[Corpora-List] TSD 2013 - First Call for Papers

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TSD 2013 - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS **************************************************************************

Sixteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2013)

Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 1-5 September 2013



The TSD conference fee was significantly reduced. It is organized in parallel with SPECOM.


The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno. This year the conference is organized in parallel with the 15th International Conference on Speech and Computer (SPECOM). The conference is supported by International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

Venue: Plzen (Pilsen), angelo Hotel (city center), Czech Republic


TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.


Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,

text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,

specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional

speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,

alternative way of feature extraction, new models for

acoustic and language modelling)

Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech

(multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility

analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship


Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high

fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information

extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,

knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense

disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing

(machine translation, natural language understanding,

question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,

question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in


Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial

animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions

and personality modelling)


The official language of the event will be English. However, papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair)

Eneko Agirre, Spain

Genevieve Baudoin, France

Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic

Darja Fiser, Slovenia

Radovan Garabik, Slovakia

Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico

Louise Guthrie, GB

Jan Hajic, Czech Republic

Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic

Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany

Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic

Ales Horak, Czech Republic

Eduard Hovy, USA

Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic

Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands

Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany

Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia

Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic

Diana McCarthy, UK

Hermann Ney, Germany

Elmar Noeth, Germany

Karel Oliva, Czech Republic

Karel Pala, Czech Republic

Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia

Fabio Pianesi, Italy

Maciej Piasecki, Poland

Jan Pomikalek, Czech Republic

Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland

Josef Psutka, Czech Republic

James Pustejovsky, USA

Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands

Anna Rumshisky, USA

Milan Rusko, Slovakia

Stefan Steidl, Germany

Pavel Skrelin, Russia

Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic

Petr Sojka, Czech Republic

Georg Stemmer, Germany

Marko Tadic, Croatia

Tamas Varadi, Hungary

Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland

Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine

Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands

Yorick Wilks, GB

Victor Zakharov, Russia


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.One day of the conference will be dedicated to tutorials and workshops.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Pilsen will allow additional informal interactions. Details about the social event will be available on the web page.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages formatted in the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be presented either orally or as posters. The decision on the presentation format will be based upon the recommendation of three independent reviewers. The authors are asked to submit their papers using the on-line submission form accessible from the conference web site.

Papers submitted to TSD 2013 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 the reviewing is blind, the paper should not include authors' name and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's 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 determined to be rejected without review.

The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX (plain) or LaTeX formats. These formats are necessary for the final versions of the papers that will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes. Authors using a MS Word-compatible software for the final version must use the LNCS template for MS Word and within the submit process ask the Proceedings Editors to convert the paper to the LaTeX format. For this service a service-and-license fee of CZK 1500 will be levied automatically.

The paper format for the review has to be either the PDF or PostScript file with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, speakers will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Authors are also invited to present actual projects, a developed software or interesting materials relevant to the topics of the conference. Speakers who have prepared a demonstration should provide an abstract not exceeding one page. The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the conference proceedings.


March 31, 2013 ............ Submission of full papers May 12, 2013 .............. Notification of acceptance June 9, 2013 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration

September 1-5, 2013 ....... Conference date

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available on CD to participants at the time of the conference.


The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status. It includes one copy of the conference proceedings, refreshments/coffee breaks, opening dinner, welcome party, mid-conference social event admissions, and organizing costs. In order to lower the fee as much as possible, meals during the conference, the accommodation, and the conference trip are not included.

Full participant: early registration by June 9, 2013 - CZK 8.200 (approx. 320 EUR) late registration by August 1, 2013 - CZK 9.400 (approx. 370 EUR) on-site registration - CZK 10.000 (approx. 390 EUR)

Student (reduced): early registration by June 9, 2013 - CZK 7.000 (approx. 280 EUR) late registration by August 1, 2013 - CZK 8.400 (approx. 330 EUR) on-site registration - CZK 8.900 (approx. 350 EUR)

The payment may be refunded up until August 15, at the cost of CZK 1.500. No refund is possible after this date. All costs are in Czech Crowns (Czech Koruna, CZK), see e.g. http://www.xe.com/ucc/ for the current exchange rate.

At least one of the authors has to register and pay the registration fee by June 9, 2013 for their paper 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. Any additional paper is treated as extra pages. An extra page charge is CZK 1000 per page. An author with more than one paper pays the additional paper rates unless a co-author has also registered and paid the full registration fee. In the case of uncertainty, feel free to contact the organising committee for clarification. As in previous years, we will do our best to ensure grants for the prospective TSD participants from economically less powerful countries, especially the countries of the former Soviet Union and its satellites. By now we are negotiating with our partner supporting organisations about the form and amount of the grants.


The city of Plzen (Pilsen) is situated in Western Bohemia at the confluence of four rivers. With its 170,000 inhabitants it is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic and an important industrial, commercial, and administrative centre. It is also the capital of the Pilsen Region. In addition, it has been selected as the European capital of culture for 2015 by the Council of the European Union.

Pilsen is well-known for its brewing tradition. The trademark Pilsner-Urquell has a good reputation all over the world thanks to the traditional recipe, high quality hops and good groundwater. Beer lovers will also appreciate a visit to the Brewery Museum or the Brewery itself.

Apart from its delicious beer, Pilsen hides lots of treasures in its core. The city can boast the second largest synagogue in Europe. The dominant of the old part of the city center is definitely the 13th-century Gothic cathedral featuring the highest tower in Bohemia (102.34 m). It is possible to go up and admire the view of the city. Not far from the cathedral is the splendid Renaissance Town Hall from 1558 and plenty of pleasant cafes and pubs are situated on and around the main square.

There is also the beautiful Pilsen Historical Underground - under the city center, a complex network of passageways and cellars can be found. They are about 14 km long and visitors can see the most beautiful part of this labyrinth during the tour. It is recommended to visit the City Zoological Garden, having the second largest space for bears in Europe and keeping several Komodo dragons, large lizards which exist only in a few zoos in the world.

The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen provides a variety of courses for both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of higher education in this part of the country which prepares students for careers in engineering (electrical and mechanical), science (computer science, applied mathematics, physics, and mechanics), education (both primary and secondary), economics, philosophy, politics, archeology, anthropology, foreign languages, law and public administration, art and design.


The city has access from the D5 motorway connecting Prague (Praha) with Germany. Pilsen has very good bus and train connections with the capital of Prague (it takes about 1 - 1.5 hour to get from Prague to Pilsen).
>From Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) you can reach Pilsen by frequent
public transport in 1.5 - 2 hours.


The organising committee has arranged accommodation for reasonable prices in the angelo Hotel Pilsen, which is situated in the city center in walking distance from the main railway station and opposite to the historical entrance of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. There are a lot of restaurants in hotel neighbourhood offering specialities of national and foreign cuisine. Student halls of residence will be also available at the time of conference.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to: Ms Anna Habernalova, TSD 2013 Conference Secretary E-mail: tsd2013 at tsdconference.org Phone: +420 722 375 005 Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with capitals

'TSD' on top. TSD 2013 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2013

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