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Style and format

Full papers will be in the usual 8-page, 2-column format. There will also be poster and demo presentations. The selection of posters and demos will be based on 2-page descriptions. Selected descriptions will be included in the proceedings.

The following style files are available for download:


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Dates and deadlines

Full 8-page papers

  • Submission due: 22 March 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: 25 April 2009
  • Final version due: 7 May 2009

2-page poster or demo descriptions

  • Submission due: 7 May 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: 14 May 2009


We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

  • common ground/mutual belief
  • turn-taking and interaction control
  • dialogue and discourse structure
  • goals, intentions and commitments
  • natural language understanding/semantic interpretation
  • reference, anaphora and ellipsis
  • collaborative and situated dialogue
  • multimodal dialogue
  • extra
  • and paralinguistic phenomena
  • categorization of dialogue phenomena in corpora
  • designing and evaluating dialogue systems
  • incremental, context-dependent processing
  • reasoning in dialogue systems
  • dialogue management

The best accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to Dialogue & Discourse, the new open-access journal dedicated exclusively to research on language 'beyond the single sentence' (