Preliminary Program Schedule

Day 1 - Friday 11th September 2009

09:00-10:00Papers 1-3:
  1. Paksima, Georgila, Moore: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Information Presentation in a Full End-To-End Dialogue System
  2. DeVault, Sagae, Traum: Can I finish? Learning when to respond to incremental interpretation results in interactive dialogue
  3. op den Akker, op den Akker: Are You Being Addressed? - real-time addressee detection to support remote participants in hybrid meetings
10:00-11:00Invited Talk 1:
11:15-12:15Papers 4-6:
  1. Schlangen, Baumann, Atterer: Incremental Reference Resolution: The Task, Metrics for Evaluation, and a Bayesian Filtering Model that is Sensitive to Disfluencies
  2. Dzikovska, Callaway, Farrow, Moore, Steinhauser, Campbell: Dealing with Interpretation Errors in Tutorial Dialogue
  3. Zukerman, Ye, Gupta, Makalic: Towards the Interpretation of Utterance Sequences in a Dialogue System
13:30-14:30Papers 7-9:
  1. Niekrasz, Moore: Participant Subjectivity and Involvement as a Basis for Discourse Segmentation
  2. Taboada, Brooke, Stede: Genre-Based Paragraph Classification for Sentiment Analysis
  3. Banerjee, Rudnicky: Detecting the Noteworthiness of Utterances in Human Meetings
14:30-16:00Posters: Demos:
16:15-17:15Papers 10-12:
  1. D'Haro, de Cordoba, Lucas, Barra, San-Segundo: Speeding Up the Design of Dialogue Applications by Using Database Contents and Structure Information
  2. Engelbrecht, Gödde, Hartard, Ketabdar, Möller: Modeling User Satisfaction with Hidden Markov Models
  3. Rotaru, Litman: Discourse Structure and Performance Analysis: Beyond the Correlation
19:00-23:00Conference Dinner and Thames boat trip. Embark on the Hurlingham by 19:00 at Embankment Pier (see the conference map). The easiest way to get there from the conference venue is via Underground: just take the District Line westbound from Stepney Green station to Embankment station (9 stops, which should take about 20 minutes).

Day 2 - Saturday 12th September 2009

09:00-10:00Papers 13-15:
  1. Qu, Chai: The Role of Interactivity in Human-Machine Conversation for Automatic Word Acquisition
  2. Benotti: Clarification Potential of Instructions
  3. Zhang, Chai: What do We Know about Conversation Participants: Experiments on Conversation Entailment
10:00-11:00Invited Talk 2:
11:15-12:15Papers 16-18:
  1. Dohsaka, Asai, Higashinaka, Minami, Maeda: Effects of Conversational Agents on Human Communication in Thought-Evoking Multi-Party Dialogues
  2. Bohus, Horvitz: Models for Multiparty Engagement in Open-World Dialog
  3. Bui, Frampton, Dowding, Peters: Extracting decisions from multi-party dialogue using directed graphical models and semantic similarity
12:15-13:30Lunch & SIGDIAL Business Meeting
13:30-14:30Papers 19-21:
  1. Bohus, Horvitz: Learning to Predict Engagement with a Spoken Dialog System in Open-World Settings
  2. Gravano, Hirschberg: Turn-Yielding Cues in Task-Oriented Dialogue
  3. Purver, Howes, Healey, Gregoromichelaki: Split Utterances in Dialogue: a Corpus Study
15:45-16:15Coffee & Grand Challenge Discussion
16:15-17:15Papers 22-24:
  1. Crook, Granell, Pulman: Unsupervised Classification of Dialogue Acts using a Dirichlet Process Mixture Model
  2. Suendermann, Liscombe, Dayanidhi, Pieraccini: A Handsome Set of Metrics to Measure Utterance Classification Performance in Spoken Dialog Systems
  3. Hu, Passonneau, Rambow: Contrasting the Interaction Structure of an Email and a Telephone Corpus: A Machine Learning Approach to Annotation of Dialogue Function Units