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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   An International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE TSD2007
From:   Vaclav Matousek
Email:   matousek_(on)_kiv.zcu.cz
Date received:   22 Feb 2007
Deadline:   08 Apr 2007
Start date:   03 Sep 2007

###################################################################### An International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS September 3-7, 2007 http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2007 Primavera Hotel & Congress Centre Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic ###################################################################### [Our apologies for possible duplicates of this message] [Our apologies if you are in our list by mistake, in this case please, simply reply STOP in the subject line] TSD 2007 is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno. TSD 2007 is also supported by International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). TOPICS Topics of the international conference will include (but are not limited to): text corpora and tagging, transcription problems in spoken corpora, sense disambiguation, links between text and speech oriented systems, parsing issues (especially parsing problems in spoken texts), multi-lingual issues (especially multi-lingual dialogue systems), information retrieval and information extraction, text/topic summarization, machine translation, semantic networks and ontologies, semantic web, speech modeling, speech segmentation, speech recognition, search in speech for IR and IE, text-to-speech synthesis, dialogue systems, development of dialogue strategies, prosody in dialogues, emotions and personality modelling, user modelling, knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems, assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue, facial animation, visual speech synthesis. The keynote topic of TSD 2007 Conference is language modeling. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE The official language of the event will be English, but papers on issues relating to text and speech processing in languages other than English are strongly encouraged. FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions. A preliminary conference program will be published at the conference www pages. One day of the conference will be dedicated for tutorials and workshops. SUBMISSION OF PAPERS Full papers (max. 8 pages in Springer LNCS format) or short papers (max. 6 pages in the same format) sent according to instructions at the conference web page will be required to reach a decision about acceptance or rejection. The reviewing of the papers will be blind and managed by International Program Committee members. PROCEEDINGS The conference proceedings will be traditionally published by Springer-Verlag in LNCS/LNAI series and will be distributed to the participants at the conference. LOCATION Plzen (Pilsen) is located in Western Bohemia on the confluence of four rivers. With 170 thousand inhabitants it is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic and an important industrial, commercial, cultural, and administrative center. Plzen is well known for its brewing tradition. The trademark Pilsner-Urquell penetrated all over the world thanks to the traditional recipe, high quality hops and good wells. Beer lovers will also appreciate a visit to the Brewery museum or the Brewery itself. Apart from its famous beer, Plzen has a lot of hidden treasures in its core. Plzen can pride itself on the second largest synagogue in Europe. The old city center is dominated by a 13th-century Gothic church which features the highest tower in Bohemia (102.34 m). It is possible to go up the stairs and admire the panorama. Not far from the church is a splendid Renaissance Town Hall from 1558 and plenty of pleasant cafes and pubs. Plzen has also a beautiful historical underground - under the city center there are 25 km of tunnels. Visitors can pass through the most beautiful part of this labyrinth. It is also recommended to visit the Zoo having the second largest space for bears in Europe and keeping the Komodo dragons - large lizards existing in only a few Zoos in the world. In the neighborhood of the city there are castle Radyne and hunting-seat Kozel. St. Peter's Rotunda in Stary Plzenec was built in the 10th century. The University of West Bohemia in Plzen provides a variety of courses for both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of higher education in this part of the country which prepares students for careers in engineering (electrical and mechanical), science (computer science, applied mathematics, physics, and mechanics), education (both primary and secondary), economics, philosophy, politology, archaeology, anthropology, foreign languages, law and public administration, art and design. GETTING THERE The city has an access from the D5 highway connecting Prague (Praha) with Germany. Plzen has a very good bus and train connections with the capital Prague (takes about 1 - 1.5 hour). From the international airport Prague - Ruzyne you can reach Plzen by frequent public transport in 1.5 - 2 hours. SOCIAL EVENTS The international conference will also include social events and trips i.e. visit of brewery and city sightseeing. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Frederick Jelinek, USA - general chair Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland - executive chair Eneko Agirre, Spain Genevieve Baudoin, France Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic Attila Ferencz, Romania Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico Louise Guthrie, Great Britain Jan Hajic, Czech Republic Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic Ales Horak, Czech Republic Eduard Hovy, USA Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic Hermann Ney, Germany Elmar Noeth, Germany Karel Oliva, Czech Republic Karel Pala, Czech Republic Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Republic Fabio Pianesi, Italy Josef Psutka, Czech Republic James Pustejovsky, USA Leon J.M. Rothkrantz, The Netherlands Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany Pavel Skrelin, Russia Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic Marko Tadic, Croatia Tamas Varadi, Hungary Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine Yorick Wilks, Great Britain Victor Zacharov, Russia IMPORTANT DATES April 8, 2007 Deadline for submission of full papers May 15, 2007 Notification of acceptance or rejection May 31, 2007 Camera-ready papers submission Sept. 3-7, 2007 TSD 2007 CONFERENCE FEES The final conference fee depends on the date of payment and your status. The fee covers meals at the main conference time (Sept. 4 - 6), refreshments, organizing costs, one copy of the conference proceedings and social events. The fee does not include accommodation. Full participant: early registration (by May 31st, 2007) - CZK 8.000,- (approx. 290 EUR) late registration (by August 15th, 2007) - CZK 9.500,- (approx. 340 EUR) on-site registration - CZK 11.000,- (approx. 390 EUR) Student: early registration (by May 31st, 2007) - CZK 6.500,- (approx. 240 EUR) late registration (by August 15th, 2007) - CZK 8.000,- (approx. 290 EUR) on-site registration - CZK 9.500,- (approx. 340 EUR) One of the authors has to register and to pay the registration fee by May 31st, 2007 to include the paper submission into the conference proceedings. Please visit the conference web page to see detailed information. The discounts and grants for participants from East European countries (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine...) are available. Please refer to http://www.isca-speech.org/grants.html for other information. All costs are in Czech Crowns (CZK), see e.g. http://www.xe.com/ucc/ for the current exchange rate. ACCOMMODATION The organizing committee has arranged accommodation at reasonable prices in the Primavera hotel and student dormitories. The current list of available accommodation is accessible on the conference website. ADDRESS All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to: Mrs. Helena Ptackova University of West Bohemia in Pilsen Faculty of Applied Sciences Department of Computer Science Univerzitni 8, CZ - 306 14 PLZEN Czech Republic Tel: +420 377 632 401 Fax: +420 377 632 402 E-mail: tsd_(on)_kiv.zcu.cz TSD 2007 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2007 _______________________________________________
 

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