18.1352, Confs: Discourse Analysis,Pragmatics/Italy

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Date: 04-May-2007
From: Ron Artstein < artstein at essex.ac.uk >
Subject: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue


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Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 17:50:54
From: Ron Artstein < artstein at essex.ac.uk >
Subject:  2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue 

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

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

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

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. The SemDial workshops are always stimulating and fun, and Rovereto
is a great place to visit. 

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

         Università 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)

                             May 29, 2007

Conference Program

Tuesday, May 29

18:00: Reception (joint with the Inaugural Workshop)

Wednesday, May 30

 8:30: Registration + Coffee
 9:10: Opening Remarks
 9:30: Invited speaker: Bruno G. Bara. Neuropragmatics: mind/brain
       evidence for communicative intentions.
10:30: Coffee
11:00: Roser Morante, Simon Keizer and Harry Bunt. A dialogue act based
       model for context updating.
11:30: Luciana Benotti. Incomplete Knowledge and Tacit Action: Enlightened
       Update in a Dialogue Game.
12:00: Raquel Fernández, David Schlangen and Tatjana Lucht. Push-to-talk
       ain't always bad! Comparing Different Interactivity Settings in
       Task-oriented Dialogue.
12:30: Lunch
14:30: Alexandre Denis, Guillaume Pitel, Matthieu Quignard and Patrick
       Blackburn. Incorporating Asymmetric and Asynchronous Evidence of
       Understanding in a Grounding Model.
15:00: Mark Buckley and Magdalena Wolska. Towards Modelling and Using
       Common Ground in Tutorial Dialogue.
15:30: David DeVault and Matthew Stone. Managing ambiguities across
       utterances in dialogue.
16:00: Coffee + Posters
17:00: Jonathan Ginzburg, Raquel Fernández and David Schlangen. Unifying
       Self- and Other-Repair.
17:30: Ruth Kempson, Andrew Gargett and Eleni Gregoromichelaki.
       Incremental Fragment Construal.
18:00: End

Thursday, May 31

 9:00: Invited speaker: Ipke Wachsmuth. Embodied Communication with a
       Virtual Human.
10:00: Carlos Gomez Gallo, Gregory Aist, James Allen, William de Beaumont,
       Sergio Coria, Whitney Gegg-Harrison, Joana Pardal and Mary Swift.
       Annotating Continuous Understanding in a Multimodal Dialogue
10:30: Coffee
11:00: Silvia Quarteroni and Suresh Manandhar. A Chatbot-based Interactive
       Question Answering System.
11:30: Nate Blaylock. Towards Flexible, Domain-Independent Dialogue
       Management using Collaborative Problem Solving.
12:00: Fredrik Kronlid and Torbjörn Lager. Implementing the
       Information-State Update Approach to Dialogue Management in a
       Slightly Extended SCXML.
12:30: Lunch
14:30: Invited speaker: Renato De Mori. Recent advances in spoken language
15:30: Staffan Larsson. Coordinating on ad-hoc semantic systems in
16:00: Coffee + Posters
17:00: End
20:00: Dinner

Friday, June 1

 9:00: Invited speaker: Paul Piwek, David Hardcastle and Richard Power.
       Dialogue Games for Crosslingual Communication.
10:00: Francesca Foppolo. Between ''cost'' and ''default'': a new approach to
       Scalar Implicature.
10:30: Coffee + Posters
11:30: Ariel Cohen. Incredulity Questions.
12:00: Pat Healey, Carl Vogel and Arash Eshghi. Group Dialects in an
       Online Community.
12:30: Gregory Aist, James Allen, Ellen Campana, Carlos Gomez Gallo, Scott
       Stoness, Mary Swift and Michael Tanenhaus. Incremental
       understanding in human-computer dialogue and experimental evidence
       for advantages over nonincremental methods.
13:00: Lunch/end


   Registration and accommodation information are available on the web
   site: http://www.cimec.unitn.it/events/decalog/index.htm


   Ron Artstein (program co-chair)
   Laure Vieu (program co-chair)
   Massimo Poesio (local arrangements)
   Co-organizers: LUNA -- Spoken language understanding in multilingual
      communication systems

   If you have any questions, please write to one of the human
   organizers (not the institutional co-organizer). We do not have a
   dedicated email address.


   CIMeC -- Center for Mind/Brain Sciences  http://www.cimec.unitn.it/

   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)
   Twendial'98 (Twente)
   Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
   GÖTALOG 2000 (Gothenburg)
   BI-DIALOG 2001 (Bielefeld)
   EDILOG 2002 (Edinburgh)
   DiaBruck 2003 (Saarbruecken)
   CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
   DIALOR'05 (Nancy)
   BRANDIAL 2006 (Potsdam)

   (see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )

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