Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems


Saarbrücken, Germany, Aug 13 – Aug 14, 2017


Day 0 – Saturday , August 12th


19:30  Informal get-together @Ratskeller – Rathausplatz 1, 66111 Saarbrücken


Day 1 – Sunday, August 13th


09:00  Registration, welcome coffee & poster setup

09:30 Welcome to YRRSDS

09:45 Roundtable Discussion (Part 1)

10:45 Sponsor Talks

  • 10:45 Amazon (N.N.)

  • 11:05 Layla El Asri (Maluuba)

  • 11:25 Nikos Kolivas (Omilia)


11:45 Poster Session & Demos (Part 1)

12:30 Lunch + Recruitment Sessions

13:30 Roundtable Discussion (Part 2)


14:30 Coffee break


15:00 Roundtable Discussion (Part 3)

16:00 Invited Lecture by David DeVault (USC)


16:30 End of Day

18:30 Dinner @Bistro Malzeit (Kunstwerk) – Scheidter Str. 1, 66123 Saarbrücken


Day 2 - Monday, August 14th


09:15 Invited Lecture by Gabriel Skantze (KTH)


09:45 Coffee break, poster setup

10:15  Sponsor Talks

  • 10:15 Ethan Selfridge (Interactions)

  • 10:35 Jason Williams (Microsoft)

  • 10:55 Vikram Ramanarayanan (ETS)


11:15 Poster Session & Demos (Part 2)


12:00 Group photo


12:15 Lunch + Recruitment Session

13:30 Invited Lecture by Svetlana Stoyanchev (Interactions)


14:00 Coffee break

14:30 Roundtable Discussion (Part 4)


15:30 Panel


17:00 Closing of YRRSDS 2017