Welcome to the seventh CONVERSATIONS workshop on chatbot research, November 22-23, at the University of Oslo, Norway. The workshop is free of charge and a great place for keeping up within this rapidly advancing field.

Paper submission deadline: September 10. Accepted full papers are published in the Springer LNCS workshop proceedings.

Online sessions: The program will include several online sessions, so that you can engage and contribute even if you cannot make it to Oslo.

Submission categories

We accept the following submission categories for CONVERSATIONS 2023:

  • Research papers: Full papers (12-16 pages) on empirical studies, theoretical contributions, design research, or presentations of chatbot systems and applications that advance the state-of-the-art.
  • Position papers and project presentations: Short presentations (3-6 pages) of ongoing projects, work in progress, or perspectives on chatbot research and practice.
  • Groupwork proposals: Suggestions for 2 hour groupwork sessions at the workshop (1-3 pages). Groupworks can concern engaging topics or challenges and are a good way to  draw attention to issues of importance to the chatbot research community.

All papers submitted to the workshop will undergo a thorough double blind review process involving three independent reviewers. Groupwork proposals are selected by a jury consisting of the organizers.

Publication process

Accepted full papers will be published in the Springer LNCS workshop proceedings (post-event)

Accepted position papers and groupwork proposals are made openly available at the workshop website.

Workshop host

CONVERSATIONS 2023 is hosted by the University of Oslo, through its Centre for Research on Media Innovations (CRMI), and SINTEF – supported by the Research Council of Norway.