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Subject: [ E-CFP ] AISV2013 - MaMChOC - Second CfP
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Date received: 10 Sep 2012
Deadline: 10 Oct 2012
Start date: 21 Jan 2013

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Multimodality and Multilinguism: new Challenges for the study of
Oral Communication (MaMChOC) 9th AISV National Conference?
January 21st-23rd 2013, Ca' Foscari University - Venezia

Call for Papers We are glad to announce that the 9th National
Conference of AISV (Italian Association for Speech Sciences -
ISCA Special Interest Group) will be held in Venice from 21st to
23rd January 2013, hosted by Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
Conference Theme Applications on mobile devices in the field of
oral communication pose challenges which have become more and
more compelling in the linguistic field. Speech-To-Speech
Translation (STST) has pushed the boundaries of linguistic
research in the computational field higher, in yet to be
discovered areas which are deeply rooted in the linguistic and
paralinguistic domain. In addition, there is a strongly felt need
for the creation of brand new mathematical models that are
capable to face challenges posed by spoken dialogues. The
possibility to combine Machine Translation (MT) to obtain
multilingual dialogues, which may be enriched by the analysis of
facial expressions - nowadays almost a reality, will in the near
future endow Speech Synthesis with the possibility to associate
more adequate intonation and tone of voice to linguistic forms
generated in the target language. It goes without saying that the
same type of multilingual spoken information processing will be
possible in absence of human interlocutors, with intelligent
responders, and in the last resort, with robots collaborating
with humans. Main theme of this conference is Dialogue, and the
role played by differences at multilingual level, including the
role of facial expressions in the communication process. This
theme is intended both as analysis of oral production in
spontaneous dialogues, but also and foremost as generation by
means of automatic tools for MT. In particular, MT will play a
central role, in so far as it is finalized for dialogue, a field
which still suffers the lack of parallel corpora of adequate
size: this situation being not easy to mend, given the nature of
the data to be collected and the requirements imposed by
statistical modeling. For this reason, more adequate technologies
call for the union of mathematical model for sparse datasets with
annotations that encode semantic and pragmatic information. In
all these contexts formal descriptions of spoken dialogues at
semantic and pragmatic level are needed, that accompany data
produced by ASR and improved by experimental phonetics. An
interesting role in this context can also be played by research
carried out in the field of sign language. Abstract Submission
Participants interested in presenting their work should submit an
abstract of at least 5000 characters (including spaces) and not
more than 7500 characters (including spaces). The abstracts will
be evaluated anonymously by the scientific committee.?Abstracts
may be submitted online in *.doc and *.pdf formats by accessing
the conference website. The official language of the conference
is Italian, but abstracts and presentations in English are also

Deadlines  Abstract submission: October 10, 2012  Notification
of acceptance: November 30, 2012  Early-bird registration:
December 20, 2012  Conference days: January 21-23, 2013 
Submission of full paper: May 15, 2013 For registration and
further information, please check the website:
http://www.aisv.it/it/notizie/98-convegno-aisv-2013 or

Organizing Committees General Organization and Program Rodolfo
Delmonte, Ca' Foscari Giuliana Giusti, Ca' Foscari Chiara
Branchini, Ca' Foscari Marcello Pelillo, Ca' Foscari Massimiliano
Bampi, Ca' Foscari Piero Cosi, ICST Giuseppe Riccardi, Univ.
Trento Maurizio Omologo, FBK Marcello Federico, FBK Emanuele
Pianta, FBK Sara Tonelli, FBK Barbara Gili Fivela, Univ.Salento
Cinzia Avesani, ISTC Antonio Romano, LFSAG/CLIFU

Local Organization Michele Brunelli, Antonella Bristot, Rocco
Tripodi, Univ. Ca' Foscari

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