Workshop Programme

January 17, 2014

18:30-19:30 Registration
19:30 Dinner

January 18, 2014

9:15-9:30 Workshop opening
9:30-10:30 Keynote 1: Hierarchical Utterance Understanding for Robust Human-Robot Spoken Dialogues
Kazunori Komatani
Nagoya University, Japan
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 Oral session 1: Understanding
(Chairperson: Wolfgang Minker, Ulm University, Germany)
A Turbo-Decoding Weighted Forward-Backward Algorithm for Multimodal Speech Recognition
Simon Receveur, David Scheler and Tim Fingscheidt
Institute for Communications Technology, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Engine-independent ASR Error Management for Dialog Systems
Junhwi Choi1, Donghyeon Lee1, Seounghan Ryu1, Kyusong Lee1, Kyungduk Kim1, Hyungjong Noh2, and Gary Geunbae Lee1
1Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology and 2Samsung Electronics, Korea
Restoring Incorrectly Segmented Keywords and Turn-Taking Caused by Short Pauses
Kazunori Komatani, Naoki Hotta, and Satoshi Sato
Nagoya University, Japan
Investigating Critical Speech Recognition Errors in Spoken Short Messages
Aasish Pappu1, Teruhisa Misu2, and Rakesh Gupta2
1Carnegie Mellon University and 2Honda Research Institute, USA
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Keynote 2: Situated Interaction: Opportunities and Challenges 
Dan Bohus
Microsoft Research, USA
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:30 Oral session 2: Dialog Management
(Chairperson: Gary Geunbae Lee, POSTECH, Korea)
Evaluation of Statistical POMDP-based Dialogue Systems in Noisy Environments
Steve Young1, Catherine Breslin1, Milica Gasic1, Matthew Henderson1, Dongho Kim1, Martin Szummer1, Blaise Thomson1, Pirros Tsiakoulis1, and Eli Tzirkel Hancock2
1Cambridge University, Engineering Department, UK and 2General Motors Advanced Technical CenterMedia, Israel
Evaluating Model that Predicts When People will Speak to a Humanoid Robot and Handling Variations of Individuals and Instructions
Takaaki Sugiyama, Kazunori Komatani, and Satoshi Sato
Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan
Integrated Interpretation and Generation of Task-Oriented Dialog
Alfredo Gabaldon1, Ben Meadows2, and Pat Langley1
1Silicon Valley Campus, Carnegie Mellon Universitym, USA and 2Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Detecting 'Request Alternatives' User Dialog Acts from Dialog Context
Yi Ma and Eric Fosler-Lussier
Ohio State University, USA
17:30 End of day 1
18:30 Dinner at Artesa Winery

January 19, 2014

9:00-10:00 Keynote 3: Modeling Human Communication Dynamics
Louis-Philippe Morency
Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, USA
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 Oral session 3: Generation
(Chairperson: Satoshi Nakamura, NAIST, Japan)
Entrainment in Pedestrian Direction Giving: How many kinds of entrainment?
Zhichao Hu, Gabrielle Halberg, Carolynn R. Jimenez and Marilyn A. Walker
University of California Santa Cruz, Natural Language and Dialogue Systems Lab, USA
Evaluation of In-Car SDS Notification Concepts for Incoming Proactive Events
Hansjörg Hofmann1, Mario Hermanutz1, Vanessa Tobisch1, Ute Ehrlich1, André Berton, and Wolfgang Minker2
1Daimler AG and 2Ulm University, Germany
Syntactic Filtering and Content-based Retrieval of Twitter Sentences for the Generation of System Utterances in Dialogue Systems
Ryuichiro Higashinaka1, Nozomi Kobayashi1, Toru Hirano1, Chiaki Miyazaki1, Toyomi Meguro2, Toshiro Makino1, and Yoshihiro Matsuo1
1NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories and 2NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
Chat-like Conversational System based on Selection of Reply Generating Module with Reinforcement Learning
Tomohide Shibata, Yusuke Egashira and Sadao Kurohashi
Kyoto University, Japan
12:30-14:00 Lunch/Poster/Demo
Dialogue Management for User-centered Adaptive Dialogue
Stefan Ultes, Huseyin Dikme, and Wolfgang Minker
Ulm University, Germany
A semi-automated evaluation metric for dialogue model coherence
Sudeep Gandhe and David Traum
Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, USA
Justification and Transparency Explanations in Dialogue Systems to Maintain Human-Computer Trust
Florian Nothdurft and Wolfgang Minker
Ulm University, Germany
Situated Interaction in a Multilingual Spoken Information Access Framework
Niklas Laxstrom, Kristiina Jokinen and Graham Wilcock
University of Helsinki, Finland
WFSTDM Builder - Network-based Spoken Dialogue System Builder for Easy Prototyping
Etsuo Mizukami and Chiori Hori
National Institute of Communications and Information Technology, Japan
A demonstration of a natural-language pedestrian routing system
Johan Boye1, Morgan Fredriksson2, Jana Götze1, Jürgen Königsmann2
1KTH, School of Computer Science and 2Communication and Liquid Media, Hammarby, Sweden
Web-based Multimodal Multi-domain Spoken Dialogue System
Ridong Jiang, Rafael E. Banchs, Seokhwan Kim, Kheng Hui Yeo, Arthur Niswar, and Haizhou Li
Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
A Framework for Domain-specific Multi-modal Dialog System Creation
Silke Witt, Farzad Ehsani, Demitrios Master, and Eryk Warren
Fluential, USA
A Trialogue-Based Spoken Dialogue System for Assessment of English Language Learners
Christopher M. Mitchell1, Keelan Evanini2, and Klaus Zechner2
1Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University and 2Educational Testing Service, USA
14:00-15:30 Oral session 4: Human-Human Dialog
(Chairperson: Marylin Walker, University of California Santa Cruz, USA)
The HRI-CMU Corpus of Situated In-Car Interactions
David Cohen1, Akshay Chandrashekaran1, Ian Lane1, and Antoine Raux2
1Carnegie Mellon University and 2Honda Research Institute, USA
Construction and Analysis of a Persuasive Dialogue Corpus
Takuya Hiraoka, Graham Neubig, Sakriani Sakti, Tomoki Toda, and Satoshi Nakamura
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Emotion and Its Triggers in Human Spoken Dialogue: Recognition and Analysis
Nurul Lubis12, Sakriani Sakti1, Graham Neubig1, Tomoki Toda1, Ayu Purwarianti2, and Satoshi Nakamura1
1Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan and 2Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Panel session
17:00-17:15 Closing

January 20, 2014

Silicon Valley tour