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CUI 2019 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces. 22nd-23rd August 2019. Dublin, Ireland.
(ACM SIGCHI In Co-Operation)
https://www.cui2019.com <https://www.cui2019.com/>

We’re delighted to announce that registration for CUI 2019 is open. To register head to: https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=CONFHCI <https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=CONFHCI>.

*Prices*

Late & Onsite Registration: €350

Industry-only One-Day Rate: €175 

Student Discounted Rate: €175 (Please note, proof of student status is required to be sent to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> after registration)

For further questions, please contact [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

The programme can be viewed at https://www.cui2019.com/programme.html <https://www.cui2019.com/programme.html>.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Dublin!

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==About CUI 2019==

CUI 2019 is the 1st annual International Conference on Conversational 
User Interfaces. It aims to be the premier interdisciplinary conference 
for researchers and practitioners across the world to discuss the latest 
in conversational interface technology. This inaugural event will take 
place in Dublin, Ireland on 22nd-23rd August 2019 and will be hosted in 
the heart of the city centre. The conference holds ACM SIGCHI In 
Co-Operation status.

There has been an increasing interest in language based interactions 
with technology. 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 settings, the number of natural language 
and conversation based interactions is growing. Although there is growth 
in this area, with much technical effort being applied and promoted in 
these areas (e.g. Interspeech, SIGDIAL), there is comparatively little 
promotion of and exploration of important human-computer interaction and 
design based issues. This event, growing from successful workshops at 
both ACM CHI and ACM Mobile HCI, looks to begin to develop an 
independent yet collaborative community with specific interest in theory 
based and applied scientific issues in the field of speech and text based 
conversational user interfaces. The event looks to bring together the 
ISCA and ACM SIGCHI communities to publish and promote insight and 
debate in this interesting and important discipline within language 
interfaces.

==Conference Structure==
CUI is a 2 day, single track conference, showcasing leading work in the area of language based interfaces.
It is being held in the heart of Dublin, Ireland.

The conference includes 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, text and language interface theory 
development, methods for conversational user interface development and 
evaluation, multi modal interaction where speech and language technologies are a major component. 

==Confirmed Keynote Speakers==
Susan E. Brennan (Stony Brook University)
Cosmin Munteanu (University of Toronto Mississauga)

==Paper Presentations==
The conference programme will include presentations of high quality peer reviewed research on cutting 
edge topics in speech, text and language technology interaction through full papers (32% acceptance rate), 
provocation papers (47.2% acceptance rate) and showcase papers (showcasing leading previously published papers in the field) as well as 
panels discussing critical future issues for the field. 

==Organising Committee==
Benjamin R Cowan (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Leigh Clark (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Julie Berndsen (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Martin Porcheron (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Jens Edlund (KTH Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden)
Kristiina Jokinen (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science 
and Technology, Japan)
Matthew Aylett (CereProc Ltd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Eva Szekely (KTH Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden)
Philip Doyle (Voysis Ltd., Dublin, Ireland)
Justin Edwards (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)

==Programme Committee==
Masahiro Araki (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan)
Marguerite Barry (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Timothy Bickmore (Northeastern University, Boston, United States)
Francesca Bonin (IBM Research Lab, Dublin, Ireland)
João Cabral (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Heloisa Candello (IBM Research Lab, São Paulo, Brazil)
Zoraida Callejas Carrión (University of Granada, Granada, Spain)
Loredana Cerrato (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Alena Denisova (City, University of London, London, United Kingdom)
Gavin Doherty (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Philip Doyle (Voysis Ltd., Dublin, Ireland)
Justin Edwards (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Joel Fischer (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Vasco Furtado (National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil)
Diego Garaialde (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Emer Gilmartin (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
David Griol (Charles III University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
Sandy Gould (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Martin Halvey (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Helen Hastie (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Pat Healey (Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom)
Kate Hone (Brunel University, London, United Kingdom)
Oliver Jokisch (Leipzig University of Telecommunications, Leipzig, Germany)
Kazunori Komatani (Osaka University, Osaka, Japan)
Stefan Kopp (Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany)
Divesh Lala (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)
David Large (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Sébastien Le Maguer (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Jean-Pierre Lorre (LINAGORA, Toulouse, France)
Ewa Luger (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Horia Maior (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Michael McTear (Ulster University, Belfast, United Kingdom)
Helen Meng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China)
Roger Moore (Sheffield University, Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Cosmin Munteanu (University of Toronto Mississauga, Toronto, Canada)
Christine Murad (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
Yasunari Obuchi (Tokyo University of Technology, Tokyo, Japan)
Abdulmalik Ofemile (FCT College of Education Zuba, Abuja, Nigeria)
Sharon Oviatt (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
Stuart Reeves (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Sergio Sayago (University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)
Stephan Schlögl (MCI Management Center, Innsbruck, Austria)
Gabriel Skantze (KTH Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden)
Jessica Szczuka (University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg and Essen, Germany)
Anja Thieme (Microsoft Research Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Ilaria Torre (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Julia Velkovska (Orange Labs, Paris, France)
Vincent Wade (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Peter Wallis (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom)
Dakuo Wang (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, United States)
Benjamin Weiss (audEERING, Munich, Germany)
Steve Whittaker (University of California at Santa Cruz, California, United States)
Maria Wolters (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Moustafa Zouinar (Orange Labs, Paris, France)

==Conference Partners==
Sponsors: TAGlab, University of Toronto; Voysis Ltd.
Supporters: Microsoft; BotMock
Partners: ADAPT Centre; The CogSIS Project (via Irish Research Council); University College Dublin;
HCI@UCD Group; ACM SIGCHI (In Co-Operation)


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