- Socially-motivated activity: Everyday conversations are conducted as part of socially-motivated activities, such as having dinner with family or negotiating with a client. These activities are organized by participants themselves, as opposed to experimenters, in locally situated ways.
- Multi activity: In daily life, people often engage in conversations while conducting some non-conversational activities, such as eating, cooking, and driving. In these situations, they simultaneously organize multi-activities in tactical ways: they are not just talking.
- Situated use of language and body: In face-to-face everyday interaction, not only verbal but also non-verbal behaviors, such as eye-gazes and gestures, play a significant role. People coordinate these verbal and non-verbal resources to fit the context of situation.
- Fluid participation framework: While the number of participants and participation roles in experimental/artificial settings are usually fixed, participants in everyday conversations sometimes get in and out of a conversation, and may split into two or more sub groups. Thus, participation frameworks are often dynamically reconfigured.
- Temporal and spatial unboundedness: In daily situations, there may not be a strict boundary of a conversation; the opening and closing of a conversation can be continuous with preceding and succeeding activities. Similarly, in the spatial dimension, a conversation in a public space may involve people in the surrounding area as the conversation unfolds.
This workshop will provide a focal point for the growing research community on real-life conversational interaction. We invite submissions on all aspects of scientific and technological research on this theme.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- State-of-the-art corpora of conversation in daily life
- Situated use of language and body in real-life interaction
- Management of multiple actions through multi-modality
- Reorganization of participants and participation frameworks
- Methodologies for recording and analyzing temporally/spatially unbounded conversations
Paper Format and Submission
January 15, 2018: Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers February 10, 2018: Notification of acceptance February 25, 2018: Final Submission of accepted papers
- May 7, 2018: Workshop date