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Advanced Social Interaction with Agents

8th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems

  • Maxine Eskenazi
  • Laurence Devillers
  • Joseph Mariani

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 510)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Chatbots and Conversational Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacqueline Brixey, David Novick
      Pages 3-13
    3. Hiroaki Sugiyama, Toyomi Meguro, Ryuichiro Higashinaka
      Pages 15-25
    4. Emer Gilmartin, Benjamin R. Cowan, Carl Vogel, Nick Campbell
      Pages 37-44
    5. Geetanjali Rakshit, Kevin K. Bowden, Lena Reed, Amita Misra, Marilyn Walker
      Pages 45-52
    6. Kevin K. Bowden, Shereen Oraby, Amita Misra, Jiaqi Wu, Stephanie Lukin, Marilyn Walker
      Pages 53-56
    7. Alexander I. Rudnicky
      Pages 57-60
  3. Multi-domain Dialogue Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Alexandros Papangelis, Stefan Ultes, Yannis Stylianou
      Pages 63-69
    3. Alexandros Papangelis, Yannis Stylianou
      Pages 71-77
    4. Kyusong Lee, Tiancheng Zhao, Stefan Ultes, Lina Rojas-Barahona, Eli Pincus, David Traum et al.
      Pages 79-85
  4. Human-Robot Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Lucile Bechade, Guillaume Dubuisson-Duplessis, Gabrielle Pittaro, Mélanie Garcia, Laurence Devillers
      Pages 89-101
    3. Juliana Miehle, Ilker Bagci, Wolfgang Minker, Stefan Ultes
      Pages 103-109
    4. Onno Kampman, Farhad Bin Siddique, Yang Yang, Pascale Fung
      Pages 111-118
    5. Pierrick Milhorat, Divesh Lala, Koji Inoue, Tianyu Zhao, Masanari Ishida, Katsuya Takanashi et al.
      Pages 119-131
  5. Social Dialogue Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Nurul Lubis, Sakriani Sakti, Koichiro Yoshino, Satoshi Nakamura
      Pages 135-148

About this book


This book presents lectures given at the 8th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems. As agents evolve in terms of their ability to carry on a dialog with users, several qualities are emerging as essential components of a successful system. Users do not carry on long conversations on only one topic—they tend to switch between several topics. Thus the authors are observing the emergence of multi-domain systems that enable users to seamlessly hop from one domain to another. The systems have become active social partners. Accordingly, work on social dialog has become crucial to active and engaging human–robot/agent interaction. 

These new systems call for a coherent framework that guides their actions as chatbots and conversational agents. Human–Robot/Agent assessment mechanisms naturally lend themselves to this task. As these systems increasingly assist humans in a multitude of tasks, the ethics of their existence, their design and their interaction with users are becoming crucial issues. This book discusses the essential players and features involved, such as chat-based agents, multi-domain dialog systems, human–robot interaction, social dialog policy, and advanced dialog system architectures.


Chatbot Dialogs Multi-Domain Spoken Dialog Human-Robot Interaction Dialog Evaluation And Ethics Conversational Agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Maxine Eskenazi
    • 1
  • Laurence Devillers
    • 2
  • Joseph Mariani
    • 3
  1. 1.Language Technologies InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.LIMSI-CNRSSorbonne UniversityParisFrance
  3. 3.LIMSI-CNRSParis-Saclay UniversityOrsayFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advanced Social Interaction with Agents
  • Book Subtitle 8th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems
  • Editors Maxine Eskenazi
    Laurence Devillers
    Joseph Mariani
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect. Notes Electrical Eng.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-92107-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06364-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-92108-2
  • Series ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series E-ISSN 1876-1119
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 258
  • Number of Illustrations 26 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
  • Topics User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
    Signal, Image and Speech Processing
    Robotics and Automation
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