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Subject: [ E-CFP ] SLSP 2013: 2nd call for papers
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Date received: 05 Jan 2013
Deadline: 05 Mar 2013
Start date: 29 Jul 2013





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1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STATISTICAL

LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING

SLSP 2013

Tarragona, Spain

July 29-31, 2013

Organised by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

Research Institute for Information and Language Processing
(RIILP)

University of Wolverhampton

http://grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2013/

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AIMS:

SLSP is the first event in a series to host and promote research
on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in
use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at
attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist
large, well-known conferences including papers in any of these
fields, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between
areas and people will hopefully happen. SLSP will reserve
significant space for young scholars at the beginning of their
careers.

VENUE:

SLSP 2013 will take place in Tarragona, 100 km. to the south of
Barcelona.

SCOPE:

The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of
statistical methods (including machine learning) within language
and speech processing. The list below is indicative and not
exhaustive:

- phonology, morphology

- syntax, semantics

- discourse, dialogue, pragmatics

- statistical models for natural language processing

- supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning
  methods applied to natural language, including speech

- statistical methods, including biologically-inspired methods

- similarity

- alignment

- language resources

- part-of-speech tagging

- parsing

- semantic role labelling

- natural language generation

- anaphora and coreference resolution

- speech recognition

- speaker identification/verification

- speech transcription

- text-to-speech synthesis

- machine translation

- translation technology

- text summarisation

- information retrieval

- text categorisation

- information extraction

- term extraction

- spelling correction

- text and web mining

- opinion mining and sentiment analysis

- spoken dialogue systems

- author identification, plagiarism and spam filtering

STRUCTURE:

SLSP 2013 will consist of:

- invited talks

- invited tutorials

- peer-reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Yoshua Bengio (Montréal), tutorial Learning Deep Representations

Christof Monz (Amsterdam), Challenges and Opportunities of
Multilingual Information Access

Tanja Schultz (Karlsruhe Tech), Multilingual Speech Processing
with a special emphasis on Rapid Language Adaptation

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, Co-Chair)

Ruslan Mitkov (Wolverhampton, Co-Chair)

Jerome Bellegarda (Apple Inc., Cupertino)

Robert C. Berwick (MIT)

Laurent Besacier (LIG, Grenoble)

Bill Byrne (Cambridge)

Jen-Tzung Chien (National Chiao Tung U, Hsinchu)

Kenneth Church (IBM Research)

Koby Crammer (Technion)

Renato De Mori (McGill & Avignon)

Thierry Dutoit (U Mons)

Marcello Federico (Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento)

Katherine Forbes-Riley (Pittsburgh)

Sadaoki Furui (Tokyo Tech)

Yuqing Gao (IBM Thomas J. Watson)

Ralp Grishman (New York U)

Dilek Hakkani-Tür (Microsoft Research, Mountain View)

Adam Kilgarriff (Lexical Computing Ltd., Brighton)

Dietrich Klakow (Saarbrücken)

Philipp Koehn (Edinburgh)

Mikko Kurimo (Aalto)

Lori Lamel (CNRS-LIMSI, Orsay)

Philippe Langlais (Montréal)

Haizhou Li (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

Qun Liu (Dublin City)

Daniel Marcu (SDL)

Manuel Montes-y-Gómez (INAOEP, Puebla)

Masaaki Nagata (NTT, Kyoto)

Joakim Nivre (Uppsala)

Kemal Oflazer (Carnegie Mellon Qatar, Doha)

Miles Osborne (Edinburgh)

Manny Rayner (Geneva)

Giuseppe Riccardi (U Trento)

José A. Rodríguez Fonollosa (Technical U Catalonia, Barcelona)

Paolo Rosso (Technical U Valencia)

Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)

Tomek Strzalkowski (Albany)

Gökhan Tür (Microsoft Research, Redmond)

Stephan Vogel (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha)

Kuansan Wang (Microsoft Research, Redmond)

Dekai Wu (HKUST, Hong Kong)

Min Zhang (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

Yunxin Zhao (U Missouri, Columbia)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)

Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, Co-Chair)

Ruslan Mitkov (Wolverhampton, Co-Chair)

Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)

Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and
unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced
pages (including eventual appendices) and should be formatted
according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNAI
series (see
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions are to be uploaded to:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsp2013

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNAI topical
subseries of the LNCS series will be available by the time of the
conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published
containing peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers
contributed to the conference. Submissions will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration is open from November 30, 2012 to
July 29, 2013. The registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2013/Registration

DEADLINES:

Paper submission: March 5, 2013 (23:59h, CET)

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: April 9, 2013

Final version of the paper for the LNAI proceedings: April 17,
2013

Early registration: April 24, 2013

Late registration: July 19, 2013

Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: October
31, 2013

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

florentinalilica.voicu_(at)_urv.cat

POSTAL ADDRESS:

SLSP 2013

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

Av. Catalunya, 35

43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34-977-559543

Fax: +34-977-558386

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Diputació de Tarragona

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

University of Wolverhampton

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