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===Conversational User Interfaces Conference (CUI) 2019===
August 22nd-23rd 2019
Dublin, Ireland
Website: www.cui2019.com

===Motivation===
Through the commercial success of intelligent personal assistant devices 
such as Alexa and Google Home, to the growth of the use of chatbots in 
commercial setting, the number of language and conversation based 
interactions is growing. Developing from successful workshops at both 
ACM CHI and ACM Mobile HCI, the CUI conference looks to bring together 
researchers and industry representatives interested in human centered 
issues in the field of speech and text based conversational and language 
based interfaces. The conference aims to be a leading venue to present 
work related to human-machine conversation, broadly defined.

===Conference Structure===
CUI will be a 2 day, single track conference, held in the heart of 
Dublin, Ireland.

The conference welcomes cutting edge human centered contributions in the 
areas of, but not limited to:
voice user interfaces, conversational interaction through technology, 
text based conversational interfaces, chatbots, speech interfaces, 
speech synthesis, speech recognition, dialogue management, 
conversational interface design insights, speech interface theory 
development, methods for conversational user interface development and 
evaluation.

===Confirmed Keynote===
Cosmin Munteanu (University of Toronto Mississauga)

==Submission Tracks===
**Full Paper**
4~6 page papers in ACM SIGCHI Proceedings format
These will be high quality original pieces of research relevant to the 
topics above. Each will be peer reviewed by 3 expert reviewers and, 
pending confirmation, archived in the ACM Digital Library.

**Provocation Papers**
2 pages in ACM Extended Abstract Format
These will be highly quality papers on controversial, risk taking or 
nascent ideas with the emphasis on potential to spark debate and 
discussion at the conference. These will be juried and, pending 
confirmation, archived in the ACM Digital Library.

**Showcase Track**
This track will showcase work from leading journals and conferences over 
the past 5 years (2014-Present) relevant to the conference. Authors from 
these papers will be asked to submit details of their paper to be 
presented (title, abstract, author list, presenting author, link to 
published paper). These will be assessed for importance, impact and 
relevance to the conference. Accepted showcase papers will be given an 
oral presentation slot at the conference.

===Submission Dates===
**Full Papers**
March 15th- Paper submission deadline
April 29th- Notification to authors

**Provocation Papers**
May 3rd- Paper submission deadline
May 21st- Notification to authors

**Showcase**
May 3rd- Submission deadline
May 21st- Notification to authors

All submission should be submitted through EasyChair- 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cui2019

===Conference General Chairs===
Benjamin R Cowan (University College Dublin)
Leigh Clark (University College Dublin)

===Track Chairs===
Full Paper: Julie Berndsen (University College Dublin); Martin Porcheron 
(University of Nottingham)
Provocation Papers: Jens Edlund (KTH Stockholm)
Showcase: Matthew Aylett (Cereproc); Eva Szekely (KTH Stockholm)

===Confirmed Program Committee===
Joel Fischer (University of Nottingham)
Stuart Reeves (University of Nottingham)
Cosmin Munteanu (University of Toronto Mississauga)
Christine Murad (University of Toronto Mississauga)
Marguerite Barry (University College Dublin)
Ilaria Torre (Trinity College Dublin)
Emer Gilmartin (Trinity College Dublin)
Stephan Schlogl (MCI Management Center Innsbruck)
Maria Wolters (Edinburgh University)
Joao Cabral (Trinity College Dublin)
Sebastien Lemaguer (Trinity College Dublin)
Kate Hone (Brunel University)
Michael McTear (Ulster University)
Vincent Wade (Trinity College Dublin)
Pat Healy (Queen Mary, University of London)
Roger Moore (Sheffield University)
Martin Halvey (Strathclyde University)

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Benjamin R Cowan PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Information & Communication Studies
University College Dublin
Twitter: @BCowanHCI
Web: www.benjamincowan.com

NB- I do not check my email at weekends or much in the evening.
If anything is urgent please phone.
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