[Corpora-List] TSD 2017 - First Call for Papers

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TSD 2017 - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS **************************************************************************

The twentieth anniversary International Conference on


Praha (Prague), Czech Republic

August 27-31, 2017



* Invited speakers: Tomas Mikolov (Facebook AI Research Group, USA), Lucia

Specia (The University of Sheffield, UK), Rico Sennrich (The University

of Edinburgh, UK) and other eminent personages with various expertise

related to the topics of the conference have been asked to give their

respective pieces of speech. * 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. * The TSD2017 conference is supported by the International Speech

Communication Association (ISCA). It holds the status of an ISCA

Supported Event. * TSD is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2017 satellite event. * TSD will take place in the historical centre of Prague, the Capital of

the Czech Republic. * The conference is organized in co-operation with the Institute of Formal

and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the

Charles University. * TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, all

meals, one social event, etc.) for an easily affordable fee starting at

290 EUR for students and 360 EUR for full participants. * Moreover, we succeeded in our effort to provide students with an

accommodation option for an affordable price of 20 EUR/night (+ 5 EUR for

the breakfast) in the nearby dormitories.


March 31, 2017 ......... Deadline for submission of contributions May 10, 2017 ........... Notification of acceptance or rejection May 31, 2017 ........... Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers August 27-31, 2017 ..... TSD2017 conference date

The proceedings will be provided on flash drives in form of navigable content. Printed books will be available for extra fee.


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 the TSD conference 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 20th anniversary conference will include (but are not limited to):

Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional speech,

handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words, alternative way of

feature extraction, new models for acoustic and language modelling).

Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual, text, and

spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation, specialized

lexicons, dictionaries).

Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high fidelity

speech synthesis, computer singing).

Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech (multilingual

processing, sentiment analysis, credibility analysis, automatic text

labeling, summarization, authorship attribution).

Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information extraction,

information retrieval, data mining, semantic web, knowledge

representation, inference, ontologies, sense disambiguation, plagiarism


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 dialogues).

Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial

animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotion and

personality modelling).


All programme committee members are listed on the conference web pages: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2017/index.php?page=committees


The official language of the event is English, however, papers on issues related to text and speech processing in languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on the participant's status (full or student). It includes one copy of the conference proceedings (on a USB flash drive), refreshments/coffee breaks, lunches and dinners, 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 in it this time.

Full participant:

early registration by May 31, 2017 - CZK 10 000 (approx. 360 EUR)

late registration by August 1, 2017 - CZK 11 000 (approx. 400 EUR)

on-site registration - CZK 12 000 (approx. 444 EUR)

Student (reduced):

early registration by May 31, 2017 - CZK 8 000 (approx. 290 EUR)

late registration by August 1, 2017 - CZK 8 700 (approx. 322 EUR)

on-site registration - CZK 10 000 (approx. 360 EUR)

Dormitory accommodation 20 EUR/night (+ 5 EUR for the breakfast)

Please, keep in mind that the fees are preliminary and they may slightly change in the future.


Praha (Prague)--also called The City of a Hundred Spires or The Heart of Europe--is situated in the very centre of Bohemia on the banks of the river Vltava. There live more than 1.2 million people in the metropolitan area. Thus, Praha is considered the centre of science, higher education, culture, economy and authorities.

The city is divided into ten districts. Each of them offers its own charming atmosphere predicated upon its rich history. A good example can be the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) known especially for the legend of Golem and famous writer Franz Kafka. Then, walking the Parizska street (said to be the most luxurious street in the city), there is the Old Town Square. One of the most important squares of the city renowned for the rare Prague Astronomical Clock (Orloj), number of galleries, Bethlehem Chapel and a monument of religious reformer Jan Hus.

The next place of interest can be found in the area of the New Town. The Wenceslas square with the monument of St. Wenceslas, the patron saint of the Czech state, is the longest square of the republic. Its capacity is fully used by various shops, restaurants, clubs and street artists. Also the renaissance revival-styled building of National Museum, which is now under reconstruction, is situated on the upper end of the square.

Modern art and architecture together with technical mastery demonstration are represented by the Zizkov Television Tower, the Dancing House (Fred and Ginger Building) or the Stefanik's Observatory on the Petrin hill located in the neighbourhood of the quarter Hradcany. Also Krizik's light fountain or Industrial Palace in the area of the Holesovice Showground are worth seeing.

However, the dominant feature of the skyline is still created by the Prague Castle and the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral spires. The Golden Lane heading down to the Lesser Town shows the tiny and colorful medieval houses. There are many bridges connecting the banks of the Vltava River.

However, only one of them is well known in the whole world--the Charles bridge. Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV promoted its construction in the 14th century. The bridge is 520 metres long and stands for a connection between the Lesser Town and the Old Town. It was built in the Gothic style as well as the St. Vitus Cathedral.

Charles IV was also the founder of the University, which now proudly bears his name--The Charles University. It is one the world's oldest universities and with 17 faculties, 3 institutes, 6 centres of teaching, research and development it is also the largest and best rated university in the Czech Republic. The students can choose some of the 642 courses within 300 of accredited degree programmes in the field of medicine, law, theology, pharmacy, arts, science, mathematics and physics, education, social sciences, physical education and sports, and humanities.

We are justifiably very proud of the fact that the campus of the Charles University is going to host the TSD2017 conference.


The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, and the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University.

The TSD2017 conference is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2017 satellite event and it holds the status of an ISCA Supported Event as well.


Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University

Mala Strana Campus - "S" Building

Malostranske nam. 2/25

CZ-118 00 Praha 1


Orea Hotel Pyramida ****

Belohorska 24

CZ-169 00 Praha 6


The preferred way of contacting the conference organizing committee is writing an e-mail to:

Mrs Romana Strapkova, TSD2017 Conference Secretary

E-mail: tsd2017 at tsdconference.org

Phone: (+420) 736 664 500

All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

TSD2017 - KIV

Fakulta aplikovanych ved

Zapadoceska univerzita v Plzni

Univerzitni 8

CZ-306 14 Plzen

Czech Republic

Fax: (+420) 377 632 402 -- Please, mark the faxed material with large

capitals 'TSD' on top.

TSD 2017 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2017

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