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Subject: [ E-CFP ] SLPAT 2013, third call for papers
From: <peter.ljunglof_(on)_heatherleaf.se>
Date received: 30 Apr 2013
Deadline: 27 May 2013
Start date: 21 Aug 2013





SLPAT 2013, 3rd call for papers

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: 27 May (research papers) and 3 June
(demo proposals) <==

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

Contact: slpat2013.workshop_(at)_gmail.com

Colleagues,

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
http://www.slpat.org/slpat2013/people.html.

It is our pleasure to announce that Professor Mark Hawley will be
delivering an Invited Lecture on the first day of the workshop.
Mark Hawley is Professor of Health Services Research at the
University of Sheffield, UK, where he leads the Rehabilitation
and Assistive Technology Research Group. He is also Honorary
Consultant Clinical Scientist at Barnsley Hospital, where he is
Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering. Over the last
20 years, he has worked as a clinician and researcher --
providing, researching, developing and evaluating assistive
technology, telehealth and telecare products and services for
disabled people, older people and people with long-term
conditions.

This year's workshop will include a tour of a smart home at the
Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble. More details will become
available on the SLPAT 2013 website.

General topics of SLPAT 2013 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 intelligibility

- Speech and Language Technologies for Assisted Living

- 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 communication

- 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 applications

- 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 schemes

- Evaluation of systems and components, including methodology

- Anything included in this year's special topic

- Other topics in Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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

- Automatic Speech recognition in distant or multi-source
  environments

- 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 communities.

We look forward to your submissions!

Regards,

Organizing Committee, SLPAT 2013

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