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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]sigdial.org 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
Kazunori Komatani, Osaka University, Japan
Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kai Yu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China
Lawrence Cavedon, RMIT University, Australia
Mikio Nakano, Honda Research Institute Japan, Japan
Alex Papangelis, Toshiba Research, UK
Jason Williams, Microsoft Research, USA
SIGdial Vice President:
Kallirroi Georgila, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of
Southern California, USA
Vikram Ramanarayanan, Educational Testing Service, USA
Ethan Selfridge, Interactions Corp, USA
Submission Deadline (if any): 14 January 2018
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