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Subject: [ E-SSchool ] WSLST 2013: 1st announcement
From: <grlmc_(on)_urv.cat>
Date received: 20 Oct 2012
Deadline: 11 Dec 2012
Start date: 07 Jan 2013





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2013 INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHOOL IN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH
TECHNOLOGIES

WSLST 2013

(formerly International PhD School in Language and Speech
Technologies)

Tarragona, Spain

January 7-11, 2013

Organized by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/wslst2013/

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AIM:

WSLST 2013 offers a broad and intensive series of lectures at
different levels on selected topics in language and speech
technologies. The students choose their preferred courses
according to their interests and background. Instructors are top
names in their respective fields. The School intends to help
students initiate and foster their research career.

The previous event in this series was SSLST 2012:
http://grammars.grlmc.com/sslst2012/

ADDRESSED TO:

Graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students from around the
world. Most appropriate degrees include: Computer Science and
Linguistics. Other students (for instance, from Mathematics,
Electrical Engineering, Logic, or Cognitive Science) are welcome
too.

The School is appropriate also for people more advanced in their
career who want to keep themselves updated on developments in the
field.

There will be no overlap in the class schedule.

COURSES AND PROFESSORS:

- Simon King (U Edinburgh), Speech Synthesis
  [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]

- Constantine Kotropoulos (U Thessaloniki), Pattern Recognition
  Problems Related to Speech [intermediate, 6 hours]

- Lori Levin (Carnegie Mellon U), The Theory behind the Resources
  [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]

- Rainer Martin (U Bochum), Signal Processing for Voice
  Communication Devices [intermediate, 8 hours]

- German Rigau (U Basque Country, Donostia), Knowledge Resources
  for Semantic Processing [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]

- Marc Swerts (Tilburg U), Facial Expressions in Human-Human and
  Human-Machine Interactions [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

- Tomoki Toda (Nara Institute of Science and Technology),
  Statistical Voice Conversion [introductory/advanced, 8 hours]

REGISTRATION:

It has to be done on line at

http://grammars.grlmc.com/wslst2013/Registration.php

FEES:

They are variable, depending on the number of courses each
student takes. The rule is:

1 hour =

- 10 euros (for payments until November 15, 2012),

- 12.50 euros (for payments between November 16 and December 11,
  2012),

- 15 euros (for payments after December 11, 2012).

PAYMENT PROCEDURE:

The fees must be paid to the School's bank account:

Uno-e Bank

bank's address: Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain

IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142

SWIFT/BIC: UNOEESM1

account holder: C. Martin - GRLMC

account holder's address: Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona,
Spain

Please mention WSLST 2013 and your name in the subject. A receipt
will be provided on site.

Remarks:

- Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.

- People claiming early registration will be requested to prove
  that the bank transfer order was carried out by the deadline.

- The organizers reserve the right to cancel a course if the
  number of students who signed up for it is less than 10.

- Students will be refunded only in the case when a course gets
  cancelled due to the unavailability of the instructor or
  because of insufficient registration numbers.

People registering on site at the beginning of the School must
pay in cash. For the sake of local organization, however, it is
much recommended to do it earlier.

ACCOMMODATION:

Information about accommodation will be available on the website
of the School.

CERTIFICATE:

Students will be delivered a certificate stating the courses
attended, their contents, and their duration.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Announcement of the programme: October 19, 2012

Very early registration deadline: November 15, 2012

Early registration deadline: December 11, 2012

Starting of the School: January 7, 2013

End of the School: January 11, 2013

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

Lilica Voicu:

florentinalilica.voicu_(at)_urv.cat

WEBSITE:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/wslst2013/

POSTAL ADDRESS:

WSLST 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

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