Voice Agent Interoperability Workshop

The Open Voice Network (OVN) solicits presentation proposals for an online workshop on the interoperability of voice applications.

Perceived problem: voice applications on different platforms cannot easily communicate and share data. For example, a shopping application on platform A cannot invoke a payment application on platform B, provide it with billing information, and then receive results of the payment application before continuing with fulfilment processing.

Workshop goal: to explore various approaches for implementing interoperability of voice applications within and across platforms.

Specifically, we solicit descriptions for

• How one voice application invokes another voice application
• How control is passed among cooperating voice applications
• How data and context is shared among cooperating voice applications
• Other topics related to interoperating voice applications

The Open Voice Network will use knowledge from this workshop to assist it in designing a standards-based approach to voice application interoperability.

Tentative schedule:

30 April 2021: Proposal submittal deadline
21 May 2021: Presenters are announced, and workshop agenda published.
15-17 June 2021: Virtual workshop using video conferencing technology.
No attendance fee.
Two hours per day (7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Pacific time). The conference will be recorded and available for access by the public.

Program Committee:

James A. Larson, Program Co-chair, Speech Technology Conference
Deborah Dahl, Principal, Conversational Technologies
David Attwater, Senior Scientist, Enterprise Integration Group
Maarten Lens-FitzGerald, Consultant, Author, Podcaster
Chris Parker, Technical Architect, Entrepreneur

Please submit your abstract using the following form.

Voice Agent Interoperability Workshop Submission Form
Full name
E-mail address
Mail address:
Zip Code
Phone number (with country code)
Short bio (< 50 words)
Proposed Presentation abstract (< 150 words)
Proposed Topic for panel discussion
Submit by 30 April 2021.