CALL FOR PAPERS
SIGDIAL 2017 CONFERENCE
August 15-17, 2017
August 15-17, 2017
The 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2017) will be held at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany on August 15-17, 2017.
SIGDIAL 2017 will be co-located with SemDial 2017, the 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. SIGDIAL and SemDial will run concurrently on August 15-17 and will share a joint special session. SIGDIAL will occur immediately after the Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems (YRRSDS 2017) on August 13-14 in Saarbrücken, and will precede Interspeech 2017 on August 20-24 in Stockholm, Sweden.
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 seventeen successful previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest areas 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.
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:
SUBMISSIONSThe program committee welcomes the submission of long papers, short papers and demo descriptions. Papers submitted as long papers may be accepted as long papers for oral presentation or long papers for poster presentation. Accepted short papers will be presented as posters.
- Long papers must be no longer than eight pages, including title, text, figures and tables. An unlimited number of pages are allowed for references. Two additional pages are allowed for example discourses or dialogues and algorithms.
- Short papers should be no longer than four pages including title, text, figures and tables. An unlimited number of pages are allowed for references.
- Demo descriptions should be no longer than four pages including title, text, examples, figures, tables and references.
Authors are encouraged to also submit additional accompanying materials such as corpora (or corpus examples), demo code, videos, sound files, etc.
Please use the official ACL 2017 style files.
Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information (see submission link). SIGDIAL 2017 cannot accept work for publication or presentation that will be (or has been) published elsewhere. Any questions regarding submissions can be sent to program-chairs[at]sigdial.org.
Important Notes about Anonymity of Submissions:
In a change from previous years, reviewing at SIGDIAL 2017 will be double blind. Papers must not include authors’ names and affiliations. Additionally, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …“ must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) …“ Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.
Pre-print servers. Preprint servers such as arXiv.org and workshops that do not have published proceedings are not considered archival for purposes of submission. Authors must state in the online submission form the name of the workshop or preprint server and title of the non-archival version. The version submitted for review should be suitably anonymized and not contain references to the prior non-archival version. Reviewers will be told: “The author(s) have notified us that there exists a non-archival previous version of this paper with significantly overlapping text. We have approved submission under these circumstances, but to preserve the spirit of blind review, the current submission does not reference the non-archival version.” Reviewers are free to do what they like with this information.
Submission link: to be announced.
SIGDIAL 2017 will include three special sessions:
Please see the individual pages on the special sessions for additional information and submission details.
In general, papers submitted to special sessions are handled by special session organizers, but for the submitted papers to be in the SIGDIAL proceedings, they have to undergo the same review process as regular papers.
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 papers prepare their submissions for publication.
BEST PAPER AWARDS
In order to recognize significant advancements in dialogue/discourse science and technology, SIGDIAL 2017 will include best paper awards. All papers at the conference are eligible for the best paper awards. A selection committee consisting of prominent researchers in the fields of interest will select the recipients of the awards.
|Special Session Submission:|
|Special Session Notification:|
|Long, Short and Demonstration Paper Submission:||18 April 2017 (23:59, GMT-11)|
|Long, Short and Demonstration Paper Notification:||9 June 2017|
|Final Paper Submission:||7 July 2017|
|Conference:||15-17 August 2017|
Last update: February 27, 2017