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First WOCHAT Special Session on Chatbots and Conversational Agents

Technical Program

13:00 - 15:00 - Session 1

13:00 - Special session introduction - Presented by: David Traum

13:20 - Research paper presentations - Session Chair: Wolfgang Minker

15:00 - 15:15 - INTERACTIONS Coffee Break

15:15 - 17:00 - Session 2

15:15 - WOCHAT shared task report, continuation plans and JSALT proposal - By Zhou Yu

15:35 - Panel discussion session - Session Chair and Moderator: Joseph Mariani
Panellists: Kevin Bowden, Laurence Devillers, Satoshi Nakamura, Alexander Rudnicky, Marilyn Walker, Zhou Yu

16:35 - Plenary discussion and plans for future WOCHAT efforts - Session Chair: Ron Artstein

16:55 - Special session wrap-up and concluding remarks - By David Traum