Mikio Nakano, Sc.D.

ORCID ID

Biography

  • June 2020 – present: Chief Executive Officer at C4A Research Institute, Inc.
  • July 2004 – May, 2020: Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd.
    • July 2018 – May 2020: Principal Scientist
    • Jan. 2008 – June 2018: Principal Researcher
    • July 2004 – Dec. 2007: Senior Researcher
  • Apr.1990 – June 2004: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    • Nov. 2003 – June 2004: Senior Research Scientist at Media Information Laboratory, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
    • Nov. 2002 – Oct. 2003: Associate Manager at Media Information Laboratory, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
    • Jan. 1999 – Oct. 2002: Senior Research Scientist at Media Information Laboratory, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
    • Nov. 1999 – Jan. 1999: Senior Research Scientist at Information Science Laboratory, NTT Basic Research Laboratories
    • Feb. 1995 – Oct. 1999: Research Scientist at Information Science Laboratory, NTT Basic Research Laboratories
    • Apr. 1990 – Jan. 1995: Researcher at Information Science Laboratory, NTT Basic Research Laboratories
  • Oct. 1998: Obtained Sc.D.in Information Sciences from School of Sciences, the University of Tokyo
    • Sc.D. Thesis: “Spoken Language Analysis Based on Logical Constraint Processing”
    • Advisor: Prof. Jun-ichi Tsujii
  • Mar. 1990: Obtained M.S.in Coodinated Sciences from School of Sciences, the University of Tokyo
    •  Master’s Thesis: “Parsing Natural Languages Based on Unification and Constraint Unification”
    • Advisor: Prof. Hisao Yamada
  • Mar. 1988: Obtained B.A.S.in Pure Applied Sciences from College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo
  • Mar. 1984: Graduated from Okayama-Ichinomiya High School

Research Topics

  •  All aspects of dialogue systems, especially the following:
    • Architecture for various types of dialogue system
    • Development process and tools for various types of dialogue system
    • Dialogue system design based on user studies
    • Dialogue analysis
    • Multimodal interaction
    • Spoken language understanding
    • Conversational robots
    • Virtual conversational agents
  • Expertise
    • Design and development of various types of dialogue systems
    • User studies for dialogue system evaluation
    • Dialogue management
    • Spoken language understanding
    • Natural language processing
    • Speech and multimodal processing
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Programming
      • Python, Java, Lisp, C, etc.
    • Linguistics and dialogue analysis
  • Language
    • Japanese (native)
    • English (fluent)

Invited Talks and Panel Discussions

  • “Robots that can learn new words and their grounded meanings through dialogues”, Invited Talk at SMIAE at ACL 2012, Jeju, Korea, Jul, 2012
  • IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, Panel-2: Human Robot Interaction and Spoken Language, Dec., 2010.
  • Industry/Academia Panel at the 2010 Young Researchers Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems, Sep., 2010.
  • “A Model for Conversational Robot Intelligence based on Multiple Experts and Its Applications”, Seminar at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Apr., 2007.
  • “Multi-modal Human-Robot Interaction”, the 15th German-Japanese Forum on IT, Nov. 2005.
  • Panel Discussion: Paradigms, Corpora and Tools in Discourse and Dialogue Research at SIGDIAL-2003, 2003.

Major Publications in English

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. Mikio Nakano and Kazunori Komatani: A framework for building closed-domain chat dialogue systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol. 204, Article 106212, 2020.

  2. Kazunori Komatani, Naoki Hotta, Satoshi Sato, Mikio Nakano: User-Adaptive A Posteriori Restoration for Incorrectly Segmented Utterances in Spoken Dialogue Systems. Dialogue and Discourse, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp.206-224, 2017.
  3. Kazunori Komatani, Naoki Hotta, Satoshi Sato and Mikio Nakano: “Posteriori Restoration of Turn-Taking and ASR Results for Incorrectly Segmented Utterances”. IEICE Trans. INF. & SYST., Vol.E98-D, No. 11, pp. 1923-1931, 2015.
  4. Yuko Ozasa, Mikio Nakano, Yasuo Ariki and Naoto Iwahashi: “Discriminating Unknown Objects from Known Objects Using Image and Speech Information”, IEICE Trans. INF. & SYST., Vol.E98-D, No.3, pp.704-711, 2015.
  5. Xiang Zuo, Taisuke Sumii, Naoto Iwahashi, Mikio Nakano, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Natsuki Oka, ”Correcting phoneme recognition errors in learning out-of-vocabulary words through speech interaction,” Speech communication, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 190-203, 2013.
  6. Takaya Araki, Tomoaki Nakamura, Takayuki Nagai, Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, and Naoto Iwahashi: Online Object Categorization Using Multimodal Information Autonomously Acquired by a Mobile Robot. Advanced Robotics, Vol. 26, No. 17, pp. 1995-2020, 2012, (Best Paper Award)
  7. Ryo Nagata, Kotaro Funakoshi, Tatsuya Kitamura, and Mikio Nakano: A Method for Predicting StressedWords in Teaching Materials for English Jazz Chants. IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. 95-D, No. 11, pp. 2658-2663, 2012
  8. Kazunori Komatani, Mikio Nakano, Masaki Katsumaru, Kotaro Funakoshi, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: Automatic Allocation of Training Data for Speech Understanding Based on Multiple Model Combinations. IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. 95-D, No. 9, pp. 2298-2307, 2012.
  9. Mikio Nakano, Yuji Hasegawa, Kotaro Funakoshi, Johane Takeuchi, Toyotaka Torii, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Naoyuki Kanda, Kazunori Komatani, Hiroshi G Okuno, and Hiroshi Tsujino: A multiexpert model for dialogue and behavior control of conversational robots and agents, Knowledge-based Systems, Vol. 24 Issue 2, pp. 248-256, 2011.
  10. Xiang Zuo, Naoto Iwahashi, Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, Ryo Taguchi, Shigeki Matsuda, Komei Sugiura, and Natsuki Oka. Detecting Robot-Directed Speech by Situated Understanding in Physical Interaction, Journal of Japan Society of Artificial Intelligence, Vol.25, No.6, pp. 670-682, 2010. (also appeared in Information and Media Technologies Vol. 5 No. 4 pp. 1314-1326), 2010.
  11. Ryuichiro Higashinaka and Mikio Nakano: Ranking Multiple Dialogue States by Corpus Statistics to Improve Discourse Understanding in Spoken Dialogue Systems, IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems, Vol.E92-D, No.9, pp.1771-1782, 2009.
  12. Yoshitaka Nishimura, Kazutaka Kushida, Hiroshi Dohi Mitsuru Ishizuka, Johane Takeuchi, Mikio Nakano and Hiroshi Tsujino, Development of Multimodal Presentation Markup Language MPML-HR for Humanoid Robots and Psychological Evaluation, IInternational Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 1-20, 2007.
  13. Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Katsuhito Sudoh, and Mikio Nakano: Incorporating Discourse Features into Confidence Scoring of Intention Recognition Results in Spoken Dialogue Systems”, Speech Communication, Speech Communication, Special Issue on Spoken Language Understanding for Conversational Systems, Vol. 48, pp. 417-436, 2006.
  14. Katsuhito Sudoh, and Mikio Nakano: Post-dialogue confidence scoring for unsupervised statistical language model training, Speech Communication, Vol.40, No.4, pp. 387-400, 2005.
  15. Noboru Miyazaki, Mikio Nakano, and Kiyoaki Aikawa: Spoken dialogue understanding Using and Incremental Speech Understanding Method, SYSTEMS and COMPUTERS in JAPAN, Vol. 36, No. 12, pp.75–84, 2005.
  16. Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Noboru Miyazaki, Mikio Nakano, and Kiyoaki Aikawa: Evaluating Discourse Understanding in Spoken Dialogue Systems, ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing Vol.1, No.1, Pages 1-20, 2004.

Books

  1. Kohji Dohsaka, Mikio Nakano, Kiyoaki Aikawa, and Takeshi Kawabata. Spoken Dialogue System DUG-1. in Seiichi Nakagawa, Michio Okada, Tatsuya Kawahara eds., Spoken Language Systems (Advanced Information Technology), IOS Press Inc., 2005.
  2. Mikio Nakano. “Constraint Projection for Efficient Unification-Based Parsing”. Harald Trost (ed.) Feature Formalisms and Linguistic Ambiguity, pp. 103-122, Ellis Horwood 1993.

Articles without Review

  1. Mikio Nakano, Yasuhiro Minami, James Glass, Stephanie Seneff, and Victor Zue. Building Japanese Conversational Systems based on the Galaxy Architecture. NTT Technical Review. Vol.1, No.6, pp. 15–20, 2003.
  2. Kohji Dohsaka, Norihito Yasuda, Noboru Miyazaki, Mikio Nakano, and Kiyoaki Aikawa A Mechanism for Smooth Conversation, NTT Technical Review Vol.1, No.2, pp.40-44, 2003

Conference Papers

  1. Kazunori Komatani and Mikio Nakano: User Impressions of Questions to Acquire Lexical Knowledge. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2020), pp.147‑156, 2020.
  2. Kotaro Funakoshi, Ryota Yamagami, Shigeki Sugano, and Mikio Nakano: Response Obligation Estimation That Considers Users’ Repetitive Utterances using Knowledge-Guided Random Forest. Proceedings of the 19th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, (Humanoids 2019), pp. 99-105, 2019.
  3. Chenlong Hu, Mikio Nakano, and Manabu Okumura: AutoEncoder Guided Bootstrapping of Semantic Lexicon.:  Proceedings of the 16th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2019), Part III, pp. 220-233, 2019.
  4. Gale M. Lucas, Jill Boberg, David R. Traum, Ron Artstein, Jonathan Gratch, Alesia Gainer, Emmanuel Johnson, Anton Leuski, and Mikio Nakano: Culture, Errors, and Rapport-building Dialogue in Social Agents. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2018): pp. 51-58, 2018.
  5. Satoru Oshikawa, Tomoaki Nakamura, Takayuki Nagai, Masahide Kaneko, Kotaro Funakoshi, Naoto Iwahashi, and Mikio Nakano: Interaction Modeling Based on Segmenting Two Persons Motions Using Coupled GP-HSMM. Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2018), pp. 288-293, 2018.
  6. Tomoaki Nakamura, Takahiro Kobori and Mikio Nakano: Learning Dialogue Strategies for Interview Dialogue Systems That Can Engage in Small Talk: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Spoken Dialog System Technology 2018 (IWSDS 2018), 2018.
  7. Masahiro Araki, Sayaka Tomimasu, Mikio Nakano, Kazunori Komatani, Shogo Okada, Shinya Fujie, and Hiroaki Sugiyama: Collection of Multimodal Dialog Data and Analysis of the Result of Annotation of Users’ Interests. Proceedings of the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018), 2018.
  8. Takanori Komatsu, Kazuki Kobayashi, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Vibrational Artificial Subtle Expressions: Conveying System’s Confidence Level to Users by Means of Smartphone Vibration, In Proceedings of the 36th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2018), 2018.
  9. Gale M. Lucas, Jill Boberg, David R. Traum, Ron Artstein, Jonathan Gratch, Alesia Gainer, Emmanuel Johnson, Anton Leuski, and Mikio Nakano: Getting to Know Each Other: The Role of Social Dialogue in Recovery from Errors in Social Robots. Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2018), pp. 344-351, 2018
  10. Gale M. Lucas, Jill Boberg, David R. Traum, Ron Artstein, Jonathan Gratch, Alesia Gainer, Emmanuel Johnson, Anton Leuski, and Mikio Nakano: The Role of Social Dialogue and Errors in Robots. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2017), pp. 431-433, 2017.
  11. Kohei Ono, Ryu Takeda, Eric Nichols, Mikio Nakano, and Kazunori Komatani: Lexical Acquisition through Implicit Confirmations over Multiple Dialogues. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2017), pp. 50–59, 2017.
  12. Ron Artstein, David R. Traum, Jill Boberg, Alesia Gainer, Jonathan Gratch, Emmanuel Johnson, Anton Leuski, and Mikio Nakano: Listen to My Body: Does Making Friends Help Influence People?: Proceedings of the Thirtieth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 2017), pp. 430-435, 2017
  13. Takanori Komatsu, Kazuki Kobayashi, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Response Times when Interpreting Artificial Subtle Expressions are Shorter than with Human-like Speech Sounds. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017), pp. 3501-3505, 2017.
  14. Kotaro Funakoshi and Mikio Nakano: Online Evaluation of Response Obligation Estimation on the HALOGEN Multimodal Interaction Framework. roceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017), pp. 119-120, 2016.
  15. Kei Wakabayashi, Johane Takeuchi, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Nonparametric Bayesian Models for Spoken Language Understanding. Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2016), pp. 2144-2152, 2016.
  16. Ron Artstein, David R. Traum, Jill Boberg, Alesia Gainer, Jonathan Gratch, Emmanuel Johnson, Anton Leuski, and Mikio Nakano: Niki and Julie: a robot and virtual human for studying multimodal social interaction. Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2016), pp. 402-403, 2016.
  17. Takahiro Kobori, Mikio Nakano, and Tomoaki Nakamura: Small Talk Improves User Impressions of Interview Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2016), pp. 370-380, 2016
  18. Takanori Komatsu, Rui Prada, Kazuki Kobayashi, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano: Investigating Ways of Interpretations of Artificial Subtle Expressions Among Different Languages: A Case of Comparison Among Japanese, German, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2015), 2015.
  19. Takaaki Sugiyama, Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, and Kazunori Komatani: Estimating response obligation in multi-party human-robot dialogues. 2015 IEEE-RAS 15th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2015), pp. 166-172, 2015.
  20. Kazunori Komatani, Naoki Hotta, Satoshi Sato, and Mikio Nakano: User Adaptive Restoration for Incorrectly-Segmented Utterances in Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2015), pp. 393-401, 2015.
  21. Takanori Komatsu, Rui Prada, Kazuki Kobayashi, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Is Interpretation of Artificial Subtle Expressions Language-Independent?: Comparison among Japanese, German, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015 Extended Abstracts), pp. 2175-2180, 2015.
  22. Hitoshi Nishimura, Yuko Ozasa, Yasuo Ariki, and Mikio Nakano: Selection of an Object Requested by Speech Based on Generic Object Recognition Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Multimodal, Multi-Party, Real-World Human-Robot Interaction (MMRWHRI 2014) , 2014.
  23. Naoki Hotta and Kazunori Komatani and Satoshi Sato and Mikio Nakano: Detecting Incorrectly-Segmented Utterances for Posteriori Restoration of Turn-Taking and ASR Results, Proceedings of the 15h Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2014), pp. 313-317, 2014.
  24. Takanori Komatsu, Kazuki Kobayashi, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Augmenting Expressivity of Artificial Subtle Expressions (ASEs): Preliminary Design Guideline for ASEs, The 5th Augmented Human International Conference (AH 2014), pp. 40:1-40:10, 2014.
  25. Hitoshi Nishimura, Yuko Ozasa, Yasuo Ariki, and Mikio Nakano: Selection of Unknown Objects Specified by Speech Using Models Constructed from Web Images, International Conference on Pattern Recognition, (ICPR-2014), pp. 477-482, 2014.
  26. Casey Kennington, Kotaro Funakoshi, Yuki Takahashi, and Mikio Nakano: Simple Timing for Probabilistic Multiparty Dialogue Management. Proceedings of “Timing in Human-Robot Interaction”, Workshop at the Conference of Human-Robot Interaction, 2014,
  27. Casey Kennington, Kotaro Funakoshi, Yuki Takahashi, and Mikio Nakano: Probabilistic multiparty dialogue management for a game master robot. Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-robot Interaction (HRI-2014). pp. 200-201, 2014.
  28. Hitoshi Nishimura, Yuko Ozasa, Yasuo Ariki, and Mikio Nakano: Object Recognition by Integrated Information Using Web Images, Proceedings of Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR 2013), pp. 657-661, 2013.
  29. Tsugumi Otsuka, Kazunori Komatani, Satoshi Sato, and Mikio Nakano: Generating More Specific Questions for Acquiring Attributes of Unknown Concepts from User. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2013), pp. 70–77, 2013.
  30. Takashi Yamauchi, Mikio Nakano, and Kotaro Funakoshi: A Robotic Agent in a Virtual Environment that Performs Situated Incremental Understanding of Navigational Utterances, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2013),, pp. 369–371, 2013.
  31. Seiji Yamada, Kazunori Terada, Kazuki Kobayashi, Takanori Komatsu, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Expressing a Robot’s Confidence with Motion-based Artificial Subtle Expressions, Proceedings of the 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013), Work-in-Progress, pp.1023-1028, 2013.
  32. Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, Takenobu Tokunaga and Ryu Iida: Modeling Referring Expressions with Bayesian Networks. Proceedings of SemDial 2012 (SeineDial): Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL 2012), pp. 153-154, 2012.
  33. Yuko Ozasa, Yasuo Ariki, Naoto Iwahashi and Mikio Nakano, Disambiguation in Unknown Object Detection by Integrating Image and Speech Recognition Confidences Proceedings of the 11th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV 2012), pp. 85-96, 2012.
  34. Kazunori Komatani, Akira Hirano, and Mikio Nakano, Detecting System-directed Utterances using Dialogue-level Features, Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2012), pp. 230-233, 2012.
  35. Kazuki Kobayashi, Kotaro Funakoshi, Seiji Yamada, Mikio Nakano, Takanori Komatsu, and Yasunori Saito: Impressions made by blinking light used to create artificial subtle expressions and by robot appearance in human-robot speech interaction. Proceedings of 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2012): pp. 215-220, 2012.
  36. Takanori Komatsu, Kazuki Kobayashi, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: How Can We Live with Overconfident or Unconfident Systems?: A Comparison of Artificial Subtle Expressions with Human-like Expression, Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2012), pp. 1816-1821, 2012.
  37. Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, Takenobu Tokunaga, and Ryu Iida: A Unified Probabilistic Approach to Referring Expressions. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2012), pp 237–246, 2012.
  38. Takanori Komatsu, Kazuki Kobayashi, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Can users live with overconfident or unconfident systems?: a comparison of artificial subtle expressions with human-like expression. Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI Extended Abstracts 2012), pp. 1595–1600, 2012.
  39. Yuko Ozasa, Naoto Iwahasi, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Yasuo Ariki, and Mikio Nakano: Integrated Multimodal Information for Detection of Unknown Objects and Unknown Names, Proceedings of the 2012 RISP International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits, Communications and Signal Processing (NCSP 2012), 2012.
  40. Takanori Komatsu, Seiji Yamada, Kazuki Kobayashi, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Interpretations of Artificial Subtle Expressions (ASEs) in Terms of Different Types of Artifact: A Comparison of an on-screen Artifact with A Robot. Proceedings of the International Conference of the HUMAINE Association on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2011), pp. 22-30., 2011.
  41. Takaya Araki, Tomoaki Nakamura, Takayuki Nagai, Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, and Naoto Iwahashi: Autonomous acquisition of multimodal information for online object concept formation by robots. Proceedings of IROS 2011: pp.1540-1547, Oct., 2011. (Best Paper Finalist, Best Student Paper Finalist)
  42. Ryo Taguchi, Yuji Yamada, Koosuke Hattori, Taizo Umezaki, Masahiro Hoguro, Naoto Iwahashi, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Learning Place-Names from Spoken Utterances and Localization Results by Mobile Robot, Proceedings of Interspeech 2011, 2011.
  43. Kazuki Kobayashi, Kotaro Funakoshi, Seiji Yamada, Mikio Nakano, Takanori Komatsu, and Yasunori Saito: Blinking light patterns as artificial subtle expressions in human-robot speech interaction. Proceedings of 20th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2011): pp. 181-186, Aug., 2011.
  44. Mikio Nakano, Shun Sato, Kazunori Komatani, Kyoko Matsuyama, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: A Two-Stage Domain Selection Framework for Extensible Multi-Domain Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2011), pp 18–29, 2011. (Best Paper Nominee)
  45. Takanori Komatsu, Seiji Yamada, Kazuki Kobayashi, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Effects of different types of artifacts on interpretations of artificial subtle expressions (ASEs). Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, Extended Abstracts Volume (CHI 2011 Extended Abstracts) : pp. 1249-1254, 2011.
  46. Kotaro Funakoshi, Tomoya Mizumoto, Ryo Nagata, and Mikio Nakano: The Chanty Bear: Toward a Robot Teaching English to Children, Proceedings of HRI2011 Workshop: Robots and Children: Practices for Human-Robot Symbiosis, 2011.
  47. Kotaro Funakoshi, Tomoya Mizumoto, Ryo Nagata, and Mikio Nakano: The Chanty Bear: A New Application for HRI Research, Proceedings of 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 141-142, 2011.
  48. Xiang Zuo, Taisuke Sumii, Naoto Iwahashi, Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, and Natsuki Oka: Correction of phoneme recognition errors in word learning through speech interaction, Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT-2010), pp. 360-365, 2010.
  49. Mikio Nakano, Naoto Iwahashi, Takayuki Nagai, Taisuke Sumii, Xiang Zuo, Ryo Taguchi, Takashi Nose, Akira Mizutani, Tomoaki Nakamura, Muhammad Attamimi, Hiromi Narimatsu, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Yuji Hasegawa: Grounding New Words on the Physical World in Multi-Domain Human-Robot Dialogue, Proceedings of the AAAI 2010 Fall Symposium on Dialog with Robots., pp.74-79 2010.
  50. Hiromi Narimatsu, Mikio Nakano, and Kotaro Funakoshi: A Classifier-Based Approach to Supporting the Augmentation of the Question-Answer Database for Spoken Dialogue Systems, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology, pp. 182-187, 2010.
  51. Anja Austermann, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Learning Naturally Spoken Commands for a Robot, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2010), pp. 2506-20509, 2010.
  52. Ryo Nagata, Tomoya Mizumoto, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano. Toward a Chanting Robot for Interactively Teaching English to Children. Proceedings of the INTERSPEECH 2010 Satellite Workshop on Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology (L2WS2010), 2010.
  53. Antoine Raux and Mikio Nakano: The Dynamics of Action Corrections in Situated Interaction, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2010), pp. 165-174, 2010.
  54. Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, Kazuki Kobayashi, Takanori Komatsu and Seiji Yamada: Nonhumanlike Spoken Dialogue: A Design Perspective, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2010), pp. 176–184, 2010.
  55. Anja Austermann, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Affect Users’ Ways of Giving Commands and Feedback? Proceedings of 19th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2010), pp. 234-239, 2010.
  56. Xiang Zuo, Naoto Iwahashi, Ryo Taguchi, Shigeki Matsuda, Komei Sugiura, Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, and Natsuki Oka: Detecting Robot-Directed Speech by Situated Understanding in Physical Interaction, Proceedings of 19th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2010), pp. 608-613, 2010.
  57. Kazunori Komatani, Masaki Katsumaru, Mikio Nakano, Kotaro Funakoshi, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: Automatic Allocation of Training Data for Rapid Prototyping of Speech Understanding based on Multiple Model Combination. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2010), Poster Volume, pp.579–587, 2010.
  58. Anja Austermann, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: How do users interact with a pet-robot and a humanoid, Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI-2010 Extended Abstracts), pp. 3727–3732, 2010.
  59. Takanori Komatsu, Seiji Yamada, Kazuki Kobayashi, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Proposing Artificial Subtle Expressions as an Intuitive Notification Methodology for Artificial Agents’ Internal States, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2010), pp. 447-452, 2010.
  60. Takanori Komatsu, Seiji Yamada, Kazuki Kobayashi, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Artificial subtle expressions: intuitive notification methodology of artifacts. Proceedings of the 28th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010), pp. 1941-1944., 2010.
  61. Kotaro Funakoshi, Kazuki Kobayashi, Mikio Nakano, Takanori Komatsu, and Seiji Yamada: Reducing Speech Collisions by Using an Artificial Subtle Expression in a Decelerated Spoken Dialogue, Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction, pp.34-41, 2010.
  62. Anja Austermann, Seiji Yamada, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Similarities and differences in users’ interaction with a humanoid and a pet robot. Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2010) pp. 73-74, 2010.
  63. Xiang Zuo, Naoto Iwahashi, Ryo Taguchi, Shigeki Matsuda, Komei Sugiura, Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, and Natsuki Oka: Robot-Directed Speech Detection Using Multimodal Semantic Confidence Based on Speech, Image, and Motion, Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2010), pp.2458-2461, 2010.
  64. Ryo Taguchi, Naoto Iwahashi, Takashi Nose, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Learning lexicons from spoken utterances based on statistical model selection, Proceedings of 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech-2009), pp. 2735-2738, 2009.
  65. Masaki Katsumaru, Mikio Nakano, Kazunori Komatani, Kotaro Funakoshi, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: Improving Speech Understanding Accuracy with Limited Training Data Using Multiple Language Models and Multiple Understanding Models, Proceedings of 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech-2009), 2009.
  66.  Masaki Katsumaru, Mikio Nakano, Kazunori Komatani, Kotaro Funakoshi, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: A Speech Understanding Framework that Uses Multiple Language Models and Multiple Understanding Models, Proceeding of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies 2009 conference (NAACL-HLT 2009) Companion Volume: Short Papers, pp. 133-136, 2009.
  67. Naoto Iwahashi, Ryo Taguchi, Komei Sugiura, Kotaro Funakoshi, and Mikio Nakano: Robots that Learn to Converse: Developmental Approach to Situated Language Processing, Proceedings of the National Conference on Man-Machine Speech Communication (NCMMSC2009), 2009.
  68. Kotaro Funakoshi, Philipp Spanger, Mikio Nakano, and Takenobu Tokunaga: A Probabilistic Model of Referring Expressions for Complex Objects. Proceedings of the 12th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG 2009), pp.191-194, 2009.
  69. Kotaro Funakoshi, Kazuki Kobayashi, Mikio Nakano, Seiji Yamada, Yasuhiko Kitamura, and Hiroshi Tsujino: Smoothing human-robot speech interactions by using a blinking-light as subtle expression. Proceedings of International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI-2008), pp.293-296, 2008.
  70. Kazuki Kobayashi, Kotaro Funakoshi, Seiji Yamada, Mikio Nakano, Yasuhiko Kitamura, and Hiroshi Tsujino: Smoothing Human-Robot Speech Interaction with Blinking-Light Expressions, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2008), pp.47-52, 2008.
  71. Mikio Nakano, Kotaro Funakoshi, Yuji Hasegawa and Hiroshi Tsujino: A Framework for Building Conversational Agents Based on a Multi-Expert Model Proceedings of the 9th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL-2008), pp. 88-91, 2008.
  72. Yuichiro Fukubayashi, Kazunori Komatani, Mikio Nakano, Kotaro Funakoshi, Hiroshi Tsujino, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno Rapid Prototyping of Robust Language Understanding Modules for Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2008), pp. 210-216, 2008.
  73. Shun’ichi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Mikio Nakano, Hiroshi Tsujino, Jean-Marc Valin, Kazunori Komatani, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: Design and Implementation of A Robot Audition System for Automatic Speech Recognition of Simultaneous Speech, Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU-2007), pp. 111-116, 2007.
  74. Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, Toyotaka Torii, Yuji Hasegawa, Hiroshi Tsujino, Noriyuki Kimura, and Naoto Iwahashi: Robust Acquisition and Recognition of Spoken Location Names by Domestic Robots, Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-2007), 2007.
  75. Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, Yuji Hasegawa, and Hiroshi Tsujino: Semantic Interpretation Supplementarily Using Syntactic Analysis, Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP-2007), 2007.
  76. Mikio Nakano, Yuka Nagano, Kotaro Funakoshi, Toshihiko Ito, Kenji Araki, Yuji Hasegawa, and Hiroshi Tsujino: Analysis of User Reactions to Turn-Taking Failures in Spoken Dialogue Systems, Proceedings of the 8th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL-2007), pp.120-123, 2007.
  77. Kazuhiro Nakadai, Ryota Sumiya, Mikio Nakano, Koichi Ichige, Yasuo Hirose, and Hiroshi Tsujino: The Design of Phoneme Grouping for Coarse Phoneme Recognition. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE-2007), pp.905-914, Jun., 2007.
  78. Yoshitaka Nishimura, Shinichiro Minotsu, Hiroshi Dohi, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Mikio Nakano, Kotaro Funakoshi, Johane Takeuchi, Yuji Hasegawa, and Hiroshi Tsujino: A markup language for describing interactive humanoid robot presentations. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI-2007), pp. 333-336, 2007.
  79. Mikio Nakano, Atsushi Hoshino, Johane Takeuchi, Yuji Hasegawa, Toyotaka Torii, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Kazuhiko Kato, and Hiroshi Tsujino: A Robot That Can Engage in Both Task-Oriented and Non-Task-Oriented Dialogues In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids-2006), pp. 404–411, 2006.
  80. Yoshitaka Nishimura, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Mikio Nakano, Hiroshi Tsujino and Mitsuru Ishizuka: Speech Recognition for a Humanoid with Motor Noise Utilizing Missing Feature Theory, Proceedings of the International Conference on IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids-06), pp. 26-33, 2006.
  81. Yoshitaka Nishimura, Mikio Nakano, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Hiroshi Tsujino and Mitsuru Ishizuka: Speech Recognition for a Robot under its Motor Noise by Selective Application of Missing Feature Theory and MLLR, Proceedings of ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Statistical and Perceptual Audio Processing (SAPA-2006),pp.53-58, 2006.
  82. Shun’ichi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Mikio Nakano, Hiroshi Tsujino, Jean-Marc Valin, Ryu Takeda, Kazunori Komatani, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: Leak Energy based Missing Feature Mask Generation for ICA and GSS and Its Evaluation with Simultaneous Speech Recognition, Proceedings of ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Statistical and Perceptual Audition (SAPA2006), pp. 42-46, 2006.
  83. Shun’ichi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Mikio Nakano, Hiroshi Tsujino, Jean-Marc Valin, Ryu Takeda, Kazunori Komatani, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: Genetic Algorithm-Based Improvement of Robot Hearing Capabilities in Separating and Recognizing Simultaneous Speech Signals. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE-2007): 207-217, 2007.
  84. Kazunori Komatani, Naoyuki Kanda, Mikio Nakano, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Hiroshi Tsujino, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: Multi-Domain Spoken Dialogue System with Extensibility and Robustness against Speech Recognition Errors. Proceedings of the 7th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL-2006), pp.9–17, 2006.
  85. Shun’ichi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Mikio Nakano, Hiroshi Tsujino, Jean-Marc Valin, Kazunori Komatani, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: Real-Time Robot Audition System That Recognizes Simultaneous Speech in the Real World, Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-2006), pp. 5333-5338, Oct., 2006.
  86. Johane Takeuchi, Kazutaka Kushida, Yoshitaka Nishimura and Hiroshi Dohi, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Mikio Nakano, and Hiroshi Tsujino: Comparison of a Humanoid Robot and an On-Screen Agent as Presenters to Audiences, Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-2006), pp. 3964-3969, 2006.
  87. Shun’ichi Yamamoto, Ryu Takeda, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Mikio Nakano, Hiroshi Tsujino, Jean-Marc Valin, Kazunori Komatani, Tetsuya Ogata, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: Recognition of Simultaneous Speech by Estimating Reliability of Separated Signals for Robot Audition. Proceedings of PRICAI 2006: Trends in Artificial Intelligence, 9th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4099, pp. 484-494, 2006
  88. Mikio Nakano, Yuji Hasegawa, Toyotaka Torii, Yohane Takeuchi, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Hiroshi Tsujino, Naoyuki Kanda, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: A Two-Layer Model for Behavior and Dialogue Planning in Conversational Service Robots, Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-2005), pp. 3329-3335, 2005.
  89. Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Katsuhito Sudoh, and Mikio Nakano: Incorporating Discourse Features into Confidence Scoring of Intention Recognition Results in Spoken Dialogue Systems. The 30th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2005), Vol. I, pp. 25-28, 2005.
  90. Matthias Denecke, Kohji Dohsaka, and Mikio Nakano. Fast Reinforcement Learning of Dialogue Policies using Linear Function Approximation. Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP-04), pp., 1-11, 2004.
  91. Matthias Denecke, Kohji Dohsaka, and Mikio Nakano: Learning dialogue policies using state aggregation in reinforcement learning, In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (INTERSPEECH-ICSLP-2004), pp. 325-328 (2004).
  92. James Glass, EugeneWeinstein, Scott Cyphers, Joseph Polifroni, Grace Chung, and Mikio Nakano. A Framework for Developing Conversational User Interfaces. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces (CADUI 2004), pp. 347-358, 2004.
  93. Katsuhito Sudoh and Mikio Nakano. Post-Dialogue Recognition Confidence Scoring for Improving Statistical Language Models using Untranscribed Dialogue Data. in Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Workshop on Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU-2003), pp. 111-116, 2003.
  94. Mikio Nakano and Timothy J. Hazen. Using Untranscribed User Utterances for Improving Language Models Based on Confidence Scoring. Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech-2003 (Interspeech-2003)), pp.,  417-420, 2003.
  95. Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Noboru Miyazaki, Mikio Nakano, and Kiyoaki Aikawa. Evaluating Discourse Understanding in Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech-2003 (Interspeech-2003)), pp. 1941-1944, 2003.
  96. Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Mikio Nakano, and Kiyoaki Aikawa. Corpus-based Discourse Understanding in Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2003), pp. 240-247, 2003.
  97. Ryo Sato, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Masafumi Tamoto, Mikio Nakano, and Kiyoaki Aikawa: Learning Decision Trees to Determine Turn-Taking by Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, (ICSLP-2002 (Interspeech 2002)), pp.861-864, 2002.
  98. Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Noboru Miyazaki, Mikio Nakano, and Kiyoaki Aikawa: A Method for Evaluating Incremental Utterance Understanding in Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, (ICSLP-2002 (Interspeech 2002)), pp. 829-832, 2002.
  99. Mikio Nakano, Yasuhiro Minami, Stephanie Seneff, Timothy J. Hazen, D. Scott Cyphers, James Glass, Joseph Polifroni, and Victor Zue. Mokusei: A Telephone-based Japanese Conversational System in the Weather Domain in Proceedings of the seventh European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH-2001), pp. 1331-1334, 2001.
  100. Mikio Nakano, Noboru Miyazaki, Norihito Yasuda, Akira Sugiyama, Jun-ichi Hirasawa, Kohji Dohsaka, and Kiyoaki Aikawa: WIT: A Toolkit for Building Robust and Real-Time Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the First ACL SIGDIAL Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL-2000), pp. 150-159, 2000.
  101. V. Zue, S. Seneff, J. Polifroni, M. Nakano, Y. Minami, T. Hazaen, and J. Glass. From JUPITER to MOKUSEI: Multilingual Conversational Systems in the Weather Domain. Proceedings of the Workshop on Multilingual Speech Communications (MSC2000), 2000.
  102. Kohji Dohsaka, Norihito Yasuda, Noboru Miyazaki, Mikio Nakano and Kiyoaki Aikawa. An Efficient Dialogue Control Method under System’s Limited Knowledge Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, (ICSLP-2000 (Interspeech 2000)), pp. 739-742, 2000.
  103. Jun-ichi Hirasawa, Noboru Miyazaki, Mikio Nakano, and Kiyoaki Aikawa. New Feature Parameters for Detecting Misunderstandings in a Spoken Dialogue System. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, (ICSLP-2000 (Interspeech 2000)) Vol.2, pp.154-157, 2000.
  104. Noboru Miyazaki, Jun-ichi Hirasawa, Mikio Nakano, and Kiyoaki Aikawa New Method for Understanding Sequences of Utterances by Multiple Speakers Proceedings of the 6th International  Conference on Spoken Language Processing, (ICSLP-2000 (Interspeech 2000)) pp.707-710, 2000.
  105. Mikio Nakano, Noboru Miyazaki, Jun-ichi Hirasawa, Kohji Dohsaka, and Takeshi Kawabata. Understanding Unsegmented User Utterances in Real-Time Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-99), pp.200-207, 1999.
  106. Mikio Nakano, Kohji Dohsaka, Noboru Miyazaki, Jun-ichi Hirasawa, Masafumi Tamoto, Masahito Kawamori, Akira Sugiyama, and Takeshi Kawabata Handling Rich Turn-Taking in Spoken Dialogue Systems Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH-99), pp. 1167-1170, 1999.
  107. Jun-ichi Hirasawa, Mikio Nakano, Takeshi Kawabata and Kiyoaki Aikawa Effects of System Barge-in Responses on User Impressions. Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH-99), pp. 1391-1394 1999.
  108. Jun-ichi Hirasawa, Noboru Miyazaki, Mikio Nakano, and Takeshi Kawabata. Implementation of Coordinative Nodding Behavior on Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP-98), paper 0158, 1998.
  109. Mikio Nakano and Akira Shimazu, Translating a Unification Grammar with Disjunctions into Logical Constraints Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (COLING-ACL ’98), pp. 934-938, 1998.
  110. Mikio Nakano and Akira Shimazu, Parsing Utterances Including Self-Repairs, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation, 1997.
  111. Akira Shimazu, Mikio Nakano, and Kiyoshi Kogure. Cooperative Analysis of Dialogue Utterances with Multiple Weak Grammars. Proceedings of Fourth Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics (PACLING-97) pp. 293–300, 1997.
  112. Kiyoshi Kogure, Akira Shimazu, and Mikio Nakano. Parsing Plans Situation-Dependently in Dialogues, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-96), pp. 1094–1097, 1996.
  113. Mikio Nakano, Akira Shimazu, and Kiyoshi Kogure, A Grammar and a Parser for Spontaneous Speech. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-94), pp. 1014-1020, 1994.
  114. Akira Shimazu, Kiyoshi Kogure, and Mikio Nakano. Cooperative Distributed Processing for Understanding Dialogue Utterances Proceedings of the 1994 International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP-94) , pp. 99–102, 1994.
  115. Kiyoshi Kogure, Akira Shimazu, and Mikio Nakano. Recognizing Plans in More Natural Dialogue Utterances. Proceedings of the 1994 International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP-94) pp. 935–938, 1994.
  116. Mikio Nakano, Constraint Projection: An Efficient Treatment of Disjunctive Feature Descriptions, Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-91), pp. 307-314, 1991.

Awards

  1. 2013 Best Paper Award, Robotics Society of Japan (Takaya Araki, Tomoaki Nakamura, Takayuki Nagai, Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, and Naoto Iwahashi: Online Object Categorization Using Multimodal Information Autonomously Acquired by a Mobile Robot. Advanced Robotics 26(17): pp. 1995-2020, 2012), Sep., 2013.
  2. IEEE/RSJ IROS 2011 Best Paper Finalist/Best Student Paper Finalist, (Takaya Araki, Tomoaki Nakamura, Takayuki Nagai, Kotaro Funakoshi, Mikio Nakano, and Naoto Iwahashi: Autonomous acquisition of multimodal information for online object concept formation by robots. Proceedings of IROS 2011: pp.1540-1547, Oct., 2011. )

Academic Society Activities

  • Board of Academic Society
    • ACL/ISCA Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial): Vice President (2019-)
    • ACL/ISCA Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial): Science Advisory Committee Member (2009-2013)
  • Conference Organizers and Chairs
    • 22nd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
      (ICMI 2020): Program Chair
    • SIGDIAL Sponsorship Chair (2018, 2019)
    • IJCNLP 2017: Program Committee Area Chair for Discourse and Dialogue
    • ACL 2012: Program Committee Area Chair for Discourse and Dialogue
    • SIGDIAL 2010: General Chair
    • ICMI 2007 Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces for Semantic Interaction: Organizer
    • Organizing Committee Member of the Asian Symposium on Natural Language Processing to
      Overcome Language Barriers, 2004
  • Program Committee Member/Reviewer of International Conferences
    • SIGDIAL Senior Program Committee Member (2020)
    • ACL: Program Committee Member/Reviewer (2003, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020)
    • AAAI (2020)
    • SIGDIAL Program Committee Member (2003, 2008, 2009, 2011–2019)
    • ICMI (2019)
    • NAACL-HLT: Reviewer (2015, 2018, 2019)
    • ACL-IJCNLP Program Committee Member (2015)
    • ACL-HLT: Program Committee Member (2011)
    • EMNLP: Program Committee Member (2006, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018)
    • COLING: Reviewer (1994, 2002, 2020)
    • IUI: Reviewer (2017, 2018)
    • HRI: Reviewer (2017)
    • IROS Reviewer (2005, 2006, 2009, 2015, 2016)
    • YRRSDS: Adviser (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014–2020)
    • Interspeech: Reviewer (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
    • RE-WOCHAT: Program Committee Member
    • WOCHAT: Program Committee Member
    • IJCNLP Program Committee Member (2007, 2012)
    • IEEE RO-MAN: Reviewer (2012, 2018)
    • IEEE SLT (2014)
    • PerDial (2019)
    • IWSDS Program Committee Member (2009–2012, 2014–2020)
    • IJCAI Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems: Program Committee Member (2011)
    • IEEE ICASSP: Reviewer (2011, 2019)
    • AAAI 2010 Fall Symposium on Dialog with Robots: Program Committee Member
    • IEA/AIE: Program Committee Member (2007)
    • ICRA: Reviewer (2007)
    • AAAI 2006 Workshop on Statistical and Empirical Approaches for Spoken Dialogue Systems:
      Program Committee Member
    • ACL Interactive Poster and Demo Session: program committee member (2005)
    • IEA/AIE: Program Committee Member (2007)
    • ACL Student Research Workshop: Mentor (2003)
    • IJCAI: Reviewer (1991)
  • Journal Reviewer
    • Dialogue and Discourse (2015, 2020)
    • Knowledge-based Systems (2019)
    • Journal of Robotics and Mechatoronics (2015)
    • ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems (2013)
    • IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (2005, 2007, 2011)