Hosted by:

Waseda University

Endorsed by:

IEEE Speech
and Language
Technical Committee


Sponsored by:


Thanks to all this year's participants for making YRRSDS 2010 a great success!
See you next year!


The Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems is an annual workshop designed for students, post docs, and junior researchers working in research related to spoken dialogue systems in both academia and industry. The roundtable provides an open forum where participants can discuss their research interests, current work and future plans. The workshop is meant to provide an interdisciplinary forum for creative thinking about current issues in spoken dialogue systems research, and help create a stronger international network of young researchers working in the field.

Please note that by "young researchers" the workshop's organizers mean to target students and researchers in the field who are at a relatively early stage of their careers, and in no way mean to imply that participants must meet certain age restrictions.

YRRSDS'10 will be kindly hosted by Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, on September 22nd and 23rd, 2010 (immediately before SIGDIAL 2010, Interspeech 2010 and IWSDS 2010).

Participants will be asked to submit a 2-page position paper and propose three possible topics for discussion. See the Submission page for more details.

ISCA will consider applications for a limited number of travel grants for the roundtable.  Applications should be sent to Details of the application process and forms are available from the ISCA website. Closing date for applications will be the end of July.

 Workshop Committees

Organizing Committee

Luciana Benotti, PLN Group, Computer Science Section, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
Kotaro Funakoshi, Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd., Japan
Ryuichiro Higashinaka, NTT Cyber Space Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Japan
Catherine Lai, Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Marianne Laurent, Orange Labs, France
Teruhisa Misu, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Sylvie Saget, IRISA, University of Rennes 1, France

Local Organizers (as of April 5, 2010)

Shinya Fujie, Waseda University, Japan
Nao tatsumi, Keio University, Japan
Takehiro Teraoka, Keio University, Japan

Advisory Committee (as of April 5, 2010)

Alan Black, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Patrick Blackburn, INRIA, France
Dan Bohus, Microsoft Research, USA
Philippe Bretier, Orange labs, France
David Díaz Pardo de Vera, Politechnic University of Madrid, Spain
Raquel Fernandez, ILLC, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Milica Gasic, University of Cambridge, UK
Gary Geunbae Lee, Intelligent Software Lab., POSTECH, Korea, Korea
Marc Guyomard, IRISA-ENSSAT, University of Rennes 1, France
Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Oliver Lemon, Interaction Lab., Heriott Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Michael McTear, University of Ulster, UK
François Mairesse, University of Cambridge, UK
Matthew Marge, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Roger Moore, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK
Mikio Nakano, Honda Research Institute, Japan
Tim Paek, Microsoft Research, USA
Joana Paulo Pardal, L2F INESC-ID and IST, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ricardo Ribeiro, L2F INESC-ID and ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal
Alexander Rudnicky, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
David Schlangen, Institute for Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany
Frank Soong, Microsoft Research, China
Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs, USA
Isabel Trancoso, L2F, INESC-ID, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
David Traum, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, USA
Jason Williams, AT&T Labs, USA
Steve Young, University of Cambridge, UK