International Workshop on Conversational Informatics

in cooperation with the JSAI 2005 (The 19th Annual Conference of JSAI)
13-14 June 2005, Kitakyushu, Japan


CALL FOR PAPERS (Submission due is over)

Our daily lives are full with conversations, through which we exchange and share not only well-structured knowledge but also tacit knowledge (awareness, common sense, know-how, nebulous ideas, atmosphere, etc.) with others. Recent advancement of media processing, ubiquitous computing, and artificial intelligence technologies will become a strong infrastructure to record our daily conversations and facilitate us to access these.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from various backgrounds and projects, having interest in the area. There are many research projects on collecting, processing and utilizing conversations as knowledge contents. The researchers who are engaged in this theme will be welcome. We expect researchers having various backgrounds such as artificial intelligence, ubiquitous computing, media processing, cognitive science, natural language processing, conversational agents, psychology, etc.

This workshop covers the following topics but not limited to those:


Yasuyuki Sumi (Kyoto Univ.)
Toyoaki Nishida (Kyoto Univ.)

Contact information
Yasuyuki Sumi
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan
Phone: +81-75-753-5381
FAX: +81-75-753-4961
Home Page:


6 April 2005: paper submissions due
30 April 2005: camera-ready due
13-14 June 2005: workshop date


Workshop participants are asked to submit either a short paper or a position paper. Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. Please send electronic submissions to:

Submission Deadline: April 6th, 2005 (extended)

Acceptance Notification: April 20th, 2005

Format and Length: Only electronic submissions (PDF is preferred) will be considered. Submissions should not exceed 6 pages, formatted according to the format here (based on LaTeX).


Koh Kakusho (Kyoto University)
Hidekazu Kubota (Kyoto University)
Sadao Kurohashi (The University of Tokyo)
Naohiro Matsumura (Osaka University)
Toyoaki Nishida (Kyoto University), Organizer
Igor S. Pandzic (University of Zagreb)
Helmut Prendinger (National Institute of Informatics)
Yasuyuki Sumi (Kyoto University), Organizer


Prior to this workshop, we had organized several related workshops.
last updated: August 8th, 2005 by Yasuyuki Sumi