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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   COCOSDA Workshop 2004 - 4th October 2004 - Jeju Island, Korea
From:   Magali Jeanmaire
Email:   duclaux_(on)_elda.fr
Date received:   07 Sep 2004
Start date:   04 Oct 2004

Apologies for multiple postings ****************************************************************************** COCOSDA Workshop 2004 - 4th October 2004 - Jeju Island, Korea In conjunction with ICSLP 2004 at the International Conventiion Center Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea ****************************************************************************** Preliminary announcement and Call for contributions The next COCOSDA workshop will be organized on Monday 4th October, parallel to the INTERSPEECH 2004 - ICSLP conference, held from 4th to 8th October 2004. The International Committee for the Co-ordination and Standardization of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques (COCOSDA), has been established to encourage and promote international interaction and cooperation in the foundation areas of Spoken Language Processing. COCOSDA is an international organization for coordinating the globalized efforts in Language resource developments and speech technology evaluation. The annual workshops of COCOSDA have been held as satellite events of ICSLP and Eurospeech, now Interspeech. This year, the workshop will be organised on Monday, 4th October at Interspeech 2004 - ICSLP conference in Korea. COCOSDA is organized with a structure which reflects the two dimensions of its functionalities: "Topic Domains" and "Regional Programs". The former considers the dynamic technology environments, while the latter addresses the regional efforts and differences. Four topic domains have been established: - Evaluation of Speech Understanding/Dialogue Systems, - Multi-Modal Corpora, - Corpus Annotation Tools, - Local Languages. Six regional programs are currently present: - North America, - Europe, - Asia, - Oceania, - Latin America, - Africa. You are invited to participate in the workshop, which will be organized to address all issues relevant to COCOSDA. The final program of the workshop is under construction (see below a first draft) and will be circulated shortly. It includes pre-organized reports for all regional programs mentioned above and other relevant reports/discussions, plus presentations from the open-call submissions. If you would like to contribute, please send a short proposal to: Khalid Choukri COCOSDA convenor choukri_(on)_elda.fr & info_(on)_elda.fr More information about COCOSDA can be found at: www.cocosda.org This is a first general announcement and a call for contributions. The main items that are planned within the workshop would cover: - Welcome and General Introduction to the Workshop and COCOSDA - Recent Activities in South Africa - Recent Activities of Oriental COCOSDA , Recent developments in China and Korea - Recent Activities in Europe and in the Mediterranean Area - Recent Activities in North America - Recent Activities in Latin America - Recent Activities in Oceania - Developments and trends in speech technologies for local languages - General Discussion: COCOSDA mission, Partnership with other organizations, etc. We also seek proposals for contributions on Language resources and evaluation hot topics such as recent activities related to: - Multimodal Projects - Dialog - Speech to Speech Technologies - Corpus annotation - Etc. and any other topic that may be of interest to the audience of COCOSDA workshops. For information about Interspeech-ICSLP 2004 conference, please visit the conference web site at: www.icslp2004.org/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ELRA / ELDA 55-57, rue Brillat-Savarin 75013 Paris FRANCE Tel: (+33) 1 43 13 33 33 / Fax: (+33) 1 43 13 33 30 URL: http://www.elra.info or http://www.elda.fr LREC 2004 conference: www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2004/ LangTech forum: http://www.lang-tech.org ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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