LREC 2000 workshop
From spoken dialogue to full natural interactive dialogue.
Held in conjunction with the
Athens, Greece Monday 29 May 2000, 8.50-13.20
Naturalness, as perceived by the user, is closely connected to properties such as allowed user utterance length, grammar, vocabulary, style and initiative. Depending on task and situation, perceived naturalness is also connected to how the user can interact with the system. In human-human communication we normally do not restrict ourselves to using speech-only but also include gesture, facial expression, and bodily posture and we often draw on other information sources such as diagrams, maps and drawings.
Natural interactive dialogue and conversational systems are moving centre-stage because of increasing interest in adding other modalities to achieve a larger potential than speech alone can offer. Several recent conversational prototype systems include one or several natural interaction modalities in addition to speech. However, there are many open questions and unsolved or insufficiently explored problems related to extending spoken dialogue management and dialogue interfaces to enable increased natural interactivity.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers and developers in the
area of natural interactive dialogue. The goal of the workshop is to highlight
and evaluate empirically based theories and methods for natural multimodal
conversational dialogue management and dialogue interfaces, and their evaluation.
Focus will be on key issues such as dialogue initiative, reference, communicative
acts, feedback, and cooperativity. See also the more detailed list of proposed
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 27 March 2000
Deadline for submission of accepted papers: 10 April 2000
Workshop: 29 May 2000
Final paper style format is available here.
Participation in the workshop is limited by the venue. Requests
for participation will be processed on a first come first served basis.
Registration is handled by the LREC Secretariat.
Phone: +30 1 6800959
Niels Ole Bernsen, Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory, Odense, Denmark
Justine Cassell, MIT Media Lab, USA
Ronald Cole, Center for Spoken Language Understanding, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Björn Granström, Dept. of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Sweden
Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Dominic W. Massaro, Dept. of Psychology, University of California, USA
David McNeill, Dept. of Psychology, University of Chicago, USA
Sharon Oviatt, Center for Human-Computer Communication, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology, USA
Oliviero Stock, IRST, Italy
Jan van Kuppevelt, IMS, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory
Science Park 10
5230 Odense M, Denmark
Phone: +45 65 50 35 53
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