CALL FOR PAPERS
SIGDIAL 2011 CONFERENCE
Oregon Health & Science
University in Portland, Oregon, USA.
12th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue
(Immediately preceeding ACL-HLT 2011)
** Submission Deadline: Feb 27th, 23:59, GMT-11, 2011 **
CALL FOR PAPERS
The SIGDIAL venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting edge
research in discourse and dialogue to both academic and industry researchers.
Continuing with a series of eleven successful previous meetings, this conference
spans the research interest areas of discourse and dialogue. The conference is
sponsored by the SIGDIAL organization, which serves as the Special Interest
Group in discourse and dialogue for
The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers, short papers, and demo descriptions. All accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings.
- Long papers will be presented in full plenary presentations. They must be no longer than 8 pages, including title, examples, references, etc. In addition to this, two additional pages are allowed as an appendix which may include extended example discourses or dialogues, algorithms, graphical representations, etc.
- Short papers will be featured in short plenary presentations, followed by posters. They should be 4 pages or less (including title, examples, references, etc.).
- This year demonstrations will be presented in special sessions, separate from short paper presentations and poster sessions. Demo descriptions will appear in a dedicated section of the proceedings and should be 3 pages or less (including title, examples, references, etc.).To encourage late breaking demos, demo submissions have a much later deadline compared to long and short papers.
Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information (see submission format). SIGDIAL 2011 cannot accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere, except for demonstrations. Any questions regarding submissions can be sent to the technical program co-chairs at program-chairs[at]sigdial.org.
Authors are encouraged to submit additional supportive material such
as video clips or sound clips and examples of available resources for
Submission is electronic using paper submission software at:
All long, short, and demo submissions should follow the two-column
ACL-HLT 2011format. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style
files or Microsoft Word style files tailored for ACL-HLT 2011
conference. Submissions must conform to the official ACL-HLT
guidelines, which are contained in the style files, and they
must be electronic in PDF. As in most previous years, submissions
will not be anonymous.
The mentoring service offered last year has been very beneficial. We will follow the same practice this year. Submissions with innovative core ideas that may need language (English) or organizational assistance will be flagged for "mentoring" and conditionally accepted with recommendation to revise with a mentor. An experienced mentor who has previously published in the SIGDIAL venue will then help the authors of these flagged papers prepare their submissions for publication. Any questions about the mentoring service can be addressed to the mentoring service chair: Dr. Ronnie Smith (rws[at]cs.ecu.edu).
BEST PAPER AWARDS
In order to recognize significant advancements in dialog and discourse science and technology, SIGDIAL will recognize a BEST PAPER AWARD and a BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD. A selection committee consisting of prominent
researchers in the fields of interest will select the recipients of the awards.
|Long/Short Paper Submission Deadline
||February 27, 23:59, GMT-11, 2011
|Long/Short Paper Notification
||April 15, 2011
|Demo Submission Deadline
||April 19, 2011
||April 26, 2011
||Final Paper Submission (all types)
||May 15, 2011
||June 17-18, 2011
For any questions, please contact the appropriate members of the organizing
Technical Program Co-Chairs
|Tim Paek, Microsoft Research, USA|
SIGDIAL Vice President
|Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA|
|Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland|