The 1st RobotDial Workshop on Dialogue Models for Human-Robot Interaction

Workshop in conjunction with IJCAI-PRICAI 2020

The IJCAI-PRICAI-2020 conference organizers have set a new deadline for the workshop programs. ROBOTDIAL 2020 will take place either in Kyoto (January 4-10) or in Yokohama (January 18-23) in connection with the main conference, and the workshops will take place both in-person and also virtually for those who can't come.

Accordingly, we have also set new deadlines for ROBOTDIAL: the submission deadline for ROBOTDIAL 2020 is now August 28 AoE (Anywhere on Earth). Authors are free to submit papers until this date. Once we know the details of the new date and location of the workshop we will update this page. Thanks for your understanding and stay safe!

Large communities in AI, robotics and interaction technology already work on spoken language-based human-robot interaction. Their different starting points and assumptions call for discussions, exchange of ideas and more integrated approaches to implementations and modelling of spoken dialogues on robot platforms.

This one-day workshop offers a platform for researchers to discuss and elaborate their views at the intersection of AI, robotics and spoken dialogue modelling. Sophisticated interaction models and implementations are critical in this endeavour but are not often explicitly addressed. Dialogue modelling and dialogue system implementations, on their part, are often developed without sufficiently considering how the models could be used in an embodied robotic system which also interacts with the environment.

This workshop originated from discussions at Dagstuhl Seminar 20021: Spoken Language Interaction with Virtual Agents and Robots (SLIVAR): Towards Effective and Ethical Interaction. It offers a platform for discussions concerning appropriate architectures and representations, in order to build a joint understanding of the aspects and features that address the pertinent questions in the multidisciplinary field of robot dialogues.


Call for papers

We encourage submissions related, but not limited to, the following topics:

Authors should use the same paper format as IJCAI 2020, available here

Paper submission is through EasyChair

Authors should submit their paper up until the submission deadline on August 28. Short papers are a maximum of 4 pages and long papers are a maximum of 8 pages, excluding references. We will discuss the possibility of publishing in a special issue journal at the workshop.

Important Dates


Workshop Organizers

Please direct any questions about the conference to the organisers by email:

Program Committee