 will be double blind. Papers that do not conform will be rejected without review.


Submissions with innovative core ideas that may be in need of language (English) or organizational assistance will be flagged for ''mentoring'' and accepted with recommendation to revise with a mentor. An experienced mentor who has previously published in the SIGDIAL venue will then help the authors of these flagged papers prepare their submissions for publication.

Best Paper Awards:

In order to recognize significant advancements in dialogue/discourse science and technology, SIGDIAL 2017 will include 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.

Important Dates:

Special Session Submission: 1 March 2017 (23:59, GMT-11)
Special Session Notification: 10 March 2017
Long, Short and Demonstration Paper Submission: 18 April 2017 (23:59, GMT-11)
Long, Short and Demonstration Paper Notification: 9 June 2017
Final Paper Submission: 7 July 2017
Conference: 15-17 August 2017



Co-located and related events:

- YRRSDS 2017:
- SemDial 2017 (SaarDial):
- Interspeech 2017:

Organizing Committee:

For any questions, please contact the appropriate members of the organizing committee.

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