Week of February 20, 2023 (exact dates TBD)

IWSDS 2023

Los Angeles, USA

University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies

The 13th International Workshop on

Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 13th International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS 2023). This year’s conference theme will be: "Diversity in Dialogue Systems" (DiDS).

Examples of diversity-related topics include but are not limited to: diversity in languages spoken, diversity in domain/task being performed (e.g., range of tasks, dialogue systems that engage in multiple tasks), diversity in user population, diversity in training data (e.g., ethics/bias considerations), diversity in methods/architectures used for dialogue system development (e.g., end-to-end vs. module-based), diversity in dialogue system evaluation methodologies.

Following the success of a series of twelve previous events, the 13th International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS 2023) will be held during the week of February 20, 2023 (exact dates TBD) in Los Angeles, USA at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. Participants will be able to keep track of the state of the art in spoken dialogue systems while enjoying the nice weather in Los Angeles during winter.

IWSDS 2023 will be a primarily in-person event with a hybrid component for those who cannot travel to Los Angeles and wish to attend virtually.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we welcome you to Los Angeles, and hope that you enjoy the workshop as well as the charms of the City of Angels.

David Traum (University of Southern California) - IWSDS 2023 General Chair

Kallirroi Georgila (University of Southern California) - IWSDS 2023 Technical Program Co-Chair

Koichiro Yoshino (RIKEN & Nara Institute of Science and Technology) - IWSDS 2023 Technical Program Co-Chair