General Session Topics
Theme Session Topics
Submission of Extended Abstracts
Submission of Final Papers
Final Workshop Program
There has been a perceived need in the SigDIAL Community for a regular workshop spanning the SigDIAL interest area of discourse and dialogue. While there has been a lot of activity in this area, and fairly frequent "specialty" workshops on various sub-top ics, there has not been a regular place for such research to be presented in a forum to receive attention from the larger SigDIAL community. This workshop is intended to be the first in a regular series. A general session, open to the range of workin the area is to be combined with a Specialty "Theme Session", in this case on Principles for Dialogue System Evaluation.
Topics of Interest for the General Session
We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementational and analytical work on discourse and dialogue, with a focus on the following three themes:
(i) Dialogue Systems
Spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems including topics such as:
a. The pragmatics and/or semantics of discourse and dialogue(i.e., beyond a single sentence) including the following issues:
b. Specific aspects of discourse and dialogue structure, in particular
As a special-theme session, we wish to discuss methods for evaluation which promote fruitful research directions. Contributions in this respect are solicited on topics including but not limited to:
Submission of Final Papers
Final papers should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received no later than Monday 4th September 2000.
The format to use is the same as for ACL final papers. Stylefiles are available under the ACL 2000 author instructions. Papers must be submitted in pdf (preferred), postscript or rtf format.
Final papers must be no longer than 10 pages, including references and appendices with example dialogues, algorithms, etc.
Submissions July 17th
Notification August 16th
Final Submissions September 4st
Workshop October 7-8th
Laila Dybkj�r (co-chair), Koiti Hasisa (co-chair), David Traum (co-chair), Niels Ole Bernsen, Phil Cohen, Morena Danieli, Yasuharu Den, Barbara Di Eugenio, Paul Heisterkamp, Lynette Hirschman, Beth Ann Hockey, Kristiina Jokinen, Pamela Jordan, Hans Kamp, Ian Lewin, Daniel Marcu, Katashi Nagao, Laurent Romary, Remko Scha, Akira Shimazu, Candace Sidner, Mark Steedman, Michael Strube, Jan van Kuppevelt, Marilyn Walker.
Questions about submission: Pamela Jordan <email@example.com>
Questions about General Session: Laila Dybkjaer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Questions about Theme Session: Koiti Hasida <email@example.com>
Miscellaneous and Logistical Questions: David Traum <firstname.lastname@example.org>