Dialogue System Technonlogy Challenge

Website: 

http://workshop.colips.org/dstc6/index.html

Dear SIGDIAL participants,

This is the final call for DSTC6 participants.
I'm joining the SIGDIAL conference. If you have any questions about
the challenge, please ask me anytime directly during the conference.

Best regards,
Koichiro Yoshino
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)

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Dialog System Technology Challenge 6 (DSTC6)
First Call for Participation
Website: http://workshop.colips.org/dstc6/
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Background
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The DSTC shared task has now been running since 2013. This year's
challenge has been renamed to Dialog System Technology Challenge, which
reflects the wider scope we aim for. The DSTC6 workshop will be
co-located to one of conferences such as NIPS or IWSDS.

We had received many interesting task proposals and finally selected the
following three tasks as the challenges of this year.

* End-to-End Goal Oriented Dialog Learning
* End-to-End Conversation Modelling
* Dialog Breakdown Detection

Each task reflects the interests of the community, and every task is
held as a parallel main task.

Registration
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We have started the registration on the challenge website:
http://workshop.colips.org/dstc6/

We accept new participants by August 28th, however, the data
distribution of training data will start on June 1st. The detailed
schedules are as follows.

Important Dates
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- Aug 28 2017: Registration close
- Sep 18 2017: Test data release
- Sep 25 2017: Entry submission deadline
- Oct 20 2017: Paper submission deadline

DSTC6 Organizing Committee
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- Chiori Hori - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), USA
- Julien Perez - Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE), France
- Koichiro Yoshino - Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan
- Seokhwan Kim - Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore

DSTC6 Track Organizers
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- Y-Lan Boureau and Antoine Bordes - Facebook AI Research (FAIR), USA
- Julien Perez - Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE), France
- Ryuichiro Higashinaka - Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), Japan
- Chiori Hori and Takaaki Hori - Mitsubishi Electric Research
Laboratories (MERL), USA

DSTC Steering Committee
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- Jason Williams - Microsoft Research, USA
- Luis Fernando D'Haro - Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore
- Matthew Henderson - Google, USA
- Rafael E. Banchs - Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore
- Verena Rieser - Heriot-Watt University, UK

Deadline: 

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 11:00

Dates: 

Saturday, December 9, 2017