[Corpora-List] SIGdial 2010 Annual Meeting - CfP

Raquel Fernandez raquel.fernandez at uva.nl
Tue Apr 13 00:26:41 CEST 2010



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.


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.


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

conversational implicature.


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,

references, etc.).

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.


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).


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


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


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

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