TSD 2015 - PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS **************************************************************************
Eighteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2015)
Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 14-17 September 2015
* Invited speakers Hermann Ney, Dan Roth, Björn W. Schuller, Peter D. Turney,
and Alexander Waibel. * TSD is traditionally published by Springer-Verlag and regularly listed
in all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings
Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX, etc. * TSD offers high-standard transparent review process - double blind, final
reviewers discussion. * TSD will take place in Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015. * TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material,
all meals, one social event etc) for an easily affordable fee starting
at 270 EUR for students and 330 EUR for full participants.
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.
March 31, 2015 ............ Submission of full papers May 10, 2015 .............. Notification of acceptance May 31, 2015 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration
September 14-17, 2015 ....... Conference date
The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available on a 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, the accommodation and the conference trip are not included.
Full participant: early registration by May 31, 2015 - CZK 9.000 (approx. 330 EUR) late registration by August 1, 2015 - CZK 10.000 (approx. 370 EUR) on-site registration - CZK 10.700 (approx. 390 EUR)
Student (reduced): early registration by May 31, 2015 - CZK 7.400 (approx. 270 EUR) late registration by August 1, 2015 - CZK 9.000 (approx. 330 EUR) on-site registration - CZK 10.000 (approx. 370 EUR)
The city of Plzeň (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, Pilsen won the title of the European Capital of Culture for the upcoming year 2015.
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 church 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 conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno. The conference is supported by International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).
Venue: Plzeň (Pilsen), Parkhotel Congress Center Plzeň, Czech Republic
All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to: Ms Anna Habernalová, TSD2015 Conference Secretary E-mail: tsd2015 at tsdconference.org Phone: (+420) 724 910 148 Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with capitals
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