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Aims. SIGdial is the ISCA SIG on Discourse and Dialogue. It is also a Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics. It is affiliated with the Association for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and sponsored by Elsnet. SIGdial aims to encourage researchers and educators to:
Motivation. SIGdial performs and encourages the following functions and activities:
Board. Elections have been organised for the SIG officers on 2013:
SIGDIAL is the principal meeting of the discourse and dialog community:
Since 2009, SIGdial also endorses the International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS). IWSDS is a more focused workshop, centered on a specific theme within the field and possibly overlapping with other fields:
SIGdial also endorses the SemDial Workshops. They aim at bringing together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, psychology, and neural science:
SIGdial also endorses the Young Researchers’ Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems