SIGDIAL Day 1 Wednesday 7th September

Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen Associate Professor /National Taiwan University


Time Session Room
08:45 – 09:00 Opening Remarks
09:00 – 10:00 KEYNOTE: 
Vivian Chen
10:00 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 12:10 ORAL SESSION 1  –  “E2E dialogue systems”

  • o1.1 Post-processing Networks: Method for Optimizing Pipeline Task-oriented Dialogue Systems using Reinforcement Learning
  • o1.2 Reducing Model Churn: Stable Re-training of Conversational Agents
  • o1.3 Knowledge-Grounded Conversational Data Augmentation with Generative Conversational Networks
  • o1.4 Guiding the Release of Safer E2E Conversational AI through Value Sensitive Design
12:10 – 13:00 LUNCH ROBOTARIUM
13:00 – 14:00 POSTER + DEMO session 1
14:00 – 15:25 ORAL SESSION 2  –  NLiHRI Special Session

  • o2.1 Dialog Acts for Task Driven Embodied Agents
  • o2.2 Symbol and Communicative Grounding through Object Permanence with a Mobile
  • o2.3 Towards Personality-Aware Chatbots
15:25 – 15:45 BREAK
15:45 – 16:00 SPONSOR session:
LivePerson, Alana, Apple, Toshiba, Furhat
16:00 – 17:00 REMOTE  SESSION 1

  • Towards Socially Intelligent Agents with Mental State Transition and Human Value
  • Automatic Verbal Depiction of a Brick Assembly for a Robot Instructing Humans
  • Are Interaction Patterns Helpful for Task-Agnostic Dementia Detection? An Empirical Exploration
  • EDU-AP: Elementary Discourse Unit based Argument Parser
  • Using Transition Duration to Improve Turn-taking in Conversational Agents
  • DG2: Data Augmentation Through Document Grounded Dialogue Generation
17:00 – 18:00 REMOTE SESSION 2

  • r2.1 When can I Speak? Predicting initiation points for spoken dialogue agents
  • r2.2 Using Interaction Style Dimensions to Characterize Spoken Dialog Corpora
  • r2.3 Multi-Domain Dialogue State Tracking with Top-K Slot Self Attention
  • r2.4 Building a Knowledge-Based Dialogue System with Text Infilling
  • r2.5 D&D: When to Say What and How: Adapting the Elaborateness and Indirectness of Spoken Dialogue Systems
  • r2.6 D&D: Cognitive and social delays in the initiation of conversational repair
  • r2.7 D&D: Referential Communication Between Friends and Strangers in the Wild