Third Workshop

on Chatbots and Conversational Agent Technologies

Collocated with IWSDS 2018, in Singapore, May 2018

Shared Task Description

As part of WOCHAT program, the Shared Task on Data Collection and Annotation continues. In this task, human-machine dialogues are to be generated by using different online and offline chat engines. Annotations are to be generated following the provided set of guidelines. The collected dataset will be made publicly available to the research community for further research and experimentation.

If you are interested in paticipating in the WOCHAT shared task, please register here. For more detailed information on Shared Task activities and participation, please refer to the Shared Task Main Page.

Report Format and Submissions

A short report will be required to accompany all participating role activities in the Shared Task. Report submissions to WOCHAT should be in Springer LNCS format (up to 4 pages). Paper submissions must be done in electronic format through the IWSDS 2018 conference submission page, where you must select "WOCHAT" under the available submission categories.

Important Dates

  • January 21, 2018: Report Submission Deadline
  • January 28, 2018: EXTENDED Report Submission Deadline
  • February 18, 2018: Report Acceptance Notification
  • February 25, 2018: EXTENDED Report Acceptance Notification
  • March 4, 2018: Camera Ready Version Deadline
  • May 2018: WOCHAT @ IWSDS 2018 in Singapore