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brandial06 TENTH WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE (SEMDIAL) Potsdam (Germany) September 11-13 2006 brandial06 will be the tenth 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. The SemDial conferences are always stimulating and fun, and Potsdam/Berlin is a great place to visit. INVITED SPEAKERS: - James Allen (University of Rochester, USA) - Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany) - Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University and ZAS, Germany) - Emanuel Schegloff (University of California LA, USA) SUBMISSIONS: 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 For the first time, we will have a special session (one afternoon), on ** Visual Attention and References to the Visual Situation ** chaired by Massimo Poesio and Hannes Rieser. (Committee: Sarah Brown-Schmidt (University of Illinois at Urbana), John Kelleher (Dublin Institute of Technology), Pia Knoeferle (University of the Saarland), Geert-Jan Kruijff (DFKI).) Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): linguistic and philosophical studies of deixis; eye-tracking studies of reference resolution in situated language use; and computational models of deictic references and reference interpretation. As always, especially encouraged are interdisciplinary submissions, e.g., providing a sound theoretical analysis based on solid empirical evidence. SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages (for talks with a duration of 25' plus 10' discussion) via the web-site (please indicate if you are submitting for the special session). Please see the website for details on formatting, etc. (Submissions are now open!) WEBSITE: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/brandial IMPORTANT DATES: Submissions due: May 12th, 2006 ** Extended to May 17th ** Notification: July 3rd, 2006 Final version due: August 4th, 2006 Conference: September 11-13, 2006 There will be a later call for short abstracts describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, with submission deadline in July. PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Jan Alexandersson (DFKI, Saarbruecken) Ellen Bard (University of Edinburgh) Johan Bos (Universita di Roma La Sapienza) Justine Cassell (Northwestern University) Matthew Crocker (Universitaet des Saarlandes) Paul Dekker (University of Amsterdam) Raquel Fernandez (University of Potsdam) (co-chair) Simon Garrod (University of Glasgow) Jonathan Ginzburg (King's College, London) Pat Healey (Queen Mary University of London) Rodger Kibble (Goldsmiths University of London) Alistair Knott (University of Otago) Joern Kreutel (Semantic Edge and University of Potsdam) Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (Universitaet des Saarlandes) Staffan Larsson (Gothenburg University) Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh) Oliver Lemon (University of Edinburgh) Colin Matheson (University of Edinburgh) Nicolas Maudet (Universite Paris Dauphine) Philippe Muller (Universite Paul Sabatier) Yukiko Nakano (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology) Manfred Pinkal (Universitaet des Saarlandes) Massimo Poesio (University of Essex) Matt Purver (CSLI Stanford) Hannes Rieser (Universitaet Bielefeld) David Schlangen (Universitaet Potsdam) (co-chair) Michael Strube (EML Research) Takenobu Tokunaga (Tokyo Institute of Technology) David Traum (ICT, University of Southern California) (co-chair) ORGANISATION: The workshop will take place in Potsdam at the ``Neues Palais'' campus at the edge of beautiful Park Sanssouci. The local committee is chaired by David Schlangen and Raquel Fernandez. 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/) DIABRUCK'03 (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/)
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