Dear SIGdial Community (May 27, 2020),
SIGDIAL 2020 will take place Virtually on the scheduled dates of July 1-3, 2020. We will soon have registration information and participation instructions on our website.
Dear SIGdial Community (April 24, 2020),
We hope you and your families are safe and well. We can now confirm that in response to COVID-19 we will be holding SIGDIAL 2020 as a virtual conference, on the original dates of July 1-3, 2020. We will have pre-recorded talks and demos, and will be planning various live events like Q&A sessions, mentoring and spaces for “hallway” conversations. In addition to presenting virtually this year, the authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to present their work next year at SIGDIAL 2021 as well in a form that will be decided and communicated later. In addition, because many in our SIGDIAL community have their lives and schedules affected by COVID-19, we have decided to slightly slow down the reviewing process to grant everyone more time to fit SIGDIAL responsibilities into their other responsibilities. Giving this the notification of acceptance will be delayed by two days to April 28, 2020 and camera-ready deadline extended to May 18, 2020. We will shortly update our calendar of important dates. We’ll be posting more details on registration in the next few weeks and more on the mechanics of the virtual conference soon.
Warmly, Gabriel Skantze, SIGdial President, in behalf of the SIGDIAL 2020 Organizing Committee
Dear SIGdial Community (March 24, 2020),
We wanted to let everyone know our plans with regard to COVID-19. First, we want to reassure everyone that SIGDIAL 2020 will take place in some form, and papers accepted to SIGDIAL will be published. Since SIGDIAL 2020 is co-located with ACL in Seattle, we are coordinating our efforts with them. We are considering the possibility of either a virtual or a postponed conference. We will keep you posted on any updates regarding this decision. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. Please take care of yourself and each other.
Gabriel Skantze, SIGdial President, in behalf of the SIGDIAL 2020 Organizing Committee