LINGUIST List 30.2027

Mon May 13 2019

Calls: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Pragmatics, Psycholing, Semantics/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 10-May-2019
From: Julian Hough <>
Subject: SemDial 2019 - 23rd Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
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Full Title: SemDial 2019 - 23rd Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
Short Title: SemDial 2019

Date: 04-Sep-2019 - 06-Sep-2019
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Julian Hough
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 23-May-2019

Meeting Description:

LondonLogue will be the 23rd 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 2019 the workshop will be hosted by Queen Mary University of London by the Cognitive Science Group (CogSci), and Computational Linguistics Lab and Human Interaction Lab.

Call for Papers:

SemDial 2019 - LondonLogue

4-6 September, Queen Mary University of London

London, UK


Invited Speakers:

- Staffan Larsson (University of Gothenburg)
- Rosemarie McCabe (City, University of London)
- Sophie Scott (University College London)


We invite papers on all topics related 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
- language learning through dialogue
- gesture, gaze, and intonational meaning in communication
- multimodal dialogue
- interpretation and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- dialogue management
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems
- modelling miscommunication, disfluency and repair


Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages of content (up to 2 additional pages are allowed for references).

Formatting instructions and the URL of the submission site are available on the LondonLogue website:

Important Dates:

Long paper submissions due: May 23, 2019
Notification: June 27, 2019
Final versions due: August 8, 2019
LondonLogue Conference: September 4-6, 2019

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 July 4th.

Technical Programme Chairs:

Julian Hough (Queen Mary University of London)
Christine Howes (University of Gothenburg)
Casey Kennington (Boise State University)

Local Organisation:

Julian Hough (Local Chair)
Janosch Haber (Webmaster)
Pat Healey
Massimo Poesio
Matthew Purver
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh

The Cognitive Science Group and Computational Linguistics and Human Interaction Labs, Queen Mary University of London.

SEMDIAL Board Chairs:

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

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