With a sizeable working population of the world going virtual, resulting in information overload from multiple online meetings, imagine how convenient it would be to just hover over past calendar invites and get concise summaries of the meeting proceedings? How about automatically minuting a multimodal multi-party meeting? Are minutes and multi-party dialogue summaries the same? We believe Automatic Minuting is challenging. There are possibly no agreed-upon guidelines to take minutes, and people adopt different styles to record minutes of the meeting. The minutes also depend on the meeting's category, the intended audience, and the goal or objective of the meeting.
The SummDial special session at SIGDial 2021 intends to instigate discussions on these challenges. Our goal for this SIGDial special session would be to stimulate intense discussions around this topic and set the tone for further interest, research, and collaboration in both Speech and Natural Language Processing communities. We are also launching a shared task on Automatic Minuting (AutoMin) at Interspeech 2021.
We invite regular and work-in-progress papers that report:
Researchers may choose to submit:
The special session would consist of a keynote, a panel, lightning talks, oral and poster paper presentations. Details of the program would be updated here closer to the event.
|Regular Paper (Long and Short) Abstract/Initial Version Deadline (SIGDial)*
|April 02, 2021
|Regular Full-Papers (Long and Short) Final Deadline (SIGDial)
|April 10, 2021
|Notification for Regular Papers at SIGDial
|May 24, 2021
|Camera-ready due (Regular Papers at SIGDial)
|June 8, 2021
|Position, Late-breaking and Work-In-Progress Papers Deadline
|Notification for Late-breaking/Work-In-Progress/Position Papers
|July 15, 2021
|July 29, 2021
All submission deadlines are 23:59 GMT-11
* It is mandatory to submit a placeholder abstract on April 2nd and do final paper submission on April 10th.
We would additionally invite selected authors to submit a full-paper to a special issue of the open access Information journal from MDPI which is indexed within Scopus, ESCI (Web of Science), Ei Compendex, DBLP, and many other databases. The journal submissions would undergo further review. Authors of invited papers should be aware that the final submitted manuscript must provide a minimum of 50% new content and not exceed 30% copy/paste from the proceedings paper.