Call for Papers



SemDial 2021 - PotsDial
THE 25TH WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE
20-22 September 2021
Potsdam // The Internet



PotsDial will be the 25th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. In 2021 the workshop will be hosted by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Potsdam, Germany. (If the pandemic situation allows for it, there will be a local component for those who want to travel to Potsdam, but fully remote participation, including presentation, will be possible. Please see the website for updates closer to the date.)

WEBSITE:

http://semdial2021.ling.uni-potsdam.de

INVITED SPEAKERS:

  • TBD.

SCOPE:

We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue, including, but not limited to:

  • the dynamics of agents’ information states in dialogue
  • common ground/mutual belief
  • goals, intentions and commitments in communication
  • turn-taking and interaction control
  • semantic/pragmatic interpretation in dialogue
  • dialogue and discourse structure
  • categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora
  • child-adult interaction
  • the psycholinguistics of dialogue
  • language learning through dialogue
  • gesture, gaze, and intonational meaning in communication
  • multimodal and multi-party dialogue
  • conversation analysis applied to human/agent interaction
  • interpretation and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
  • dialogue management
  • designing and evaluating dialogue systems

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors should submit an anonymous paper of at most 8 pages of content (additional pages are allowed for references). Formatting instructions and the URL of the submission site will be available on the PotsDial website.

Concurrent submission policy: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information, using a footnote on the title page of the submissions. SemDial 2021 cannot accept work for publication or presentation that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submissions due 31 May 2021
Notification 10 July 2021
Final version due 15 August 2021
PotsDial 20-22 September 2021

There will be a later call for 2-page abstracts describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, with submission deadline 20 August. Submission to this track can be non-archival on request.

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME CHAIRS:

Contact: semdial2021.progchairs@gmail.com

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

TBD.

LOCAL ORGANISATION:

  • Jana Götze (Department Linguistics, University of Potsdam)
  • David Schlangen (Department Linguistics, University of Potsdam)

Contact: semdial2021.organizers@gmail.com

SEMDIAL BOARD CHAIRS:

http://semdial.org/