DiaBruck Call for Papers

(Version updated 24.04.2003) --------------------------------------------------------------------- Third Call for Papers (Paper submission deadline extended to May 12th 2003) DiaBruck 2003 SEVENTH WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE (SEMDIAL) Saarland University Sept 4th-6th 2003 https://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/diabruck/ Endorsed by SIGSEM http://www.sigsem.org/ the ACL Special interest Group in Computational Semantics Endorsed by SIGdial http://www.sigdial.org/ the ACL Special interest Group in Discourse and Dialogue --------------------------------------------------------------------- DiaBruck 2003 will be the seventh in a series of workshops that aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence, formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. We invite submissions on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to: - models of common ground/mutual belief in communication - modelling agents' information states and how they get updated - multi-agent models and turn-taking - goals, intentions and commitments in communication - semantic interpretation in dialogues - reference in dialogues - dialogue and discourse structure - interpretation of questions and answers - nonlinguistic interaction in communication - natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems - multimodal dialogue systems - dialogue management in practical implementations - categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora - designing and evaluating dialogue systems SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract of at most 5 single-column pages (for talks with a duration of 30' plus 10' discussion) together with a separate page specifying the authors' names, affiliation, address, and e-mail address. The abstracts should be submitted electronically (in postscript, html, ascii, or pdf format) via the submission form on the DiaBruck webpage https://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/diabruck. Submission have to be in English, which is the workshop language. For the accepted talks, a LaTeX style will be made available for the preparation of the final version. IMPORTANT DATES: Abstracts due: May 12th Acceptance notice: June 15th Final version due: August 1st Conference: Sept 4th-6th PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (chair), Anton Benz, Barbara Di Eugenio, Bonnie Webber, Colin Matheson, David Traum, Hannes Rieser, Henk Zeevat, Jan Alexandersson, Jonathan Ginzburg, Johan Bos, Manfred Pinkal, Mary McGee Wood, Massimo Poesio, Michael Strube, Robin Cooper, Stina Ericsson ORGANIZATION: The workshop will take place in Hotel Scheidberg in Wallerfangen, about half an hour away from Saarbruecken. The local organizers are Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Bettina Klingner and Claudia Kosny. FOR MORE INFORMATION: News about the conference are being posted on the workshop's Web page at https://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/diabruck/ For further information you can also mail to diabruck@coli.uni-sb.de. Information about Saarland: http://www.english.saarland.de/ Information about the Saarland University: http://www.uni-saarland.de/ Information about the conference location: http://www.hotel-scheidberg.de/ Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include: (see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ ) MunDial'97 (Munich) (http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/sil/workshop/dialogwsh.html) Twendial'98 (Twente) (http://parlevink.cs.utwente.nl/Conferences/twlt13.html) Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam) (http://cf.hum.uva.nl/computerlinguistiek/amstelog/ ) Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg) (http://www.ling.gu.se/gotalog) Bidialog'01 (Bielefeld) (http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/BIDIALOG) EDILOG'02 (Edinburgh) (http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/edilog/)