LINGUIST List 28.1577

Thu Mar 30 2017

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Germany

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Date: 30-Mar-2017
From: Annie Louis <aplouisessex.ac.uk>
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: http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/conference18/

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.

Special Sessions:

SIGDIAL 2017 will include three special sessions:

1. SIGDIAL/SEMDIAL 2017 Joint Special Session on Negotiation Dialog
https://ajstent.github.io/negotiationdialog2017/index.html

Organizers:
- Amanda Stent (Bloomberg LP)
- Aasish Pappu (Yahoo Inc)
- Diane Litman (University of Pittsburgh)
- Marilyn Walker (University of California Santa Cruz)

2. Second WOCHAT Special Session on Chatbots and Conversational Agents
sigdial2017/">http://workshop.colips.org/wochat/sigdial2017/

Organizers:

- Ryuichiro Higashinaka (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)
- Ron Artstein (University of Southern California)
- Rafael E. Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research)
- Wolfgang Minker (Ulm University)

3. Natural Language Generation for Dialogue Systems
https://sites.google.com/view/nlg4ds2017

Final Call for Papers:

SIGDIAL 2017 Conference
Tuesday, August 15 to Thursday, August 17, 2017
http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/conference18/

Deadline for Long, Short and Demonstration Paper submission: 18 April 2017 (23:59, GMT-11)

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.

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. 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.

Organizers:

- Marilyn Walker (University of California Santa Cruz)
- Verena Rieser (Heriot Watt University)
- Vera Demberg (Universität des Saarlandes)
- Dietrich Klakow (Universität des Saarlandes)
- Dilek Hakkani-Tur (Google Research)
- David M. Howcroft (Universität des Saarlandes)
- Shereen Oraby (University of California Santa Cruz)

Please see the individual pages on the special sessions for additional information and submission details.

In general, 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. For papers accepted to be in the SIGDIAL proceedings, there is no difference between main and special session papers.

Important Dates:

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

Websites:

SIGDIAL 2017: http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/conference18/

Organizing Committee:

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


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