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Subject: [ E-CFP ] 2nd CFP, SLPAT13: 4th annual workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies
From: <frank_(on)_cs.toronto.edu>
Date received: 22 Feb 2013
Deadline: 17 May 2013
Start date: 21 Aug 2013

--== SLPAT13 ==--

The 4th annual workshop on Speech and Language Processing for
Assistive Technologies (SLPAT)

21 and 22 August 2013, Grenoble France (satellite event of
Interspeech 2013).

==> Submission deadlines: 17 May (research papers) and 31 May
(demo proposals) <==

Full details: http://slpat.org/slpat2013

Contact: slpat2013.workshop_(at)_gmail.com


We invite you to join us in Grenoble for the 4th annual workshop
on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies.
This 2-day workshop will combine research in speech and language
technology that assists people with physical, cognitive, sensory,
emotional, or developmental disabilities. This year we are
introducing a special topic -- Smart Homes and ambient
intelligent technology applied to augmentative communication. The
program committee is now online at

We are also happy to announce that we are now a special group of
both the Association for Computational Linguistics and the
International Speech Communication Association. We look forward
to being a part of both communities.

General topics of SLPAT13 include but are not limited to:

                 Automated processing of sign language

                 Speech synthesis and speech recognition for
                physical or cognitive impairments

                 Speech transformation for improved

                 Speech and Language Technologies for Assisted

                 Translation systems; to and from speech, text,
                symbols and sign language

                 Novel modeling and machine learning approaches
                for AAC/AT applications

                 Text processing for improved comprehension,
                e.g., sentence simplification or text-to-speech

                 Silent speech: speech technology based on
                sensors without audio

                 Symbol languages, sign languages, nonverbal

                 Dialogue systems and natural language
                generation for assistive technologies

                 Multimodal user interfaces and dialogue systems
                adapted to assistive technologies

                 NLP for cognitive assistance applications

                 Presentation of graphical information for
                people with visual impairments

                 Speech and NLP applied to typing interface

                 Brain-computer interfaces for language
                processing applications

                 Speech, natural language and multimodal
                interfaces to assistive technologies

                 Assessment of speech and language processing
                within the context of assistive technology

                 Web accessibility; text simplification,
                summarization, and adapted presentation modes
                such as speech, signs or symbols

                 Deployment of speech and NLP tools in the
                clinic or in the field

                 Linguistic resources; corpora and annotation

                 Evaluation of systems and components, including

                 Anything included in this year's special topic

                 Other topics in Augmentative and Alternative

The special topic this year is smart homes and intelligent
companions. Subtopics include:

· Automatic Speech recognition in distant or multi-source

· Understanding, modelling or recognition of aged speech

· Speech analysis in the case of elderly with impairments, early
recognition of speech capability loss

· Multimodal speech recognition (context-aware ASR)

· Multimodal emotion recognition

· Applications of speech technology (ASR, dialogue, synthesis)
for ambient assisted living

This year, SLPAT will be co-located with the 1st Workshop on
Affective Social Speech Signals (WASSS,
http://wasss-2013.imag.fr/, which takes place on 22 and 23 August
2013). Participation in and submission to both workshops will be
facilitated by reduced registration fees for double-registration
(rather than registering for both individually), co-ordination of
topics on the overlapping day (22 August) to enable participation
in both, and common lunch and events combining the two

We look forward to your submissions!


Organizing Committee, SLPAT13

Frank Rudzicz, PhD.

   Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute;

   Assistant professor, Department of Computer Science,

         University of Toronto;

   Founder and Chief Science Officer, Thotra Incorporated

>> http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~frank (personal)

>> http://spoclab.ca (lab)

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