17.3780, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics/Italy

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Subject: 17.3780, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics/Italy

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Date: 21-Dec-2006
From: Ron Artstein < artstein at essex.ac.uk >
Subject: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue 

	
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Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 11:54:34
From: Ron Artstein < artstein at essex.ac.uk >
Subject: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue 
 


Full Title: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue 
Short Title: DECALOG 

Date: 30-May-2007 - 01-Jun-2007
Location: Rovereto, Trentino, Italy 
Contact Person: Ron Artstein
Web Site: http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/Research/nle/decalog/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics 

Call Deadline: 18-Feb-2007 

Meeting Description:

The SEMDIAL series of workshops aim to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, formal semantics/pragmatics, philosophy, psychology, and neural science. In 2007 we will celebrate ten years of the SEMDIAL series with the DECALOG workshop, organized at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, CIMeC (Centro Interdipartimentale Mente/Cervello), of the University of Trento in Rovereto. 

DECALOG -- The 2007 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

UniversitĂ  di Trento (Italy), May 30 - June 1, 2007

in conjunction with

Inaugural Workshop of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab, Center For Mind / Brain Sciences (CiMeC)

Description:

The SEMDIAL series of workshops aim to bring together researchers working
on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as artificial
intelligence, computational linguistics, formal semantics/pragmatics,
philosophy, psychology, and neural science. In 2007 we will celebrate
ten years of the SEMDIAL series with the DECALOG workshop, organized at
the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, CIMeC (Centro Interdipartimentale
Mente/Cervello), of the University of Trento in Rovereto. The SemDial
workshops are always stimulating and fun, and Rovereto is a great place to visit.

This one-day workshop will feature invited presentations by some of the leaders of the computational linguistics and human language technology community.

Scope:

We invite papers 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
     - ellipsis resolution 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:

Deadline for receipt of papers is 18 February 2007, 23:59 UTC. Submit your
paper via the web at

http://www.easychair.org/DECALOG2007/

Before submitting you must register with the website and receive a password by email; please do this well ahead of your submission, since email is sometimes unreliable. You will also need to fill out a web form with the author details and type in (or paste) a plain-text version of your abstract (200 words), in addition to uploading your paper.

The actual paper should be an anonymous PDF file, 6 pages long (including
data, tables, figures, and references), A4 paper size, 11pt Times font,
2.5 cm (1 inch) margins, 2-column format. Include a one-paragraph abstract
of the entire work (about 200 words). You may find it convenient to use the
style files provided by COLING/ACL 2006.

Multiple submissions by the same author or group of authors are allowed, but each person may only give one oral presentation at the workshop.

We will have a separate submission of late-breaking system demonstrations
and ongoing project descriptions, to be presented in a poster session during
the workshop. Late-breaking submissions will be two pages long; they will
not be refereed, but evaluated for relevance only by the program committee
chairs. Submission of late-breaking abstracts will be allowed only after
review of the main session papers has concluded. The deadline for
late-breaking submissions is 15 April 2007.

Invited Speakers, Program Committee:

We're still in the process of contacting invited speakers and program committee members; we'll publish the details when they accept our invitations.

Proceedings:

Final, 8-page versions of the accepted papers, together with the 2-page
accepted late breaking abstracts, will be distributed in a proceedings
volume at the workshop.

Important Dates:

   Submissions due:           18 February 2007 (Sunday)
   Notification:              30 March 2007 (Friday)
   Late-breaking submissions: 15 April 2007 (Sunday)
   Notification:              20 April 2007 (Friday)
   Final versions due:        30 April 2007 (Monday)
   CIMeC inaugural workshop:  29 May 2007 (Tuesday)
   DECALOG 2007 workshop:     30 May -- 1 June 2007 (Wednesday--Friday)

Organizers:

   Ron Artstein (program co-chair)
   Laure Vieu (program co-chair)
   Massimo Poesio (local arrangements)

   If you have any questions, please write to one of the organizers
   (we do not have a dedicated email address).

Sponsors:

    CIMeC -- Center for Mind/Brain Sciences
      http://www.cimec.unitn.it/
    LUNA -- Spoken language understanding in multilingual communication systems
      http://www.ist-luna.eu/
    LOA -- Laboratory for Applied Ontology
      http://www.loa-cnr.it/
    ILIKS -- Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Interacting Knowledge Systems
      http://www.loa-cnr.it/iliks/

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:

   MunDial'97 (Munich)
     http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/sil/workshop/dialogwsh.html
   Twendial'98 (Twente)
     http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/Conferences/twlt13.html
   Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
     http://cf.hum.uva.nl/computerlinguistiek/amstelog/
   GĂ–TALOG 2000 (Gothenburg)
     http://www.ling.gu.se/konferenser/gotalog2000/
   BI-DIALOG 2001 (Bielefeld)
     http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/BIDIALOG/
   EDILOG 2002 (Edinburgh)
     http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/edilog/
   DiaBruck 2003 (Saarbruecken)
     http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/diabruck/
   CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
     http://www.upf.edu/dtf/personal/enricvallduvi/catalog04/
   DIALOR'05 (Nancy)
     http://dialor05.loria.fr/
   BRANDIAL 2006 (Potsdam)
     http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/brandial/
   
   (see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )




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