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The 17th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue


Amsterdam, 16-18 December 2013

The SemDial series of workshops brings together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, formal semantics/pragmatics, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.

In 2013 the workshop will be hosted by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam. Exceptionally, DialDam will take place in December and will be collocated with the Amsterdam Colloquium.

Invited Speakers (abstracts)


➤ The full Proceedings and PDFs of individual papers are available!
➤ A detailed PDF of the technical programme is available!
➤ Detailed information on the social programme is available!

Cornelis Anthonisz. 1544, detail. (Click image for more...)

The SemDial workshops are a forum for all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue, including, but not limited to:
  • the dynamics of agents' information states in dialogue
  • common ground/mutual belief
  • goals, intentions and commitments in communication
  • turn-taking and interaction control
  • semantic/pragmatic interpretation in dialogue
  • dialogue and discourse structure
  • categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora
  • child-adult interaction
  • language learning through dialogue
  • gesture, gaze, and intonational meaning in communication
  • multimodal dialogue
  • interpretation and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
  • dialogue management
  • designing and evaluating dialogue systems
Sponsored by:
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Benelux Association for
Artificial Intelligence
Institute for Logic,
Language and Computation
(last updated: 14 dec 2013)