| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||Seventh International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2004) |
| From: || |
| Email: ||tsd2004robot_(on)_aurora.fi.muni.cz |
| Date received: ||24 Feb 2004 |
| Deadline: ||15 Mar 2004 |
| Start date: ||08 Sep 2004 |
TSD 2004 - 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS
Seventh International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2004)
Brno, Czech Republic, 8-11 September 2004
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 (ISCA).
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 (LNAI) series.
Topics of the TSD 2004 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;
semantic networks and ontologies;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody in dialogues;
knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems; assistive
technologies based on speech and dialogue; applied systems and
software; facial animation; visual speech synthesis.
Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly
Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair)
Hynek Hermansky, USA (executive chair)
Eneko Agirre, Spain
Genevieve Baudoin, France
Jan Cernocky, Czech Rep.
Attila Ferencz, Romania
Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep.
Eduard Hovy, USA
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
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.
James Pustejovsky, USA
Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
E.G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Pavel Smrz, Czech Rep.
Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
Yorick Wilks, GB
FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE
The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and a poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be
presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.
Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for
additional informal interactions.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Authors are invited to submit papers not exceeding 8 pages formatted in
the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be presented either as
oral or posters. The decision about the presentation format will be
based on the recommendation of the reviewers. The authors are asked to
submit their papers using the online form accessible from the
conference website. Papers submitted to TSD 2004 must not be under
review by any other conference or publication during the TSD review
cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication
elsewhere. As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include
the authors names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references
that reveal the authors identity, e.g., We previously
showed (Smith, 1991) ..., should be avoided. Instead, use
citations such as Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991)
.... Papers that do not conform to the requirements above are
subject to be rejected without review.
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 that will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes.
Authors using a WORD compatible software for the final version must use
the LNCS template for WORD and within the submit process ask the
Proceedings Editors to convert the paper to LaTeX format. For this
service a service-and-license fee of CZK 1500 will be levied
automatically! 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#Proceedings.)
Authors are also invited to present actual projects, developed software
or interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The
authors of the demonstration should provide the abstract not exceeding
one page. The abstracts will not appear in the conference proceedings.
Submission of papers:
March 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance sent to the authors:
May 10, 2004
Final papers (camera ready) and registration:
May 31, 2004
Submission of demonstration abstracts:
July 23, 2004
Notification of acceptance for demonstrations sent to the authors:
July 30, 2004
September 8-11, 2004
The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings
that will be made available to participants at the time of the
The official language of the conference is English.
The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status.
It includes one copy of the proceedings, refreshments, social events
and organizing costs. The fee does not include accommodation and meals.
Early payment (by May 24): CZK 8000
Late payment (by August 15): CZK 10000
On-site payment: CZK 12000
Early payment (by May 24): CZK 5000
Late payment (by August 15): CZK 6500
On-site payment: CZK 8000
The payment may be refunded up until August 15, at the cost of CZK
1500. No refund is possible after this date.
All costs are in Czech Crowns (CZK), see e.g. http://www.xe.com/ucc/ for the
current exchange rate.
One of the authors has to register and to pay the registration fee by
June 21, 2004 to be included in the conference proceedings. Only one
paper of up to 8 pages is included in the regular registration fee. The
additional paper and page charge is CZK 1000 per page. An author with
more than one paper pays the additional paper(s) rates unless a
co-author has also registered and paid the full registration fee.
The organizing committee will provide discounts and grants for
participants from East European countries (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine,
...). To apply for a grant, send an email to tsd2004_(on)_aurora.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.
The organizing committee will arrange accommodation in 3 star hotel and
student dormitories at reasonable prices. The actual list of available
accomodation and prices will be accessible at the conference website.
All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Faculty of Informatics
602 00 Brno
phone: +420 5 49 49 66 96
fax: +420 5 49 49 18 20
The official TSD 2004 homepage is: http://nlp.fi.muni.cz/tsd2004/
Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic with
population of almost 400,000 and is the countrys 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 Kings 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.