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The Conversational Interaction Technology Innovation Alliance (CITIA) aims at accelerating research and innovation in the area of natural conversational interaction.

CITIA is concerned with the development of proactive, multimodal, social, and autonomous agents which enable rich, conversational interactions between people and between people and machines. Such agents should feature:

  • Natural communication and interaction
  • Proactive and autonomous behaviour
  • Social norms corresponding to the current environment
  • Awareness of the current context
  • A capability for social and affective behaviour

CITIA is operated by LT-Innovate, The European Association of the Language Technology Industry, with the support of the ROCKIT project, funded by the European Union’s FP7/ICT Programme.


Steve Renals
University of Edinburgh, UK