The 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

16-18 July 2016
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA


The JerSem organizing committee can be reached at
semdial2016-group at

Contact Matthew Stone directly at
firstname.lastname at


JerSem will be the 20th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.

In 2016 the workshop will be hosted by the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, at its downtown New Brunswick Campus, approximately one hour from New York City.

The workshop is timed to immediately follow IJCAI 2016 in New York City, and will be collocated at Rutgers with NASSLLI, the North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information.

We invite submissions on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue, and plan a special session on questions under discussion. See the call for papers for additional information about the scope, topic and format of the workshop and our submission site for instructions to prepare and submit an anonymous full paper for presentation at JerSem.

JerSem is also providing authors with an opportunity to submit 2-page late-breaking abstracts describing system demonstrations and poster presentations, with a deadline of 3 June, 2016.

Invited Speakers

JerSem will feature keynote talks by:

We will also have a special panel discussion to conclude the QUD special session featuring:



Technical Program

Local Arrangements