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SIGDIAL 2013 CONFERENCE 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue
                        Metz, France
                     22-24 August 2013

Note: SigDial 2013 will start one day earlier than previously announced, and 
will run 2.5 days this year.


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 
conference proceedings.

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 
(, 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]


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 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)


General Co-Chairs
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

Mentoring Chair
Kallirroi Georgila, University of Southern California Institute for Creative 

Local Chair
Olivier Pietquin, Supelec, France

Sponsorships Chair
Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA

SIGDIAL President
Tim Paek, Microsoft Research, USA

SIGDIAL Vice President
Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA

SIGDIAL Secretary/Treasurer
Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland

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