Submission due date:
March 21st, 2003
This workshop will provide a forum for discussion of current directions
in dialog research, specifically to assess the current state of the art
in the area of dialogue processing, and to identify key themes and
directions that are driving research in the field.
Progress in research presupposes the existence of a common
infrastructure that includes tools and corpora, evaluation techniques as
well as some consensus on effective research paradigms. Thus one of the
outcomes of the workshop will be a set of recommendations for
developing and supporting infrastructure, and encouraging agreement on
research paradigms and evaluation methodologies.
The motivation to hold a workshop at this time is the need to establish
the role of dialogue as a core element in human-human and human-computer
communication, to identify the resources that are needed to support
research in the area and to define its role in the forthcoming NSF
Human Language and Communication program.