Paper Submission Guidelines

Topics and Format

The main goal of DSTC9 workshop is to share the results of four main tracks of DSTC9. We encourage all the teams participated in the challenge submit their work to this workshop. In addition, any other work on dialog research is also welcome to the general technical track.

The submissions must follow the formatting guidelines for AAAI-2021 (use the AAAI Author Kit). All submissions must be anonymous and conform to AAAI standards for double-blind review. The papers adhere to the 2-column AAAI format up to 7 pages of technical content plus up to two additional pages solely for references, will be considered for review.

Please note that DSTC9 workshop is not archival. However, all the accepted papers will be posted on the challenge website.

Overview Paper Citation

If you want to cite the overview paper of DSTC9 (, please use the following BibTex entry:


title={Overview of the Ninth Dialog System Technology Challenge: DSTC9},

author={Chulaka Gunasekara and Seokhwan Kim and Luis Fernando D'Haro and Abhinav Rastogi and Yun-Nung Chen and Mihail Eric and Behnam Hedayatnia and Karthik Gopalakrishnan and Yang Liu and Chao-Wei Huang and Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Jinchao Li and Qi Zhu and Lingxiao Luo and Lars Liden and Kaili Huang and Shahin Shayandeh and Runze Liang and Baolin Peng and Zheng Zhang and Swadheen Shukla and Minlie Huang and Jianfeng Gao and Shikib Mehri and Yulan Feng and Carla Gordon and Seyed Hossein Alavi and David Traum and Maxine Eskenazi and Ahmad Beirami and Eunjoon and Cho and Paul A. Crook and Ankita De and Alborz Geramifard and Satwik Kottur and Seungwhan Moon and Shivani Poddar and Rajen Subba},






Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: Nov 17, 2020

  • Paper acceptance notification: Dec 3, 2020

  • Camera-ready submission deadline: Dec 18, 2020

All deadlines are 11:59PM UTC-12 (anywhere on Earth)


Submit your paper through the Submission System.