Conversational agents are increasingly becoming part of our day-to-day life on the phone, in the car and in the living room, performing tasks on our behalf which often require interfacing with various forms of structured knowledge. The goal of this workshop is to shed light and encourage interdisciplinary research on some of the open problems situated on the interface of dialog systems and structured knowledge (e.g., knowledge bases, tables etc.), which is critical to the development of digital assistants like Google Home, Alexa and Siri. Our hope is to help bridge the gap between academic and industry research in this area. Open questions include, but are not limited to:
Make sure to also check out the closely-related AKBC workshop on personal knowledge graphs here.
In order to participate in the workshop, we request that you register at the [AKBC 2021 registration page](https://akbc.ws/2021/registration/). There is no separate fee for workshop registration, the conference registration ($50 for non-students, $30 for students) will include all workshops.
Invited speakers: you should receive a free registration code by Sep 14. If you don't, please email the AKBC workshop co-chairs: Eunsol Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Waleed Ammar (email@example.com).
We invite the submission of extended abstracts to CASK, describing (i) new unpublished or (ii) relevant recently published research in the field. The workshop will not consist of archival proceedings, and the accepted abstracts will be presented as oral (lightning talks) during the workshop and listed on the website.
To submit an abstract to CASK, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “[CASK ABSTRACT]: here-goes-your-title”. The email should include the following:
Submitted abstracts will undergo a lightweight review process to make sure they are relevant to the workshop, but no official reviews will be sent to authors. All accepted abstracts will be made available prior to the workshop. We also would make the lightning talks accessible post workshop proceedings.
If you require further assistance in participating in the workshop, please let us know and we’ll be in touch to discuss how we can best address your needs.
All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC -12h (“anywhere on Earth”).
Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Amazon
Milica Gašić, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Yun-Nung Vivian Chen, National Taiwan University
CASK workshop will be held virtually on October 7th with the following with the following schedule (all times in Pacific Time, UTC-7).