Introduction

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this

FIRST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SPOKEN DIALOGUE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY,

which will be held at the Kloster Irsee in southern Germany from December 9 to December 11, 2009.

This annual workshop will bring together researchers from all over the world working in the field of spoken dialogue systems. It will provide an international forum for the presentation of research and applications and for lively discussions among researchers as well as industrialists. The workshops will be held alternately in Europe and Asia.

The workshop will be carried out as a satellite Event of ASRU2009 - Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop; Merano (Italy), December 13-17, 2009 and is supported by ISCA, ELRA and the Korean Society of Speech Scientists. 

We welcome you to the workshop.

Gary Geunbae Lee - POSTECH, Pohang (Korea)
Joseph Mariani - LIMSI-CNRS and IMMI, Orsay (France)
Wolfgang Minker - Ulm University (Germany)
Satoshi Nakamura - NICT-ATR, Kyoto (Japan)