Programme


PDT (-07) EDT (-04) CEST JST (+09) Mon, 20.9. Tue, 21.9. Wed, 22.09. CEST
23:30 02:30 08:30 15:30 Registration 08:30
00:00 03:00 09:00 16:00 Registration 09:00
00:30 03:30 09:30 16:30 Keynote 2: How to Escape the Encodingism Stranglehold: Dynamic Syntax, Process and Interaction
Ruth Kempson
Chair: Robin Cooper
Keynote 3: Leveraging the wisdom of the crowd to realize a character-like chatbot
Ryuichiro Higashinaka
Chair: Kallirroi Georgila
09:30
01:00 04:00 10:00 17:00 10:00
01:30 04:30 10:30 17:30 Coffee break Coffee break 10:30
02:00 05:00 11:00 18:00 Session 2
Chair: Christine Howes
Challenging evidential non-challengeability
Vesela Simeonova
Session 4
Chair: Julian Hough
Speaker intimacy in chat-talks: Analysis and recognition based on verbal and non-verbal information
Yuya Chiba, Yoshihiro Yamazaki and Akinori Ito
11:00
02:30 05:30 11:30 18:30 The role of definitions in coordinating on perceptual meanings
Staffan Larsson
Dialogue act classification is a laughing matter
Vladislav Maraev, Bill Noble, Chiara Mazzocconi and Christine Howes
11:30
03:00 06:00 12:00 19:00 Registration Construction coordination in first and second language acquisition
Arabella Sinclair and Raquel Fernández
Justifiable reasons for everyone: Dialogical reasoning in patients with schizophrenia
Christine Howes, Ellen Breitholtz, Mary Lavelle and Robin Cooper
12:00
03:30 06:30 12:30 19:30 Lunch break Lunch break 12:30
04:00 07:00 13:00 20:00 13:00
04:30 07:30 13:30 20:30 Welcome Poster Session 1 Session 5
Chair: Raquel Fernández
The language of persuasion, negotiation and trust
José David Lopes and Helen Hastie
13:30
05:00 08:00 14:00 21:00 Session 1
Chair: Malihe Alikhani
The red cup on the left: Reference, coreference and attention in visual dialogue
Simon Dobnik and Vera Silfversparre
Don't you think that a rhetorical question can convey an argument?
Denis Ioussef, Ellen Breitholtz and Christine Howes
14:00
05:30 08:30 14:30 21:30 Detecting interlocutor confusion in situated human-avatar dialogue: A pilot study
Na Li, John D. Kelleher and Robert Ross
What do you mean by negotiation? Annotating social media discussions about word meaning
Bill Noble, Kate Viloria, Staffan Larsson and Asad Sayeed
14:30
06:00 09:00 15:00 22:00 Generating personalized dialogue via multi-task meta-learning
Jing Yang Lee, Kong Aik Lee and Woon Seng Gan
Coffee break Goodbye // Coffee Break 15:00
06:30 09:30 15:30 22:30 Context is key: Annotating situated dialogue relations in multi-floor dialogue
Claire Bonial, Mitchell Abrams, Anthony L. Baker, Taylor Hudson, Stephanie M. Lukin, David Traum and Clare R. Voss
Session 3
Chair: Ellen Breitholtz
"By the way, do you like Spider Man?" --- Towards a social planning model for rapport
Alafate Abulimiti, Jonathan Ginzburg and Justine Cassell
15:30
07:00 10:00 16:00 23:00 Coffee break Speech planning interferes with language comprehension: Evidence from semantic illusions in question-response sequences
Mathias Barthel
16:00
07:30 10:30 16:30 23:30 Keynote 1: Human-aware conversational agents
Stefan Kopp
Chair: David Schlangen
Poster Session 2 16:30
08:00 11:00 17:00 00:00 17:00
08:30 12:00 17:30 00:30 BoF / Unconference Business Meeting 17:30
09:00 12:30 18:00 01:00 Social event
18:00
09:30 13:00 18:30 01:30 Social event
18:30
10:00 13:30 19:00 02:00 19:00
10:30 14:00 19:30 02:30 19:30
11:00 14:30 20:00 03:00 20:00

Invited speakers


   Ryuichiro Higashinaka

Professor at Nagoya University

Leveraging the wisdom of the crowd to realize a character-like chatbot


   Ruth Kempson

Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at King’s College London

How to Escape the Encodingism Stranglehold: Dynamic Syntax, Process and Interaction


   Stefan Kopp

Head of the Social Cognitive Systems Group at the Faculty of Technology and the Research Center on “Cognitive Interaction Technology” (CITEC) at Bielefeld University

Human-aware conversational agents


Accepted Long Papers

“By the way, do you like Spider Man?” — Towards A Social Planning Model for Rapport
Alafate Abulimiti, Jonathan Ginzburg and Justine Cassell | pdf | slides

Speech Planning Interferes with Language Comprehension: Evidence from Semantic Illusions in Question-Response Sequences
Mathias Barthel | pdf

Context Is Key: Annotating Situated Dialogue Relations in Multi-floor Dialogue
Claire Bonial, Mitchell Abrams, Anthony L. Baker, Taylor Hudson, Stephanie M. Lukin, David Traum and Clare R. Voss | pdf | slides

Speaker Intimacy in Chat-Talks: Analysis and Recognition based on Verbal and Non-Verbal Information
Yuya Chiba, Yoshihiro Yamazaki and Akinori Ito | pdf

The Red Cup on the Left: Reference, Coreference and Attention in Visual Dialogue
Simon Dobnik and Vera Silfversparre | pdf | slides

Justifiable Reasons for Everyone: Dialogical Reasoning in Patients with Schizophrenia
Christine Howes, Ellen Breitholtz, Mary Lavelle and Robin Cooper | pdf | slides

Don’t You Think that a Rhetorical Question Can Convey an Argument?
Denis Ioussef, Ellen Breitholtz and Christine Howes | pdf | slides

The Role of Definitions in Coordinating on Perceptual Meanings
Staffan Larsson | pdf | slides

Generating Personalized Dialogue via Multi-Task Meta-Learning
Jing Yang Lee, Kong Aik Lee and Woon Seng Gan | pdf | slides

Detecting Interlocutor Confusion in Situated Human-Avatar Dialogue: A Pilot Study
Na Li, John D. Kelleher and Robert Ross | pdf | slides

The Language of Persuasion, Negotiation and Trust
José David Lopes and Helen Hastie | pdf | slides

Dialogue Act Classification is a Laughing Matter
Vladislav Maraev, Bill Noble, Chiara Mazzocconi and Christine Howes | pdf | slides

What Do You Mean by Negotiation? Annotating Social Media Discussions About Word Meaning
Bill Noble, Kate Viloria, Staffan Larsson and Asad Sayeed | pdf | slides

Challenging Evidential Non-Challengeability
Vesela Simeonova | pdf | slides

Construction Coordination in First and Second Language Acquisition
Arabella Sinclair and Raquel Fernández | pdf | slides


Accepted Poster Abstracts

Annotating Events and Entities in Dialogue
Tatiana Anikina and Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová | pdf | poster

What Do You Mean? Eliciting Enthymemes in Text-Based Dialogue
Ebba Axelsson Nord, Vladislav Maraev, Ellen Breitholtz and Christine Howes | pdf | poster

The Deictic Nature of Speech Act Reference
Friederike Buch | pdf | poster

Identity Models for Role-Play Dialogue Characters
Patricia Chaffey and David Traum | pdf | poster

Can Rule-Based Chatbots Outperform Neural Models Without Pre-Training in Small Data Situations?: A Preliminary Comparison of AIML and Seq2Seq
Md Mabrur Husan Dihyat and Julian Hough | pdf | poster

From Local Hesitations to Global Impressions of a Speaker’s Feeling of Knowing
Tanvi Dinkar, Beatrice Biancardi and Chloé Clavel | pdf | poster

Exploring the Personality of Virtual Tutors in Conversational Foreign Language Practice
Johanna Dobbriner, Cathy Ennis and Robert Ross | pdf | poster

Getting from A to B: Exploring Floor State Transitions in Conversation
Emer Gilmartin and Marcin Włodarczak | pdf | poster

Annotating Low-Confidence Questions Improves Classifier Performance
Stephanie Hernandez and Ron Artstein | pdf | poster

Situated UMR for Multimodal Interactions
Kenneth Lai, Richard Brutti, Lucia Donatelli and James Pustejovsky | pdf | poster

Investigating non lexical markers of the language of schizophrenia in spontaneous conversations
Chuyuan Li, Maxime Amblard, Chloé Braud, Caroline Demily, Nicolas Franck and Michel Musiol (non-archival) | poster

Challenges for the Conversational Entity Dialog Model
Wolfgang Maier and Stefan Ultes | pdf | poster

Conflict Search Graph for Common Ground Consistency Checks in Dialogue Systems
Maria Di Maro, Antonio Origlia and Francesco Cutugno | pdf | poster

Slurring Speech and Invited Inference
Mihaela Popa-Wyatt (non-archival) | poster