Dialog System Technology Challenges
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, January 27, 2019

Call for workshop papers

DSTC, the Dialog System Technology Challenge, has been a premier research competition for Dialog Systems since its inception in 2013. This workshop is the 7th edition in the series of DSTC challenges, continuing the shift in DSTC6 to focus on end-to-end dialog tasks, in order to explore the issue of applying end-to-end technologies to Dialog Systems in a pragmatic way. Given the remarkable success of the first six editions of DSTC, we are organizing the seventh edition of DSTC this year.

DSTC7 has the following three tracks:

For the final evaluation, the test sets will be provided on Sep. 10th and the results will be submitted by Oct. 1st. Currently roughly 190 participants are registered for DSTC7. We will have a 1-day wrap-up workshop at AAAI 2019 to review the state-of-the-art systems, share novel approaches to the DSTC7 tasks, and discuss future directions for dialog technology. We will invite system papers reporting the systems submitted to DSTC7, general technical papers for end-to-end dialog technologies and audio visual semantic understanding, as well as keynote speakers who have developed cutting-edge approaches to data-driven dialog systems. You can find the information of the previous workshop, DSTC6.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline 5 Nov 2018 (Extended to 16 Nov 2018, 23:59 Pacific Time)
Paper acceptance notification 26 Nov 2018 (Extended to 28 Nov 2018)
DSTC7 workshop @ AAAI 27 January 2019

Summary paper: Bibtex reference

We will prepare the challenge summary paper as follows.

title={The 7th dialog system technology challenge},
author={Koichiro Yoshino and Chiori Hori and Julien Perez and Luis Fernando D'Haro and Lazaros Polymenakos and Chulaka Gunasekara and Walter S. Lasecki and Jonathan Kummerfeld and Michael Galley and Chris Brockett and Jianfeng Gao and Bill Dolan and Sean Gao and Tim K. Marks and Devi Parikh and Dhruv Batra},
journal={arXiv preprint},

Paper Format

Submissions should be made via Microsoft-CMT and must follow the formatting guidelines for AAAI-2019 (use the AAAI Author Kit). All submissions must be anonymous and conform to AAAI standards for double-blind review. The papers adhere to the 2-column AAAI format in 7 page long, 6 pages for the contents and remaining 1 page only for the reference, will be considered for review.

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