We invite position
papers dealing with the design and development of robust and natural
spoken dialogue systems: the lessons learnt from what has been done,
where we are now, and where to go to. The papers should focus on
experience and experiments with the current approaches, but also
provide a wider perspective on the challenges that these viewpoints
pose for the evaluation of dialogue applications from
the usability point of view:
Do the enhancements have a positive effect on the system’s usability?
Do they work as expected?
we welcome research papers on the application of human-centred evaluation
methodology to advanced dialogue systems, so as to pinpoint where
and how the research could be channelled into reasonable, user-friendly,
and usable interactive systems. We aim to promote discussion on the
possibilities for integrating natural interaction
features with requirements of robust practical dialogue systems, and
we also welcome discussion on the ideas and solutions for
architectures and general frameworks for evaluation of interactive
applications in general.
The workshop is
meant to cover both academic researchers as well as industrial partners.
The target audience consists of researchers and system developers who
share an interest in intelligent spoken dialogue systems and want to
know about recent advances in robust speech and language processing.