Welcome to SIGdial 2017!

The 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2017) will be held on August 15-17 in Saarbrücken, Germany.

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 successful seventeen previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest area 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.

SIGdial 2017 will be held together with the Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue SemDial 2017 (SaarDial). The two events will share a special session, demonstration and poster sessions as well as the social events programm.

We look forward to a successful conference!

Kristiina Jokinen and Manfred Stede
SIGdial 2017 General Co-Chairs


** Keynote speakers have been announced **

** Three special sessions have been announced **

Co-located events:

INTERSPEECH 2017: INTERSPEECH 2017 which will take place on August 21-24 in Stockholm, Sweden, after SIGDIAL

YRRSDS 2017: Young Researchers’ Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems, which will take place on August 13-14 also in Saarbrücken, Germany, right before SIGDIAL.