SemDial 2022 - DubDial THE 26TH WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE https://semdial2022.github.io/
22-24 August 2022
Dublin // Online --------------------------------------------------------------------- DubDial will be the 26th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.
In 2022 the workshop will be hosted by the Information, Communication and Entertainment Research Institute at Technological University Dublin, Ireland and the SFI ADAPT Research Centre. There will also be an online component for those who cannot travel to Dublin. Please see the website for updates closer to the date.
This year, there will be a guiding theme for the conference: Interactivism. The interactivist model (Bickhard, 2009) offers a new dynamic approach to understanding language, communication, and cognition. Across many disciplines, from philosophy to neuroscience and robotics, there is recognition that explanations of life and mind need to be grounded in the physics of far-from-equilibrium, interactive systems. From this starting point, explanations have been developed for phenomena ranging from representation, perception, and action to motivation, memory, learning and development, emotions, consciousness, rationality, sociality, personality and psychopathology. This work has yet to develop interfaces with studies of specific phenomena in dialogue modelling and our purpose is to open the discussion on how dialogue researchers can take advantage of this and related perspectives like Enactivism and Ecological Psychology.
*SCOPE:* We welcome submissions on this special theme of Interactivism and we continue to welcome any papers with formal, computational and empirical approaches to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue, including, but not limited to:
- the dynamics of agents' information states in dialogue - common ground / mutual belief - goals, intentions and commitments in communication - turn-taking and interaction control - semantic/pragmatic interpretation in dialogue - dialogue and discourse structure - categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora - child-adult interaction - psycholinguistics of dialogue - language learning through dialogue - gesture, gaze, and intonational meaning in communication - multimodal and multi-party dialogue - interpretation and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems - dialogue management - designing and evaluating dialogue systems - modelling miscommunication, disfluency, and repair - applications of the Interactivist model in dialogue phenomena - enactive approaches to interaction - dialogue/interaction studies from an Ecological Psychology perspective
*SUBMISSIONS:* Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages of content (an additional 2 pages are allowed for references). Formatting instructions and the URL of the submission site is available on the DubDial website: https://semdial2022.github.io/?page=call Concurrent submission policy: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information, using a footnote on the title page of the submissions. SemDial 2022 cannot accept work for publication or presentation that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.
*IMPORTANT DATES:* Submissions due: 2 June 2022 Notification: 30 June 2022 Final version due: 1 August 2022 DubDial: 22-24 August 2022
There will be a later call for 2-page abstracts describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, with submission deadline 15th July. Submission to this track can be non-archival on request.
*TECHNICAL PROGRAMME CHAIRS:* Eleni Gregoromichelaki (University of Gothenburg) Julian Hough (Queen Mary University of London) John Kelleher (Technological University Dublin)
Contact: pcchairs.semdial2022 at gmail.com
*PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:* tba
*LOCAL ORGANISATION:* John Kelleher, the Information, Communication and Entertainment Research Institute at Technological University Dublin, Ireland and the SFI ADAPT Research Centre.
Contact: organisers.semdial2022 at gmail.com
*SEMDIAL BOARD CHAIRS:* Ellen Breitholtz (University of Gothenburg)) Julian Hough (Queen Mary University of London) http://semdial.org/