Paper Submission Guidelines

Topics and Format

The main goal of DSTC8 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.

Please note that DSTC8 workshop is not archival. However, all the accepted papers will be posted on the challenge website.

Overview Paper Citation

If you want 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}, 

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: Nov 15, 2019 (Extended to Nov 17, 2019)

  • Paper acceptance notification: Dec 3, 2019
  • Camera-ready submission deadline: Dec 18, 2019

All deadlines are 11:59PM UTC-12 (anywhere on Earth)


Submit your paper through the Submission System.