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[convapps] CfP: Workshop on Conversational Applications - paper due extended to April 16 (was Re: W3C Workshop on Conversational Applications)

From: Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 19:49:20 +0900
Message-ID: <4BA89CB0.1030308@w3.org>
To: www-voice <www-voice@w3.org>, www-multimodal@w3.org
The Call for Participation for the Workshop on Conversational
Applications is fixed and available at:

  http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp.html

Also the deadline to send position papers is extended to April 16.  To
participate in the Workshop, please submit a position paper (either as
an individual or organization) to <team-convapps-ws-submit@w3.org> by
*** 11:59 EDT on 16 April 2010 ***.

The Workshop will be held in Somerset, NJ, US, hosted by Openstream.

Important dates and deadlines for this Workshop are:
* Workshop dates: 18 and 19 June 2010
* Position papers due: 16 April 2010 (paper due extended!)
* Final agenda: 1 May 2010
* Registration closes: 4 June 2010

Registration details and information about expected audience are in
the Call for Participation.

Please note:
* To ensure maximum diversity, the number of participants per
  organization will be limited.
* W3C membership is not required to participate in this workshop.
* Workshop sessions and documents will be in English.
* Attendees are required to submit a position paper.

The Workshop will be organized by the workshop organizing committee
including James A. Larson, Deborah Dahl, Daniel C. Burnett and
Kazuyuki Ashimura.

Workshop Goals
--------------

The goal of the workshop is to understand the limitations of the
current W3C language model in order to develop a more comprehensive
model. We plan to collect and analyze use cases and prioritize
requirements that ultimately will be used to identify improvements to
the W3C language model. Just as W3C developed SSML 1.1 to broaden the
languages for which SSML is useful, this effort will result in
improved support for language capabilities that are unsupported today.

The main outcome of the workshop will be the publication of a document
that will serve as a guide for improving the W3C language model.

Scope of the Workshop
---------------------

Submissions must describe (1) requirements and use cases for improving
W3C standards for conversational interaction and (2) how the use cases
justify one or more of these topics:

* Formal notations for representing grammar in: Syntax, Morphology,
  Phonology, Prosodics

* Engine standards for improvement in processing: Syntax, Morphology,
  Phonology, Lexicography

* Lexicography standards for: parts-of-speech, grammatical features
  and polysemy

* Formal semantic representation of human language including: verbal
  tense, aspect, valency, plurality, pronouns, adverbs, etc.

* Efficient data structures for binary representation and passing of:
  parse trees, alternate lexical/morphologic analysis, alternate
  phonologic analysis

* Other suggested areas or improvements for standards based
  conversational systems development

Contact Information
-------------------

The W3C contact is Kazuyuki Ashimura.
email: ashimura@w3.org
voice: +81.466.49.1170
fax: +81.466.49.1171

Kazuyuki Ashimura
W3C Multimodal Interaction & Voice Browser Activity Lead


Kazuyuki Ashimura wrote:
> The W3C Voice Browser Working Group and the Multimodal Interaction
> Working Group will collaboratively hold the Workshop on Conversational
> Applications to be held on June 18-19 2010 in Somerset, NJ, USA hosted
> by Openstream.
> 
> There is currently an increasing need for new capabilities of the
> human language model to support sophisticated conversational
> applications.  The goal of the Workshop is to understand the
> limitations of the current W3C language model (e.g. SRGS [1], SISR [2]
> and PLS [3]) in order to develop a more comprehensive one.  We plan to
> collect and analyze use cases and prioritize requirements that
> ultimately will improve support for language capabilities that are
> unsupported today.
> 
> To participate in the workshop, you must submit a short (1-3 page)
> position paper on one of the topics listed in the call for
> participation (http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp) to
> <team-convapps-ws-submit@w3.org> before 2 April 2010.
> The workshop is open to both W3C and non-W3C members.
> 
> Note: The above call for participation is still a draft, but few
> changes are expected before the official announcement, anticipated
> early March.  So please start to consider topics for position papers
> and submit your papers.  If you have questions, please contact me at
> <ashimura@w3.org>.
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/speech-grammar/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/semantic-interpretation/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/pronunciation-lexicon/
> 
> Kazuyuki Ashimura
> Multimodal Interaction & Voice Browser Activity Lead
> 

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Kazuyuki Ashimura / W3C Multimodal & Voice Activity Lead
mailto: ashimura@w3.org
voice: +81.466.49.1170 / fax: +81.466.49.1171
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