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CUI 2019 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces 
(ACM SIGCHI In Co-Operation)  <>  

Showcase Track
*****March 1st @ 23:59 GMT- Submission deadline*****

CUI 2019 is looking to showcase work from 2014-2019 related to all aspects of Conversational User Interfaces. These will be work from leading journals and conferences published over the last 5 years relevant (but not limited) to aspects of:

- voice user experience
- 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
- multimodal interaction involving speech, text or other language based interfaces

  *Submission format and instructions*  <>   

Authors from relevant published papers are asked to submit details of the paper (title, abstract, author list, presenting author, link to published paper) on the EasyChair website:  <>  

Submissions will be assessed for importance, impact and relevance to the conference. Accepted showcase papers will be given an oral presentation slot at the conference.

*Important dates*

*****March 1st - Submission deadline*****

March 15th - Notification to authors

*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.

*Organising Committee*

Benjamin R Cowan (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)

Leigh Clark (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)

Julie Bernsden (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)
ustin Edwards (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)

Too brief? Here's why

Benjamin R Cowan PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Information & Communication Studies
University College Dublin
Twitter: @BCowanHCI

NB- I do not check my email at weekends or much in the evening.
If anything is urgent please phone.
Recent papers:
Clark, L., et al., (In Press). What Makes a Good Conversation? Challenges in Designing Truly Conversational Agents. Proceedings of CHI 2019, Glasgow, UK.

Pinder, C., Vermeulen, J., Cowan, B.R. & Beale, R. (2018). Digital Behaviour Change Interventions to Break and Form Habits. ACM TOCHI.

Gilmartin et al., (2018). Explorations in multiparty casual social talk and its relevance for social human machine dialogue. Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces, 12, 4, 297-308

Murad, C., Munteanu, C., Clark, L., & Cowan, B. R. (2018). Design guidelines for hands-free speech interaction. Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

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