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

Workshop in conjunction with IJCAI-PRICAI 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IJCAI-PRICAI 2020 has been postponed until January 2021, please see the updated information on the conference website. This means that the IJCAI-PRICAI workshops will have new deadlines, and consequently the submission and notification deadlines of ROBOTDIAL will also be extended. We will get back to you with more information as soon as we know more about the new deadlines at the end of May, and the updates will be posted on this website. 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 title and abstracts by May 11 and can revise their paper up until the final submission deadline on May 18. 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

Program Committee