SCAI — Search-Oriented Conversational AI

Current workshops

3rd edition (WWW’19 Special)

San Francisco, USA May 14 2019, 9:00–12:30.

4th edition (full-day workshop at IJCAI-19)

Macao, China, between August 10 and 12, 2019 (exact date TBD).

Past workshops


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.

This workshop aims to bring together ML and NLP researchers on one hand and Web Search/IR specialists on the other hand to lay the groundwork for collaboration on search-oriented conversational AI and establish future directions.

Topics of Interest