Program

Monday

09:00-10:30 — Session 1 – Introduction, Keynote, Full Talk

09:00-09:05 — Introduction

09:05-10:05 — Keynote (Jill Fain Lehman – Disney Research Pittsburgh) : Turn-taking, Children, and the Unpredictability of Fun

10:05-10:30 – Full Talk 1 : The Power of a Glance: Evaluating Embodiment and Turn-Tracking Strategies of an Active Robotic Overhearer – Spyros Kousidis and David Schlangen

10:30-11:00 — Coffee

11:00-12:30 — Session 2 – Full and Short Talks (Coordinating with Robots)

11:00-11:25 — Full Talk 2 : Initiating Interactions and Negotiating Approach: A Robotic Trash Can in the Field – Kerstin Fischer, Stephen Yang, Brian Mok, Rohan Maheshwari, David Sirkin and Wendy Ju

11:25-11:50 — Full Talk 3 : Every Tool in Its Place: Interaction and Collaboration with Robotic Drawers – Brian Mok, Stephen Yang, David Sirkin and Wendy Ju

11:50-12:05 — Short Talk 1 : Video Demonstration of a Robotic Assistant Interpreting Multimodal Expressions – Miles Eldon, David Whitney and Stefanie Tellex

12:05-12:20 — Short Talk 2 : Turn-Taking and Coordination in Commander-Robot Navigator Dialog – Taylor Cassidy, Clare Voss and Douglas Summers-Stay

12:30-14:00 — Lunch

14:00-15:30 — Session 3 – Short Talks, Panel Discussion

14:00-14:15 — Short Talk 3 : What’s the Game and Who’s Got the Ball? Genre in Conversation – Emer Gilmartin, Francesca Bonin, Loredana Cerrato, Carl Vogel and Nick Campbell

14:15-14:30 — Short Talk 4 : Visualizing Multimodal Interaction – Péter Pál Boda and Akos Vetek

14:30-15:30 — Panel Discussion

15:30-16:00 — Coffee

16:00-17:30 — Session 4 – Posters (Full Talks 1-5, Short Talks 1-5)

18:00-19:00 — AAAI Reception

Tuesday

09:00-10:30 — Session 5 – Full and Short Talks (Models of Turn-Taking)

09:00-09:25 — Full Talk 4 : Entrainment and Turn-Taking in Human-Human Dialogue – Rivka Levitan, Stefan Benus, Agustin Gravano and Julia Hirschberg

09:25-09:50 — Full Talk 5 : Toward Natural Turn-Taking in a Virtual Human Negotiation Agent – David Devault, Johnathan Mell and Jonathan Gratch

09:50-10:15 — Full Talk 6 : Modelling Turn-Taking in Human Conversations – Nishitha Guntakandla and Rodney Nielsen

10:15-10:30 — Short Talk 5 : Signalizing and Predicting Turn-Taking in Multilingual Contexts – Christina Alexandris

10:30-11:00 — Coffee

11:00-12:30 — Session 6 – Posters (Full Talks 6-10, Short Talks 6-11)

12:30-14:00 — Lunch

14:00-15:30 — Session 7 – Full and Short Talks (Dialog Systems)

14:00-14:15 — Short Talk 6 : On the Granularity of Dialog Strategies: Insights from Large-scale Analyses of Two Commercial Travel Information Spoken Dialog Systems – Zengtao Jiao, Zhuoran Wang, Guanchun Wang, Hao Tian, Hua Wu and Haifeng Wang

14:15-14:30 — Short Talk 7 : TickTock: Engagement Awareness in a non-Goal-Oriented Multimodal Dialogue System – Zhou Yu, Alexandros Papangelis and Alex Rudnicky

14:30-14:45 — Short Talk 8 : Enhanced End-of-Turn Detection for Speech to a Personal Assistant – Harish Arsikere, Elizabeth Shriberg and Umut Ozertem

14:45-15:00 — Short Talk 9 : The SRI BioFrustration Corpus: Audio, Video, and Physiological Signals for Continuous User Modeling– Andreas Kathol and Elizabeth Shriberg

15:00-15:25 — Full Talk 7 : Towards a Computational Model of Small Group Facilitation – Yoichi Matsuyama and Tetsunori Kobayashi

15:30-16:00 — Coffee

16:00-17:30 — Session 8 – Full Talk, Keynote

16:00-16:25 — Full Talk 8 : When Words Fail: Collaborative Gestures During Clarification Dialogues – Patrick Healey, Nicola Plant, Christine Howes and Mary Lavelle

16:25-17:25 — Keynote (Jeremy Frank – NASA)

18:00-19:00 — AAAI Plenary

Wednesday

09:00-10:30 — Session 9 – Full Talk, Breakout Session

09:00-09:25 — Full Talk 9 : Ten Challenges in Highly-Interactive Dialog Systems – Nigel Ward and David Devault

09:25-10:30 — Breakout Session (Discussion of Challenges)

10:30-11:00 — Coffee

11:00-12:30 — Session 10 – Full and Short Talks (Multimodal Coordination), Breakout Session, Closing Remarks

11:00-11:25 — Full Talk 10 : Can Overhearers Predict Who Will Speak Next? – Peter Heeman and Rebecca Lunsford

11:25-11:40 — Short Talk 10 : Estimating User’s Attitude in Multimodal Conversational System for Elderly People with Dementia – Naoko Saito, Shogo Okada, Katshmi Nitta, Yukiko Nakano and Yuki Hayashi

11:40-11:55 — Short Talk 11 : The Sound Makes the Greeting: Interpersonal Functions of Intonation in Human-Robot Interaction – Maria Aarestrup, Lars Jensen and Kerstin Fischer

11:55-12:30 — Breakout Session (Future Research Directions), Closing Remarks