Schedule of Events


All listed times are in EDT.

Saturday, July 18th

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Keynote 1

What does it mean to say a discourse relation is 'implicit'?
Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh)

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Short break
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM: Talks Session 1
Discourse Coherence, Reference Grounding and Goal Oriented Dialogue
Baber Khalid, Malihe Alikhani, Michael Fellner, Brian McMahan and Matthew Stone

Investigating the Semantic Wave in Tutorial Dialogues: An Annotation Scheme and Corpus Study on Analogy Components
Jorge Del-Bosque-Trevino, Julian Hough and Matthew Purver

Let's do that first! A Comparative Analysis of Instruction-Giving in Human-Human and Human-Robot Situated Dialogue
Matthew Marge, Felix Gervits, Gordon Briggs, Matthias Scheutz and Antonio Roque

Pro-Active Systems and Influenceable Users: Simulating Pro-Activity in Task-oriented Dialogues
Vevake Balaraman and Bernardo Magnini

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM: Short break
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM: Talks Session 3

Overcoming Distances -- The Usage of Calling Contours to Initiate Dialogues
Jakob Maché

Comparing Models of Speakers' and Listeners' Head Nods
Tom Gurion, Patrick Healey and Julian Hough


3:25 PM - 3:40 PM: Short break
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM: Keynote 2

Where to next?  Situated Dialogue with Robots for Search and Navigation
Claire Bonial, Stephanie Lukin, Clare Voss (U.S. Army Research Laboratory)

4:40 PM - Late: Virtual hangout

Sunday, July 19th

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Talks Session 4

Commitments in German Tag Questions: An Experimental Study
Yulia Clausen and Tatjana Scheffler

The Contribution of Dialogue Act Labels for Convergence Studies in Natural Conversations
Simone Fuscone, Benoit Favre and Laurent Prévot

Towards the Score of Communication
Andy Lücking and Jonathan Ginzburg

Classification of Low-Agreement Pronouns Through Collaborative Dialogue: A Proof of Concept
Janosch Haber and Massimo Poesio

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Short break
12:15 AM - 1:15 PM: Lunch / Business Meeting
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Talks Session 6

Affordance Competition in Dialogue: The Case of Syntactic Universals
Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Arash Eshghi, Julian Hough, Christine Howes, Ruth Kempson, Jieun Kiaer, Matthew Purver, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh and Graham White

A Multi-level Framework for Understanding Spoken Dialogue Using Topic Detection
Andrew Valenti, Ravenna Thielstrom, Michael Gold, Felix Gervits and Matthias Scheutz

How to Say Things with Hand Gestures
Sandy Ciroux

2:15 PM - 2:40 PM: Short break
2:40 PM - 4:25 PM: Demos and Breaking News Talks

Towards Situation- and User-Adaptive Voice Output: Classifying Driver Personality in Context
Daniela Stier, Wolfgang Minker, Ulrich Heid

A Corpus of Swedish Conversations with a Librarian
Magdalena Sandahl, Simon Dobnik, Mehdi Ghanimifard

Detecting Urgency in Speech with Personalised Acoustic Features
Jakob Landesberger, Ute Ehrlich

Topic Modelling for a Virtual Librarian Assistant Tool
Linnea Strand, Robert Rhys Thomas, Simon Dobnik, Mehdi Ghanimifard

A Statistical and Machine Learning Investigation into the Effect of Demographic Context on Dialogue Phenomena
David Hopes, Julian Hough

LDM: A Linear Dialogue Manager
Vladislav Maraev, Jean-Philippe Bernardy, Jonathan Ginzburg

From Answer to Question: Coherence Analysis with Rezonator
John W. DuBois, Terry DuBois, Georgio Klironomos, Brady Moore

4:25 PM - 4:40 PM: Short break
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM: Keynote 3

Perspective and Indexicality: A NeoLocalist approach
Craige Roberts (Ohio State University and Rutgers University)

5:40 PM - Late: Virtual hangout