Thank you for two great days at the sixth CONVERSATIONS workshop on chatbot research, November 22-23, at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

CONVERSATIONS 2022 included six paper presentation sessions, an inspiring keynote, a panel for discussions, a nice invited talk, and a groupwork session for collaboration.

In total, 21 papers were included in the workshop program, following double blind review from three peers.12 full papers, 5 position papers, 4 project presentations, and 2 groupwork proposals. See the winner of the best paper award here.

The program at a glance:
  • Six paper sessions: On chatbot user research, chatbot user experiences, dialogue design, chatbot development, and chatbot applications and project.
  • Opening keynote: Catherine Pelachaud (Sorbonne University) shared from research on the Socially Interactive Agent at the ISIR laboratory.
  • Panel discussion: Michael McTear (Ulster University), Nena van As (boost.ai), Margot van der Goot (University of Amsterdam), and Elayne Ruane (UCD) shared and discussed chatbot evaluation.
  • Groupworks: Choice between engaging collaboration sessions on ‘Attitudes, Preconceptions and Practices in Conversational AI Design‘ and ‘Platforms for Chatbot Development and Research
  • Invited talk: Sandro Pezzelle (University of Amsterdam) shared experiences from research on age-adapted dialogue through controllable text generation.

Publication process

Accepted full papers will be published in the Springer LNCS workshop proceedings (post-event).

Accepted position papers and groupwork proposals are made openly available at the workshop website.

Workshop host

CONVERSATIONS 2022 is hosted by the University of Amsterdam, through its Digital Communication Methods Lab, in collaboration with the University of Oslo, Centre for Research on Media Innovations (CRMI), and SINTEF – supported by the Research Council of Norway.