Chatbots, conversational agents, intelligent assistants, AI systems—many names are applied to a range of conversational user interfaces. This intensive one-day workshop will bring together researchers and developers to organize and start synthesizing the flood of work that has appeared in the last few years. Some agents like Siri have a broad focus, some have a narrow task focus, and others want to engage at length in entertaining discussions. All represent a supremely user-centred effort: to create simulated humans that can converse with real humans about real activities. We can accelerate progress by sharing results and experiences across these endeavours.
The workshop will select a manageable set of themes based on submissions. Examples could include design guidelines, user experiences, clear success cases, lessons learned from unsuccessful projects, use in enterprise settings, and ethical issues.
The submission should include a description of its contribution to the workshop topic and identify one or more thematic interests of the author(s). Quality and fit will determine acceptance and contribute to selecting themes for the workshop to focus on.
CHI requires that one author register for the workshop and at least one day of CHI 2019. Depending on the submission numbers, possibly only one participant per accepted submission can attend.
Submission length: 1500 – 2500 words
Format: PDF, no special formatting required for submission. After the workshop and with author permission, submissions may be made publicly available and require a standard format such as the CHI Extended Abstract. Workshop submissions are not included the CHI proceedings.