The 17th SemDial Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

Abbreviated Title: 
SemDial 2013 (DialDam)
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
10 Sep 2013
Event Dates: 
16 Dec 2013 - 18 Dec 2013
City: 
Amsterdam
Country: 
The Netherlands
Contact: 
Raquel Fernandez
Contact Email: 
raquel [dot] fernandez [at] uva [dot] nl

SemDial 2013 - DialDam
THE 17TH WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE
16-18 December 2013, Amsterdam

DialDam will be the 17th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. In 2013 the workshop will be hosted by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, and will be collocated with the Amsterdam Colloquium.

WEBSITE

http://www.illc.uva.nl/semdial/dialdam/

NVITED SPEAKERS

- Danielle Matthews (University of Sheffield)
- Matthew Stone (Rutgers University)
- Marc Swerts (Tilburg University)

SCOPE

We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue, including, but not limited to:

- the dynamics of agents' information states in dialogue
- common ground/mutual belief
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- turn-taking and interaction control
- semantic/pragmatic interpretation in dialogue
- dialogue and discourse structure
- categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora
- child-adult interaction
- language learning through dialogue
- gesture, gaze, and intonational meaning in communication
- multimodal dialogue
- interpretation and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- dialogue management
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems

SUBMISSIONS

Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages of content (up to 2 additional pages are allowed for references). Formatting instructions and the URL of the submission site are available on the DialDam website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions due: 10 September 2013
Notification: 20 October 2013
Final version due: 15 November 2013
DialDam: 16-18 December 2013
Amsterdam Colloquium: 18-20 December 2013

There will be a later call for 2-page abstracts describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, with submission deadline 4 November.

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME CHAIRS

Raquel Fernandez (University of Amsterdam)
Amy Isard (Edinburgh University)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Ron Artstein, Ellen G. Bard, Luciana Benotti, Claire Beyssade, Nate Blaylock, Holly Branigan, Susan Brennan, Sarah Brown-Schmidt, Mark Core, Paul Dekker, David DeVault, Simon Dobnik, Jens Edlund, Raquel Fernandez, Victor Ferreira, Claire Gardent, Kallirroi Georgila, Jonathan Ginzburg, Amy Isard, Andrew Kehler, Ruth Kempson, Emiel Krahmer, Staffan Larsson, Alex Lascarides, Oliver Lemon, Colin Matheson, Danielle Matthews, Gregory Mills, Chris Potts, Laurent Prevot, Matthew Purver, Hannes Rieser, David Schlangen, Gabriel Skantze, Amanda Stent, Matthew Stone, David Traum, Nigel Ward, and Henk Zeevat.

LOCAL ORGANISATION

Ines Crespo & Raquel Fernandez
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam

SEMDIAL BOARD CHAIRS

Raquel Fernandez (University of Amsterdam)
David Schlangen (Bielefeld University)
http://www.illc.uva.nl/semdial/