• 8/8/2022: Video recordings of all sessions are now available (see below).

SCAI 2022

This workshop is intended as a discussion platform on Conversational AI for intelligent information access, bringing together researchers and practitioners across natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning and human-computer interaction fields. Among other topics, we will discuss design, evaluation and human factors in relation to automating information-seeking dialogues. The workshop will also feature a shared task on Conversational Question Answering.

SCAI 2022 is a 7th iteration of SCAI. This year, the workshop focuses on the discussion between researchers from different fields. It is therefore organized as a strictly non-archival venue, as an opportunity to present papers accepted to other venues in an interdisciplinary meeting specifically focused on search-based conversational AI. SCAI 2022 is a hybrid workshop at SIGIR 2022, taking place on 15 July (full day).

SCAI is already an established venue with a long-standing tradition of building bridges and integrating expertise from diverse research communities. It was previously organised in the context of ICTIR 2017, EMNLP 2018, TheWebConf 2019, IJCAI 2019 and EMNLP 2020, and as a separate online event in 2021. You can find materials from SCAI 2021 on a separate page, the materials from 2016-2022 are at

SCAI 2022 Program

Session 1: Evaluation (9:00-10:30 CEST) [video]

Session 2: Applications (11:00-12:30 CEST) [video]

Session 3: Question Answering (13:30-15:00 CEST) [video]

Session 4: Mixed Initiative (15:30-17:00 CEST) [video]


  • Svitlana Vakulenko, Amazon Alexa AI
  • Ondrej Dusek, Charles University
  • Leigh Clark, Swansea University
  • Gustavo Penha, Delft University of Technology
  • Vaishali Pal, University of Amsterdam
  • Vaibhav Adlakha, Mila, McGill University