Call for Papers

The Eighth Dialog System Technology Challenge (DSTC8)
Call for Workshop Papers 

A one day DSTC8 wrap-up workshop will be held at AAAI 2020 to review the state-of-the-art systems, share novel approaches to the DSTC8 tracks, and discuss future directions for dialog technology. We invite papers reporting the systems submitted to DSTC8, general technical papers for dialog technologies and audio visual semantic understanding, as well as keynote speakers who have developed cutting-edge approaches to data-driven dialog systems. 

The information about the previous workshop (DSTC7) is found here.

Important Dates
* Paper submission deadline: Nov 15, 2019
* Paper acceptance notification: Dec 3, 2019
* AAAI early registration deadline: Dec 13, 2019
* Camera-ready submission deadline: Dec 18, 2019
* DSTC8 workshop @ AAAI: Feb 7 or Feb 8, 2020

Topics and Format
The main goal of this workshop is to share the results of four main tracks of DSTC8. We encourage all the teams participated in the challenge submit their work to this workshop. In addition, any other work on dialog research is also welcome to the general technical track.

The submissions must follow the formatting guidelines for AAAI-2020 (use the AAAI Author Kit). All submissions must be anonymous and conform to AAAI standards for double-blind review. The papers adhere to the 2-column AAAI format up to 8 pages long with page 8 containing nothing but references, will be considered for review.

Overview Paper Citation
If you'd like to cite the overview paper of DSTC8, please use the following BibTex entry:

    title={The Eighth Dialog System Technology Challenge}, 
    author={Seokhwan Kim, Michel Galley, Chulaka Gunasekara, Sungjin Lee, Adam Atkinson, Baolin Peng, Hannes Schulz, Jianfeng Gao, Jinchao Li, Mahmoud Adada, Minlie Huang, Luis Lastras, Jonathan K. Kummerfeld, Walter S. Lasecki, Chiori Hori, Anoop Cherian, Tim K. Marks, Abhinav Rastogi, Xiaoxue Zang, Srinivas Sunkara, Raghav Gupta}, 
    journal={arXiv preprint}, 

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DSTC8 Organizing Committee
- General Chair: Seokhwan Kim - Amazon Alexa AI, USA 
- Workshop chair: Michel Galley - Microsoft Research AI, USA
- Publication chair: Chulaka Gunasekara - IBM Research AI, USA
- Publicity chair: Sungjin Lee - Amazon Alexa AI, USA

For specific enquiries about DSTC8: 
Please feel free to contact any of the Organizing Committee members directly.