Call: IS&NLG2018 – Workshop on Intelligent Interactive Systems and Language Generation

CALL FOR PAPERS

2IS&NLG2018 – Workshop on Intelligent Interactive Systems and Language Generation
Part of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG2018)
November 5-8
Tilburg, The Netherlands
https://sites.google.com/view/2is-nlg2018

Paper deadline: August 31st, 2018

Language generation appears to be promising and to have a central role in a variety of intelligent interactive systems, as current research trends in conversational interaction and interfaces are demonstrating. In order to raise constructive discussion from an interdisciplinary perspective and define the research challenges to be addressed, the workshop 2IS&NLG seeks to gather researchers and practitioners working on language generation, human-computer interaction, conversational agents, and computational intelligence that deal with cross-cutting issues concerning language generation (NLG) and intelligent interactive systems (2IS).

We solicit contributions in the form of regular papers (up to 4 pages + 1 references in the ACL paper format) or demo papers (up to 2 pages) dealing with research topics in which either interaction or artificial intelligence is addressed jointly with language generation.

Submissions should be made through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2isnlg2018

TOPICS (include, but are not limited to)

  • Conversational Agents and interfaces: chatbots, virtual humans,. . .
  • Theory and research methods for user evaluation in NLG contexts
  • Measuring the effect of NLG in Intelligent Interactive Systems
  • Usability of eXplainable AI/interfaces
  • Multimodal interfaces in/for NLG systems
  • NLG for Games (e.g. generation of textual game assets, character dialogue, scenario generation)
  • User modeling, user context, personalization, and adaptive language generation
  • Argument mining, visualization and generation
  • Other novel interactive applications of automatic language generation: creativity, persuasion, e-learning, . . . .

INVITED TALK

We are honoured to host an invited talk by Sander Wubben, assistant professor at Tilburg University and co-founder of flow.ai, who is committed to bring smarter interactive chatbots as a form of conversational AI.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions due: August 31, 2018
Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2018
Camera-ready papers due: October 15, 2018
Workshop session: November 5, 2018

PUBLICATION

All accepted papers will be published in the ACL Anthology. The papers will undergo a peer reviewing process by members of the workshop’s program/reviewing committee, assessing their relevance and originality for the workshop.

ORGANIZERS AND CONTACT

José M. Alonso
Research Centre in Information Technologies
(Centro Singular de Investigacion en Tecnoloxias da Informacion, CiTIUS)
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Alejandro Catala
Research Centre in Information Technologies
(Centro Singular de Investigacion en Tecnoloxias da Informacion, CiTIUS)
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Mariët Theune
Human Media Interaction
University of Twente, The Netherlands

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Alberto Bugarin, CiTIUS, University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Ondrej Dusek, Heriot-Watt University
  • Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense Madrid
  • Helen Hastie, Heriot-Watt University
  • Dirk Heylen, Human Media Interaction, University of Twente
  • Amy Isard, University of Edinburgh
  • Uzay Kaymak, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Simon Mille, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Martı́n Pereira-Fariña, Center for Argument Technology, University of Dundee
  • Alejandro Ramos-Soto, CiTIUS, University of Santiago de Compostela, University of Aberdeen
  • Chris Reed, Center for Argument Technology, University of Dundee
  • Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, Arria NLG plc.
  • Daniel Sanchez, University of Granada
  • Nicolas Szilas, University of Geneva
  • Anna Wilbik, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Georgios N. Yannakakis, University of Malta
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