SIGDIAL 2013 CONFERENCE 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue
22-24 August 2013
Note: SigDial 2013 will start one day earlier than previously announced, and
will run 2.5 days this year.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The SIGDIAL venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting
edge research in discourse and dialog to both academic and industry
researchers. Continuing with a series of thirteen successful previous
meetings, this conference spans the research interest areas of discourse and
dialogue. The conference is sponsored by the SIGDIAL organization, which
serves as the Special Interest Group on discourse and dialog for both ACL and
Topics of Interest
We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementation or analytical work on
discourse and dialog including but not restricted to the following themes and
- Discourse Processing and Dialog Systems
- Corpora, Tools and Methodology
- Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling
- Dimensions of Interaction
- Applications of Dialog and Discourse Processing Technology
For a detailed list, see the complete list of topics of interest on the
SIGDIAL 2013 website.
Special Theme: Discourse and Dialogue in Social Media
Processing language in social media has attracted a noticeable amount of
interest in recent years. Language in this new kind of media offers many
opportunities and challenges, from the point of view of discourse and
dialogue. To start with, an astounding amount of conversational data is
created each day on Twitter and Facebook, but also on many blogs.
Additionally, social media provides a window into a variety of human behaviors
that rarely appear in the controlled data sets our community is accustomed to
work with. We invite submissions on all aspects of discourse and dialogue
processing of language as used in a variety of social media platforms, from
Twitter and Facebook, to any type of blogs, micro-blogs, collaborative wikis,
and multimedia sharing sites. We particularly welcome contributions that
highlight new insights into discourse and dialogue phenomena in this new
genre, or describe new discourse and dialogue processing models emerging from
Dr Jerome R. Bellegarda, Apple Inc, USA
Prof Bonnie L. Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK
The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers, short papers,
and demo descriptions. All accepted submissions will be published in the
Long papers will be presented in full plenary presentations. They must be no
longer than 8 pages, including title, content, and examples. Two additional
pages are allowed for references and appendices, which may include extended
example discourses or dialogs, algorithms, graphical representations, etc.
Short papers will be featured in short plenary presentations, followed by
posters. They should be no longer than 4 pages, including title and content.
One additional page is allowed for references and appendices.
Demonstrations will be presented in special sessions, separate from short
paper presentations and poster sessions. Demo descriptions will appear in a
dedicated section of the proceedings and should be no longer than 3 pages,
including references. To encourage late breaking demos, demo submissions have
a later deadline.
Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications
must provide this information (see submission format). SIGDIAL 2013 cannot
accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been)
published elsewhere, except for demonstrations. Any questions regarding
submissions can be sent to the technical program co-chairs at
Authors are encouraged to submit additional supportive material such as video
clips or sound clips and examples of available resources for review purposes.
Submission is electronic using paper submission software at
All long, short, and demo submissions should follow the two-column ACL 2013
format. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft
Word style files tailored for the ACL 2013 conference. Submissions must
conform to the official ACL 2013 style guidelines
(http://acl2013.org/site/call.html), and they must be electronic in PDF. As in
most previous years, submissions will not be anonymous.
For several years, the SIGDIAL conference has offered a mentoring service.
Submissions with innovative core ideas that may need language (English) or
organizational assistance will be flagged for "mentoring" and conditionally
accepted with recommendation to revise with a mentor. An experienced mentor
who has previously published in the SIGDIAL venue will then help the authors
of these flagged papers prepare their submissions for publication. Any
questions about the mentoring service can be addressed to the mentoring chair,
Dr. Kallirroi Georgila, at kgeorgila[at]ict.usc.edu.
BEST PAPER AWARDS
In order to recognize significant advancements in dialog and discourse science
and technology, SIGDIAL will recognize two best paper awards. A selection
committee consisting of prominent researchers in the fields of interest will
select the recipients of the awards.
SIGDIAL offers a number of opportunities for sponsors. For more information,
email the conference organizers at sigdial-conf[at]sigdial.org.
DIALOGUE AND DISCOURSE
SIGDIAL authors are encouraged to submit their research to the journal
Dialogue and Discourse, which is endorsed by SIGDIAL.
Long and Short Papers
Paper Submission Deadline: Friday, 3 May 2013 (23:59, GMT-11)
Paper Notification: Friday, 21 June 2013
Final Paper Due
- For papers accepted subject
to receiving mentoring Friday, 19 July 2013
- For accepted papers Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Demo Paper Submission Deadline Tuesday, 2 July 2013 (23:59, GMT-11)
Demo Paper Notification Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Final Demo Paper Due Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Conference Thursday-Saturday, 22-24 August 2013 (Thu
morning - Saturday mid-day)
Maxine Eskenazi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Michael Strube, Heidelberg
Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany
Technical Program Co-Chairs
Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Jason D. Williams,
Microsoft Research, USA
Kallirroi Georgila, University of Southern California Institute for Creative
Olivier Pietquin, Supelec, France
Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA
Tim Paek, Microsoft Research, USA
SIGDIAL Vice President
Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA
Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
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