WOCHAT: Workshop on Chatbots and Conversational Agents

This is the fifth event of a Workshop and Special Session Series on Chatbots and Conversational Agents. This series aims at bringing together researchers working on problems related to chat-oriented dialogue for promoting discussion and knowledge sharing about the state-of-the-art and recent approaches. It includes a collaborative shared task effort to collect and generate data, resources and evaluation for future research in this area.

Find out more at: workshop.colips.org/wochat/@iwsds2018/

Workshop Organizers

  • Ryuichiro Higashinaka – Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
  • Ron Artstein – University of Southern California (USA)
  • Rafael E. Banchs – Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
  • Wolfgang Minker – Ulm University (Germany)
  • Verena Rieser – Heriot-Watt University (UK)

Shared Task Organizers

  • Bayan Abu Shawar – Arab Open University (Jordan)
  • Luis F. D’Haro – Agency for Science, Technology and Research (Singapore)
  • Zhou Yu – University of California, Davis (USA)

Steering Committee

  • David Traum – University of Southern California (USA)
  • Joseph Mariani – LIMSI-CNRS (France)
  • Alexander Rudnicky – Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
  • Haizhou Li – National University of Singapore (Singapore)