[Corpora-List] Call for papers: 2007 SEMDIAL (Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue)

Ron Artstein artstein at essex.ac.uk
Thu Dec 21 16:53:01 CET 2006

DECALOG -- The 2007 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

Universitŕ di Trento (Italy), May 30 -- June 1, 2007


Deadline for receipt of papers for review: 18 February 2007

in conjunction with

Inaugural Workshop of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab,
Center For Mind / Brain Sciences (CiMeC)

May 29, 2007


The SEMDIAL series of workshops aim to bring together researchers
working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such
as artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, formal
semantics/pragmatics, philosophy, psychology, and neural
science. In 2007 we will celebrate ten years of the SEMDIAL series
with the DECALOG workshop, organized at the Center for Mind/Brain
Sciences, CIMeC (Centro Interdipartimentale Mente/Cervello), of the
University of Trento in Rovereto. The SemDial workshops are always
stimulating and fun, and Rovereto is a great place to visit.

DECALOG will be held on May 30 -- June 1, 2007, in conjunction with
the inaugural workshop of the Language, Interaction and Computation
Lab of CIMeC on May 29. This one-day workshop will feature invited
presentations by some of the leaders of the computational
linguistics and human language technology community.


We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- models of common ground/mutual belief in communication
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models and turn-taking
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- reference in dialogues
- ellipsis resolution in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- interpretation of questions and answers
- nonlinguistic interaction in communication
- natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue
- multimodal dialogue systems
- dialogue management in practical implementations
- categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems


Deadline for receipt of papers is 18 February 2007, 23:59 UTC.
Submit your paper via the web at


Before submitting you must register with the website and receive a
password by email; please do this well ahead of your submission,
since email is sometimes unreliable. You will also need to fill out
a web form with the author details and type in (or paste) a
plain-text version of your abstract (200 words), in addition to
uploading your paper.

The actual paper should be an anonymous PDF file, 6 pages long
(including data, tables, figures, and references), A4 paper size,
11pt Times font, 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins, 2-column format. Include
a one-paragraph abstract of the entire work (about 200 words). You
may find it convenient to use the style files provided by

Multiple submissions by the same author or group of authors are
allowed, but each person may only give one oral presentation at the

We will have a separate submission of late-breaking system
demonstrations and ongoing project descriptions, to be presented in
a poster session during the workshop. Late-breaking submissions
will be two pages long; they will not be refereed, but evaluated
for relevance only by the program committee chairs. Submission of
late-breaking abstracts will be allowed only after review of the
main session papers has concluded. The deadline for late-breaking
submissions is 15 April 2007.

Invited Speakers, Program Committee

We're still in the process of contacting invited speakers and
program committee members; we'll publish the details when they
accept our invitations.


Final, 8-page versions of the accepted papers, together with the
2-page accepted late breaking abstracts, will be distributed in a
proceedings volume at the workshop.

Important Dates

Submissions due: 18 February 2007 (Sunday)
Notification: 30 March 2007 (Friday)
Late-breaking submissions: 15 April 2007 (Sunday)
Notification: 20 April 2007 (Friday)
Final versions due: 30 April 2007 (Monday)
CIMeC inaugural workshop: 29 May 2007 (Tuesday)
DECALOG 2007 workshop: 30 May -- 1 June 2007 (Wednesday--Friday)


Ron Artstein (program co-chair)
Laure Vieu (program co-chair)
Massimo Poesio (local arrangements)

If you have any questions, please write to one of the organizers
(we do not have a dedicated email address).


CIMeC -- Center for Mind/Brain Sciences http://www.cimec.unitn.it/

LUNA -- Spoken language understanding in multilingual
communication systems http://www.ist-luna.eu/

LOA -- Laboratory for Applied Ontology http://www.loa-cnr.it/

ILIKS -- Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Interacting Knowledge
Systems http://www.loa-cnr.it/iliks/

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:

MunDial'97 (Munich)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
GÖTALOG 2000 (Gothenburg)
BI-DIALOG 2001 (Bielefeld)
EDILOG 2002 (Edinburgh)
DiaBruck 2003 (Saarbruecken)
CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
DIALOR'05 (Nancy)
BRANDIAL 2006 (Potsdam)

(see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )

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