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30 July

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Paper Session P112:00–13:0006:00-07:0000:00–01:0021:00-22:00
(July 29)
Abigail See and Christopher Manning, Understanding and predicting user dissatisfaction in a neural generative chatbot
Nigel Ward, Jonathan Avila and Aaron Alarcon, Towards Continuous Estimation of Dissatisfaction in Spoken Dialog
Satwik Kottur, Chinnadhurai Sankar, Zhou Yu and Alborz Geramifard, DialogStitch: Synthetic Deeper and Multi-Context Task-Oriented Dialogs
Nigel Ward, Individual Interaction Styles: Evidence from a Spoken Chat Corpus
Kai-Hui Liang, Patrick Lange, Yoo Jung Oh, Jingwen Zhang, Yoshimi Fukuoka and Zhou Yu, Evaluation of In-Person Counseling Strategies To Develop Physical Activity Chatbot for Women
Minh Nguyen and Zhou Yu, Improving Named Entity Recognition in Spoken Dialog Systems by Context and Speech Pattern Modeling
Sujith Ravi and Zornitsa Kozareva, SoDA: On-device Conversational Slot Extraction
Peyman Heidari, Arash Einolghozati, Shashank Jain, Soumya Batra, Lee Callender, Ankit Arun, Shawn Mei, Sonal Gupta, Pinar Donmez, Vikas Bhardwaj, Anuj Kumar and Michael White, Getting to Production with Few-shot Natural Language Generation Models
Paper Session P213:00–14:3007:00-07:3001:00–02:3022:00-23:30
(July 29)
Shohei Tanaka, Koichiro Yoshino, Katsuhito Sudoh and Satoshi Nakamura, ARTA: Collection and Classification of Ambiguous Requests and Thoughtful Actions
Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Masahiro Araki, Hiroshi Tsukahara and Masahiro Mizukami, Integrated taxonomy of errors in chat-oriented dialogue systems
Amelia Hardy, Ashwin Paranjape and Christopher Manning, Effective Social Chatbot Strategies for Increasing User Initiative
Alexandros Papangelis, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Aishwarya Padmakumar, Seokhwan Kim, Gokhan Tur and Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Generative Conversational Networks
Pei Zhou, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Behnam Hedayatnia, Seokhwan Kim, Jay Pujara, Xiang Ren, Yang Liu and Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Commonsense-Focused Dialogues for Response Generation: An Empirical Study
Ibrahim Taha Aksu, Zhengyuan Liu, Min-Yen Kan and Nancy Chen, Velocidapter: Task-oriented Dialogue Comprehension Modeling Pairing Synthetic Text Generation with Domain Adaptation
Satwik Kottur, Paul Crook, Seungwhan Moon, Ahmad Beirami, Eunjoon Cho, Rajen Subba and Alborz Geramifard, An Analysis of State-of-the-Art Models for Situated Interactive MultiModal Conversations (SIMMC)
Aili Shen and Timothy Baldwin, A Simple yet Effective Method for Sentence Ordering
Rachna Konigari, Saurabh Ramola, Vijay Vardhan Alluri and Manish Shrivastava, Topic Shift Detection for Mixed Initiative Response
Linzi Xing and Giuseppe Carenini, Improving Unsupervised Dialogue Topic Segmentation with Utterance-Pair Coherence Scoring
BREAKOUT14:30–15:0007:30-09:0002:30–03:0023:30-00:00
(July 29)
Paper Session P315:00–16:0009:00-10:0003:00–04:0000:00–01:00Chiaki Miyazaki, Saya Kanno, Makoto Yoda, Junya Ono and Hiromi Wakaki, Fundamental Exploration of Evaluation Metrics for Persona Characteristics of Text Utterances
Tianyu Zhao and Tatsuya Kawahara, Multi-Referenced Training for Dialogue Response Generation
Koshiro Okano, Yu Suzuki, Masaya Kawamura, Tsuneo Kato, Akihiro Tamura and Jianming Wu, Contrastive Response Pairs for Automatic Evaluation of Non-task-oriented Neural Conversational Models
Ye Tian, Tim Nieradzik, Sepehr Jalali and Da-shan Shiu, How does BERT process disfluency?
Suvodip Dey and Maunendra Sankar Desarkar, Hi-DST: A Hierarchical Approach for Scalable and Extensible Dialogue State Tracking
Jingyao Zhou, Haipang Wu, Zehao Lin, Guodun Li and Yin Zhang, Dialogue State Tracking with Multi-Level Fusion of Predicted Dialogue States and Conversations
Vevake Balaraman, Seyedmostafa Sheikhalishahi and Bernardo Magnini, Recent Neural Methods on Dialogue State Tracking for Task-Oriented Dialogue Systems: A Survey
Demo Session16:00–17:0010:00-11:0004:00–05:0001:00–02:00Andreas Liesenfeld, Gabor Parti and Chu-Ren Huang, Scikit-talk: A toolkit for processing real-world conversational speech data
Etsuko Ishii, Genta Indra Winata, Samuel Cahyawijaya, Divesh Lala, Tatsuya Kawahara and Pascale Fung, ERICA: An Empathetic Android Companion for Covid-19 Quarantine
Koji Inoue, Hiromi Sakamoto, Kenta Yamamoto, Divesh Lala and Tatsuya Kawahara, A multi-party attentive listening robot which stimulates involvement from side participants
Alberto Chierici, Tyeece Hensley, Wahib Kamran, Kertu Koss, Armaan Agrawal, Erin Meekhof, Goffredo Puccetti and Nizar Habash, A Cloud-based User-Centered Time-Offset Interaction Application
Panel17:30–19:0011:30-13:0005:30–07:0002:30–04:00Panel
Virtual Tour19:00–20:0013:00-14:0007:00–08:0004:00–05:00
Sponsor Session SPS1 (Hybrid)20:00–21:0014:00-15:0008:00–09:0005:00–06:00Rasa
Furhat Robotics
Live Person
Toshiba
Data Baker
Keynote 2 (Hybrid)21:00–22:1515:00-16:1509:00–10:1506:00–07:15Jason Weston, 
Facebook AI & NYU
Title: A journey from ML & NNs to NLP and Beyond: Just more of the same isn’t enough?
Keynote 2
Paper Session P423:00–00:0017:00-18:0011:00–12:0008:00–09:00Wai Man Si, Prithviraj Ammanabrolu and Mark Riedl, Telling Stories through Multi-User Dialogue by Modeling Character Relations
Itika Gupta, Barbara Di Eugenio, Brian Ziebart, Bing Liu, Ben Gerber and Lisa Sharp, Summarizing Behavioral Change Goals from SMS Exchanges to Support Health Coaches
Shamila Nasreen, Julian Hough and Matthew Purver, Rare-Class Dialogue Act Tagging for Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis
Deepanway Ghosal, Pengfei Hong, Siqi Shen, Navonil Majumder, Rada Mihalcea and Soujanya Poria, CIDER: Commonsense Inference for Dialogue Explanation and Reasoning
Katherine Atwell, Junyi Jessy Li and Malihe Alikhani, Where Are We in Discourse Relation Recognition?
Kun Qian, Ahmad Beirami, Zhouhan Lin, Ankita De, Alborz Geramifard, Zhou Yu and Chinnadhurai Sankar, Annotation Inconsistency and Entity Bias in MultiWOZ
Khyati Mahajan and Samira Shaikh, On the Need for Thoughtful Data Collection for Multi-Party Dialogue: A Survey of Available Corpora and Collection Methods
Felix Gervits, Antonio Roque, Gordon Briggs, Matthias Scheutz and Matthew Marge, How Should Agents Ask Questions For Situated Learning? An Annotated Dialogue Corpus