LINGUIST List 28.654

Thu Feb 02 2017

Calls: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Disc Analysis, Neuroling, Semantics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 01-Feb-2017
From: Volha Petukhova <>
Subject: 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
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Full Title: 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
Short Title: SemDial (SaarDial)

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

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Neurolinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 07-May-2017

Meeting Description:

The 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2017 – SaarDial) will be held on August 15-17 in Saarbrücken, Germany.

The SemDial brings 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. Continuing with a series of successful twenty previous meetings, this workshop will be held together with SIGdial 2017.

Call for Papers:

SemDial 2017 - SaarDial
The 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
15-17 August 2017

We invite papers 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/mutual belief
- Goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- Turn-taking and interaction control
- Semantic/pragmatic interpretation in dialogue
- Dialogue and discourse structure
- Categorisation 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


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 SaarDial website soon.

Important Dates:

Submissions due: 07 May 2017
Notification: 09 June 2017
Final version due: 14 July 2017
SaarDial: 15-17 August 2017
SigDial 2017: 15-17 August 2017

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 23 June 2017.

Technical Programme Chairs:

Volha Petukhova (Saarland University)
Ye Tian (Laboratoire de linguistique formelle, Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7)

Local Organisation:

Denise Mayer, Knowledge and Technology Transfer GmbH, Saarland University
Volha Petukhova, Saarland University
Thomas Kleinbauer, Saarland University
Ingmar Steiner, Saarland University

SemDial Board Chairs:

Raquel Fernandez (University of Amsterdam)
David Schlangen (Bielefeld University)

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