[Corpora-List] TSD 2005 2nd Call for Papers

Tsd 2005 tsd2005 at kiv.zcu.cz
Fri Mar 25 12:19:39 CET 2005


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TSD 2005 - SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
An International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE

Postovni dvur, Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic

September 12-16, 2005 (right after Eurospeech 2005)
http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/events/tsd2005

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Please remember that the deadline for submission of full papers
is March 31, 2005 (will NOT be extended!)
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NEW: The organising committee has arranged accommodation at reasonable
prices in the spa center of Karlovy Vary.

Comprehensive spa treatment is possible.
(In the case you would like to undergo the spa treatment during the
conference, please send an e-mail stating so to the conference
organising committee.)

The current list of available accommodation and prices is accessible
on the conference website.



TSD 2005 is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics,
Masaryk University, Brno. TSD 2005 is also supported by International
Speech Communication Association (ISCA).


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Tue Sep 13:

Frederick Jelinek, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA:
The concrete title will be announced later

Hynek Hermansky, IDIAP Martigny, Switzerland:
The Role of Speech in Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction


Wed Sep 14:

Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan:
Why Is the Recognition of Spontaneous Speech so Hard?

Klaus Fellbaum, BTH Cottbus, Germany:
On the Acoustic Components in Multimedia Presentations


Thu Sep 15:

Leon J. M. Rothkrantz, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands:
Affect-Sensitive Multimodal HCI

Pavel Slavik, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic:
Speech Based User Interfaces for Users with Special Needs


Detailed abstracts of the invited talks can be found at
http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/tsd2005/, Invited Speakers.


TOPICS

Topics of the international 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;
multilingual issues, especially multilingual dialogue systems;
information retrieval and information extraction;
text/topic summarization;
machine translation;
semantic networks and ontologies;
speech modelling;
speech segmentation;
speech recognition;
text-to-speech synthesis;
dialogue systems;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody in dialogues;
user modelling;
knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
applied systems and software;
facial animation;
visual speech synthesis.


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event will be English, but papers on issues
relating to text and speech processing in languages other than English
are strongly encouraged.


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions. A preliminary
conference program will be published at the conference www pages.
One day of the conference will be dedicated for tutorials and
workshops.


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Full papers (max. 8 pages in Springer LNCS format) or short papers
(max. 6 pages in the same format) sent according to instructions at the
conference web page will be required to reach a decision about acceptance
or rejection. The reviewing of the papers will be blind and managed by an
International Program Committee members.


PROCEEDINGS

The conference proceedings will be traditionally published by Springer-Verlag
in LNCS/LNAI series and will be distributed to the participants at the
conference.


LOCATION

Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) is the largest and best-known bath resort in the
Czech Republic. The foundation and development of Karlovy Vary has always
been connected with the curative effect of its warm mineral springs, which
marked the whole spirit of the city. The city has also a rich cultural
tradition. The spa society meeting has been getting a more and more
international character since the early 18th century (e.g. Johann Wolfgang
Goethe, Peter the Great).

The city's spa centre, which is the most attractive from the visitors'
point-of-view, is situated around the meandering Teplá River. It is
surrounded with the hilly landscape and the forests shaping up the typical
spa scenery. The Moser glass and bitters Karlovarská becherovka (38 % of
alcohol, 10 % of sugar), known as "the thirteenth spring", are the
traditional specialties of Karlovy Vary. The Karlovy Vary International
film festival of category A presents annually more then 200 films from
the whole world.


GETTING THERE

The town is located not far off the Czech-German border on the international
road E48. The local airport has a regular connection with Prague and Moscow.
Karlovy Vary has a very good bus connection with Prague (125 km) and can be
also reached via train through border crossing Schirnding – Cheb (60 km from
town Schirnding) or through Johanngeorgenstadt.


SOCIAL EVENTS

The TSD 2005 conference will also include an excursion to the production
site of Becherovka and trip to Loket castle, Cheb town, Spa Frantiskovy Lazne
and neighbouring nature reserve.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Frederick Jelinek, USA - general chair
Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland - executive chair
Eneko Agirre, Spain - text
Genevieve Baudoin, France - speech
Jan Cernocky, Czech Rep. - speech
Attila Ferencz, Romania - speech
Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico - text
Jan Hajic, Czech Rep. - text, speech
Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep. - text, speech
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep. - text
Eduard Hovy, USA - text, speech
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep. - text, speech
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands - text
Ramesh Krishnamurthy, GB - text
Cvetana Krstev, Serbia - text
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep. - speech
Chafic Mokbel, Lebanon - speech
Elmar Noeth, Germany - speech
Karel Oliva, Austria - text
Karel Pala, Czech Rep. - text
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia - speech
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep. - text
Fabio Pianesi, Italy - speech
Josef Psutka, Czech Rep. - speech
James Pustejovsky, USA - text
Leon J.M. Rothkrantz, The Netherlands - NLP
Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany - speech
Pavel Skrelin, Russia - speech
Pavel Smrz, Czech Rep. - text
Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine - speech
Yorick Wilks, GB - text
Victor Zacharov, Russia - text, speech



IMPORTANT DATES

March 31, 2005 Deadline for submission of full papers
(will be not extended!)
May 10, 2005 Notification of acceptance or rejection
May 31, 2005 Camera-ready papers submission
Sept. 12-16, 2005 TSD 2005


CONFERENCE FEES

The final conference fee depends on the date of payment and your status.
The basic fee covers meals at the main conference time (Sept. 13 - 16),
refreshments, organizing costs, conference proceedings and social events.


Full participant:
early registration (by May 31st, 2005) - CZK 7.500,-
late registration (by August 15th, 2005) - CZK 8.000,-
on-site registration - CZK 10.000,-

Student:
early registration (by May 31st, 2005) - CZK 5.500,-
late registration (by August 15th, 2005) - CZK 6.000,-
on-site registration - CZK 8.000,-

One of the authors has to register and to pay the registration fee
by May 31st, 2005 to include the paper submission into the conference
proceedings. Please visit the conference web page to see detailed
information.


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 tsd2005 at kiv.zcu.cz
with subject 'Grant Application', in which you briefly describe the
reasons for your application. Each applicant must send a separate
e-mail.

All costs are in Czech Crowns (CZK), see e.g. http://www.xe.com/ucc/
for the current exchange rate.


ACCOMMODATION

The organizing committee has arranged accommodation at reasonable prices
in the spa center of Karlovy Vary. Comprehensive spa treatment is possible.
The current list of available accommodation and prices is accessible
on the conference website.


ADDRESSES

All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Ms. Helena Benesova
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Univerzitni 8, CZ - 306 14 PLZEN
Czech Republic

Phone: +420 377 632 401
Fax: +420 377 632 402

The peferred way of contacting the conference organising committee is in
writing to Mr. Kamil Ekstein, TSD 2005 Public Relations Manager:

E-mail: tsd2005 at kiv.zcu.cz
ICQ: 331 357 910

TSD 2005 conference web site: http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/events/tsd2005

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TSD 2005
Organising Committee

tsd2005 at zcu.cz
http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/events/tsd2005






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