SCAI — Search-Oriented Conversational AI

co-located with IJCAI-19


The 4th International Workshop on Search-Oriented Conversational AI (SCAI)

at IJCAI-19, Macao 🇲🇴, China, August 12

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More and more information is found and consumed in a conversational form rather than using traditional search engines. Chatbots, personal assistants in our phones and eyes-free devices are being used increasingly more for different purposes, including information retrieval and exploration. On the other side, information retrieval empowers dialogue systems to answer questions and to get context for assisting the user in her tasks. With the recent success of deep learning in different areas of natural language processing, this appears to be the right foundation to power search conversationalization. Yet, we believe more can be done for theory and practice of conversation-based search and search-based dialogues.

The aim of this edition of the SCAI workshop is to bring together researchers from the Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Information Retrieval (IR) communities to investigate future directions of research in the area of search-oriented conversational systems. The focus of this installment seeks to broaden participation between research and industry. The previous instances identified a number of research areas related which warrant additional deeper exploration. To provide a broad forum we solicit a variety of research and position paper submissions.

The 1st edition of the workshop was co-located with International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2017).

The 2nd edition of the workshop was co-located with the Conference on Emperical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018).

The 3rd edition (special half-day edition) of the workshop was co-located with The Web Conference 2019 (TheWebConf 2019).


Session 1 (08:30–10:00)

Session 2 (10:30–12:30)

Session 3 (14:00–15:30)

Session 4 (16:00–18:15)

Invited Speakers

Topics of Interest

Important Dates

Workshop Format


Program Committee