Advanced Social Interaction with Agents

8th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems

  • Maxine Eskenazi
  • Laurence Devillers
  • Joseph Mariani

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 510)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Chatbots and Conversational Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacqueline Brixey, David Novick
      Pages 3-13
    3. Hiroaki Sugiyama, Toyomi Meguro, Ryuichiro Higashinaka
      Pages 15-25
    4. Emer Gilmartin, Benjamin R. Cowan, Carl Vogel, Nick Campbell
      Pages 37-44
    5. Geetanjali Rakshit, Kevin K. Bowden, Lena Reed, Amita Misra, Marilyn Walker
      Pages 45-52
    6. Kevin K. Bowden, Shereen Oraby, Amita Misra, Jiaqi Wu, Stephanie Lukin, Marilyn Walker
      Pages 53-56
    7. Alexander I. Rudnicky
      Pages 57-60
  3. Multi-domain Dialogue Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Alexandros Papangelis, Stefan Ultes, Yannis Stylianou
      Pages 63-69
    3. Alexandros Papangelis, Yannis Stylianou
      Pages 71-77
    4. Kyusong Lee, Tiancheng Zhao, Stefan Ultes, Lina Rojas-Barahona, Eli Pincus, David Traum et al.
      Pages 79-85
  4. Human-Robot Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Lucile Bechade, Guillaume Dubuisson-Duplessis, Gabrielle Pittaro, Mélanie Garcia, Laurence Devillers
      Pages 89-101
    3. Juliana Miehle, Ilker Bagci, Wolfgang Minker, Stefan Ultes
      Pages 103-109
    4. Onno Kampman, Farhad Bin Siddique, Yang Yang, Pascale Fung
      Pages 111-118
    5. Pierrick Milhorat, Divesh Lala, Koji Inoue, Tianyu Zhao, Masanari Ishida, Katsuya Takanashi et al.
      Pages 119-131
  5. Social Dialogue Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Nurul Lubis, Sakriani Sakti, Koichiro Yoshino, Satoshi Nakamura
      Pages 135-148
    3. Svetlana Stoyanchev, Soumi Maiti, Srinivas Bangalore
      Pages 149-159
    4. Bethany Lycan, Ron Artstein
      Pages 161-167
    5. Patrick Ehrenbrink, Stefan Hillmann
      Pages 179-188
    6. Louisa Pragst, Wolfgang Minker, Stefan Ultes
      Pages 189-198
    7. Zhou Yu, Vikram Ramanarayanan, Patrick Lange, David Suendermann-Oeft
      Pages 199-207
  6. Advanced Dialogue System Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Stefan Ultes, Juliana Miehle, Wolfgang Minker
      Pages 211-217
    3. Michael Wessel, Girish Acharya, James Carpenter, Min Yin
      Pages 219-233
    4. Manex Serras, María Inés Torres, Arantza del Pozo
      Pages 235-245
    5. Robin Ruede, Markus Müller, Sebastian Stüker, Alex Waibel
      Pages 247-258

About this book


This book presents lectures given at the 8th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems. As agents evolve in terms of their ability to carry on a dialog with users, several qualities are emerging as essential components of a successful system. Users do not carry on long conversations on only one topic—they tend to switch between several topics. Thus the authors are observing the emergence of multi-domain systems that enable users to seamlessly hop from one domain to another. The systems have become active social partners. Accordingly, work on social dialog has become crucial to active and engaging human–robot/agent interaction. 

These new systems call for a coherent framework that guides their actions as chatbots and conversational agents. Human–Robot/Agent assessment mechanisms naturally lend themselves to this task. As these systems increasingly assist humans in a multitude of tasks, the ethics of their existence, their design and their interaction with users are becoming crucial issues. This book discusses the essential players and features involved, such as chat-based agents, multi-domain dialog systems, human–robot interaction, social dialog policy, and advanced dialog system architectures.


Chatbot Dialogs Multi-Domain Spoken Dialog Human-Robot Interaction Dialog Evaluation And Ethics Conversational Agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Maxine Eskenazi
    • 1
  • Laurence Devillers
    • 2
  • Joseph Mariani
    • 3
  1. 1.Language Technologies InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.LIMSI-CNRSSorbonne UniversityParisFrance
  3. 3.LIMSI-CNRSParis-Saclay UniversityOrsayFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92107-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92108-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series Online ISSN 1876-1119
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