Conference Program

DAY 1: Monday, May 14, 2018


9:00-9:30 Registration and Welcome Address
9:30-10:30 Keynote Speech 1 by Prof. Tatsuya Kawahara
Spoken dialogue for a human-like conversational robot ERICA PPTX
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Long Paper Session 1

  • Dialog State Tracking for Unseen Values using an Extended Attention Mechanism PPTX
    Takami Yoshida, Kenji Iwata, Hiroshi Fujimura and Masami Akamine
  • Multimodal Dialogue System Evaluation: a Case Study Applying Usability Standards PPTX
    Andrei Malchanau, Volha Petukhova and Harry Bunt
  • Toward Low-Cost Automated Evaluation Metrics for Internet of Things Dialogues PPTX
    Kallirroi Georgila, Carla Gordon, Hyungtak Choi, Jill Boberg, Heesik Jeon and David Traum
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Long Paper Session 2

  • Generating Fillers based on Dialog Act Pairs for Smooth Turn-Taking by Humanoid Robot PPTX
    Ryosuke Nakanishi, Koji Inoue, Shizuka Nakamura, Katsuya Takanashi and Tatsuya Kawahara
  • Attention Based Joint Model with Negative Sampling for New Slot Values Recognition PPTX
    Mulan Hou, Xiaojie Wang, Caixia Yuan, Guohua Yang, Shuo Hu and Yuanyuan Shi
  • Automatic Turn-Level Language Identification for Code-Switched Spanish-English Dialog
    Vikram Ramanarayanan, Robert Pugh, Yao Qian and David Suendermann-Oeft
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Empathic (Special Session)

  • Human-Robot Dialogues for Explaining Activities PPTX
    Kristiina Jokinen, Satoshi Nishimura, Kentaro Watanabe and Takuichi Nishimura
  • Virtual Dialogue Agent for Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle of the Elderly PPTX
    Risako Ono, Yuki Nishizeki and Masahiro Araki
  • An Spoken Dialog System for the Empathic Virtual Coach PPTX
    M. Inés Torres, Cornelius Glackin, Raquel Justo and Gérard Chollet
  • Stitching Together the Conversation: Considerations in the Design of Extended Talk
    Emer Gilmartin, Carl Vogel and Nick Campbell
18:00-21:00 Welcome Reception: 1-Altitude Rooftop Gallery & Bar (1 Raffles Place, Level 63, 48616)

DAY 2: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

9:00-10:00 Keynote Speech 2 by Prof. Dr. Alex Waibel
M3 Dialogs – Multimodal, Multilingual, Multiparty
10:00-10:30 Humic (Special Session)

  • Towards an Annotation Scheme for Causes of Laughter in Dialogue
    Vladislav Maraev and Christine Howes
  • Humor Intelligence for Virtual Agents
    Andreea Niculescu and Rafael Banchs
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Long Paper Session 3

  • Latent Character Model for Engagement Recognition Based on Multimodal Behaviors PPTX
    Koji Inoue, Divesh Lala, Katsuya Takanashi and Tatsuya Kawahara
  • “I think it might help if we multiply, and not add”: Detecting Indirectness in Conversation PPTX
    Pranav Goel, Yoichi Matsuyama, Michael Madaio and Justine Cassell
  • Utilizing Argument Mining Techniques for Argumentative Dialogue Systems PPTX
    Niklas Rach, Saskia Langhammer, Wolfgang Minker and Stefan Ultes
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Wochat (Special Session)

  • Chat Response Generation Based on Semantic Prediction Using Distributed Representations of Words PPTX
    Kazuaki Furumai, Tetsuya Takiguchi and Yasuo Ariki
  • Learning Dialogue Strategies for Interview Dialogue Systems That Can Engage in Small TalkPPTX
    Tomoaki Nakamura, Takahiro Kobori and Mikio Nakano
  • Chatbol, a chatbot for the Spanish “La Liga” PPTX
    Carlos Segura Perales, Àlex Palau Domenech, Jordi Luque Serrano, Marta Ruiz Costa-Jussà and Rafael E. Banchs
  • Improving Taxonomy of Errors in Chat-oriented Dialogue Systems PPTX
    Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Masahiro Araki, Hiroshi Tsukahara and Masahiro Mizukami
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Wochat (Special Session)

  • Improving the Performance of Chat-oriented Dialogue Systems via Dialogue Breakdown Detection PPTX
    Michimasa Inaba and Kenichi Takahasi
  • Automated Scoring of Chatbot Responses in Conversational Dialogue PPTX
    Steven Kester Yuwono, Biao Wu and Luis Fernando D’Haro
  • Subjective Annotation and Evaluation of Three Different Chatbots WOCHAT: Shared Task Report PPTX
    Naomi Kong-Vega, Mo Wang, Mingxin Shen and Luis Fernando D’Haro
  • WOCHAT Shared Task Update Report PPTX
    Luis Fernando D’Haro, Rafael E. Banchs
18:00-21:00 Conference Banquet: Yàn Restaurant (1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #05-02, National Gallery)

DAY 3: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

9:00-10:00 Keynote Speech 3 by Prof. David Traum PPTX
Beyond Dialogue System Dichotomies: Principles for Human-Like Dialogue
10:00-11:00 Demo Session with Coffee Break

  • Detecticon: A Prototype Inquiry Dialog System (demo) PPTX
    Takuya Hiraoka, Shota Motoura and Kunihiko Sadamasa
  • Question-Answer Selection in User to User Marketplace Conversations (demo)
    Girish Kumar, Matthew Henderson, Hoang Nguyen, Shannon Chan and Lucas Ngoo
  • A Multimodal Dialogue Framework for Cloud-Based Companion Systems (demo) PPTX
    Matthias Kraus, Marvin Schiller, Gregor Behnke, Pascal Bercher, Susanne Biundo-Stephan,
    Birte Glimm and Wolfgang Minker
  • CityTalk: Robots that talk to tourists and can switch domains during the dialogue (demo) PPTX
    Graham Wilcock
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Short Paper Session

  • Testing Strategies For Bridging Time-To-Content In Spoken Dialogue Systems PPTX
    Soledad López Gambino, Sina Zarrieß and David Schlangen
  • Impact of deception information on negotiation dialog PPTX
    The Tung Nguyen, Koichiro Yoshino, Sakti Sakriani and Satoshi Nakamura
  • Automated Classification of Classroom Climate by Audio Analysis PPTX
    Anusha James, Victoria Yi Han Chua, Tomasz Maszczyk, Justin Dauwels, Rebecca Bull, Kerry Lee and Ana Moreno-Núñez
  • Debate Dialog for News Question Answering System “NetTv”: Debate Based on Claim and Reason Estimation PPTX
    Rikito Marumoto, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Tetsuya Takiguchi and Yasuo Ariki
  • Estimating User Satisfaction Impact in Cities using Physical Reaction Sensing and Multimodal Dialogue System PPTX
    Yuki Matsuda, Dmitrii Fedotov, Yuta Takahashi, Yutaka Arakawa, Keiichi Yasumoto and Wolfgang Minker
  • Faster Responses are Better Responses: Introducing Incrementality into Sociable Virtual Personal Assistants PPTX
    Vivian Tsai, Timo Baumann, Florian Pecune and Justine Cassell
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Long Paper Session 4 (Best Paper Award Nominees)

  • Dialogue Act Classification in Reference Interview Using Convolutional Neural Network with Byte Pair Encoding
    Seiya Kawano, Koichiro Yoshino, Yu Suzuki and Satoshi Nakamura
  • Automated Lexical Analysis of Interviews with Schizophrenic Patients PPTX
    Shihao Xu, Zixu Yang, Debsubhra Chakraborty, Yasir Tahir, Tomasz Maszczyk, Victoria Chua Yi Han, Justin Dauwels,
    Daniel Thalmann, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Bhing-Leet Tan and Jimmy Lee
  • An End-to-End Goal-Oriented Dialog System with a Generative Natural Language Response Generation PPTX
    Stefan Constantin, Jan Niehues and Alex Waibel
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Best Paper Presentation

  • Enabling Spoken Dialogue Systems for Low-resourced Languages: End-to-end Dialect Recognition for North Sami PPTX
    Trung Ngo Trong, Kristiina Jokinen and Ville Hautamäki
16:30-17:00 Closing Ceremony
17:30-19:00 Cultural Activity: Asian Civilisations Museum (1 Empress Pl, 179555)