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LINGUIST List 16.3591

Sun Dec 18 2005

Calls: Semantics/Spain;Semantics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Louise McNally, Sinn und Bedeutung 11
        2.    Raquel Fernandez, Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)

Message 1: Sinn und Bedeutung 11
Date: 14-Dec-2005
From: Louise McNally <louise.mcnallyupf.edu>
Subject: Sinn und Bedeutung 11

Full Title: Sinn und Bedeutung 11
Short Title: SuB 11

Date: 21-Sep-2006 - 23-Sep-2006
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Louise McNally
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.upf.edu/sub11

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

The 11th Sinn und Bedeutung Conference, the annual meeting of the Gesellschaft für Semantik, will be held September 21-23, 2006, at the Departament de Traducció i Filologia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Sinn und Bedeutung invites abstracts on natural language semantics, pragmatics, the syntax-semantics interface, psycholinguistic studies related to meaning, and the philosophy of language. Presentations will be 45 minutes in length, including 10 minutes for discussion.

Invited speakers:
Gennaro Chierchia
Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen
Utpal Lahiri
Maria Isabel Romero

Submission guidelines:

One person can submit at most one abstract as a sole author and one as co-author. SuB 11 will not accept abstracts that at the time of the deadline have been published or accepted for publication.

Abstracts should be at most 2 pages in length, including examples and references, using a 12 pt. font with 2,5 cm margins on all sides. Abstracts should be in form of a pdf file and it is anticipated that submission will be via a web interface soon be available at http://www.upf.edu/sub11. Further submission details will be made available in the second call for papers and on the conference web page.

Deadline for abstracts: April 30, 2005

Message 2: Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)
Date: 14-Dec-2005
From: Raquel Fernandez <raquelling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)

Full Title: Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)
Short Title: Brandial06 (Semdial 10)

Date: 11-Sep-2006 - 13-Sep-2006
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact Person: David Schlangen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/brandial

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

Call Deadline: 12-May-2006

Meeting Description:

brandial06, the 10th International Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL10)

second call for papers


Potsdam, Germany
September 11-13 2006

brandial06 will be the tenth in a series of workshops that aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence, formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. The SemDial conferences are always stimulating and fun, and Potsdam/Berlin is a great place to visit.


- James Allen (University of Rochester, USA)
- Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany)
- Emanuel Schegloff (University of California LA, USA)
(more tbc.)


We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- models of common ground/mutual belief in communication
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models and turn-taking
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- reference in dialogues
- ellipsis resolution in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- interpretation of questions and answers
- nonlinguistic interaction in communication
- natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- multimodal dialogue systems
- dialogue management in practical implementations
- categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems

For the first time, we will have a special session (one afternoon), on --Visual Attention and References to the Visual Situation -- separately reviewed (committee TBA) and chaired by Massimo Poesio and Hannes Rieser. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): linguistic and philosophical studies of deixis; eye-tracking studies of reference resolution in situated language use; and computational models of deictic references and reference interpretation. As always, especially encouraged are interdisciplinary submissions, e.g., providing a sound theoretical analysis based on solid empirical evidence.


Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages (for talks with a duration of 25' plus 10' discussion) via the web-site (please indicate if you are submitting for the special session). For the accepted talks, a LaTeX style will be made available for the preparation of the final version.



Submissions due: May 12th, 2006
Notification: July 3rd, 2006
Final version due: August 4th, 2006
Conference: September 11-13, 2006


Jan Alexandersson (DFKI, Saarbrücken)
Ellen Bard (University of Edinburgh)
Johan Bos (Universita di Roma La Sapienza)
Justine Cassell (Northwestern University)
Matthew Crocker (Universität des Saarlands)
Paul Dekker (University of Amsterdam)
Raquel Fernandez (University of Potsdam)
Simon Garrod (University of Glasgow)
Jonathan Ginzburg (King's College, London)
Pat Healey (Queen Mary University of London)
Rodger Kibble (Goldsmiths University of London)
Alistair Knott (University of Otago)
Joern Kreutel (Semantic Edge and University of Potsdam)
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (Universität des Saarlandes)
Staffan Larsson (Göteborg University)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh)
Oliver Lemon (University of Edinburgh)
Colin Matheson (University of Edinburgh)
Nicolas Maudet (Universite Paris Dauphine)
Philippe Muller (Universite Paul Sabatier)
Yukiko Nakano (RISTEX Japan)
Manfred Pinkal (Universität des Saarlands)
Massimo Poesio (University of Essex)
Matt Purver (CSLI Stanford)
Hannes Rieser (Universität Bielefeld)
David Schlangen (Universität Potsdam)
Michael Strube (EML Heidelberg)
Takenobu Tokunaga (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
David Traum (ICT, University of Southern California)


The workshop will take place in Potsdam at the 'Neues Palais' campus at the edge of beautiful Park Sanssouci. The local committee is chaired by David Schlangen and Raquel Fernandez.

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:
( see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )

MunDial'97 (Munich)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)
Bidialog'01 (Bielefeld)
EDILOG'02 (Edinburgh)
DIABRUCK'03 (Saarbruecken)
CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
Dialor'05 (Nancy)

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