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

Workshop Program

08:30-08:45Welcome Remarks from DSTC Organizing CommitteeKoichiro Yoshino
08:45-09:00Track 1 OverviewLazaros Polymenakos, Chulaka Gunasekara, Walter Lasecki, Jonathan K. Kummerfeld
09:00-09:15Track 2 OverviewMichael Galley, Chris Brockett, Jianfeng Gao, Bill Dolan, Xiang Gao
09:15-09:30Track 3 OverviewChiori Hori, Huda Alamari, Tim K. Marks, Devi Parikh, Dhruv Batra
Track 1 Oral Session: Sentence Selection
09:30-09:50Sequential Attention-based Network for Noetic End-to-End Response SelectionQian Chen and Wen Wang
09:50-10:10Comparison of Transfer-Learning Approaches for Response Selection in Multi-Turn ConversationsJesse Vig and Kaiai Ramea
10:10-10:30Knowledge-incorporating ESIM models for Response Selection in Retrieval-based Dialog SystemsJatin Ganhotra, Siva Sankalp Patel and Kshitij Fadnis
10:30-10:50Coffee break
Invited Talk
10:50-11:50 title speaker
11:50-12:10Sponsor Talksponsor
12:10-13:40Poster session w. lunch
 Building Sequential Inference Models for End-to-End Response SelectionJia-Chen Gu, Zhen-Hua Ling, Yuping Ruan and Quan Liu
 RAP-Net: Recurrent Attention Pooling Networks for Dialogue Response SelectionTing-Rui Chiang, Chao-Wei Huang, Shang-Yu Su and Yun-Nung Chen
 End-to-end Gated Self-attentive Memory Network for Dialog Response SelectionShuo Sun, Yik-Cheung Tam, Jie Cao, Can-Xiang Yan, Zuohui Fu, Cheng Niu and Jie Zhou
 Enhanced Sequential Representation Augmented with Utterance-level Attention for Response SelectionTaesun Whang, Dongyub Lee, Chanhee Lee and Heuiseok Lim
 Multi-level Context Response Matching in Retrieval-Based Dialog SystemsBasma El Amel Boussaha, Nicolas Hernandez, Christine Jacquin and Emmanuel Morin
 Spatio-Temporal Matching Network for Multi-Turn Responses Selection in Retrieval-Based ChatbotsJunyu Lu
 End-to-End Question Answering Models for Goal-Oriented Dialog LearningJay Shin and Andrea Madotto
 Noetic End-to-End Response Selection with Supervised Neural Network Based Classifiers and Unsupervised Similarity ModelsPawel Skorzewski, Weronika SieiƄska and Marek Kubis
 Convolutional Neural Encoder for the 7th Dialogue System Technology ChallengeMandy B Korpusik, Mitra Mohtarami and James Glass
 Learning Multi-Level Information for Dialogue Response Selection by Highway Recurrent TransformerTing-Rui Chiang, Chao-Wei Huang, Shang-Yu Su and Yun-Nung Chen
 Top-K Attention Mechanism for Complex Dialogue SystemChang-Uk Shin and Jeong-Won Cha
 Promoting Diversity for End-to-End Conversation Response GenerationYuping Ruan, Zhen-Hua Ling, Quan Liu, Jia-Chen Gu and Xiaodan Zhu
 Knowledge-Grounded Response Generation with Deep Attentional Latent-Variable ModelHao-Tong Ye, Kai-Ling Lo, Shang-Yu Su and Yun-Nung Chen
 End-to-End Multimodal Dialog Systems with Hierarchical Multimodal Attention on Video FeaturesHungLe, Steven Hoi, Doyen Sahoo and Nancy Chen
 Reactive Multi-Stage Feature Fusion for Multimodal Dialogue ModelingYi-Ting Yeh, Tzu-Chuan Lin, Hsiao-Hua Cheng, Yu-Hsuan Deng, Shang-Yu Su and Yun-Nung Chen
 Entropy-Enhanced Multimodal Attention Model for Scene-Aware Dialogue GenerationKuan-Yen Lin, Chao-Chun Hsu, Yun-Nung Chen and Lun-Wei Ku
 Investigation of Attention-Based Multimodal Fusion and Maximum Mutual Information Objective for DSTC7 Track3Bairong Zhuang, Wenbo Wang and Takahiro Shinozaki
 Context, Attention and Audio Feature Explorations for Audio Visual Scene-Aware DialogShachi H Kumar, Saurav Sahay, Eda Okur, Juan Jose Alvarado Leanos, Jonathan Huang and Lama Nachman
General Technical Paper
13:40-14:00Dynamic Memory Networks for Dialogue Topic TrackingSeokhwan Kim
Track 2 Oral Session: Sentence Generation
14:00-14:20Cluster-based Beam Search for Pointer-Generator Chatbot Grounded by KnowledgeYik Cheung Tam, Jiachen Ding, Cheng Niu and Jie Zhou
14:20-14:40An Ensemble Dialogue System for Facts-Based Sentence GenerationRyota Tanaka, Akihide Ozeki, Shugo Kato and Akinobu Lee
14:40-15:00The OneConn-MemNN System for Knowledge-Grounded Conversation ModelingXin Chen and Jiannan Wang
15:00-15:20Coffee break
Track 3 Oral Session: Audio Visual Scene Aware Dialog
15:20-15:40From FiLM to Video: Multi-turn Question Answering with Multi-modal ContextDat Nguyen, Shikhar Sharma, Hannes Schulz and Layla El Asri
15:40-16:00DSTC7-AVSD: Scene-Aware Video-Dialogue Systems with Dual AttentionRamakanth R Pasunuru and Mohit Bansal
16:00-16:20CMU Sinbad's Submission for the DSTC7 AVSD ChallengeRamon Sanabria, Shruti Palaskar and Florian Metze
Future DSTC & Closing
16:20-17:20DSTC8 Track ProposalsSeokhwan Kim
17:20-17:30Wrap-up TalkChiori Hori

Workshop Information

DSTC7 Workshop will be held at AAAI on January 27, 2019 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. More information about registration will be provided later.

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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