Programme (Final)

All oral and poster sessions will be held in the hotel room "Alhamar", which is in floor -1.

September 1

Registration, 16:00-18:00

Welcome Reception, 20:00-21:30

Night visit to the Alhambra, 22:00-00:00

September 2

Registration, 09:00-09:15

Workshop Opening, 09:15-10:00

Oral Session I: Speech Recognition and Semantic Analysis, 10:00-11:00
Chair: Sebastian Möller

  1. Conditional Random Fields for Modeling Korean Pronunciation Variation. Sakriani Sakti, Andrew Finch, Chiori Hori, Hideki Kashioka and Satoshi Nakamura
  2. An Analysis of the Speech Under Stress Using the Two-Mass Vocal Fold Model. Xiao Yao, Takatoshi Jitsuhiro, Chiyomi Miyajima, Norihide Kitaoka and Kazuya Takeda
  3. Domain-Adapted Word Segmentation for an Out-of-Domain Language Modeling. Euisok Chung, Hyung-Bae Jeon, Jeon-Gue Park and Yun-Keun Lee

Break - Coffee and Tea, 11:00-11:30

Keynote I: Kristiina Jokinen, 11:30-12:30
Chair: Gary Geunbae Lee

Poster&Demo I, 12:30-13:30
Chair: David Griol

  1. Accessing Web Resources in Different Languages Using a Multilingual Speech Dialog System. Hansjörg Hofmann, Andreas Eberhardt and Ute Ehrlich
  2. New Technique for Handling ASR Errors at the Semantic Level in Spoken Dialogue Systems. Ramón López-Cózar, Zoraida Callejas, David Griol and José F. Quesada
  3. Preprocessing of Dysarthric Speech in Noise Based on CV–Dependent Wiener Filtering. Ji Hun Park, Woo Kyeong Seong and Hong Kook Kim
  4. Combining Slot-based Vector Space Model for Voice Book Search. Cheongjae Lee, Tatsuya Kawahara and Alexander Rudnicky
  5. Multiparty Conversation Facilitation Strategy Using Combination of Question Answering and Spontaneous Utterances. Yoichi Matsuyama, Yushi Xu, Akihiro Saito, Shinya Fujie and Tetsunori Kobayashi
  6. An Event-Based Conversational System for the Nao Robot. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Georgios Athanasopoulos, Aryel Beck, Piero Cosi, Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Tomas Dekens, Valentin Enescu, Antoine Hiolle, Bernd Kiefer, Hichem Sahli, Marc Schröder, Giacomo Sommavilla, Fabio Tesser and Werner Verhelst

Lunch, 13:30-14:30

Oral Session II: Multimodality for Input and Output, 14:30-15:30 
Chair: Joseph Mariani

  1. Conversational Speech Synthesis System with Communication Situation Dependent HMMs. Kazuhiko Iwata and Tetsunori Kobayashi
  2. Towards Learning Human-Robot Dialogue Policies Combining Speech and Visual Beliefs. Heriberto Cuayáhuitl and Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová
  3. Development of a Data-driven Framework for Multimodal Interactive Systems. Masahiro Araki and Yuko Mizukami

Oral Session III: User Modelling, 15:30-16:30
Chair: Heriberto Cuayáhuitl

  1. Adapting Dialogue to User Emotion - A Wizard-of-Oz study for adaptation strategies. Gregor Bertrand, Florian Nothdurft, Wolfgang Minker, Steffen Walter and Harald Traue
  2. Analysis on Effects of Text-to-Speech and Avatar Agent in Evoking Users’ Spontaneous Listener’s Reactions. Teruhisa Misu, Etsuo Mizukami, Yoshinori Shiga, Shinichi Kawamoto, Hisashi Kawai and Satoshi Nakamura
  3. All Users Are (Not) Equal - The Influence of User Characteristics on Perceived Quality, Modality Choice and Performance. Ina Wechsung, Matthias Schulz, Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht, Julia Niemann and Sebastian Möller

Break - Coffee and Tea, 16:30-17:00

Poster&Demo II, 17:00-18:00
Chair: Nieves Ábalos

  1. JAM: Java-based Associative Memory. Robert Pröpper, Felix Putze and Tanja Schultz
  2. Merging intention and emotion to develop adaptive dialogue systems. Zoraida Callejas, David Griol, Ramón López-Cózar, Gonzalo Espejo and Nieves Ábalos
  3. On-Line Detection of Task Incompletion for Spoken Dialog Systems Using Utterance and Behavior Tag N-Gram Vectors. Sunao Hara, Norihide Kitaoka and Kazuya Takeda
  4. Integration of Statistical Dialog Management Techniques to Implement Commercial Dialog Systems. David Griol, Zoraida Callejas and Ramón López-Cózar
  5. Starting to Cook a Coaching Dialogue System in the Olympus Framework. Joana Paulo Pardal and Nuno J. Mamede
  6. Evaluation of Spoken Dialogue System that Uses Utterance Timing to Interpret User Utterances. Kazunori Komatani, Kyoko Matsuyama, Ryu Takeda, Tetsuya Ogata and Hiroshi G. Okuno
  7. Conversation Peculiarities of People with Different Verbal Intelligence. Kseniya Zablotskaya, Umair Rahim, Sergey Zablotskiy, Steffen Walter and Wolfgang Minker

Oral Session IV: Dialogue Management, 18:00-19:00
Chair: Masahiro Araki

  1. Ranking Dialog Acts using Discourse Coherence Indicator for Language Tutoring Dialog Systems. Hyungjong Noh, Sungjin Lee, Kyungduc Kim, Kyusong Lee and Gary Geunbae Lee
  2. Using Probabilistic Logic for Dialogue Strategy Selection. Ian O’Neill, Philip Hanna, Anbu Yue and Weiru Liu
  3. Parallel Computing and Practical Constraints when applying the Standard POMDP Belief Update Formalism to Spoken Dialogue Management. Paul A. Crook, Brieuc Roblin, Hans-Wolfgang Loidl and Oliver Lemon

Banquet, 21:00-23:00

September 3

Oral Session V: Evaluation Strategies and Paradigms, 10:00-11:00
Chair: Satoshi Nakamura

  1. SpeechEval: A Domain-Independent User Simulation Platform for Spoken Dialog System Evaluation. Tatjana Scheffler, Roland Roller and Norbert Reithinger
  2. Evaluating User-System Interactional Chains for Naturalness-oriented Spoken Dialogue Systems. Etsuo Mizukami and Hideki Kashioka
  3. Performance of an Ad-hoc User Simulation in a Formative Evaluation of a Spoken Dialog System. Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht, Stefan Schmidt and Sebastian Möller

Break - Coffee and Tea, 11:00-11:30

Keynote II: Roger Moore, 11:30-12:30
Chair: Wolfgang Minker

Poster&Demo III, 12:30-13:30
Chair: Zoraida Callejas

  1. A Theoretical Framework for a User-Centered  Spoken Dialog Manager. Stefan Ultes, Tobias Heinroth, Alexander Schmitt and Wolfgang Minker
  2. How Context Determines Perceived Quality and Modality Choice. Secondary Task Paradigm Applied to the Evaluation of Multimodal Interfaces. Ina Wechsung, Robert Schleicher and Sebastian Möller
  3. Design and Implementation of a Toolkit for Evaluation of Spoken Dialogue Systems Designed for AmI Environments. Nieves Ábalos, Gonzalo Espejo, Ramón López-Cózar, Zoraida Callejas and David Griol
  4. A Dialogue System for Conversational NPCs. Tina Kluewer, Peter Adolphs, Feiyu Xu and Hans Uszkoreit
  5. Embedded Conversational Engine for Natural Language Interaction in Spanish. Marcos Santos-Pérez, Eva González-Parada and José Manuel Cano-García
  6. Adding Speech to a Robotics Simulator. Graham Wilcock and Kristiina Jokinen

Lunch, 13:30-14:30

End of workshop and departure