[Corpora-List] Conference announcement: 2007 SEMDIAL (Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue)

Ron Artstein artstein at essex.ac.uk
Thu Apr 12 19:38:01 CEST 2007

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

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

Registration information

Registration and accommodation information are available on the web
site: http://www.cimec.unitn.it/events/decalog/index.htm

Special rate accommodation deadline: 28 April 2007
Early registration: 30 April 2007 (regular 100 Euro, student 60 Euro)

Invited Speakers

For DECALOG 2007 (May 30 -- June 1)

Bruno Bara (University of Torino)
Renato De Mori (University of Avignon)
Paul Piwek (Open University)
Ipke Wachsmuth (University of Bielefeld)

For the Inaugural Workshop (May 29)

Harald Baayen (Radboud University Nijmegen & Max Planck Institute
for Psycholinguistics)
Justine Cassell (Northwestern University)
Terry Regier (University of Chicago)
Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz-Landau)
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh & University of Pennsylvania)
Oliviero Stock (ITC-IRST: Center for Scientific and Technological
Research, Trento)

Accepted Papers

Gregory Aist, James Allen, Ellen Campana, Carlos Gomez Gallo, Scott
Stoness, Mary Swift and Michael Tanenhaus. Incremental understanding in
human-computer dialogue and experimental evidence for advantages over
nonincremental methods

Luciana Benotti. From Background Knowledge to Tacit Actions:
Enlightened Update in a Dialogue Game

Nate Blaylock. Towards Flexible, Domain-Independent Dialogue Management
using Collaborative Problem Solving

Mark Buckley and Magdalena Wolska. Modelling and Using Common Ground in
Tutorial Dialogue

Ariel Cohen. Incredulity Questions

David DeVault and Matthew Stone. Managing ambiguities across utterances
in dialogue

Alexandre Denis, Guillaume Pitel, Matthieu Quignard and Patrick
Blackburn. Incorporating Asymmetric and Asynchronous Evidence of
Understanding in a Grounding Model

Raquel Fernández, David Schlangen and Tatjana Lucht. Push-to-talk ain't
always bad! Comparing Different Interactivity Settings in Task-oriented

Francesca Foppolo. Between "cost" and "default": a new approach to
Scalar Implicature

Jonathan Ginzburg, Raquel Fernández and David Schlangen. Unifying Self-
and Other-Repair

Carlos Gomez-Gallo, James Allen, Mary D. Swift, Gregory Aist, Sergio
Coria, Joana Pardal and Will Debeaum. Annotating Continuous
Understanding in a Multimodal Dialogue Corpus

Pat Healey, Carl Vogel and Arash Eshghi. Group Dialects in an Online

Ruth Kempson, Andrew Gargett and Eleni Gregoromichelaki. Incremental
Fragment Construal

Fredrik Kronlid and Torbjörn Lager. Implementing the Information-State
Update Approach to Dialogue Management in a Slightly Extended SCXML

Staffan Larsson. Coordinating on ad-hoc semantic systems in dialogue

Kristin Liebal, Tanya Behne, Malinda Carpenter and Michael Tomasello.
Infants' Reliance on Common Ground to Interpret Pointing Gestures

Danielle Matthews, Elena Lieven and Michael Tomasello. How Toddlers and
Preschoolers Learn to Uniquely Identify Referents for Others: A
training study

Roser Morante, Simon Keizer and Harry Bunt. A dialogue act based model
for context updating

Silvia Quarteroni and Suresh Manandhar. A Chatbot-based Interactive
Question Answering System


Ron Artstein (program co-chair)
Laure Vieu (program co-chair)
Massimo Poesio (local arrangements)
Co-organizers: LUNA -- Spoken language understanding in multilingual
communication systems

If you have any questions, please write to one of the human
organizers (not the institutional co-organizer). We do not have a
dedicated email address.


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

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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