5th Workshop on
January 8th, 2007
Description of the Workshop
The fifth workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems will focus on dialogue systems for Robots or Virtual Humans. We encourage submission of papers presenting successful adaptive dialogue systems as well as papers on potential drawbacks (or challenges).
Topics addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to the following, especially in the context of dialogue systems for robots or virtual humans:
This is the fifth workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems. The first workshop was organised at IJCAI-99 in Stockholm, the second workshop took place at IJCAI-2001 in Seattle, and the third workshop was held at IJCAI-2003 in Acapulco. The the fourth workshop was held at IJCAI-2005 at Edinburgh.
Who should attend
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners that work on the development of communication models that support robust and efficient interaction in natural language, both for commercial dialogue systems and in basic research.
It should be of interest also for anyone studying dialogue and multimodal interfaces and how to coordinate different information sources. This involves theoretical as well as practical research, e.g. empirical evaluations of usability, formalization of dialogue phenomena and development of intelligent interfaces for various applications, especially Robotics and virtual reality.
The workshop will encourage the participation of both system builders and theoretically oriented researchers, thus creating a forum for discussion across vocational and disciplinary borders. While taking practical applications and implemented dialogue systems as our point of departure, we emphasize the potential contributions of theoretical and empirical research: applications are the best testbeds for evaluating the usefulness and originality of theories and ideas.
The workshop will be kept small, with a maximum of 40 participants. Preference will be given to active participants selected on the basis of their submitted papers.
Each paper will be given ample time for discussion, more than what is customary at a conference. As said above, we encourage contributions of a critical or comparative nature that provide fuel for discussion. We also invite people to share their experiences of implementing and coordinating knowledge modules in their dialogue systems, and integrating dialogue components to other applications.
SubmissionsPapers may be any of the following types:
Papers should be submitted by web by registering at the following address: http://www.easychair.org/krpd07
Organizing CommitteeDavid Traum (Chair)
Institute for Creative Technologies
University of Southern California
13274 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90405 USA
tel: +1 (310) 574-5729
fax: +1 (310) 574-5725
Jan Alexandersson (Co-Chair)
Arne Jönsson (Co-Chair)
Ingrid Zukerman (Co-Chair)