LINGUIST List 30.1732

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Calls: Applied Ling, Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Disc Analysis, Phonetics/Ireland

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Date: 15-Apr-2019
From: Leigh Clark <>
Subject: 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces
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Full Title: 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces
Short Title: CUI 2019

Date: 22-Aug-2019 - 23-Aug-2019
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Leigh Clark
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Phonetics

Call Deadline: 24-May-2019

Meeting Description:

CUI 2019 is the 1st annual International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces. It aims to be the premier interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners across the world to discuss the latest in conversational interface technology. This inaugural event will take place in Dublin, Ireland on 22nd-23rd August 2019 and will be hosted in the heart of the city centre. The conference holds ACM SIGCHI In Co-Operation status.

There has been an increasing interest in language based interactions with technology. Through the commercial success of intelligent personal assistant devices such as Alexa and Google Home, to the growth of the use of chatbots in commercial settings, the number of natural language and conversation based interactions is growing. Although there is growth in this area, with much technical effort being applied and promoted in these areas (e.g. Interspeech, SIGDIAL), there is comparatively little promotion of and exploration of important human-computer interaction and design based issues. This event, growing from successful workshops at both ACM CHI and ACM Mobile HCI, looks to begin to develop an independent yet collaborative community with specific interest in theory based and applied scientific issues in the field of speech and text based conversational user interfaces. The event looks to bring together the ISCA and ACM SIGCHI communities to publish and promote insight and debate in this interesting and important discipline within language interfaces.

Authors are encouraged to submit to our three tracks: Showcase, Full Papers and Provocation Papers. See for more information.

2nd Call for Papers:

Provocation Papers (indexed in ACM DL)
May 24th 23:59 GMT

CUI 2019 is looking provocation papers: short papers that explore controversial, risk taking or nascent ideas that have the potential to spark debate and discussion at the conference. Papers are welcome from a broad range of disciplines including: human-computer interaction, computer science, engineering, speech technology, linguistics, psychology, cognitive sciences and sociology. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- voice user experience
- speech interfaces
- speech interface theory development
- conversational interaction through technology
- text-based conversational interfaces
- chatbots
- speech synthesis
- speech recognition
- dialogue management
- conversational interface design insights
- methods for conversational user interface development and evaluation
- multimodal interaction involving speech, text or other language based interfaces

Submission format and instructions:

2 page papers (excluding references) using the current or interim ACM Templates. Submissions must be anonymised.

Provocation papers will be high quality original pieces of research relevant to the topics above. Each paper will undergo jury review and will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Submissions must be made using the EasyChair website:

Important Dates:

May 24th - Submission deadline

June 21st - Notification to authors

Organising Committee:

Benjamin R Cowan (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Leigh Clark (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Julie Berndsen (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Martin Porcheron (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Jens Edlund (KTH Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden)
Kristiina Jokinen (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science
and Technology, Japan)
Matthew Aylett (CereProc Ltd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Eva Szekely (KTH Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden)
Philip Doyle (Voysis Ltd., Dublin, Ireland)
Justin Edwards (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)

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