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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   TSD2002 - Second Announcement and Call for Papers
From:   Robert_Batusek
Email:   xbatusek_(on)_informatics.muni.cz
Date received:   04 Mar 2002
Deadline:   15 Mar 2002
Start date:   09 Sep 2002

********************************************************* TSD 2002 - SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS ********************************************************* Fifth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2002) Brno, Czech Republic, 9-12 September 2002 http://www.fi.muni.cz/tsd2002/ The conference is organised by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. The conference is supported by International Speech Communication Association. TSD SERIES TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from the former East Block countries and their Western colleagues. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series. TOPICS Topics of the TSD 2002 conference will include (but are not limited to): text corpora; automatic morphology; word sense disambiguation; lexical semantics and semantic networks; parsing and part-of-speech tagging; machine translation; multi-lingual issues; information retrieval; text/topic summarization; knowledge representation and reasoning; speech modeling; speech coding; speech segmentation; speech prosody; automatic speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis; speaker identification and verification; dialogue systems; development of dialogue strategies; prosody and emotions in dialogues; user modeling; assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue; markup languages related to speech and dialogue (VoiceXML, SSML, ...). Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair) Hynek Hermansky, USA (executive chair) Eneko Agirre, Spain Genevieve Baudoin, France Attila Ferencz, Romania Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep. Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep. Eduard Hovy, USA Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep. Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands Ramesh Krishnamurthy, GB Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep. Elmar Noeth, Germany Karel Oliva, Austria Karel Pala, Czech Rep. Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep. Josef Psutka, Czech Rep. Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands E.G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany Pavel Skrelin, Russia Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine Yorick Wilks, GB ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Batusek Robert, Cenek Pavel, Gaura Pavel, Horak Ales, Janouskova Dagmar, Komarkova Dana (secretary), Kopecek Ivan (co-chair), Pala Karel (co-chair), Povolny Martin, Smrz Pavel, Sojka Petr, Veber Marek, FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE The conference program will include oral presentations and poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised. The program will also involve short communications and reports about ongoing projects. The latter types of contributions will not appear in the proceedings. Faculty of Informatics has at its disposal a fast internet connection allowing internet-based projects to be demonstrated. The faculty network provides a wireless (IEEE 802.11b - WiFi) connection to the internet as well. The Wednesday afternoon of the conference is reserved for a trip to the South Moravian region Lednice - Valtice. We will see the chateau at Lednice with its large botanical gardens and beautiful surroundings. In the evening there will be the conference dinner in the famous wine cellar in Valtice chateau, where a traditional cembalon band will play. TSD 2002 is supported by International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). The organizing committee will provide grants for participants from East European countries (Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, ...). To apply for a grant, send an email to tsd2002_(on)_fi.muni.cz with subject 'Grant Application', in which you briefly describe the reasons for your application. Each applicant must send a separate e-mail. SUBMISSION OF PAPERS Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages. Those accepted will be presented as oral lectures. Authors are invited to submit a short paper not exceeding 4 pages. Those accepted are for poster presentation. The authors are asked to send their papers using the online form accessible from the conference website (in the case of troubles they may send the submission to tsd2002_(on)_fi.muni.cz electronically). Advance registration and payment for the conference fee is mandatory. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not allowed. The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX or LaTeX formats. These formats are neccesary for the final versions of the papers to be (that will be) published in the Springer Lecture Notes. The paper format has to be either PDF or Postscript file with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, presenters will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format see http://www.springer .de/comp/lncs/authors.html.) Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software or interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The demonstration papers will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD 2002. The authors of the demonstration should provide the abstract not exceeding one page. IMPORTANT DATES Submission of full papers and short papers (submitting a paper is considered as preliminary registration): March 15, 2002 Notification of acceptance sent to the authors: April 30, 2002 Final papers (camera ready) and registration: May 31, 2002 Submission of demonstration papers: July 31, 2002 Conference date: September 9-12, 2002 The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time of the conference. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE The official language of the conference is English. CONFERENCE FEES The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status. It includes one copy of the proceedings, refreshments, social events and a daytrip. The fee does not include accommodation and meals. Full participant: Early payment (by May 15th): Euro 250 Late payment (by August 15th): Euro 300 On-site payment: Euro 350 Student: Early payment (by May 15th): Euro 150 Late payment (by August 15th): Euro 200 On-site payment: Euro 250 The payment may be refunded up until August 15th at the cost of 50 Euros. No refund is possible after this date. ACCOMMODATION The organizing committee will arrange an accommodation in a student dormitories in a walking distance from the place of the Conference at a reasonable price. The actual list of available hotels and prices will be accessible at the website. ADDRESS All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to: Dana Komarkova TSD 2002 Faculty of Informatics Masaryk University Botanick=E1 68a CZ-602 00 Brno Czech Republic telephone: +420 5 41 512 359 fax: +420 5 41 212 568 e-mail: tsd2002_(on)_fi.muni.cz The official TSD 2002 homepage is: http://www.fi.muni.cz/tsd2002/ LOCATION The conference will take place at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic with population of almost 400,000, and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair centre. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the south-east part of the Czech Republic. It had been the King's town since 1347 and with its six Universities it forms a cultural center of the region. Brno can be reached easily by direct trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km). For the participants with some extra time, some nearby places may also be of interest. The local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Bishops Church of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, famous villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe and other important buildings of between-war Czech architecture. For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of Battle of three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz - battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the greatest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - the town on the list of UNESCO and many others are all within an easy reach.

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