IEEE PerCom 19


The 1st International Workshop on Pervasive Computing and Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (PerDial 2019) In conjunction with IEEE PerCom 2019 March 11-15, 2019
Kyoto, Japan

Submission Deadline: December 10, 2018 (23:59 AoE)

Spoken Dialogue Systems have been a hot topic of discussion in a research community for the last two decades. They are an inalienable part of Human-Computer Interaction, and allow the integration of Artificial Intelligence systems in our everyday lives smoothly and naturally, through an easy, human-like communication. Pervasive Computing technologies can contact the user at a close level as well as be insensibly integrated into the environment, providing spatially distributed information. Being a part of the smart environment, each smart device serves as a mini personal assistant and requires an ability to interact with the user to be able to be more adaptive, user-friendly and effective.

While both topics have recently been an interest of researchers, questions of integration between pervasive computing and spoken dialogue systems have been discussed within each community. The Interdisciplinary potential of both fields has not yet been investigated in detail. A more active cooperation between both communities may open the way for more powerful and user friendly Pervasive Computing Systems. The proposed workshop will help to explore possible challenges and suggestions to progress them. We aim to create the first and unique venue for discussion and collaboration between experts from these disciplines.

Topics of this workshop include, but are not limited to:
– Use of spoken dialogue systems in pervasive computing environment
– Experimental design of spoken dialogue systems for pervasive computing
– Integration of spoken dialogue system into smart environments
– Dialogue management between smart environment and user
– User-centered smart environment adaptation
– Perspective future applications of spoken dialogue systems in pervasive computing
– Analysis of sensing data collected with IoT and/or smart devices for dialogue systems
– Pervasive sensing platform/framework for spoken dialogue systems
– Context recognition and application methodology for spoken dialogue systems
– User studies and evaluation in the wild of pervasive spoken dialogue systems
– Investigation of Human-Agent Interaction (HAI) in smart environments
– Dialogue systems in the public space (e.g. interactive digital signage)
– Dialogue and recommendation for guidance systems

❏ Important Dates:
Paper submission due: December 10, 2018 (23:59 AoE)
Acceptance notification: December 22, 2018
Camera-ready due: January 11, 2019
Author registration: TBD
Workshop date: TBD

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