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[dbjapan] 【〆切延長】CFP: WOCHAT & DBDC 2019 (deadline: January 23, 2019)


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CFP: WOCHAT & DBDC 2019

Workshop on Chatbots and Conversational Agent Technologies & Dialogue Breakdown Detection Challenge
@ IWSDS 2019 (https://iwsds2019.unikore.it/)

Workshop Description

Although chat-oriented dialogue systems have been around for many years (almost fifty years indeed,
if we consider Weizenbaum's Eliza system as the starting milestone), they have been recently gaining
a lot of popularity in both research and commercial arenas. From the commercial stand point,
chat-oriented dialogue seems to be providing an excellent means to engage users for entertainment
purposes, as well as to give a more human-like appearance to established vertical goal-oriented
dialogue systems.

From the research perspective, on the other hand, this kind of systems poses interesting challenges
and problems to the research community. The main objective of the workshop is to bring together
researchers working on problems related to chat-oriented dialogue for promoting discussion and
knowledge sharing about the state-of-the-art and novel techniques in this field, as well as to
coordinate a collaborative effort to collect/generate data, resources and evaluation protocols for
future research in this area.

Topics of Interest

This workshop invites original research contributions on all aspects of chat-oriented dialogue,
including closely related areas such as knowledge representation and reasoning, language generation,
and natural language understanding, among others. In this sense the workshop will invite for both
long and short paper submissions in areas including (but not restricted to):

- Chat-oriented dialogue systems
- Data collections and resources
- Information extraction
- Natural language understanding
- General domain knowledge representation
- Common sense and reasoning
- Natural language generation
- Emotion detection and generation
- Sense of humor detection and generation
- Chat-oriented dialogue evaluation
- User studies and system evaluation
- Multimodal human-computer interaction

In the workshop, there will be a slot for Dialogue Breakdown Detection Challenge.
(see the details of the previous challenge at https://dbd-challenge.github.io/dbdc3/)
The challenge will follow a different timeline; we announce the details soon.

Paper Format and Submissions

Paper submissions to WOCHAT should follow the IWSDS 2019 paper submission policy: single-blind
review and in Springer LNCS format (https://iwsds2019.unikore.it/call-for-paper).

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers (up to 12 pages) or short papers (up to 8
pages). Paper submissions must be done in electronic format through the IWSDS 2009 Conference
Submission page (https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=81335471.oDm5m3UuCGJG2I8K) where you
must select "WOCHAT" under the available submission categories.

Important Dates

・Extended January 23, 2019: Paper Submission Deadline (January 15, 2019)
・Extended February 1, 2019: Paper Acceptance Notification (January 25, 2019)
・February 15, 2019, 2019: Camera Ready Version Deadline
・April 24-26, 2019: WOCHAT @ IWSDS 2019 in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

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Ryuichiro Higashinaka
NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories. NTT Corp. 
1-1 Hikarinooka, Yokosuka, 239-0847 Japan.
phone: +81-46-859-2027 fax: +81-46-855-1054