In this workshop, we aim to bring together researchers looking into multimodal interactions between children and artificial agents to discuss research problems that center around interactivity and go beyond just processing child speech. We are interested in discussing approaches to intent classification in child speech, designing dialogue flow with characters that primarily interact with children, as well as repair strategies, active listening behavior, and other aspects of dialogue modelling. Moreover, multiparty conversations involving several children, children and their adult caregivers or several artificial characters are of particular interest to this workshop.
The workshop format will be hybrid this year, with an option to attend online. For registrations, please use the IWSDS 2023 registration page.
|09:00 - 09:10||Opening|
|09:10 - 09:40||Keynote: Prof. Khiet Truong Towards spoken conversational interaction technology|
|09:40 - 10:20||Session I: Conversational Agents for Child Learning Papers 1,2,3,4|
|10:20 - 10:50||Roundtable I: Steps towards using language-based interaction in child tutoring applications|
|10:50 - 11:20||Coffee Break|
|11:20 - 11:50||Keynote: Prof. Shrikanth Narayanan Child-centered Multimodal Intelligence|
|11:50 - 12:20||Session II: Child Data for Language Understanding and Generation Papers 5,6,7|
|12:20 - 12:50||Roundtable II: Practical and Ethical considerations on datasets for child speech|
|12:50 - 13:00||Farewell|
Schedule provided in local time, PST - UTC-8.