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SemDial / DubDial 2022: Semantics & Pragmatics of Dialogue, Dublin (Ireland) & Virtual

22-24 Aug 2022

SemDial 2022 - DubDial

            22-24 August 2022
            Dublin // Online
--------------------------------------------------------------------- DubDial 
will be the 26th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring 
together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in 
fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, 
artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.

In 2022 the workshop will be hosted by the Information, Communication and 
Entertainment Research Institute at Technological University Dublin, Ireland 
and the SFI ADAPT Research Centre. There will also be an online component for 
those who cannot travel to Dublin. Please see the website for updates closer to 
the date.


This year, there will be a guiding theme for the conference: Interactivism. The 
interactivist model (Bickhard, 2009) offers a new dynamic approach to 
understanding language, communication, and cognition. Across many disciplines, 
from philosophy to neuroscience and robotics, there is recognition that 
explanations of life and mind need to be grounded in the physics of 
far-from-equilibrium, interactive systems. From this starting point, 
explanations have been developed for phenomena ranging from representation, 
perception, and action to motivation, memory, learning and development, 
emotions, consciousness, rationality, sociality, personality and 
psychopathology. This work has yet to develop interfaces with studies of 
specific phenomena in dialogue modelling and our purpose is to open the 
discussion on how dialogue researchers can take advantage of this and related 
perspectives like Enactivism and Ecological Psychology.

We welcome submissions on this special theme of Interactivism and we continue 
to welcome any papers with formal, computational and empirical approaches to 
the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue, including, but not limited to:

- the dynamics of agents' information states in dialogue
- common ground / mutual belief
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- turn-taking and interaction control
- semantic/pragmatic interpretation in dialogue
- dialogue and discourse structure
- categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora
- child-adult interaction
- psycholinguistics of dialogue
- language learning through dialogue
- gesture, gaze, and intonational meaning in communication
- multimodal and multi-party dialogue
- interpretation and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- dialogue management
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems
- modelling miscommunication, disfluency, and repair
- applications of the Interactivist model in dialogue phenomena
- enactive approaches to interaction
- dialogue/interaction studies from an Ecological Psychology perspective

Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages of content (an 
additional 2 pages are allowed for references). Formatting instructions and the 
URL of the submission site is available on the DubDial website: 
https://semdial2022.github.io/?page=call Concurrent submission policy: Papers 
that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must 
provide this information, using a footnote on the title page of the 
submissions. SemDial 2022 cannot accept work for publication or presentation 
that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

Submissions due:    2 June 2022
Notification: 	30 June 2022
Final version due:  1 August 2022
DubDial:      	 22-24 August 2022

There will be a later call for 2-page abstracts describing system 
demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, 
with submission deadline 15th July. Submission to this track can be 
non-archival on request.

Eleni Gregoromichelaki (University of Gothenburg)
Julian Hough (Queen Mary University of London)
John Kelleher (Technological University Dublin)
 	Contact: pcchairs.semdial2022@gmail.com


John Kelleher, the Information, Communication and Entertainment Research 
Institute at Technological University Dublin, Ireland and the SFI ADAPT 
Research Centre.
 	Contact: organisers.semdial2022@gmail.com

Ellen Breitholtz (University of Gothenburg))
Julian Hough (Queen Mary University of London)
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