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A tentative schedule for the event is given below. We will update the schedule as details become available. 

 9:00 - 9:30 Registration and Breakfast (muffins & coffee), 1st floor
 9:30 - 10:30 Oral Presentations I, Glandt Forum (Chair: Jessy Li)
  • 9:30 Who did What: Edit Type Categorization and Role Identification
    • Diyi Yang, Aaron Halfaker, Robert Kraut and Eduard Hovy
  • 9:45 Individual Differences in Deception and Deception Detection in Spoken Dialogue 
    • Sarah Ita Levitan and Julia Hirschberg 
  • 10:00 New contributions to the Carolinas Conversations Collection: A comprehensive dataset for research on language alterations in the elderly
    • Laura Elena Hernandez-Dominguez, Sylvie Ratté, Boyd Davis and Charlene Pope
  • 10:15 Identifying Implicit Task Requirements from a Single Search Query
    • Karankumar Sabhnani and Ben Carterette
 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break, 1st floor
 10:45 - 11:45 Oral Presentations II, Glandt Forum  (Chair: Ellie Pavlick)
  • 10:45 Automated Narrative Information Extraction Using Non-Linear Pipelines
    • Josep Valls-Vargas
  • 11:00 Feuding Families and Former Friends: Unsupervised Learning for Dynamic Fictional Relationships
    • Mohit Iyyer, Anupam Guha and Jordan Boyd-Graber
  • 11:15 Written Natural Language Conversation for Automatic Appointment Scheduling
    • Audrey Bramy and Sylvie Ratté
  • 11:30 Age and Gender Differences in Self-reference as Subject versus Object 
    • Masoud Rouhizadeh and H Andrew Schwartz
 11:45 - 1:15 Lunch and Poster Session I, (Lunch on 3rd floor, Posters on 1st floor)
 1:15- 2:30 Oral Presentations III, Glandt Forum  (Chair: Mohit Iyyer)
  • 1:00 #Sarcastic or Not: Analysis of Word Interactions to Understand Sarcasm
    • Debanjan Ghosh
  • 1:15 Discriminative Question Answer Passage Retrieval
    • Tongfei Chen and Benjamin Van Durme
  • 1:30 Exploiting Pragmatic Heuristics to Overcome Flaws in Semantic Analysis
    • Petr Babkin and Sergei Nirenburg
  • 1:45 Analyzing Biases in Human Perception of User Attributes from Text
    • Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, Lucie Flekova, Jordan Carpenter, Salvatore Giorgi and Lyle Ungar
  • 2:00 Statistically Significant Detection of Linguistic Change
    • Bryan Perozzi, Vivek Kulkarni, Rami Al-Rfou' and Steven Skiena
 2:30 - 2:45 Break
 2:45 - 3:45 Poster Session II, 1st floor 
 3:45 - 4:45 Panel: Life After Grad School, Glandt Forum  (Moderator: Joao Sedoc)
  • Chris Callison-Burch, University of Pennsylvania
  • Vlad Eidelman, FiscalNote
  • Marine Carpuat, University of Maryland
  • Emily Pitler, Google
  • Andrew Rosenberg, IBM Watson
 4:45 - 5:00 Closing, Glandt Forum
 5:00 onward Happy Hour at the Landmark Americana 
for any attendees who are able to stay and enjoy Philadelphia for a little longer. :-)