| Category: ||E-SSchool |
| Subject: ||NATO ASI Summer School |
| From: ||Erdohegyi Katalin |
| Email: ||pkati_(on)_alpha.ttt.bme.hu |
| Date received: ||08 Nov 2001 |
| Start date: ||23 Jun 2002 |
A Summer School on the topic of Dynamics of Speech Production
and Perception will be organized by the NATO Advanced Study
Institute (ASI) between June 23-July 6, 2002, in Il Ciocco, Italy.
The main organizers are Pierre L. Divenyi, Director and myself
Klára Vicsi, Co-Director.
It would be very nice to see you and your colleagues in this
summer school. I attach the advertisement of the school.
Please distribute this advertisement among your colleagues and
"Georg von Bekesy" Acoustics Research Laboratory
Dept. of Telecommunications and Telematics
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Sztoczek u. 2.
ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE
Dynamics of Speech Production and Perception
June 23 - July 6, 2002
Il Ciocco, Italy
Applications for participating in a NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on
the Dynamics of Speech Production and Perception are being solicited. The
objective of this ASI is to expose young scientists from diverse
disciplines to facts, theories, and issues related to speech dynamics. It
will survey both classical and contemporary speech research from the
perspectives of articulatory phonetics and physiology, auditory perception
of speech and other dynamically changing signals, neurophysiology of the
central auditory system, spoken language processing, and speech technology,
with dynamic processes as the common focus. The ASI will include lectures
by established scientists, round-table discussions, demonstrations, and
poster presentations by participants. The language of the ASI will be English.
Lecturers will include René Carré (France; articulatory and perceptual
phonetics, speech acoustics, gesture theory), Pierre L. Divenyi (USA;
psychoacoustics), Steven Greenberg (USA; spoken language processing,
auditory physiology), Hynek Hermansky (Czech Republic and USA; speech
recognition, signal processing), András Illényi (Hungary; acoustics),
Lindblom (Sweden; linguistics, speech physiology, speech perception),
Valeriya V. Lublinskaya (Russian Federation; speech perception, speech
physiology), Georg Meyer (U.K.; computational neuroscience,
psychoacoustics), Israel Nelken (Israel; auditory physiology), Roy
Patterson (U.K.; models of hearing, psychoacoustics), Louis Pols (The
Netherlands; perceptual phonetics, speech acoustics), Elliot Saltzman (USA;
articulatory phonetics, complex systems analysis), Shihab A. Shamma (USA;
auditory physiology, computational modeling), Victor N. Sorokin (Russian
Federation; control theory, acoustics, speech production), and Klára Vicsi
(Hungary; psychoacoustics of speech, speech recognition).
Participants are expected to specialize in one or more areas related to
speech, such as phonetics, speech technology, experimental psychology,
physiology, and acoustics. Individuals who have recently completed or are
near to completing their studies at institutions of higher learning are
encouraged to apply, although applications by scientists of more senior
standing could also be considered under special circumstances. Although the
ASI is primarily directed to citizens of NATO, Partner, and Mediterranean
Dialog countries, qualified scientists from other countries may also apply.
There is no registration fee. Selected participants who otherwise would be
unable to attend, especially those from Partner countries, may apply for
partial subsidy to defray their accommodation and travel costs. The number
of participants is limited.
The "Centro Internazionale Il Ciocco" (http://www.ciocco.it/), situated in
the Apennines north of Lucca (Tuscany), is an ideal venue for intensive
workshops. It is a quiet mountain resort with first-rate conference
facilities, comfortable rooms, excellent Italian food, as well as modern
recreational and sport amenities.
Interested individuals should send their application by e-mail before
January 15, 2002 to asi2002_(on)_ebire.org.
The application should include (1)
contact information, (2) a recent Curriculum Vitae, (3) a list of relevant
publications, and (4) a brief statement on how participating in the ASI
would benefit the applicant's educational and career objectives. Decision
by the selection committee will be sent to applicants by January 31, 2002.
For the Organizing Committee:
Pierre L. Divenyi, Director
Klára Vicsi, Co-Director