SIGDIAL 2018 Conference: Call for Special Sessions

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Proposals
Abbreviated Title: 
SIGDIAL 2018 Special Sessions
RMIT University
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Thursday, 12 July 2018 to Saturday, 14 July 2018
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Program Co-Chairs
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, 14 January 2018

SIGDIAL 2018 Conference: Call for Special Sessions

Special Session Submission Deadline: January 14, 2018
Special Session Notification: January 26, 2018

The SIGDIAL organizers welcome the submission of special session proposals. A SIGDIAL special session is the length of a regular session at the conference and may be organized as a poster session, a panel session, a poster session with panel discussion, or an oral presentation session. Special sessions may, at the discretion of the SIGDIAL organizers, be held as parallel sessions.

The papers submitted to special sessions are handled by special session organizers, but for the submitted papers to be in the SIGDIAL proceedings, they have to undergo the same review process as regular papers. The reviewers for the special session papers will be taken from the SIGDIAL program committee itself but taking into account the suggestions of the session organizers, while the program chairs will make acceptance decisions. In other words, special session organizers decide what appears in the session, while the program chairs decide what appears in the proceedings and the rest of the conference program.

We welcome special session proposals on any topic of interest to the discourse and dialogue communities.

Those wishing to organize a special session should prepare a two-page proposal containing: a summary of the topic of the special session; a list of organizers and sponsors; a list of people who may submit and participate in the session; and a requested format (poster/panel/oral session).

These proposals should be sent to conference[at] by the special session proposal deadline. Special session proposals will be reviewed jointly by the general and program co-chairs.

Those wishing to propose a special session may want to look at some of the sessions organized at recent SIGDIAL meetings.

SIGDIAL 2018 Organizing Committee

General Chair:
Kazunori Komatani, Osaka University, Japan

Program Chairs:
Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kai Yu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China

Local Chair:
Lawrence Cavedon, RMIT University, Australia

Sponsorship Chair:
Mikio Nakano, Honda Research Institute Japan, Japan

Mentoring Chair:
Alex Papangelis, Toshiba Research, UK

SIGdial President:
Jason Williams, Microsoft Research, USA

SIGdial Vice President:
Kallirroi Georgila, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, USA

SIGdial Secretary:
Vikram Ramanarayanan, Educational Testing Service, USA

SIGdial Treasurer:
Ethan Selfridge, Interactions Corp, USA