SIGDIAL 2015: Conference Program

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

09:00 Welcome and conference overview

09:10 Keynote I

The Interplay of Discussion, Cognition and Instruction in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environments
Frank Fischer (University of Munich, Germany)

10:10 Break

10:35 Oral Session 1: Dialogue Management

Human-Machine Dialogue as a Stochastic Game
Merwan Barlier, Julien Perolat, Romain Laroche and Olivier Pietquin

Knowledge transfer between speakers for personalised dialogue management
Inigo Casanueva, Thomas Hain, Heidi Christensen, Ricard Marxer and Phil Green

Miscommunication Recovery in Physically Situated Dialogue
Matthew Marge and Alexander Rudnicky

11:50 Lunch

13:00 Oral Session 2: Discourse Strategy

Reinforcement Learning in Multi-Party Trading Dialog
Takuya Hiraoka, Kallirroi Georgila, Elnaz Nouri, David Traum and Satoshi Nakamura

An Incremental Turn-Taking Model with Active System Barge-in for Spoken Dialog Systems
Tiancheng Zhao, Alan W Black and Maxine Eskenazi

13:50 Poster madness

14:10 Poster session (with coffee)

Exploring the Effects of Redundancy within a Tutorial Dialogue System: Restating Students’ Responses Pamela Jordan, Patricia Albacete and Sandra Katz

A Discursive Grid Approach to Model Local Coherence in Multi-document Summaries
Marcio Dias and Thiago Pardo

Belief Tracking with Stacked Relational Trees
Deepak Ramachandran and Adwait Ratnaparkhi

“So, which one is it?” The effect of alternative incremental architectures in a high-performance game-playing agent
Maike Paetzel, Ramesh Manuvinakurike and David DeVault

Towards Taxonomy of Errors in Chat-oriented Dialogue Systems
Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Kotaro Funakoshi, Masahiro Araki, Hiroshi Tsukahara, Yuka Kobayashi and Masahiro Mizukami

PDTB Discourse Parsing as a Tagging Task: The Two Taggers Approach
Or Biran and Kathleen McKeown

Which Synthetic Voice Should I Choose for an Evocative Task?
Eli Pincus, Kallirroi Georgila and David Traum

Dialog Act Annotation for Twitter Conversations
Elina Zarisheva and Tatjana Scheffler

Towards Improving Dialogue Topic Tracking Performances with Wikification of Concept Mentions
Seokhwan Kim, Rafael E. Banchs and Haizhou Li

Exploiting knowledge base to generate responses for natural language dialog listening agents
Sangdo Han, Jeesoo Bang, Seonghan Ryu and Gary Geunbae Lee

Automated Speech Recognition Technology for Dialogue Interaction with Non-Native Interlocutors
Alexei V. Ivanov, Vikram Ramanarayanan, David Suendermann-Oeft, Melissa Lopez, Keelan Evanini and Jidong Tao

Conversational Knowledge Teaching Agent that uses a Knowledge Base
Kyusong Lee, Paul Hongsuck Seo, Junhwi Choi, Sangjun Koo and Gary Geunbae Lee

Information Theoretical and Statistical Features for Intrinsic Plagiarism Detection
Rashedur Rahman

A SIP of CoFee : A Sample of Interesting Productions of Conversational Feedback
Laurent Prevot, Jan Gorisch, Roxane Bertrand, Emilien Gorene and Brigitte Bigi

Reinforcement Learning of Multi-Issue Negotiation Dialogue Policies
Alexandros Papangelis and Kallirroi Georgila

Fast and easy language understanding for dialog systems with Microsoft Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS)
Jason D Williams, Eslam Kamal, Mokhtar Ashour, Hani Amr, Jessica Miller and Geoff Zweig

Multilingual WikiTalk: Wikipedia-based talking robots that switch languages.
Graham Wilcock and Kristiina Jokinen

Modelling situated human-robot interaction using IrisTK
Gabriel Skantze and Martin Johansson

16:30 Oral Session 3: Perspective and Point of View

I Couldn’t Agree More: The Role of Conversational Structure in Agreement and Disagreement Detection in Online Discussions
Sara Rosenthal and Kathy McKeown

Memory-Based Acquisition of Argument Structures and its Application to Implicit Role Detection
Christian Chiarcos and Niko Schen

Generating Sentence Planning Variations for Story Telling
Stephanie Lukin, Lena Reed and Marilyn Walker

17:45 Informal announcements

19:00 Banquet

Thursday, September 3, 2015

09:00 Day overview and informational announcements

09:05 Keynote II

Graph-based Approaches for Spoken Language Understanding
Dilek Hakkani-Tur (Microsoft Research, USA)

10:05 Break

10:30 Oral Session 4: New directions

Evaluating Spoken Dialogue Processing for Time-Offset Interaction
David Traum, Kallirroi Georgila, Ron Artstein and Anton Leuski

Maxine Eskenazi, Alan W Black, Sungjin Lee and David Traum

Argument Mining: Extracting Arguments from Online Dialogue
Reid Swanson, Brian Ecker and Marilyn Walker

11:45 Lunch, business meeting, and sponsor talks

13:30 Special session (MultiLing 2015) and Open Space

Multilingual Summarization with Polytope Model
Natalia Vanetik and Marina Litvak

Call Centre Conversation Summarization: A Pilot Task at Multiling 2015
Benoit Favre, Evgeny Stepanov, Jeremy Trione, Frederic Bechet and Giuseppe Riccardi

AllSummarizer system at MultiLing 2015: Multilingual single and multi-document summarization
Abdelkrime Aries, Djamel Eddine Zegour and Khaled Walid Hidouci

Comment-to-Article Linking in the Online News Domain
Ahmet Aker, Emina Kurtic, Mark Hepple, Rob Gaizauskas and Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio

The University of Alicante at MultiLing 2015: approach, results and further insights
Marta Vicente, Oscar Alcon and Elena Lloret

ExB Text Summarizer
Stefan Thomas, Christian Beutenmuller, Xose de la Puente, Robert Remus and Stefan Bordag

MultiLing 2015: Multilingual Summarization of Single and Multi-Documents, On-line Fora, and Call-center Conversations
George Giannakopoulos, Jeff Kubina, John Conroy, Josef Steinberger, Benoit Favre, Mijail Kabadjov, Udo Kruschwitz and Massimo Poesio

17:30 Open Space closing session

17:45 Informal announcements

Friday, September 4, 2015

09:00 Day overview and informational announcements

09:05 Oral Session 5: Neural Network for dialogue processing

Stochastic Language Generation in Dialogue using Recurrent Neural Networks with Convolutional Sentence Reranking
Tsung-Hsien Wen, Milica Gasic, Dongho Kim, Nikola Mrksic, Pei-Hao Su, David Vandyke and Steve Young

The Ubuntu Dialogue Corpus: A Large Dataset for Research in Unstructured Multi-Turn Dialogue Systems
Ryan Lowe, Nissan Pow, Iulian Serban and Joelle Pineau

Recurrent Polynomial Network for Dialogue State Tracking with Mismatched Semantic Parsers
Qizhe Xie, Kai Sun, Su Zhu, Lu Chen and Kai Yu

10:20 Poster madness

10:40 Poster session (with coffee)

Opportunities and Obligations to Take Turns in Collaborative Multi-Party Human-Robot Interaction
Martin Johansson and Gabriel Skantze

Optimising Turn-Taking Strategies With Reinforcement Learning
Hatim KHOUZAIMI, Romain Laroche and Fabrice Lefevre

Acoustic-prosodic entrainment in Slovak, Spanish, English and Chinese: A cross-linguistic comparison
Rivka Levitan, Stefan Benus, Agustin Gravano and Julia Hirschberg

A statistical approach for Non-Sentential Utterance Resolution for Interactive QA System
Dinesh Raghu, Sathish Indurthi, Jitendra Ajmera and Sachindra Joshi

The Interplay of User-Centered Dialog Systems and AI Planning
Florian Nothdurft, Gregor Behnke, Pascal Bercher, Susanne Biundo and Wolfgang Minker

Automatic Detection of Miscommunications in Spoken Dialogue Systems
Raveesh Meena, Jose Lopes, Gabriel Skantze and Joakim Gustafson

Dialogue Management based on Multi-domain Corpus
Wendong ge and Bo Xu

Quality-adaptive Spoken Dialogue And Implications On Reward Modelling
Stefan Ultes, Matthias Kraus, Alexander Schmitt and Wolfgang Minker

Metaphor Detection in Discourse
Hyeju Jang, Seungwhan Moon, Yohan Jo and Carolyn Rose

User Adaptive Restoration for Incorrectly-Segmented Utterances in Spoken Dialogue Systems
Kazunori Komatani, Naoki Hotta, Satoshi Sato and Mikio Nakano

Incremental Coordination: Attention-Centric Speech Production in a Physically Situated Conversational Agent
Zhou Yu, Dan Bohus and Eric Horvitz

Hyper-parameter Optimisation of Gaussian Process Reinforcement Learning for Statistical Dialogue Management
Lu Chen, Pei-Hao Su and Milica Gasic

Learning Domain-Independent Dialogue Policies via Ontology Parameterisation
Zhuoran Wang, Tsung-Hsien Wen, Pei-Hao Su and Yannis Stylianou

Reward Shaping with Recurrent Neural Networks for Speeding up On-Line Policy Learning in Spoken Dialogue Systems
Pei-Hao Su, David Vandyke, Milica Gasic, Nikola Mrksic, Tsung-Hsien Wen and Steve Young

Effects of a Game on User Engagement of a Spoken Dialogue System
Hayato Kobayashi, Kaori Tanio and Manabu Sassano

Evaluation of Crowdsourced User Input Data for Spoken Dialog Systems
Maria Schmidt, Markus Muller, Martin Wagner, Sebastian Stuker, Alex Waibel, Hansjorg Hofmann and Steffen Werner

A distributed cloud-based dialog system for conversational application development
Vikram Ramanarayanan, David Suendermann-Oeft, Alexei V. Ivanov and Keelan Evanini

A TV Program Discovery Dialog System Using Recommendations
Deepak Ramachandran, Mark Fanty, Ronald Provine, Peter Yeh, William Jarrold, Adwait Ratnaparkhi and Benjamin Douglas

Description of the PatientGenesys Dialogue System
Leonardo Campillos Llanos, Dhouha Bouamor, Eric Bilinski, Anne-Laure Ligozat, Pierre Zweigenbaum and Sophie Rosset

The Cohort and Speechify Libraries for Rapid Construction of Speech Enabled Applications for Android
Tejaswi Kasturi, Haojian Jin, Aasish Pappu, Sungjin Lee, Beverley Harrison, Ramana Murthy and Amanda Stent

12:40 Best paper award ceremony and closing

13:00 End of conference

Last update: 10 August, 2015