Topics of Interest

We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementation or analytical work on discourse and dialogue including but not restricted to the following themes and topics:

1. Discourse Processing and Dialogue Systems

Discourse semantic and pragmatic issues in NLP applications such as text summarization, question answering, or information retrieval, including topics like:

Spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems including topics such as:

2. Corpora, Tools and Methodology

Corpus-based work on discourse and spoken, text-based or multi-modal dialogue including its support, in particular:

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:

4. Dimensions of Interaction

Methods to address how interaction is shaped by specific properties of users, goals, modalities

5. Applications

The applications of dialogue and discourse processing technology in

Special Theme

There has been an increasing amount of work in enabling situated dialogue in both the virtual world (e.g., human agent dialogue in a game environment) and the physical environment (e.g., human robot dialogue). For example, the GIVE challenge has provided benchmarks and evaluations for instruction generation in 3D virtual environments. More recently, the AAAI 2010 Fall Symposium on Dialogue with Robots brought together researchers from different disciplines who brainstormed challenges and future directions in situated human robot dialogue. To continue the momentum and encourage broader participation in SIGDIAL, this year we will have a special theme on "situated dialogue". We invite submissions that address any aspect of this special topic.