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Monday, April 11, 2016 by Chris Wellekens



The 17th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2016) will be located in the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technology, Los Angeles, CA, USA. SIGDIAL will be held September 13-15.

The SIGDIAL venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting edge research in discourse and dialogue to both academic and industry researchers. Continuing with a series of sixteen successful previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest areas of discourse and dialogue. The conference is sponsored by the SIGdial organization, which serves as the Special Interest Group in discourse and dialogue for both ACL and ISCA.


We welcome formal, corpus-based, system-building or analytical work on discourse and dialogue including but not restricted to the following themes and

- Discourse Processing and Dialogue Systems
- Corpora, Tools and Methodology
- Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling
- Computational Sociolinguistics
- Collaborative Process Analysis
- Dimensions of Interaction
- Open Domain Dialogue
- Style, Voice and Personality in Spoken Dialogue and Written Text
- Applications of Dialogue and Discourse Processing Technology
- Novel Methods for Generation Within Dialogue

Call for Special Session Proposals

The SIGDIAL organizers welcome the submission of special session proposals.
SIGDIAL special session has the length of a regular session at the conference and may be organized as a poster session, a poster session with panel discussion, or an oral presentation session. Note that Special Session papers can include papers that appear in the SIGDIAL proceedings and/or papers which do not appear in the proceedings. The only firm requirement is that papers which appear in the SIGDIAL proceedings must follow the same review process as normal SIGDIAL papers. Reviews for these papers are managed by the PC as usual. The special session organizers may suggest reviewers for the special session, but that is the extent of their involvement in reviewing special session papers which appear in the SIGDIAL proceedings. Special session organizers can decide how to handle SIGDIAL rejected papers--for example, they may invite papers which will not appear in the proceedings to still be presented. Special sessions may, at the discretion of the SIGDIAL organizers, be held as parallel sessions.

Those wishing to organize a special session should prepare a two-page proposal
(i)   Summary of the topic of the special session;
(ii)  List of organizers and sponsors;
(iii) List of people who may submit and participate;
(iv)  Requested format (poster/panel/oral session).

These proposals should be sent to conference[at] by the special session proposal deadline. Special session proposals will be reviewed jointly by the general and program co-chairs.

Special Session Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, 1 March 2016 (23:59, GMT-11) Special Session Notification: Sunday, 27 March 2016

* General SIGDIAL call for papers will be posted in Feb 2016.


General Chairs
Raquel Fernandez, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Wolfgang Minker, Ulm University, Germany

Program Chairs
Giuseppe Carenini, The University of British Columbia, Canada Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Japan

Local Chairs
Ron Artstein, University of Southern California, USA Alesia Gainer, University of Southern California, USA

Mentoring Chair
Pierre Lison, University of Oslo, Norway

Sponsorships Chair
Ethan Selfridge, Interactions Corporation, USA

SIGdial President
Amanda Stent, Yahoo! Labs, USA

SIGdial Vice President
Jason Williams, Microsoft Research, USA

SIGdial Secretary/Treasurer
Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland _______________________________________________
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