[Corpora-List] TSD 2018 - Last Call for Papers, Deadline Extension to March 29

Ales Horak hales at fi.muni.cz
Tue Mar 20 21:00:16 CET 2018




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

Brno, Czech Republic, 11-14 September 2018



March 29 2018 ............ Submission of full papers


Kenneth Church, Baidu, USA

Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 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.


The TSD 2018 conference will be accompanied by one-day satellite workshops or project meetings with organizational support by the TSD organizing committee. The organizing committee can arrange for a meeting room at the conference venue and prepare a workshop proceedings as a book with ISBN by a local publisher. The workshop papers that will pass also the standard TSD review process will appear in the Springer proceedings. Each workshop is a subject to proposal that should be sent to the contact e-mail tsd2018 at tsdconference.org ahead of the respective deadline.


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


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

Papers submitted to TSD 2018 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 reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names 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 subject to be rejected without review.

The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX 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 WORD compatible software for the final version must use the LNCS template for WORD and within the submit process ask the Proceedings Editors to convert the paper to LaTeX format. For this service a service-and-license fee of CZK 2000 will be levied automatically.

The paper format for review has to be in the PDF format with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, presenters will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format see https://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2018/paper_instr.html).

Authors are also invited to present actual projects, developed software or interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The presenters of demonstrations should provide an abstract not exceeding one page. The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the conference proceedings.


March 29 2018 ............ Submission of full papers May 16 2018 .............. Notification of acceptance May 31 2018 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration August 8 2018 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts August 15 2018 ........... Notification of acceptance for

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

Submission of abstracts serves for better organization of the review process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is necessary.

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


The official language of the conference is English.


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 registration fee is the same as in 2016:

Student: Early payment (by May 31) - 10,000 CZK (approx. EUR 395)

Full participant: Early payment (by May 31) - 12,000 CZK (approx. EUR 475)

The fee has a "all in one" form, to keep equality between participants.


The organizing committee will arrange 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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