DEADLINE EXTENDED: October 5, 2018
Asbjørn Følstad (SINTEF, Norway)
Symeon Papadopoulos (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece)
Ole-Christoffer Granmo (University of Agder, Norway)
Effie L.-C. Law (University of Leicester, UK)
Ewa Luger (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Petter Bae Brandtzæg (SINTEF, Norway)
Chatbots enable users to interact with digital services in natural language, through text or voice dialogue. To realize the potential of chatbots in areas such as customer support, health and fitness, education, information services, research is needed in a number of interconnected fields. This workshop contributes to this endeavour by providing a cross-disciplinary arena of knowledge exchanges for researchers interested in chatbots and conversational user interfaces.
The participants of the previous edition of this workshop, CONVERSATIONS 2017, identified four clusters of research challenges: (1) democratizing chatbots, (2) chatbot user experience, (3) context aware chatbots, and (4) natural language capabilities. We encourage contributions for this year's edition of the workshop to address the research challenges of one or more of these clusters.
WORKSHOP WEBPAGE: https://conversations2018.wordpress.com/