Special Session description

One of the more important applications of spoken dialog systems (SDS) is the development of personal assistants for elderly. The proposed challenge is to provide personalized advice guidance through a spoken dialogue system to improve the quality of life and independency living status of the people as the age. To this end SDS has to deal not only with user goals but also implement health goals through negotiation strategies to convince the user to develop healthy habits. Such SDS has also include perceived user affective status to support the dialog manager decisions.

Important related topics

Affective Computing in SDS
User Centered Design
Policies Dealing with Shared User-Coach Goals
Management Strategies to Keep the User Engagement
Personalization and Adaptation
Ontologies and Knowledge Representation
Privacy Preserved SDS
Simulated Dialog Manager
Applications to Assist the Elderly

Paper submission

Prospective authors are invited to follow the IWSDS 2017 paper preparation guidelines and procedure.