Spoken Dialogue Systems for Ambient Environments: Second International Workshop, IWSDS 2010, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan, October 1-2, 2010. Proceedings

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Gary Geunbae Lee, Joseph Mariani, Wolfgang Minker, Satoshi Nakamura
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 27, 2010 - Computers - 199 pages
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It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS), which was held, as a satellite event of INTERSPEECH 2010, at Gotemba Kogen Resort in the Fuji area, Japan, October 1–2, 2010. The annual workshop brings together researchers from all over the world working in the ?eld of spoken dialogue systems. It provides an international - rum for the presentation of research and applications and for lively discussions among researchers as well as industrialists. Building on the success of IWSDS 2009Irsee,Germany,thisyear'sworkshopdesignated“SpokenDialogueSystems for Ambient Environments” as a special theme of discussion. We also enco- aged discussions of common issues of spoken dialogue systems including but not limited to: – Speech recognition and semantic analysis – Dialogue management – Adaptive dialogue modelling – Recognition of emotions from speech, gestures, facial expressions and ph- iological data – User modelling – Planning and reasoning capabilities for coordinationand con?ict description – Con?ict resolution in complex multi-level decisions – Multi-modality such as graphics, gesture and speech for input and output – Fusion and information management – Learning and adaptability – Visual processing and recognition for advanced human-computer interaction – Databases and corpora – Evaluation strategies and paradigms – Prototypes and products The workshop program consisted of 22 regular papers and 2 invited keynote talks. This year, we were pleased to have two keynote speakers: Prof. Ramī on Lī opez-Cī ozar, Universidad de Granada, Spain and Prof. Tetsunori Kobayashi, Waseda University, Japan.

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Joseph Mariani's research activities relate to language technology, multimodal human-machine communication, speech recognition, spoken language resources and evaluation. He was president of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA), president of the European (now International) Speech Communication Association (ISCA), a member of the board of the European Network on Language and Speech (ELSNET) and the coordinator of the AUF FRANCIL Network. He was the director of the LIMSI CNRS laboratory from 1989 to 2001, and the head of its "Human-Machine Communication" department. He is since 2001 director of the "Information and Communication Technologies" department at the French Ministry of Research.

Masakazu Higuchi is a noted artist of manga comic books style illustration who has made it his life's work to bring the Bible to life for Japanese young people and adults. He authored the Manga Bible StoryJapanese which covers the whole Bible. Now he continues the story of biblical faith in this new series. History editor Satoshi Nakamura Niigata Japan is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School IL and pastors Niigata Bible Church while also teaching at Niigata Bible School and Japan Bible Seminary.