[Corpora-List] TSD 2020 - Second Call for Papers

Ales Horak hales at fi.muni.cz
Wed Apr 8 15:27:20 CEST 2020

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Twenty-third International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2020)

Brno, Czech Republic, 8-11 September 2020



April 27 2020 ............ Submission of full papers


Even though the COVID-19 spread is kept in limits in the Czech Republic, government regulations influence travelling possibilities. As the situation in September cannot be easily predicted, the TSD 2020 PC members have decided to choose the virtual TSD 2020 conference (with substantially reduced fees) as the default option.

The actual organization of the TSD 2020 conference in September is thus not at risk and the preparation process continues without changes regarding the publication and submissions - Springer publication is already approved.


Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield, UK

Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden

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: virtual conference running from Brno, Czech Republic


The conference will be organized with remote participation using video conference tools. 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 registration fee has been substantially reduced:

Student: Remote participation, early discount

-- CZK 3000 (approx. EUR 115)

Full participant: Remote participation, early discount

-- CZK 5000 (approx. EUR 190)


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 2020 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/tsd2020/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.


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 by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index/Web of Science. Moreover, 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

(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, fake news 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

Carlos Ferrer, Cuba

Volker Fischer, Germany

Darja Fiser, Slovenia

Eleni Galiotou, Greece

Bjorn Gamback, 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, USA

Nikola Ljubesic, 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

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

Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands

Anna Rumshisky, USA

Milan Rusko, Slovakia

Pavel Rychly, Czechia

Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine

Odette Scharenborg, The Netherlands

Pavel Skrelin, Russia

Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic

Petr Sojka, Czech Republic

Georg Stemmer, Germany

Marko Robnik Sikonja, Slovenia

Vitomir Struc, Slovenia

Marko Tadic, Croatia

Jan Trmal, Czechia

Tamas Varadi, Hungary

Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland

Aleksander Wawer, Poland

Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands

Yorick Wilks, United Kingdom

Marcin Wolinski, Poland

Alina Wroblewska, Poland

Victor Zakharov, Russia

Jerneja Zganec Gros, Slovenia


April 27 2020 ............ Submission of full papers June 5 2020 .............. Notification of acceptance June 15 2020 ............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration August 8 2020 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts August 15 2020 ........... Notification of acceptance for

demonstrations sent to the authors September 8-11 2020 ...... Conference date

Submission of abstracts serves for better organization of the review process only - please submit your abstract as soon as possible. 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.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to

Ales Horak, TSD 2020

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: tsd2020 at tsdconference.org

The official TSD 2020 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.

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