[Corpora-List] SPECOM 2018 Special Session1: Positioning and power relations in conversations

Fernando Batista Fernando.Batista at inesc-id.pt
Mon Mar 19 13:57:45 CET 2018

[apologies for cross-posting]

SPECOM 2018 Special Session1: Positioning and power relations in conversations, September18-22, 2018 (Leipzig, Germany).


Website: http://specom.nw.ru/satellites/ <http://specom.nw.ru/satellites/> Submission deadline: April 15, 2018



Discourse analysis studies examine the way speakers project their identity, and their social characteristics, via content analysis. This session aims to merge two domains – speech analytics and discourse studies – by tracing the linguist, prosodic and acoustic footprints of extra-linguistic information of the individual speaker per se and the speaker in relations to other interlocutors in the conversation. The focus of the session will be the process whereby speakers position themselves perceptibly and subjectively in jointly produced conversations. The term positioning reflects the dynamic aspects of power relations in an interaction, which is not necessarily congruent with the term role, which serves to emphasize static and formal relations. We encourage contributions that target to process large scale discourse units (public speech, dialogues, and multi-party conversations), synergistically integrate techniques from the fields of speech analytics and discourse studies, or develop novel theory or methodologies for the study of positioning in conversations. The topics include (but are not limited to): Interactive Communication Management (ICM), conversational systems, conversation intelligence platform, positioning and power relations, conversation infographics, and speech analytics.


Submission information

Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 10 pages formatted in the Springer LNCS style. The full paper submission deadline is April 15, 2018. The authors are asked to submit their papers using EasyChair submission system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=specom2018 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=specom2018>. Papers submitted to SPECOM-2018 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the SPECOM review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. The paper format for the review has to be the PDF file with all required fonts included: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>


Important dates

Submission deadline: April 15, 2018.

Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2018.

Camera-ready papers due: June 15, 2018.

Special Session date: TBD


Special Session1 Organizers:

Vered Silber-Varod (OMILab, The Open University of Israel) - vereds at openu.ac.il <mailto:vereds at openu.ac.il> Benjamin Weiss (TU Berlin, Germany) - BWeiss at telekom.de <mailto:BWeiss at telekom.de> Anat Lerner (The Open University of Israel) - anat at openu.ac.il <mailto:anat at openu.ac.il> Omri Allouche (Gong.io, San Mateo CA & Herzliya Israel) - omri.allouche at gong.io <mailto:omri.allouche at gong.io> Helena Moniz (INESC-ID, FLUL Portugal) - helenam at l2f.inesc-id.pt <mailto:helenam at l2f.inesc-id.pt>


vereds at openu.ac.il <mailto:vereds at openu.ac.il>


On behalf of the organizing committee,

Helena Moniz

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