The 18th annual Young Researchers’ Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems
(YRRSDS) <> will be held in
Edinburgh (collocated with SIGdial) on September 5th and 6th, 2022.

YRRSDS ( is an annual workshop for graduate
students, postdoctoral students, and junior researchers working on spoken
dialogue systems in both academia and industry. The workshop serves as an
interdisciplinary forum for creative thinking about current issues in
spoken dialogue systems research and helps to create an international
network of young researchers working in the field.

We invite researchers at an early stage of their career (no age limit) to
submit a 2-page position paper.

This should include their past, present and future work, a short bio, and
topic suggestions for discussions. Poster presentation by all participants
is expected. However, posters need only present current work and not
necessarily be from a published paper.

*Submission topics include, but are not limited to*:

•  Open domain, task-oriented dialogue, and chat systems

•  Models of dialogue: statistical, symbolic, and hybrid approaches

•  Dialogue state tracking and policy learning for dialogue management

•  Spoken language understanding and natural language generation for

•  Evaluation methodology for dialogue systems

•  Semantics, pragmatics, and context in dialogue systems

•  Incremental spoken dialogue systems

•  Situated interaction with virtual and robotic agents

•  Psycholinguistic influences on dialogue system design

•  Establishing social relationships and engagement with the user

•  Data collection and dataset sharing for statistical models

•  Industry development cycles, requirements, and applications

Important Dates

Submission open April 20th 2022

Submission deadline June 27th 2022

Acceptance notification July 28th 2022

Registration open June 27th 2022

YRRSDS 2022 September 5th-6th 2022

Looking forward to meeting you there!

Best wishes,

Stefan Larson, on behalf of YRRSDS 2022 Organizing Committee

Angus Addlesee, Heriot-Watt University

Selina Meyer, University of Regensburg

Vojtěch Hudeček, Charles University

Sébastien Montella, Orange Labs / Aix-Marseille University

Mayank Soni, Trinity College Dublin

Carel van Niekerk, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

Christian Geishauser, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

Javier Chiyah-Garcia, Heriot-Watt University

Stefan Larson, Vanderbilt University

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