11th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group
on Discourse and Dialogue
University of Tokyo, Japan, September 24-25, 2010
(just before Interspeech 2010) **********************************************************************
** Submission Deadline: May 7, 2010 **
** Please note the change to the demonstration submissions, ** and also SIGIDIAL's new mentoring initiative for authors.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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 successful ten previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest area 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 2010 will be co-located with Interspeech 2010 as a satellite event.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementation, experimental, or analytical work on discourse and dialogue including, but not restricted to, the following themes:
1. Discourse Processing and Dialogue Systems
Discourse semantic and pragmatic issues in NLP applications such as text summarization, question answering, information retrieval including topics like:
- Discourse structure, temporal structure, information structure; - Discourse markers, cues and particles and their use; (Co-)Reference
and anaphora resolution, metonymy and bridging resolution; - Subjectivity, opinions and semantic orientation.
Spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems including topics such as:
- Dialogue management models; - Speech and gesture, text and graphics integration; - Strategies for preventing, detecting or handling miscommunication
(repair and correction types, clarification and under-specificity,
grounding and feedback strategies); - Utilizing prosodic information for understanding and for
2. Corpora, Tools and Methodology
Corpus-based and experimental work on discourse and spoken, text-based and multi-modal dialogue including its support, in particular:
- Annotation tools and coding schemes; Data resources for discourse
and dialogue studies; - Corpus-based techniques and analysis (including machine learning); - Evaluation of systems and components, including methodology, metrics
and case studies.
3. Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling
The pragmatics and/or semantics of discourse and dialogue (i.e. beyond a single sentence) including the following issues:
- The semantics/pragmatics of dialogue acts (including those which are
less studied in the semantics/pragmatics framework); - Models of discourse/dialogue structure and their relation to
referential and relational structure; - Prosody in discourse and dialogue; - Models of presupposition and accommodation; operational models of
The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers, short papers, and demo descriptions. All accepted submissions will be published in the conference' proceedings.
- Long papers will be presented in full plenary presentations. They
must be no longer than 8 pages, including title, examples,
references, etc. In addition to this, two additional pages are
allowed as an appendix which may include extended example discourses
or dialogues, algorithms, graphical representations, etc.
- Short papers will be featured in short plenary presentations,
followed by posters. They should be 4 pages or less (including
title, examples, references, etc.).
- This year demonstrations will be presented in special sessions,
separated from short paper presentations and poster sessions. Demo
descriptions will appear in a dedicated section of the proceedings
and should be 4 pages or less (including title, examples,
Please use the official ACL style files: http://acl2010.org/authors.html
Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information (see submission format). SIGDIAL 2010 cannot accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere. Any questions regarding submissions can be sent to the General Co-Chairs.
Authors are encouraged to make illustrative materials available, on the web or otherwise. Examples might include excerpts of recorded conversations, recordings of human-computer dialogues, interfaces to working systems, and so on.
NEW INITIATIVE: Mentoring
This year, submissions with innovative core ideas that may be in need of language (English) or organizational assistance will be flagged for "mentoring" and accepted with recommendation to revise with a mentor. An experienced mentor who has previously published in the SIGDIAL venue will then help the authors of these flagged prepare their submissions for publication. Any questions about this initiative can be addressed to Jason Williams (jdw at research.att.com).
BEST PAPER AWARDS
In order to recognize significant advancements in dialog and discourse science and technology, SIGDIAL will again recognize a BEST PAPER AWARD and a BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD. A selection committee consisting of prominent researchers in the fields of interest will select the recipients of the awards.
Submission: May 7, 2010 Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2010 Final submission: July 30, 2010 Conference: September 24-25, 2010
Conference website: http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/workshop11 SIGdial organization website: http://www.sigdial.org Interspeech 2010 website: http://www.interspeech2010.org
For any questions, please contact the appropriate members of the organizing committee:
GENERAL CO-CHAIRS Yasuhiro Katagiri (Future University - Hakodate): katagiri at fun.ac.jp Mikio Nakano (Honda Research Institute Japan): mnakano at acm.org
TECHNICAL PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS Raquel Fernandez (University of Amsterdam): raquel.fernandez at uva.nl Oliver Lemon (Heriot Watt University): olemon at gmail.com
LOCAL CHAIR Masato Ishizaki (University of Tokyo): masato.ishizaki at gmail.com
SIGDIAL PRESIDENT Tim Paek (Microsoft Research): timpaek at microsoft.com
SIGDIAL VICE PRESIDENT Amanda Stent (AT&T Labs - Research): amanda.stent at gmail.com
SIGDIAL SECRETARY/TREASURER Kristiina Jokinen (University of Helsinki): kristiina.jokinen at helsinki.fi
TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Masahiro Araki, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan Gregory Aist, Arizona State University, USA Jan Alexandersson, DFKI GmbH, Germany Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Labs - Research, USA Ellen Bard, University of Edinburgh, UK Dan Bohus, Microsoft Research, USA Johan Bos, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy Johan Boye, Linkoping University, Sweden Donna Byron, Northeastern University, USA Rolf Carlson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden Robin Cooper, Göteborg University, Sweden Mark Core, University of Southern California, USA David DeVault, University of Southern California, USA Myroslava Dzikovska, University of Edinburgh, UK Markus Egg, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands Mary Ellen Foster, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK Matthew Frampton, Stanford University, USA Kallirroi Georgila, University of Southern California, USA Jonathan Ginzburg, King's College London, UK Genevieve Gorrell, Sheffield University, UK Alexander Gruenstein, Google, USA Helen Hastie, Heriot Watt University, UK Pat Healey, Queen Mary University of London, UK Beth Ann Hockey, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland Tatsuya Kawahara, Kyoto University, Japan Simon Keizer, University of Cambridge, UK John Kelleher, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland Alexander Koller, University of Saarbrucken, Germany Alistair Knott, Otago University, New Zealand Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, DFKI, Germany Gary Geunbae Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea Fabrice Lefevre, University of Cambridge, UK James Lester, North Carolina State University, USA Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh, USA Ramón López-Cózar, University of Granada, Spain François Mairesse, University of Cambridge, UK Michael McTear, University of Ulster, UK Wolfgang Minker, University of Ulm, Germany Sebastian Möller, Deutsche Telekom Labs and Tech. Univ. Berlin, Germany Yukiko Nakano, Seikei University, Japan Tim Paek, Microsoft Research, USA Paul Piwek, Open University, UK Massimo Poesio, Univ. of Essex/Univ. of Trento UK/Italy Rashmi Prasad, University of Pennsylvania, USA Matt Purver, Queen Mary University of London, UK Verena Rieser, University of Edinburgh, UK Laurent Romary, INRIA, France Alex Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University, USA David Schlangen, University of Potsdam, Germany Candy Sidner, BAE Systems AIT, USA Gabriel Skantze, KTH, Sweden Ronnie Smith, East Carolina University, USA Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA Matthew Stone, Rutgers University, USA Svetlana Stoyanchev, Open University, UK Matthew Stuttle, Toshiba Research, UK Joel Tetreault, Educational Testing Service, USA David Traum, USC/ICT, USA Jason Williams, AT&T Labs - Research, USA
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Kohji Dohsaka, NTT Corporation, Japan Shinya Fujie, Waseda University, Japan Ryuichiro Higashinaka, NTT Corporation, Japan Masato Ishizaki, University of Tokyo, Japan Ikuyo Morimoto, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
-- Raquel Fernandez Rovira ILLC, University of Amsterdam http://staff.science.uva.nl/~raquel