Workshop Programme

Wednesday, November 28

Registration, 18:00-20:00

Dinner, 20:00

Thursday, November 29

Workshop opening, 9:00-9:15

Keynote 1:  Jérôme R. Bellegarda (Apple Inc., USA)

(Chairperson: Martine Garnier-Rizet, IMMI-CNRS & ANR, France)


Oral session 1: Spoken Dialog Systems in everyday applications, 10:00-11:00

(Chairperson: Wolfgang Minker, Ulm University, Germany)

  1. Development of Speech-based In-car HMI Concepts for Information Exchange Internet Apps Hansjörg Hofmann1, Anna Silberstein1, Ute Ehrlich1, André Berton1, Christian Müller2 and Angela Mahr2 (1 Daimler AG, Germany and 2 DFKI, Germany)
  2. Real Users and Real Dialog Systems: the hard challenge for SDS Alan W Black and Maxine Eskenazi (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University)
  3. A Multimodal Multi-Device Discourse and Dialogue Infrastructure for Collaborative Decision Making in Medicine Daniel Sonntag and Christian Schulz (DFKI, Germany)

Break - Coffee and tea, 11:00-11:15

Poster session 1: Spoken Dialog prototypes and products, 11:15-12:15

(Chairperson: Wolfgang Minker, Ulm University, Germany)

  1. Yochina: Mobile Multimedia and Multimodal Crosslingual Dialog System Feiyu Xu1, Sven Schmeier1, Renlong Ai2 and Hans Uszkoreit2 (1 Yocoy Technologies GmbH and 2 DFKI LT Lab, Germany)
  2. Walk this way: Spatial grounding for city exploration Johan Boye1, Morgan Fredriksson2, Jana Götze1, Joakim Gustafson1 and Jürgen Königsmann2 (1 KTH, School of Computer Science and 2 Communication, Sweden and Liquid Media, Sweden)
  3. Multimodal Dialogue System for Interaction in AmI Environment by Means of File-Based Services Nieves Abalos1, Gonzalo Espejo1, Ramon Lopez-Cozar Delgado1, Francisco J. Ballesteros2, Enrique Sorian2  and Gorka Guardiola2 (1 Dept. of LSI, CITIC-UGR, University of Granada, Spain and 2 Laboratorio de Sistemas Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
  4. Development of a toolkit handling multiple speech-oriented guidance agents for mobile applications Sunao Hara, Hiromichi Kawanami, Hiroshi Saruwatari and Kiyohiro Shikano (Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  5. Interactive and User-Adapted Voice Portals for the City Council David Griol1, Maria Garcia-Jiménez1, Zoraida Callejas2 and Ramón López-Cózar2 (1 Computer Science Department, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain and Department of Languages and 2 Computer Systems, University of Granada, Spain)

Lunch, 12:15-13:30

Visit of Jean-Jacques Rousseau Park, 13:30-15:00

Keynote 2: Alex Waibel (KIT, Germany & Jibbigo, USA)

(Chairperson: Laurence Devillers, LIMSI-CNRS & Paris Sorbonne University, France)


Oral session 2: Multi-domain, crosslingual Spoken Dialog Systems, 15:45-16:45

(Chairperson: Satoshi Nakamura, NAIST, Japan)

  1. Efficient Language Model Construction for Spoken Dialog Systems by Inducting Language Resources of Different Languages Teruhisa Misu1, Shigeki Matsuda1, Etsuo Mizukami1, Hideki Kashioka1 and Haizhou Li2 (1 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan and 2 Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
  2. Towards Online Planning for Dialogue Management with Rich Domain Knowledge Pierre Lison, (University of Oslo, Norway, Department of Informatics, Language Technology Group)
  3. A Two-Step Approach for Efficient Domain Selection in Multi-Domain Dialog Systems Injae Lee1, Seokhwan Kim2, Kyungduk Kim1, Donghyeon Lee1, Junhwi Choi1, Seonghan Ryu1 and Gary Geunbae Lee1 (1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and 2 Technology and Human Language Technology Department, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

Break - Coffee and tea, 16:45-17:00

Poster session 2:  Spoken Dialog Systems components, 17:00-18:00

(Chairperson: Satoshi Nakamura, NAIST, Japan) 

  1. Spoken Dialog System Constructed using Language Portability Technique Teruhisa Misu, Etsuo Mizukami and Hideki Kashioka (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan)
  2. Visual Contribution to Word Prominence Detection in a Playful Interaction Setting Martin Heckmann (Honda Research Institute Europ, Germany)
  3. Label noise robustness and learning speed in a self-learning vocal user interface Bart Ons, Jort F. Gemmeke and Hugo Van Hamme (Department ESAT-PSI, KULeuven, Belgium)
  4. Co-adaptation in Spoken Dialogue Systems Senthilkumar Chandramohan1,3, Matthieu Geist1, Fabrice Lefèvre3 and Olivier Pietquin1,2 (1 Supelec, MaLIS - IMS Research Group, France; 2 CNRS - GeorgiaTech, France and 3 Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, LIA-CERI, France)
  5. Topic Classification of Spoken Inquiries Using Transductive Support Vector Machine Rafael Torres1, Hiromichi Kawanami1, Tomoko Matsui2, Hiroshi Saruwatari1 and Kiyohiro Shikano1 (1 Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan and 2 Department of Statistical Modeling, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics,Japan)
  6. Frame-level Selective-Decoding using Native and Non-native Acoustic Models for Robust Speech Recognition to Native and Non-native Speech Yoo Rhee Oh, Hoon Chung,  Jeom-Ja Kang  and Yun Keun Lee (Spoken Language Processing Team, Automatic Speech Translation and Knowledge Analytics Research Center, BigData Software Research Laboratory, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Korea)
  7. Analysis of speech under stress and cognitive load in USAR operations Marcela Charfuelan and Geert-Jan Kruijff (DFKI GmbH, Language Technology Lab, Berlin, Germany)

    Panel session: From "Prise de tête" to "ça marche pas": putting theory into practice.

    S. Rosset (LIMSI-CNRS, France)(Chair), J. Bellegarda (Apple Inc., USA), A. Buendia (SpirOps, France), J. Ginzburg (Université Paris-Diderot, France), A. Waibel (KIT, Germany & Jibbigo, USA), M. Walker (Department of Computer Science, University of California Santa Cruz, USA), 18:00-19:00

    End of day 1, 19:00

    Gala Dinner, 20:00

    Friday, 30 November

    Keynote 3: Axel Buendia (SpirOps, France)

    (Chairperson: Joseph Mariani, LIMSI & IMMI-CNRS, France)

     Oral session 3: Human-Robot Interaction, 9:45-10:45

    (Chairperson: Ramón López-Cózar Delgado, University of Granada, Spain)

    1. Integration of Multiple Sound Source Localization Results for Speaker Identification in Multi-party Dialogue System Taichi Nakashima, Kazunori Komatani and Satoshi Sato (Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University)
    2. Investigating the social facilitation effect in human-robot-interaction Ina Wechsung, Patrick Ehrenbrink, Robert Schleicher and Sebastian Möller (Quality and Usability Lab, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany)
    3. More than just words: Building a chatty robot Emer Gilmartin and Nick Campbell (Speech Communications Lab, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)


      Break - Coffee and tea, 10:45-11:15

      Poster 3: Human-Robot Interaction, 11:15-12:15

      (Chairperson: Ramón López-Cózar Delgado, University of Granada, Spain)

      1. Predicting When People will Speak to a Humanoid Robot Takaaki Sugiyama, Kazunori Komatani and Satoshi Sato (Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan)
      2. Designing an Emotion Detection System for a Socially-Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction Clément Chastagnol, Céline Clavel, Matthieu Courgeon and Laurence Devillers (Department of Human-Machine Interaction, LIMSI-CNRS, France)
      3. Multimodal Open-domain Conversations with the Nao Robot Kristiina Jokinen and Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki, Finland)
      4. Component Pluggable Dialogue Framework and its Application to Social Robots Ridong Jiang, Yeow Kee Tan, Dilip Kumar Limbu, Tran Anh Dung and Haizhou Li (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

        Lunch, 12:15-13:45

        Keynote 4: Marylin A. Walker, Jennifer Sawyer, Grace Lin and Sam Wing (Department of Computer Schience, University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

        Does personality matter?: Expressive Generation for Dialogue Interaction, 13:45-14:30

        (Chairperson: Sophie Rosset, LIMSI-CNRS, France)

        Oral session 4:  Dialog Management, 14:30-15:30

        (Chairperson: Gary Geunbae Lee, POSTECH, Korea)

        1. Application and Evaluation of a Conditioned Hidden Markov Model for Estimating Interaction Quality of Spoken Dialogue Systems Stefan Ultes, Robert ElChab and Wolfgang Minker, (Institute of Communications Technology, Germany)
        2. FLoReS: A Forward Looking, Reward Seeking, Dialogue Manager Fabrizio Morbini, David Devault, Kenji Sagae, Jillian Gerten, Angela Nazarian and David Traum (Institute for Creative Technologies University of Southern California, USA)
        3. A clustering approach to assess real user profiles in spoken dialogue systems Zoraida Callejas1, David Griol2, Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht3 and Ramón López-Cózar1 (1 Languages and Computer Systems, CITIC-UGR, University of Granada, Spain; 2 Dept. Computer Science, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain and 3 Quality and Usability Lab, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany)

        Break - Coffee and tea, 15:30-15:45

        Poster 4: Dialog Management, 15:45-16:45

        (Chairperson: Gary Geunbae Lee, POSTECH, Korea)

        1. What are they achieving through the conversation? - modeling the guide-tourist dialogues by extended grounding networks Etsuo Mizukami and Hideki Kashioka (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT),  Japan)
        2. Developing Non-Goal Dialog System based on Examples of Drama Television Lasguido Nio2, Sakriani Sakti1,2, Graham Neubig1, Tomoki Toda1, Mirna Adriani2 and Satoshi Nakamura1 (1 Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan and 2 Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia)
        3. A user model for dialog system evaluation based on activation of subgoals Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht (Quality and Usability Lab, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany)
        4. Real-Time Feedback System for Monitoring and Facilitating Discussions Sanat Sarda1, Martin Constable4, Justin Dauwels1, Shoko Dauwels (Okutsu)2, Mohamed Elgendi3, Zhou Mengyu4, Umer Rasheed1, Yasir Tahir3, Daniel Thalmann3 and Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann3 (1 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; 2 CIRCQL, Nanyang Business School, Singapore; 3 Institute of Media Innovation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and 4 School of Art Media and Design, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
        5. Evaluation of Invalid Input Discrimination Using Bag-of-Words for Speech-Oriented Guidance System Haruka Majima1, Rafael Torres1, Hiromichi Kawanami1, Sunao Hara2, Tomoko Matsui3, Hiroshi Saruwatar1i and Kiyohiro Shikano1 (1 Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan; 2 Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Japan and Department of Statistical Modeling, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan)


        Closing, 16:45-17:00

        End of the workshop, 17:00