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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: semdial 2013: DialDam: Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, 16-18 Dec 2013, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS


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.




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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


Raquel Fernandez (University of Amsterdam)
David Schlangen (Bielefeld University)