The 12th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue

Conference PROGRAM

Friday June 17, 2011

 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
 9:15 - 10:25 Invited Talk
 Strategic Conversation
Alex Lascarides
 10:25 - 10:45 Coffee Break
 10:45 - 12:00 Oral Presentation Session 1  (Chair: David Schlangen)
 Spoken Dialog Challenge 2010: Comparison of Live and Control Test Results
Alan W Black, Susanne Burger, Alistair Conkie, Helen Hastie, Simon Keizer, Oliver Lemon, Nicolas Merigaud, Gabriel Parent, Gabriel Schubiner, Blaise Thomson, Jason D. Williams, Kai Yu, Steve Young and Maxine Eskenazi
 What System Differences Matter? Using L1/L2 Regularization to Compare Dialogue Systems
José González-Brenes and Jack Mostow
 A Two-Stage Domain Selection Framework for Extensible Multi-Domain Spoken Dialogue Systems
Mikio Nakano, Shun Sato, Kazunori Komatani, Kyoko Matsuyama, Kotaro Funakoshi and Hiroshi G. Okuno
 12:00 - 12:30 Poster and Demo Madness  (Chair: Dan Bohus)
 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
 14:30 - 16:00 Poster and Demo Session
 16:00 - 16:25 Coffee Break
 16:25 - 18:05 Oral Presentation Session 2  (Chair: Jason Williams)
 A Comparison of Latent Variable Models For Conversation Analysis
Sourish Chaudhuri and Bhiksha Raj
 Toward Learning and Evaluation of Dialogue Policies with Text Examples
David DeVault, Anton Leuski and Kenji Sagae
 The Impact of Task-Oriented Feature Sets on HMMs for Dialogue Modeling
Kristy Boyer, Eun Young Ha, Robert Phillips and James Lester
 Spoken Dialogue System based on Information Extraction using Similarity of Predicate Argument Structures
Koichiro Yoshino, Shinsuke Mori and Tatsuya Kawahara
 18:30 - 21:30 Conference Reception and Dinner: Sponsored by Honda Research Institute

Saturday June 18, 2011

 9:00 - 9:15 Announcement
 9:15 - 10:25 Invited Talk
 Common Ground and Perspective-taking in Real-time Language Processing
Michael K. Tanenhaus
 10:25 - 10:50 Coffee Break
 10:50 - 12:30 Theme Session: Situated Dialogue   (Chair: Barbara Di Eugenio)
 Giving instructions in virtual environments by corpus based selection
Luciana Benotti and Alexandre Denis
 Optimising Natural Language Generation Decision Making For Situated Dialogue
Nina Dethlefs, Heriberto Cuayáhuitl and Jette Viethen
 Regulating Dialogue with Gestures - Towards an Empirically Grounded Simulation with Conversational Agents
Kirsten Bergmann, Hannes Rieser and Stefan Kopp
 Multiparty Turn Taking in Situated Dialog: Study, Lessons, and Directions
Dan Bohus and Eric Horvitz
 12:30 - 14:00 Business meeting and sponsor presentations (boxed lunch included)
 14:00 - 14:15 Break
 14:15 - 15:55 Oral Presentation Session 4   (Chair: Mikio Nakano)
 Stability and Accuracy in Incremental Speech Recognition
Ethan Selfridge, Iker Arizmendi, Peter Heeman and Jason Williams
 Predicting the Micro-Timing of User Input for an Incremental Spoken Dialogue System that Completes a User’s Ongoing Turn
Timo Baumann and David Schlangen
 An Empirical Evaluation of a Statistical Dialog System in Public Use
Jason Williams
  "The day after the day after tomorrow?" A machine learning approach to adaptive temporal expression generation: training and evaluation with real users
Srinivasan Janarthanam, Helen Hastie, Oliver Lemon and Xingkun Liu
 15:55 - 16:20 Coffee Break
 16:20 - 17:35 Oral Presentation Session 5    (Chair: Diane Litman)
 Detecting Levels of Interest from Spoken Dialog with Multistream Prediction Feedback and Similarity Based Hierarchical Fusion Learning
William Yang Wang and Julia Hirschberg
 Exploring User Satisfaction in a Tutorial Dialogue System
Myroslava O. Dzikovska, Johanna D. Moore, Natalie Steinhauser and Gwendolyn Campbell
 Modeling and Predicting Quality in Spoken Human-Computer Interaction
Alexander Schmitt, Benjamin Schatz and Wolfgang Minker
 17:35 - 17:50 Best Paper Awards and Closing

Poster Session (Friday, June 17)

 Topics as Contextual Indicators for Word Choice in SMS Conversations
Ute Winter, Roni Ben-Aharon, Daniel Chernobrov and Ron Hecht
 Multilingual Annotation and Disambiguation of Discourse Connectives for Machine Translation
Thomas Meyer, Andrei Popescu-Belis, Sandrine Zufferey and Bruno Cartoni
 Commitments to Preferences in Dialogue
Anaïs Cadilhac, Nicholas Asher, Farah Benamara and Alex Lascarides
 Using Performance Trajectories to Analyze the Immediate Impact of User State Misclassification in an Adaptive Spoken Dialogue System
Kate Forbes-Riley and Diane Litman
 Comparing Triggering Policies for Social Behaviors
Rohit Kumar and Carolyn Rosé
 Facilitating Mental Modeling in Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction through Adverbial Cues
Gordon Briggs and Matthias Scheutz
 Embedded Wizardry
Rebecca J. Passonneau, Susan L. Epstein, Tiziana Ligorio and Joshua Gordon
 Toward Construction of Spoken Dialogue System that Evokes Users' Spontaneous Backchannels
Teruhisa Misu, Etsuo Mizukami, Yoshinori Shiga, Shinichi Kawamoto, Hisashi Kawai and Satoshi Nakamura
 Learning to Balance Grounding Rationales for Dialogue Systems
Joshua Gordon, Rebecca J. Passonneau and Susan L. Epstein
 An Annotation Scheme for Cross-Cultural Argumentation and Persuasion Dialogues
Kallirroi Georgila, Ron Artstein, Angela Nazarian, Michael Rushforth, David Traum and Katia Sycara
 An Approach to the Automated Evaluation of Pipeline Architectures in Natural Language Dialogue Systems
Eliza Margaretha and David DeVault
 Perception of Personality and Naturalness through Dialogues by Native Speakers of American English and Arabic
Maxim Makatchev and Reid Simmons
 Multi-Policy Dialogue Management
Pierre Lison
 A Robotic World Model Framework Designed to Facilitate Human-robot Communication
Meghann Lomas, Ernest Cross, Jonathan Darvill, Robert Garrett, Michael Kopack and Kenneth Whitebread
 Improving Pronominal and Deictic Co-Reference Resolution with Multi-Modal Features
Lin Chen, Anruo Wang and Barbara Di Eugenio
 Examining the Impacts of Dialogue Content and System Automation on Affect Models in a Spoken Tutorial Dialogue System
Joanna Drummond and Diane Litman
 Error Return Plots
Ron Artstein
 PARADISE-style Evaluation of a Human-Human Library Corpus
Rebecca J. Passonneau, Irene Alvarado, Phil Crone and Simon Jerome

Demo Session (Friday, June 17)

 An Incremental Architecture for the Semantic Annotation of Dialogue Corpora with High-Level Structures. A case of study for the MEDIA corpus.
Lina Maria Rojas-Barahona and Matthieu Quignard
 The CODA System for Monologue-to-Dialogue Generation
Svetlana Stoyanchev and Paul Piwek
 Beetle II: an adaptable tutorial dialogue system
Myroslava Dzikovska, Amy Isard, Peter Bell, Johanna Moore, Natalie Steinhauser and Gwendolyn Campbell
 Engagement-based Multi-party Dialog with a Humanoid Robot
David Klotz, Johannes Wienke, Julia Peltason, Britta Wrede, Sebastian Wrede, Vasil Khalidov and Jean-Marc Odobez
 POMY: A Conversational Virtual Environment for Language Learning in POSTECH
Hyungjong Noh, Kyusong Lee, Sungjin Lee and Gary Geunbae Lee
 Rapid Development of Advanced Question-Answering Characters by Non-experts
Sudeep Gandhe, Alysa Taylor, Jillian Gerten and David Traum
 A Just-in-Time Document Retrieval System for Dialogues or Monologues
Andrei Popescu-Belis, Majid Yazdani, Alexandre Nanchen and Philip N. Garner