Workshop in conjunction with IJCAI-PRICAI 2020
ROBOTDIAL 2020 will take place on the 8th of January 2021 and is completely online via Virtual Chair and Zoom. Please access the following link to view instructions and access the workshop. Our workshop number is #19. We have also invited papers from the LaCATODA workshop.
Thanks for your understanding and stay safe!
ROBOTDIAL 2020 will take place on the 8th of January 2021 and is completely online via Virtual Chair and Zoom. Please access the following link to view instructions and access the workshop. Our workshop number is #19. We have also invited papers from the LaCATODA workshop. 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.
We encourage submissions related, but not limited to, the following topics:
models of human-robot interactions and dialogue
multimodal human-robot dialogue
non-verbal communication in human-robot dialogue
language modeling for robot interactions
robots and unstructured conversation
user studies with human-robot dialogue
paralinguistics for robot interaction
cognitive architectures for spoken dialogues
representations for interaction and dialogue modelling
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.
August 28: Submission deadline
October 2: Author Notification
November 15: Final paper deadline
January 8, 2021: Workshop day
The workshop will be held on Friday the 8th of January and is completely online. Virtual Chair and Zoom will be used as the platform for communication. We have attempted to accommodate speakers from around the world, with two main sessions during the morning and evening (Japanese time). Regular paper talks will be approximately 15 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions. Special and invited talks will be approximately 35 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.
Kristiina Jokinen (AIRC, AIST Tokyo Waterfront, Japan)
Martin Heckmann (Aalen University, Germany)
Divesh Lala (Kyoto University, Japan)
Pierre Lison (Norsk Regnesentral, Norway)
Please direct any questions about the conference to the organisers by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerard Bailly (GIPSA-Lab)
Timo Baumann (University of Hamburg)
Hendrik Buschmeier (Bielefeld University)
Nick Campbell (Trinity College Dublin)
Irina Illina (University of Lorraine)
Koji Inoue (Kyoto University)
Tatsuya Kawahara (Kyoto University)
Casey Kennington (Boise State University)
Dorothea Kolossa (Ruhr University Bochum)
Valia Kordoni (Humboldt University Berlin)
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (Saarland University)
Wolfgang Minker (University of Ulm)
Roger Moore (The University of Sheffield)
Mikio Nakano (C4A Research Insitute, Inc.)
Alexandros Papangelis (Amazon Alexa AI)
David Schlangen (University of Potsdam)
Svetlana Stoyanchev (Toshiba Research Europe)
Serge Thill (Radboud University)
David Traum (USC ICT)
Stefan Ultes (Daimler AG)