Workshop to be held in week one of ESSLLI 2017 (17-21st July; www.irit.fr/esslli2017/), Toulouse, France.

Full details at www.christinehowes.com/fadli

It is uncontentious that natural language use involves interaction; between participants in a dialogue, between modalities such as vision, gesture and speech, and between new and existing information in language acquisition, for example. Such interaction is dynamic; it proceeds in an increment-by-increment fashion, with continual updating of information at all levels.

Due to the dominance of structural accounts, these observations have only recently been brought into focus in different disciplines where models for information exchange have been initiated, notably in various paradigms of dialogue theory, Dynamic Syntax and computational linguistics.

For our workshop we maintain a broad notion of interaction, roughly the production and exchange of information between agents of some sort, be they natural or artificial (e.g. avatars or modelling devices as in certain types of logics). Hence, in addition to topics tied up with n-party communication using different communication media and human-computer interaction we also welcome contributions dealing with exchanges between semiotic systems or contact between languages. In addition, on a more fine-grained level we would like to have contributions on interaction between different modalities such as speech and, respectively, nonverbal context, intonation, eye-tracking processes, gesture, facial expression and perhaps still others. We favour contributions which focus on the dynamics of the information exchange and discuss formal models to reconstruct it.


Christine Howes, University of Gothenburg

Hannes Rieser, Bielefeld University

Submission details:

We are accepting submissions for both posters and oral presentations. Papers should be anonymous and up to 4 pages of content (with one additional page for references), formatted as per the short paper EACL 2017 format (details at www.christinehowes.com/fadli).

Submission will be through easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fadli2017).

Important dates:

Submissions deadline: 24 February 2017

Notification to authors: 15 April 2017

Final copy for proceedings: 15 May 2017

Program available: 1 June 2017