Schedule

Friday September 7
   12:00 lunch
   12:50 welcome
   1:00 When do we say 'Mhmm'? Backchannel Feedback in Dialogue, Julia Hirschberg
   2:00 A Testbed for Examining the Timing of Feedback using a Map Task, Gabriel Skantze
   2:30 Teaser Talks for posters and demos
   3:00 coffee and snacks
   3:30 Poster Session 1 *
   4:45 Beyond Back-channels: A Three-step Model of Grounding in Face-to-face Dialogue,
Janet Beavin Bavelas, Peter De Jong, Harry Korman, Sara Smock Jordan.
   6:15 dinner
Saturday September 8
   7:30 breakfast
   8:30 Machines Don't Listen (But Neither Do People), Graham Bodie
   9:30 Poster Session 2 *
   10:30 coffee break
   10:45 organization into topical groups
   11:00 Topical Breakout Sessions +
   12:00 Reporting back, discussions
   12:15 lunch
   1:00 Poster Session 3 *
   2:15 group hike
   3:30 coffee and snacks
   3:45 Topical Breakout Sessions +
   5:00 Reporting Back
   5:45 Closing Words and Activity Planning
   6:15 dinner
   conference room open for after-dinner discussions

* Posters

Feedback in adaptive interactive storytelling. Timo Baumann.

Adapting language production to listener feedback behaviour. Hendrik Buschmeier, Stefan Kopp

Effect of linguistic contents on human estimation of internal state of dialog system users. Yuya Chiba, Masashi Ito, and Akinori Ito.

A survey on evaluation metrics for backchannel prediction models. Iwan de Kok, Dirk Heylen.

Third party observer gaze during backchannels. Jens Edlund, Mattais Heldner, Anna Hjalmarsson,

Feedback and activity in dialogue: signals or symptoms? Andrew Gargett.

Listener's responses during storytelling in French conversation. Mathilde Guardiola, Roxane Bertrand, Robert Espesser, Stephane Rauzy.

Crowdsourcing backchannel feedback: Understanding the individual variability from the crowds. Lixing Huang and Jonathan Gratch.

Can we predict who in the audience will ask what kind of questions with their feedback behaviors in poster conversation? Tatsuya Kawahara, Takuma Iwatate, Takanori Tsuchiya, Katsuya Takanashi.

Evaluating a minimally invasive laboratory architecture for recording multimodal conversational data. Spyros Kousidis, Thies Pfeiffer, Zofia Malisz, Petra Wagner, David Schlangen.

The temporal relationship between feedback and pauses: a pilot study. Kristina Lundholm Fors.

Cues to perceived functions of acted and spontaneous feedback expressions. Daniel Neiberg, Joakim Gustafson.

Exploring the implications for feedback of a neurocognitive theory of overlapped speech. Daniel Neiberg, Joakim Gustafson.

Paralinguistic behaviors in dialog as a continuous process. David Novick.

Empathy and feedback in conversations about felt experience. Nicola Plant, Pat Healey.

CoFee - Toward a multidimensional analysis of conversational feedback, the case of French language. Laurent Prevot, Roxane Bertrand.

Investigating the influence of pause fillers for automatic backchannel prediction. Stefan Scherer, Derya Ozkan, Louis-Philippe Morency.

Clarification questions with feedback. Svetlana Stoyanchev, Alex Liu, Julia Hirschberg.

Acoustic, morphological, and functional aspects of "yeah/ja" in Dutch, English and German. Jurgen Trouvain and Khiet P. Truong.

Possible lexical cues for backchannel responses. Nigel G. Ward

Visualizations supporting the discovery of prosodic contours related to turn-taking. Nigel G. Ward, Joshua L. McCartney

Where in dialog space does uh-huh occur? Nigel G. Ward, David G. Novick, Alejandro Vega

Listener head gestures and verbal feedback expressions in a distraction task. Marcin Wlodarczak, Hendrik Buschmeier, Zofia Malisz, Stefan Kopp, Petra Wagner.

+ Breakout Session Topics

  • formal models of feedback, especially incorporating timing
  • pathways to improving feedback behaviors in commercial dialog systems
  • implications of findings about feedback behaviors for speech science more generally
  • understanding individual differences in feedback behaviors, or abstracting away from them
  • beyond timing prediction: selecting the type and form of feedback
  • multimodal feedback
  • data analysis exercises
  • directions for spoken dialog research in the post-Siri age