Slots for oral presentations are 30 minutes long; speakers should plan to talk for about 20–22 minutes, in order to leave time for questions and transition between speakers.

Full proceedings volume (PDF, 14 MB)

Printable program tri-fold (PDF, 344 KB)

Schedule at a glance

Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 Arrival and Welcome Hobbs Schlangen
09:30 Schubert
10:00 Break Break
10:30 Break Malamud et al. Cooper et al.
11:00 Rieser Crespo et al. Larsson
11:30 Johansson et al. Byram-Washburn et al. Breitholtz et al.
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Posters
13:30 Ward Healey
14:00 Benz et al. Witt
14:30 Posters Posters Katz et al.
15:00 Optional ICT tour
16:00 Buss et al. Chukharev-Hudilainen
16:30 Lundholm Fors et al. Kunert et al.
17:00 Pluss et al. Bahtina
17:30 Reception
18:30 Dinner (till 22:00)

The Reception on Wednesday will be held at the Doubletree, a short walk (800m) from the workshop site. We will walk there together after the last talk.

Dinner on Thursday will be on board the Zumbrota in Marina del Rey. The cruise includes a sit-down dinner with soft drinks, with a cash bar for alcoholic beverages.

Participants should be ready to board the boat at Fisherman’s Village by 6:45 PM. Transportation will leave ICT at 6:15 PM; participants who wish to stop at their hotels before dinner should arrange their own transportation to the boat landing (cab fare should be around $20). The dinner is expected to last until approximately 10 PM, and we will provide transportation back to ICT and the hotels.

Extra tickets for the dinner cruise, for guests who are not registered for SemDial, can be bought for $75 (dinner is already included for registered participants). Please contact us by email if you are interested.

Wednesday, September 21

  • 9:00: Arrival and Welcome
  • 9:30: Invited speaker: Lenhart K. Schubert. What Would a Human-Like Dialogue Agent Need to Know? semdial2011_schubert.pdf
  • 10:30: Break
  • 11:00: Hannes Rieser. Gestures Indicating Dialogue Structure. semdial2011_rieser.pdf
  • 11:30: Martin Johansson, Gabriel Skantze and Joakim Gustafson. Understanding Route Directions in Human-Robot Dialogue. semdial2011_johansson.pdf
  • 12:00: Lunch
  • 13:30: Nigel G. Ward. Temporal Distributional Analysis. semdial2011_ward.pdf
  • 14:00: Anton Benz, Núria Bertomeu and Alexandra Strekalova. A decision-theoretic approach to finding optimal responses to over-constrained queries in a conceptual search space. semdial2011_benz.pdf
  • 14:30: Posters
  • 16:00: Okko Buß and David Schlangen. DIUM – An Incremental Dialogue Manager That Can Produce Self-Corrections. semdial2011_buss.pdf
  • 16:30: Kristina Lundholm Fors and Jessica Villing. Reducing cognitive load in in-vehicle dialogue system interaction. semdial2011_lundholm_1.pdf
  • 17:00: Brian Plüss, David DeVault and David Traum. Toward Rapid Development of Multi-Party Virtual Human Negotiation Scenarios. semdial2011_pluss_1.pdf
  • 17:30: Reception at the Doubletree
  • 19:00: End

Thursday, September 22

Friday, September 23

  • 9:00: Invited speaker: David Schlangen. Incremental Dialogue Processing. semdial2011_schlangen.pdf
  • 10:00: Break
  • 10:30: Robin Cooper and Jonathan Ginzburg. Negation in Dialogue. semdial2011_cooper.pdf
  • 11:00: Staffan Larsson. The TTR perceptron: Dynamic perceptual meanings and semantic coordination. semdial2011_larsson.pdf
  • 11:30: Ellen Breitholtz and Robin Cooper. Enthymemes as Rhetorical Resources. semdial2011_breitholtz.pdf
  • 12:00: Lunch
  • 13:00: Posters
  • 14:00: Silke Witt. A global experience metric for dialog management in spoken dialog systems. semdial2011_witt.pdf
  • 14:30: Sandra Katz, Patricia Albacete, Pamela Jordan and Diane Litman. Dialogue Analysis to Inform the Development of a Natural-language Tutoring System for Physics. semdial2011_katz.pdf
  • 15:00: End; optional tour

Wednesday Posters

  • Markus Berg, Bernhard Thalheim and Antje Düsterhöft. Dialog Acts from the Processing Perspective in Task Oriented Dialog Systems. semdial2011_berg.pdf
  • Hendrik Buschmeier and Stefan Kopp. Unveiling the Information State with a Bayesian Model of the Listener. semdial2011_buschmeier.pdf
  • Matthew Frampton and Stanley Peters. Natural Language Explanations of Planning Failure.
  • Florian Hahn and Hannes Rieser. Gestures Supporting Dialogue Structure and Interaction in the Bielefeld Speech and Gesture Alignment Corpus (SaGA). semdial2011_hahn.pdf
  • Arthi Murugesan, Derek Brock, Wende K. Frost and Dennis Perzanowski. Cognitive Models of Failure and Recovery in Natural Language Interactions – A Joint Actions Approach. semdial2011_murugesan.pdf
  • Antonio Roque. Tracking Communication and Belief in Virtual Worlds. semdial2011_roque.pdf
  • Congkai Sun and Louis-Philippe Morency. Towards Speaker Adaptation for Dialogue Act Recognition. semdial2011_sun.pdf
  • Glenn Taylor, Rich Frederiksen, Jacob Crossman, Jonathan Voigt and Kyle Aron. A Smart Interaction Device for Multi-Modal Human-Robot Dialogue. semdial2011_taylor.pdf

Thursday Posters

  • Samer Al Moubayed and Gabriel Skantze. Effects of 2D and 3D Displays on Turn-taking Behavior in Multiparty Human-Computer Dialog. semdial2011_al_moubayed.pdf
  • Richard Andersson, Jana Holsanova and Kenneth Holmqvist. Optional visual information affects conversation content. semdial2011_andersson.pdf
  • Jens Edlund. How deeply rooted are the turns we take?. semdial2011_edlund.pdf
  • Kristina Lundholm Fors. Pause length variations within and between speakers over time. semdial2011_lundholm_2.pdf
  • Rachel A. Ryskin and Sarah Brown-Schmidt. The impact of gender and bilingualism on cognition: the case of spatial perspective-taking. semdial2011_ryskin.pdf
  • Marisa Tice, Susan C. Bobb and Eve V. Clark. Timing in turn-taking: Children’s responses to their parents’ questions. semdial2011_tice_1.pdf
  • Marisa Tice and Tania Henetz. Eye gaze of 3rd party observers reflects turn-end boundary projection. semdial2011_tice_2.pdf

Friday Posters

  • Karen Duchaj and Jeanine Ntihirageza. The Structure of Greetings and Farewells/Thankings in MSNBC Political News Interviews. semdial2011_duchaj.pdf
  • Yasuhiro Katagiri, Katsuya Takanashi, Masato Ishizaki, Mika Enomoto, Yasuharu Den and Yosuke Matsusaka. Concern Alignment in Consensus Building Conversations. semdial2011_katagiri.pdf
  • Gregory Mills. The emergence of procedural conventions in dialogue. semdial2011_mills.pdf
  • Brian Plüss, Paul Piwek and Richard Power. Modelling Non-Cooperative Dialogue: the Role of Conversational Games and Discourse Obligations. semdial2011_pluss_2.pdf