February 21-24, 2023

IWSDS 2023

Los Angeles, USA

University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies

Accepted Papers:

Factors in Crowdsourcing for Evaluation of Complex Dialogue Systems

Annalena Aicher, Stefan Hillmann, Isabel Feustel, Thilo Michael, Sebastian Möller and Wolfgang Minker

Fostering User Engagement in the Critical Reflection of Arguments

Klaus Weber, Annalena Aicher, Wolfgang Minker, Stefan Ultes and Elisabeth André

Improving Open-Domain Dialogue Evaluation with a Causal Inference Model

Cat P. Le, Luke Dai, Michael Johnston, Yang Liu, Marilyn Walker and Reza Ghanadan

FCC: Fusing Conversation History and Candidate Provenance for Contextual Response Ranking in Dialogue Systems

Zihao Wang, Eugene Agichtein and Jinho Choi

Module Selection: A new task for Dialog Systems

Jan Nehring, Akhyar Ahmed and Lena A. Jäger

An investigation on how zero-shot slot filling benefits the task-oriented dialogue system

Sixia Li and Shogo Okada

Language-agnostic Code-Switching in Sequence-To-Sequence Speech Recognition

Enes Yavuz Ugan, Christian Huber, Juan Hussain and Alexander Waibel

Understanding the Effectiveness of Very Large Language Models on Dialog Evaluation

Jessica Huynh, Cathy Jiao, Prakhar Gupta, Shikib Mehri, Payal Bajaj, Vishrav Chaudhary and Maxine Eskenazi

Data Collection for Multi-party Task-based Dialogue in Social Robotics

Angus Addlesee, Weronika Sieińska, Nancie Gunson, Daniel Hernández García, Christian Dondrup and Oliver Lemon

Analysis of Face Act in Japanese Multimodal Persuasive Dialogue Corpus

Seiya Kawano, Hideko Habe, Akishige Yuguchi and Koichiro Yoshino

Semi-autonomous Guide Agents with Simultaneous Handling of Multiple Users

Yusuke Muraki, Haruki Kawai, Kenta Yamamoto, Koji Inoue, Divesh Lala and Tatsuya Kawahara

The prosodic expressions of negative micro-sentiment vary across corpora

Dimitri E. Lyon and Nigel G. Ward

Batch-level GANs to promote dialogue response variety

Asier López Zorrilla, Alain Vázquez and M. Inés Torres

How Should We Represent Dialog Acts to Leverage Pretrained Natural Language Generators?

Alain Vázquez, Asier López Zorrilla and M. Inés Torres

Comparing Multi-User Interaction Strategies in Human-Robot Teamwork

Nicolas Wagner, Matthias Kraus, Niklas Lindemann and Wolfgang Minker

Modeling Multiple User Interests using Hierarchical Knowledge for Conversational Recommender System

Yuka Okuda, Katsuhito Sudoh, Seitaro Shinagawa and Satoshi Nakamura

Clarifying characteristics of dialogue summary in dialogue format

Sanae Yamashita and Ryuichiro Higashinaka

Improving Empathetic Response Generation with Retrieval based on Emotion Recognition

Yahui Fu, Koji Inoue, Divesh Lala, Kenta Yamamoto, Chenhui Chu and Tatsuya Kawahara

GraphWOZ: Dialogue Management with Conversational Knowledge Graphs

Nicholas Thomas Walker, Stefan Ultes and Pierre Lison

Developing a spoken dialogue system for the Choctaw language

Jacqueline Brixey and David Traum

Towards interactive explanations of machine learning methods through dialogue systems

Isabel Feustel, Niklas Rach, Wolfgang Minker and Stefan Ultes

Investigation of Naming in Process of Building Common Ground through Collaborative Dialogues

Yu Saito, Koh Mitsuda, Ryuichiro Higashinaka and Yasuhiro Minami

The Importance of Data Diversity for Engagement Recognition Systems: a Cross-cultural Study

Denis Dresvyanskiy, Alexey Karpov and Wolfgang Minker

MEM-BERT: Masked Entity Model-Based Transformers for Realtime Personalization

Qingxiaoyang Zhu, Nehal Bengre and Tapas Kanungo

First Impressions Matter: A Voice Assistant Study Using Log-Based Predictive Metrics

Tapas Kanungo, Nehal Bengre, Stephen Walsh, Qingxiaoyang Zhu and Dmitrii Siakov

Investigating Reinforcement Learning for Communication Strategies in a Task-Initiative Setting

Baber Khalid and Matthew Stone

Impact of synthetic voice and avatar animation on the usability of a dialogue agent for digital health monitoring

Hardik Kothare, Doug Habberstad, Michael Neumann, Sarah White, David Pautler and Vikram Ramanarayanan

Towards integrating eye gaze tracking into a multimodal dialog agent for remote patient assessment

Daniel Tisdale, Jackson Liscombe, David Pautler and Vikram Ramanarayanan

Pathology-specific settings for voice activity detection in a multimodal dialog agent for digital health monitoring

Jackson Liscombe, Hardik Kothare, Michael Neumann, David Pautler and Vikram Ramanarayanan

Learning to ask specific questions naturally in chat-oriented dialogue systems

Sota Horiuchi and Ryuichiro Higashinaka

Voice Assistant Accessibility

Angus Addlesee

A Transformer-based Response Evaluator for Open-Domain Spoken Conversation

Davan Harrison, Rishi Rajasekaran and Marilyn Walker

Let’s Get Personal: Personal Questions Improve SocialBot Performance in the Alexa Prize

Kevin K. Bowden and Marilyn Walker

Effective Dialogue-Context Retriever for Long-Term Open-Domain Conversation

Meguru Takasaki, Naoki Yoshinaga and Masashi Toyoda

Controlling Personality in Dialogue with Prompt-Based Learning

Angela Ramirez, Mamon Alsalihy, Kartik Aggarwal, Cecilia Li, Liren Wu and Marilyn Walker

Dependency Dialogue Acts — Annotation Scheme and Case Study

Jon Cai, Brendan D. King, Margaret Perkoff, Shiran Dudy, Jie Cao, Marie Grace, Natalia Wojarnik, Ananya Ganesh, James H. Martin, Martha S. Palmer, Marilyn A. Walker and Jeffrey Flanigan

Language portability strategies for open-domain dialogue with pre-trained language models from high to low resource languages

Ahmed Njifenjou, Virgile Sucal, Bassam Jabaian and Fabrice Lefèvre

Modeling Speaker-Listener Interaction for Backchannel Prediction

Daniel Ortega, Sarina Meyer, Antje Schweitzer and Ngoc Thang Vu

Character adaptation of spoken dialogue systems based on user personalities

Kenta Yamamoto, Koji Inoue and Tatsuya Kawahara