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                       Symposium on
         Dialogue Modelling and Generation

                    Vrije Universiteit
                  Amsterdam, Netherlands
                      July 6, 2005

to be held as part of the annual meeting of the
Society for Text & Discourse (ST&D) July 6-9, 2005 as
announced at

This symposium is intended to tackle issues in the semantics
and pragmatics of dialogue and dialogue generation. It aims
at bringing together those from the dialogue modelling and
language generation/production communities and will provide
an opportunity for researchers from a variety of
disciplines, including linguistics, computer science and
psycholinguistics, to exchange ideas.

We invite talks elaborating on important theoretical notions
in dialogue modelling -such as constraints (Asher &
Lascarides, 2003, and many other recent papers), the role of
domain knowledge (e.g., Ludwig, 2003, and, again, many more)
and the influence of social relations between interlocutors
on dialogue behaviour (going back to the seminal work by
Brown and Levinson, 1978)- and ask presenters to shed light
on these or other theoretically fruitful notions in dialogue
modelling by:

- relating them to issues in language generation/production
- drawing out similarities and differences between
  applications of such notions in discourse generation
  versus interpretation or
- describing computational/implemented models, in
  particular, for generation/production or
- comparing psycholinguistic with linguistic or engineering
  approaches to dialogue modelling.

The symposium will thus be a natural complement to ones
that deal with NL interpretation or structural properties of

Participants have to register for the main meeting

Program Committee (more to come):
Anton Benz, Syddansk Univ., Denmark
Harry Bunt, Tilburg Univ., Netherlands
Simon Garrod, Univ. of Glasgow, UK
Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Univ. des Saarlandes, Germany
Peter Kuehnlein, Univ. of Bielefeld, Germany
Colin Matheson, Univ. of Edinburgh, UK
Daniel Paiva, Univ. of Sussex, UK
Paul Piwek, ITRI, Univ. of Brighton, UK
Richard Power, ITRI, Univ. of Brighton, UK
Matthew Purver, CSLI, USA
Alison Sanford, Univ. of Strathclyde, UK
Claudia Sassen, Univ. of Dortmund, Germany
Donia Scott, ITRI, Univ. of Brighton, UK
Marilyn Walker, Univ. of Sheffield, UK

Claudia Sassen, Univ. of Dortmund, Germany
Paul Piwek, ITRI, Univ. of Brighton, UK
Peter Kuehnlein, Univ. of Bielefeld, Germany

Please submit an abstract of your talk to
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indicating that it is a proposal. Proposals should include a
cover page with the following:

   1. The title of the presentation
   2. Names and institutional affiliations all authors,
      including email addresses of all authors
   3. Contact Address for presenting author
   4. A 75-word abstract of the presentation for publication
      in the abstracts booklet and on the website.

In addition to the cover page, please include a 2-3 page
summary of the presentation with a title but no author
information (max. 1000 words, including bibliographic

The Symposium is endorsed by SIGGen

"A man talking sense to himself is no madder than
 a man talking nonsense not to himself."
(Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead)