Friday, 11th September, 2009

9:00–10:00Papers 1-3:
 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Information Presentation in a Full End-To-End Dialogue System
Taghi Paksima, Kallirroi Georgila and Johanna Moore
 Can I Finish? Learning When to Respond to Incremental Interpretation Results in Interactive Dialogue
David DeVault, Kenji Sagae and David Traum
 Are You Being Addressed? - Real-Time Addressee Detection to Support Remote Participants in Hybrid Meetings
Harm op den Akker and Rieks op den Akker
10:00–11:00Invited Talk 1:
 What’s Unique About Dialogue?
Janet Bavelas
11:15–12:15Papers 4-6:
 Incremental Reference Resolution: The Task, Metrics for Evaluation, and a Bayesian Filtering Model that is Sensitive to Disfluencies
David Schlangen, Timo Baumann and Michaela Atterer
 Dealing with Interpretation Errors in Tutorial Dialogue
Myroslava Dzikovska, Charles Callaway, Elaine Farrow, Johanna Moore, Natalie Steinhauser and Gwendolyn Campbell
 Towards the Interpretation of Utterance Sequences in a Dialogue System
Ingrid Zukerman, Patrick Ye, Kapil Kumar Gupta and Enes Makalic
1:30–2:30Papers 7-9:
 Participant Subjectivity and Involvement as a Basis for Discourse Segmentation
John Niekrasz and Johanna Moore
 Genre-Based Paragraph Classification for Sentiment Analysis
Maite Taboada, Julian Brooke and Manfred Stede
 Detecting the Noteworthiness of Utterances in Human Meetings
Satanjeev Banerjee and Alexander Rudnicky
2:30–4:00Poster Session 1:
 A: An Experimental Investigation into... B: ...Split Utterances
Christine Howes, Patrick Healey and Gregory Mills
 Interactive Gesture in Dialogue: a PTT Model
Hannes Rieser and Massimo Poesio
 Tense, Temporal Expressions and Demonstrative Licensing in Natural Discourse.
Iker Zulaica-Hernández and Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach
 Prosodic Turn-Yielding Cues With and Without Optical Feedback
Caroline Clemens and Christoph Diekhaus
 Exploring Miscommunication and Collaborative Behaviour in Human-Robot Interaction
Theodora Koulouri and Stanislao Lauria
 A Two-Tier User Simulation Model for Reinforcement Learning of Adaptive Referring Expression Generation Policies
Srinivasan Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon
 Analysis of Listening-Oriented Dialogue for Building Listening Agents
Toyomi Meguro, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Kohji Dohsaka, Yasuhiro Minami and Hideki Isozaki
 On NoMatchs, NoInputs and BargeIns: Do Non-Acoustic Features Support Anger Detection?
Alexander Schmitt, Tobias Heinroth and Jackson Liscombe
 Estimating Probability of Correctness for ASR N-Best Lists
Jason Williams and Suhrid Balakrishnan
 Not a Simple Yes or No: Uncertainty in Indirect Answers
Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Scott Grimm and Christopher Potts
 Concept Form Adaptation in Human-Computer Dialog
Svetlana Stoyanchev and Amanda Stent
+ Demos:
 Automatic Generation of Information State Update Dialogue Systems that Dynamically Create Voice XML, as Demonstrated on the iPhone
Helen Hastie, Xingkun Liu and Oliver Lemon
 Dialog System for Mixed Initiative One-Turn Address Entry and Error Recovery
Rajesh Balchandran, Leonid Rachevsky, Larry Sansone and Roberto Sicconi
 Leveraging POMDPs Trained with User Simulations and Rule-based Dialogue Management in a Spoken Dialogue System
Sebastian Varges, Silvia Quarteroni, Giuseppe Riccardi, Alexei Ivanov and Pierluigi Roberti
4:15–5:15Papers 10-12:
 Speeding Up the Design of Dialogue Applications by Using Database Contents and Structure Information
Luis Fernando D’Haro, Ricardo de Cordoba, Juan Manuel Lucas, Roberto Barra-Chicote and Ruben San-Segundo
 Modeling User Satisfaction with Hidden Markov Models
Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht, Florian Gödde, Felix Hartard, Hamed Ketabdar and Sebastian Möller
 Discourse Structure and Performance Analysis: Beyond the Correlation
Mihai Rotaru and Diane Litman
7:00–11:00Conference Dinner

Saturday, 12th September, 2009

9:00–10:00Papers 13-15:
 The Role of Interactivity in Human-Machine Conversation for Automatic Word Acquisition
Shaolin Qu and Joyce Chai
 Clarification Potential of Instructions
Luciana Benotti
 What do We Know about Conversation Participants: Experiments on Conversation Entailment
Chen Zhang and Joyce Chai
10:00–11:00Invited Talk 2:
 Artificial Companions as Dialogue Agents
Yorick Wilks
11:15–12:15Papers 16-18:
 Effects of Conversational Agents on Human Communication in Thought-Evoking Multi-Party Dialogues
Kohji Dohsaka, Ryota Asai, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Yasuhiro Minami and Eisaku Maeda
 Models for Multiparty Engagement in Open-World Dialog
Dan Bohus and Eric Horvitz
 Extracting Decisions from Multi-Party Dialogue Using Directed Graphical Models and Semantic Similarity
Trung Bui, Matthew Frampton, John Dowding and Stanley Peters
12:15–1:30Lunch & SIGDIAL Business Meeting
1:30–2:30Papers 19-21:
 Learning to Predict Engagement with a Spoken Dialog System in Open-World Settings
Dan Bohus and Eric Horvitz
 Turn-Yielding Cues in Task-Oriented Dialogue
Agustín Gravano and Julia Hirschberg
 Split Utterances in Dialogue: a Corpus Study
Matthew Purver, Christine Howes, Eleni Gregoromichelaki and Patrick Healey
2:30–3:45Poster Session 2:
 k-Nearest Neighbor Monte-Carlo Control Algorithm for POMDP-Based Dialogue Systems
Fabrice Lefèvre, Milica Gašić, Filip Jurčíček, Simon Keizer, François Mairesse, Blaise Thomson, Kai Yu and Steve Young
 Comparison of Classification and Ranking Approaches to Pronominal Anaphora Resolution in Czech
Giang Linh Nguy, Václav Novák and Zdeněk Žabokrtský
 Spoken Tutorial Dialogue and the Feeling of Another’s Knowing
Diane Litman and Kate Forbes-Riley
 Evaluating Automatic Extraction of Rules for Sentence Plan Construction
Amanda Stent and Martin Molina
 Eliciting Interactional Phenomena in Human-Human Dialogues
Joakim Gustafson and Miray Merkes
 TELIDA: A Package for Manipulation and Visualization of Timed Linguistic Data
Titus von der Malsburg, Timo Baumann and David Schlangen
 Cascaded Lexicalised Classifiers for Second-Person Reference Resolution
Matthew Purver, Raquel Fernández, Matthew Frampton and Stanley Peters
 Attention and Interaction Control in a Human-Human-Computer Dialogue Setting
Gabriel Skantze and Joakim Gustafson
 Ranking Help Message Candidates Based on Robust Grammar Verification Results and Utterance History in Spoken Dialogue Systems
Kazunori Komatani, Satoshi Ikeda, Yuichiro Fukubayashi, Tetsuya Ogata and Hiroshi Okuno
 Dialogue Behaviour under High Cognitive Load
Jessica Villing
 A Comparison between Dialog Corpora Acquired with Real and Simulated Users
David Griol, Zoraida Callejas and Ramón López-Cózar
 Simultaneous Dialogue Act Segmentation and Labelling using Lexical and Syntactic Features
Ramon Granell, Stephen Pulman and Carlos-D. Martínez-Hinarejos
 The Spoken Dialogue Challenge
Alan Black and Maxine Eskenazi
3:45–4:15Coffee & Grand Challenge Discussion
4:15–5:15Papers 22-24:
 Unsupervised Classification of Dialogue Acts using a Dirichlet Process Mixture Model
Nigel Crook, Ramon Granell and Stephen Pulman
 A Handsome Set of Metrics to Measure Utterance Classification Performance in Spoken Dialog Systems
David Suendermann, Jackson Liscombe, Krishna Dayanidhi and Roberto Pieraccini
 Contrasting the Interaction Structure of an Email and a Telephone Corpus: A Machine Learning Approach to Annotation of Dialogue Function Units
Jun Hu, Rebecca Passonneau and Owen Rambow