The SemDial Workshop Series on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

The SemDial Workshops aim at bringing together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, psychology, and neural science.

SemDial 2024 (TRENTOLOGUE), the 28th edition of the workshop series, will be held at the University of Trento, CIMeC and DISI Rovereto, Italy on September 11-12 2024- more details coming soon.


17 December 2023

SemDial 2024 at University of Trento, Italy

We are very happy to announce that SemDial 2024, the 28th edition of SemDial, will be held at the University of Trento in Italy on 11-12 September 2024!

13 February 2023

SemDial 2023 at University of Maribor, Slovenia

We are very happy to announce that SemDial 2023, the 27th edition of SemDial, will be held at the University of Maribor in Slovenia on 16-17 August 2023!

31 December 2021

SemDial 2022 at Technological University Dublin

We are very happy to announce that SemDial 2022, the 26th edition of SemDial, will be held at Technological University Dublin in Ireland in August 2022!

20 July 2020

SemDial 2021 at Potsdam University

We are very happy to announce that SemDial 2021, the 25th edition of SemDial, will be held at Potsdam University in Germany in September 2021!

7 September 2019

SemDial 2020 (WatchDial) Proceedings Online

You can now find the proceedings of SemDial 2020 in the SemDial Anthology

7 September 2019

SemDial 2020 at Brandeis University

We are very happy to announce that SemDial 2020 will be held at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts on 17 to 19 July 2020!

6 September 2019

SemDial 2019 (LondonLogue) Proceedings Online

You can download the proceedings of SemDial 2019 as a single pdf or visit the brand new SemDial Anthology to view the proceedings.

Summer 2019

Dialogue & Discourse

SemDial is proud to endorse the open-access international journal Dialogue & Discourse.

Summer 2018

New Board Presidents

After 10 years of service stearing the SemDial workshop series, David and Raquel are retiring. Warm welcome to a new generation of SemDial Board presidents: Ellen Breitholtz and Julian Hough. Thanks for taking up the job!

SemDial Proceedings

The new SemDial Anthology is online!
Proceedings of previous SemDial Workshops from 2013 on can now be found here.
SemDial Anthology

Previous Workshops

  1. SemDial 2023 (MariLogue)
    University of Maribor, Slovenia. 16-27 August 2023
  2. SemDial 2022 (DubDial)
    Technological University Dublin, Ireland // Online (hybrid). 22-24 August 2022
  3. SemDial 2021 (PotsDial)
    University of Potsdam, Germany (and online). 20-22 September 2021
  4. SemDial 2020 (WatchDial)
    ONLINE, hosted from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. 18-19 July 2020
  5. SemDial 2019 (LondonLogue)
    Mile End, London, United Kingdom 4-16 September 2019
  6. SemDial 2018 (AixDial)
    Aix-en-Provence, France, 8-10 November 2018
  7. SemDial 2017 (SaarDial)
    Saarbrücken, Germany, 15-17 August 2017
  8. SemDial 2016 (JerSem)
    New Brunswick, USA, 16-18 June 2016
  9. SemDial 2015 (goDIAL)
    Gothenburg, Sweden, 24-26 September 2015
  10. SemDial 2014 (DialWatt)
    Edinburgh, UK, 1-3 September 2014
  11. SemDial 2013 (DialDam)
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 16-18 December 2013
  12. SemDial 2012 (SeineDial)
    Paris, France, 19-21 September 2012
  13. SemDial 2011 (Los Angelogue)
    Los Angeles, USA, 21-23 September 2011
  14. SemDial 2010 (PozDial)
    Poznań, Poland, 16-18 June 2010
  1. SemDial 2009 (DiaHolmia)
    Stockholm, Sweden, 24-26 June 2009
  2. SemDial 2008 (LONDIAL)
    London, England, 2-4 June 2008
  3. SemDial 2007 (DECALOG)
    Rovereto, Italy, 30 May - 1 June 2007
  4. SemDial 2006 (brandial)
    Potsdam, Germany, 11-13 September 2006
  5. SemDial 2005 (DIALOR)
    Nancy, France, 9-11 June 2005
  6. SemDial 2004 (CATALOG)
    Barcelona, Catalonia, 19-21 July 2004
  7. SemDial 2003 (DiaBruck)
    Saarbrücken, Germany, 4-6 September 2003
  8. SemDial 2002 (EDILOG)
    Edinburgh, Scotland, 4-6 September 2002
  9. SemDial 2001 (BI-DIALOG)
    Bielefeld, Germany, 14-16 June 2001
  10. SemDial 2000 (GÖTALOG)
    Gothenburg, Sweden, 15-17 June 2000
  11. SemDial 1999 (Amstelogue)
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 7-9 May 1999
  12. SemDial 1998 (Twendial)
    Twente, The Netherlands, 13-15 May 1998
  13. SemDial 1997 (MunDial)
    Munich, Germany, 10-12 May 1997

SemDial Board


Ellen Breitholtz [ellen.breitholtz AT]
Julian Hough [julian.hough AT]

Former Presidents

Raquel Fernández and David Schlangen (2008-2018)
Massimo Poesio (1997-2007)

SemDial Advisory Board

Ron Artstein (ICT, University of Southern California)
Robin Cooper (University of Gothenburg)
Raquel Fernández (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
Jonathan Ginzburg (Université Paris-Diderot)
Kallirroi Georgila (ICT, University of Southern California)
Eleni Gregoromichelaki (University of Gothenburg)
Anna Hjalmarsson (KTH, Stockholm)
Christine Howes (University of Gothenburg) (SemDial Anthology)
Joris Hulstijn (Tilburg University)
Julie Hunter (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
John Kelleher (Technological University Dublin)
Casey Kennington (Boise State University) (SemDial Anthology)
Oliver Lemon (Heriot-Watt University)
Colin Matheson (University of Edinburgh)
Sophia Malamud (Brandeis University)
Olga Petukhova (Saarland University)
Massimo Poesio (Queen Mary University of London)
Laurent Prévot (Aix Marseille Universit√©)
Matthew Purver (Queen Mary University of London)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
Hannes Rieser (University of Bielefeld)
Verena Rieser (Heriot-Watt University)
David Schlangen (University of Potsdam)
Mandy Simons (Carnegie Mellon University)
Matthew Stone (Rutgers University)
David Traum (ICT, University of Southern California)
Enric Vallduví (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Laure Vieu (IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier)
Andrzej Wiśniewski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
Henk Zeevat (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)