Call for Participation

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2021) will be held on July 29-31, 2021 in Singapore as an in-person and online hybrid conference. The organizers of SIGDIAL 2021 invite all researchers and practitioners, SIGDial members, SIGDIAL 2021 industry partners and sponsors, and participants of ACL-IJCNLP 2021 to join the conference.

The SIGDIAL venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting edge research in discourse and dialogue to both academic and industry researchers. Continuing a series of 21 successful previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest areas of discourse and dialogue. The conference is sponsored by the SIGdial organization, which serves as the Special Interest Group on discourse and dialogue for both ACL and ISCA.

SIGDIAL 2021 features 3 keynote speeches by Raymond J. Mooney, Jason Weston, and Julia Hirschberg, as well as regular paper presentations. As we are overcoming the impact from COVID-19, the organizers seek to offer affordable registration for the conference while still delivering a best-in-class experience.  Authors are required to register to cover their papers by the early bird registration deadline on 22 June 2021.  The organizers are applying for physical event under the MICE event pilots in Singapore. All approvals and MICE event pilots will be subject to the prevailing safe management measures at the time. We will update at the conference website regularly.  

In view of the COVID-19 situation, we expect that most international participants will join the conference remotely, while the local participants join physically. Updated information on Singapore’s border control measures in response to COVID-19 can be found on the ICA website. Information on the SG Arrival Card with Electronic Health Declaration can be found here

We thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you at the conference. Stay safe and healthy!