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Joao Magalhaes <[log in to unmask]>
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2nd International Workshop on Multimodal Conversational AI
@ACM Multimedia 2021, October 20-24, 2021, Chengdu, China

### Deadline: July 30

The ACM Multimedia Workshop on Multimodal Conversational AI aims to bring
together researchers and practitioners in the areas of multimodal
conversational AI.
Recently, conversational systems have seen a significant rise in demand due
to modern commercial applications using systems such as Amazon's Alexa,
Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Google Assistant. The research on
multimodal chatbots is a widely underexplored area, where users and the
conversational agent communicate by natural language and visual data.
Conversational agents are now becoming a commodity as a number of companies
push for this technology. The wide use of these conversational agents
exposes the many challenges in achieving more natural, human-like, and
engaging conversational agents. The research community is actively
addressing several of these challenges: how are visual and text data
related in user utterances? How to interpret the user intent? How to encode
multimodal dialog status? What are the ethical and legal aspects of
conversational AI?
The Multimodal Conversational AI workshop will be a forum where researchers
and practitioners share their experiences and brainstorm about success and
failures in the topic. It will also promote collaboration to strengthen the
conversational AI community at ACM Multimedia.

### Topics of Interest

- Visual conversations/dialogs
- Deep learning for multimodal conversational agents
- Preference elicitation in conversational agents
- Conversation state tracking models and online learning
- Recommendations in conversational systems
- Multimodal user intent understanding
- Opinion recommendation in conversational agents
- Supply/demand in conversational agents for e-commerce
- Reinforcement learning in conversational agents
- Resources and datasets
- Design and evaluation of conversational agents
- User-agent legal and ethical issues in conversational systems
- User-Agent experience design
- Conversational systems applications, including, but not limited to,
e-commerce, social-good, music, Web search, healthcare.

### Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers are up to 6 pages in length plus additional pages for references.
Papers will be refereed through double-blind peer review. The
proceedings will be distributed to all delegates at the conference.
All submissions must be written in English and be formatted according to
the ACM templates and guidelines. All papers should be submitted
electronically through the conference submission system.

### Timeline

- Submission: July 30
- Notification: August 26
- Camera-ready copy: September 2
- Workshop: October 20

### Organizers
- Joao Magalhaes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Alexander Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University, Language Technologies
- Ricardo G. Sousa, Farfetch, Portugal
- Carlos Santiago, ISR/IST, Portugal

ACM Multimedia 2022 General co-Chair
NOVA LINCS - Laboratory for Computer Science and Informatics
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal



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