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International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems (IWSDS 2012)

International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems (IWSDS 2012)

Towards a Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones.

Paris, France, November 28-30, 2012


Second Announcement

Following the success of IWSDS’2009 (Irsee, Germany), IWSDS’2010
(Gotemba Kogen Resort, Japan) and IWSDS’2011 (Granada, Spain),the
Fourth International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems (IWSDS 2012)
will be held in Paris (France) on November 28-30, 2012.

The IWSDS Workshop series provides an international forum for the
presentation of research and applications and for lively discussions
among researchers as well as industrialists, with a special interest
to the practical implementation of Spoken Dialog Systems in everyday
applications. Scientific achievements in language processing now
results in the development of successful applications such as IBM
Watson, Evi, Apple Siri or Google Assistant for access to knowledge
and interaction with smartphones, while the coming of domestic
robots advocates for the development of powerful communication means
with their human users and fellow robots.

We therefore put this year workshop under the theme
“Towards a Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones”,
which covers:

-Dialog for robot interaction (including ethics),
-Dialog for Open Domain knowledge access,
-Dialog for interacting with smartphones,
-Mediated dialog (including multilingual dialog involving Speech
-Dialog quality evaluation.

We would also like to encourage the discussion of common issues of
theories, applications, evaluation, limitations, general tools and
techniques, and therefore also invite the submission of original
papers in any related area, including but not limited to:

-Speech recognition and semantic analysis,
-Dialog management, Adaptive dialog modeling,
-Recognition of emotions from speech, gestures, facial expressions
and physiological data,
-Emotional and interactional dynamic profile of the speaker during
dialog, User modeling,
-Planning and reasoning capabilities for coordination and conflict
-Conflict resolution in complex multi-level decisions,
-Multi-modality such as graphics, gesture and speech for input and
-Fusion, fission and information management, Learning and adaptability
-Visual processing and recognition for advanced human-computer
-Spoken Dialog databases and corpora, including methodologies and
-Objective and subjective Spoken Dialog evaluation methodologies,
strategies and paradigms,
-Spoken Dialog prototypes and products, etc.

We particularly welcome papers that can be illustrated by a
demonstration, and we will organize the conference in order to best
accommodate these papers, whatever their category.


We distinguish between the following categories of submissions:

Long Research Papers are reserved for reports on mature research
results. The expected length of a long paper should be in the range
of 8-12 pages.

Short Research Papers should not exceed 6 pages in total. Authors
may choose this category if they wish to report on smaller case
studies or ongoing but interesting and original research efforts

Demo – System Papers: Authors who wish to demonstrate their system
may choose this category and provide a description of their system
and demo. System papers should not exceed 6 pages in total.

As usual, it is planned that a selection of accepted papers will be
published in a book by Springer following the conference.


Deadline for submission: July 16, 2012
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2012
Deadline for final submission of accepted paper: October 8, 2012
Deadline for Early Bird registration: October 8, 2012
Final program available online: November 5, 2012
Workshop: November 28-30, 2012

VENUE: IWSDS 2012 will be held as a two-day residential seminar in
the wonderful Castle of Ermenonville near Paris, France, where all
attendees will be accommodated.

IWSDS Steering Committee: Gary Geunbae Lee(POSTECH, Pohang,
Korea), Ramón López-Cózar (Univ. of Granada, Spain), Joseph Mariani
(LIMSI and IMMI-CNRS, Orsay, France), Wolfgang Minker (Ulm Univ.,
Germany), Satoshi Nakamura (Nara Institute of Science and
Technology, Japan)

IWSDS 2012 Program Committee: Joseph Mariani (LIMSI & IMMI-CNRS,
Chair), Laurence Devillers (LIMSI-CNRS & Univ. Paris-Sorbonne 4),
Martine Garnier-Rizet (IMMI-CNRS), Sophie Rosset (LIMSI-CNRS)

Organization Committee: Martine Garnier-Rizet (Chair), Lynn
Barreteau, Joseph Mariani (IMMI-CNRS)

Supporting organizations (to be completed): IMMI-CNRS and
LIMSI-CNRS (France), Postech (Korea), University of Granada (Spain),
Nara Institute of Science and Technology and NICT (Japan), Ulm
University (Germany)

Scientific Committee: To be announced

Sponsors: To be announced

Please contact iwsds2012@immi-labs.org
or visit
to get more information.

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