Workshop Programme

September 30

Registration, 18:00-20:00

Welcome Reception, 20:00-22:00

October 1

Registration, 09:30-09:45

Workshop Opening, 09:45-10:00

Speech Recognition, 10:00-10:30

  1. Evaluation of two Approaches for Speaker Specific Speech Recognition,
    Tobias Herbig, Franz Gerl, and Wolfgang Minker

Break - Coffee and Tea, 10:30-11:00

Keynote I, 11:00-12:00 Ramón López-Cózar Delgado

Lunch, 12:00-13:30

Multi-modality and Emotion, 13:30-14:30

  1. Evaluation of Facial Direction Estimation from Cameras for Multi-Modal Spoken Dialog System,
    Akihiro Kobayashi, Kentaro Kayama, Etsuo Mizukami, Teruhisa Misu, Hideki Kashioka, Hisashi Kawai, and Satoshi Nakamura
  2. Facing Reality: Simulating Deployment of Anger Recognition in IVR Systems,
    Alexander Schmitt, Tim Polzehl, and Wolfgang Minker

Poster&Demo I, 14:30-15:30

The session starts with a 2 min. short presentation by each poster or demo author.


  1. The Influence of the Usage Mode on Subjectively Perceived Quality,
    Ina Wechsung, Anja Naumann, and Sebastian Moller
  2. A User Model to predict User Satisfaction with Spoken Dialog Systems,
    Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht and Sebastian Moller
  3. A Classifier-Based Approach to Supporting the Augmentation of the Question-Answer Database for Spoken Dialogue Systems,
    Hiromi Narimatsu, Mikio Nakano, Kotaro Funakoshi
  4. Rational communication and affordable natural language interaction for ambient environments,
    Kristiina Jokinen


  1. Sightseeing Guidance Systems based on WFST-based Dialogue Manager,
    Teruhisa Misu, Chiori Hori, Kiyonori Ohtake, Etsuo Mizukami, Akihiro Kobayashi, Kentaro Kayama, Tetsuya Fujii, Hideki Kashioka, Hisashi Kawai, and Satoshi Nakamura
  2. Spoken Dialogue System based on Information Extraction from Web Text,
    Koichiro Yoshino and Tatsuya Kawahara

Break - Coffee and Tea, 15:30-16:00

Learning and adaptivity, 16:00-17:00

  1. D3 Toolkit: A Development Toolkit for Daydreaming Spoken Dialog Systems,
    Donghyeon Lee, Kyungduk Kim, Cheongjae Lee, Junhwi Choi, and Gary Geunbae Lee
  2. Grounding Simulation in Spoken Dialog Systems with Bayesian Networks,
    Stéphane Rossignol, Olivier Pietquin, and Michel Ianotto

Banquet, 18:00-20:00

October 2

Speech recognition, and Error handling, 9:30-10:30

  1. New Technique to Enhance the Performance of Spoken Dialogue Systems by Means of Implicit Recovery of ASR Errors,
    Ramón López-Cózar, David Griol, and José F. Quesada
  2. Detection of Unknown Speakers in an Unsupervised Speech Controlled System,
    Tobias Herbig, Franz Gerl, and Wolfgang Minker

Break - Coffee and Tea, 10:30-11:00

Keynote II, 11:00-12:00 Tetsunori Kobayashi

Lunch, 12:00-13:30

Evaluation and Prototypes, 13:30-14:30

  1. A Discourse and Dialogue Infrastructure for Industrial Dissemination,
    Daniel Sonntag, Norbert Reithinger, and Gerd Herzog
  2. Issues in Predicting User Satisfaction Transitions in Dialogues: Individual Differences, Evaluation Criteria, and Prediction Models,
    Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Yasuhiro Minami, Kohji Dohsaka, and Toyomi Meguro

Poster&Demo II, 14:30-15:30

  1. Construction and Experiment of a Spoken Consulting Dialogue System,
    Teruhisa Misu, Chiori Hori, Kiyonori Ohtake, Hideki Kashioka, Hisashi Kawai, and Satoshi Nakamura
  2. Sequence-based Pronunciation Modeling Using a Noisy-Channel Approach,
    Hansjoerg Hofmann, Sakriani Sakti, Ryosuke Isotani, Hisashi Kawai, Satoshi Nakamura, and Wolfgang Minker
  3. A study toward an evaluation method for spoken dialogue systems with considering criteria of users,
    Etsuo Mizukami, Hideki Kashioka, Hisashi Kawai, and Satoshi Nakamura
  4. Impact of Semantic Web on the Development of Spoken Dialogue Systems,
    Masahiro Araki and Yu Funakura

Break - Coffee and Tea, 15:30-16:00

Dialogue Management, 16:00-17:00

  1. Expansion of WFST-based Dialog Management for Handling with Multiple ASR Hypotheses,
    Naoto Kimura, Chiori Hori, Teruhisa Misu, Kiyonori Ohtake, Hisashi Kawai, and Satoshi Nakamura
  2. User and Noise Adaptive Dialogue Management Using Hybrid System Actions,
    Senthilkumar, Chandramohan, and Olivier Pietquin

Pannel Discussion, 17:00-18:00

Spoken Dialogue Systems for Ambient Environment
Coordinator: Wolfgang Minker
Panalists:   Ramon Lopez-Cozar Delgado
                  Kristiina Jokinen
                  Yasuhiro Minami
                  Hideki Kashioka

End of Workshop and Departure, 18:00