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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   TSD 2002 - Preliminary Announcement
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Email:   xbatusek_(on)_informatics.muni.cz
Date received:   13 Dec 2001
Deadline:   15 Mar 2002
Start date:   09 Sep 2002

********************************************************* TSD 2002 - PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS ********************************************************* Fifth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2002) Brno, Czech Republic, 9-12 September 2002 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 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 text/topic summarization; speech modeling; speech segmentation; speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis; dialogue systems; development of dialogue strategies; prosody in dialogues; user modeling; knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems; assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue; applied systems and software. 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, Czech Rep. 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 Bartek Ludek, Batusek Robert, Gaura Pavel, Horak Ales, Komarkova Dana (secretary), Kopecek Ivan (co-chair), Matousek Vaclav, Pala Karel (co-chair), Sedlacek Radek, Smrz Pavel, Sojka Petr, Staudek Jan, Veber Marek, Zackova Eva, Zizka Jan 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. Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions. TSD 2002 is supported by International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). The organizing committee will subsidize young researchers and participants from East Europe. 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 submissions should be sent electronically to tsd2002_(on)_fi.muni.cz. 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/com p/llncs/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 13-16, 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 FEE The conference fee will be specified later. The organizing committee will provide discounts and grants for the participants from the East European countries. ACCOMODATION 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 Botanická 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 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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