[Corpora-List] TSD 2018 - Call for Demonstrations

TSD 2018 xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz
Tue Jul 10 00:00:59 CEST 2018




Twenty-first International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2018)

Brno, Czech Republic, 11-14 September 2018



Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software and hardware or interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The authors of the demonstrations should provide the abstract not exceeding one page as plain text. The submission must be made using the online form available at the conference www pages.

The accepted demonstrations will be presented during a special Demonstration Session (see the Demo Instructions at www.tsdconference.org). Demonstrators can present their contribution with their own notebook with an Internet connection provided by the organisers or the organisers can prepare a PC computer with multimedia support for demonstrators.

The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD 2018, they will be published electronically at the conference website.


August 8 2018 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts August 15 2018 ........... Notification of acceptance for

workshop papers and demonstrations

sent to the authors September 11-14 2018 ..... Conference date


Kenneth Church, Baidu, USA

Minsky, Chomsky & Deep Nets

Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Leolani: a reference machine with a theory of mind for social communication

Isabel Trancoso, INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal

Speech Analytics for Medical Applications

The conference is organized 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.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


TSD series 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. TSD Proceedings are regularly indexed in Web of Science by Thomson Reuters and in Scopus. Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, 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

(morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and

disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,

credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,

authorship attribution)

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)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


Elmar Noeth, Germany (general chair)

Rodrigo Agerri, Spain

Eneko Agirre, Spain

Vladimir Benko, Slovakia

Archna Bhatia, USA

Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic

Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia

Kamil Ekstein, Czech Republic

Karina Evgrafova, Russia

Yevhen Fedorov, Ukraine

Volker Fischer, Germany

Darja Fiser, Slovenia

Eleni Galiotou, Greece

Björn Gambäck, Norway

Radovan Garabik, Slovakia

Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico

Louise Guthrie, USA

Tino Haderlein, Germany

Jan Hajic, Czech Republic

Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic

Yannis Haralambous, France

Hynek Hermansky, USA

Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic

Ales Horak, Czech Republic

Eduard Hovy, USA

Denis Jouvet, France

Maria Khokhlova, Russia

Aidar Khusainov, Russia

Daniil Kocharov, Russia

Miloslav Konopik, Czech Republic

Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic

Valia Kordoni, Germany

Evgeny Kotelnikov, Russia

Pavel Kral, Czech Republic

Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany

Nikola Ljubešić, Croatia

Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia

Bernardo Magnini, Italy

Oleksandr Marchenko, Ukraine

Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic

France Mihelic, Slovenia

Roman Moucek, Czech Republic

Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Poland

Hermann Ney, Germany

Karel Oliva, Czech Republic

Juan Rafael Orozco-Arroyave, Colombia

Karel Pala, Czech Republic

Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia

Maciej Piasecki, Poland

Josef Psutka, Czech Republic

James Pustejovsky, USA

German Rigau, Spain

Marko Robnik Šikonja, Slovenia

Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands

Anna Rumshisky, USA

Milan Rusko, Slovakia

Pavel Rychly, Czech Republic

Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine

Pavel Skrelin, Russia

Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic

Petr Sojka, Czech Republic

Stefan Steidl, Germany

Georg Stemmer, Germany

Vitomir Štruc, Slovenia

Marko Tadic, Croatia

Tamas Varadi, Hungary

Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland

Aleksander Wawer, Poland

Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands

Yorick Wilks, United Kingdom

Marcin Wolinski, Poland

Alina Wróblewska, Poland

Victor Zakharov, Russia

Jerneja Žganec Gros, Slovenia


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.

The Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards will be selected by the Programme Committee and supported with a total prize of EUR 1000 from Springer.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions.


The official language of the conference is English.


The organizing committee has arranged discounts on accommodation in the 4-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the accommodation are available at the conference website.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to

Ales Horak, TSD 2018

Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University

Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63

fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20

email: tsd2018 at tsdconference.org

The official TSD 2018 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/


Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights. South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London and Munich, and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may also be of interest. Local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe along with 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 the 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 largest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.

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