[Corpora-List] TSD 2021 - 1st Call for Papers

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TSD 2021 - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS **************************************************************************

The twenty-fourth International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD2021)

Olomouc, Czech Republic, September 06-09, 2021


We are taking advantage of this opportunity to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay safe and healthy during these uncertain and unprecedented times.


TSD2021 is going to take place in the beautiful city of Olomouc, Czech Republic. Thus, it is nicely colocated with Interspeech 2021 which is going to be held in Brno, Czech Republic. Olomouc is only 77 km (48 mi) away from Brno (30-45 min by car, 1 hour by public transport).


As the situation in September 2021 cannot be easily predicted, the TSD2021 organizing committee is ready to organize a virtual conference, if necessary.

* PC members have a good experience with it since TSD2020,

* A virtual conference would mean significantly decreased conference


* If the majority of participants could travel to the Czech Republic,

the onsite mode of the conference is preferred. For others, there

would be special virtual sessions. Organizers will record all the


All measures have been taken to ensure that the organization of the TSD 2021 conference in September 2021 is not threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.


* Keynote speakers: Olga Vechtomova (University of Waterloo, Canada), Kate

Knill (University of Cambridge, UK). Other speakers are currently under

discussion and will be announced at the latest in the next Call for

papers. * The TSD2021 conference is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2021

satellite event. * The TSD2021 conference is supported by the International Speech

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

Supported Event. * The TSD book of proceedings is traditionally published by Springer and

regularly listed in all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters

Conference Proceedings Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC,

COMPENDEX, etc. * TSD offers a high-standard transparent review process - double blind,

final reviewers' discussion. * TSD 2021 is going to take place in the beautiful city of Olomouc, Czech

Republic. * The conference is organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts,

Palacky university, Olomouc. * TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, all

meals, social events, etc.) for an easily affordable fee.


April 18, 2021 ........... Deadline for submission of contributions May 21, 2021 ............. Notification of acceptance or rejection May 31, 2021 ............. Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers

September 06-09, 2021 .... TSD2021 conference time

The TSD conference will take place as usual during the week following Interspeech 2021 (August 30 - September 3, 2021, Czech Republic).

Unfortunately, this year there is a collision with the RANLP conference (September 6-8, 2021, Bulgaria). We discussed the possibility of changing the date of the conference, however, as Interspeech 2021 and TSD alike are held in the Czech Republic (altogether close to each other), we decided to adhere to the dates and resolve the collision differently.

If you want to attend both conferences, let us know and we will do our best to provide you with most of the TSD2021 program virtually.


The TSD series has 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.

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


Topics of the 24th 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 modeling).

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 Modeling (video processing, facial animation,

visual speech synthesis, user modeling, emotion and personality



All programme committee members are listed on the conference web pages https://www.kiv.zcu.cz/tsd2021/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.


Olomouc is a beautiful place on the Morava river with more than a thousand-year-long history. Once a capital of Moravia - one of the three historical Lands of the Bohemian Crown - nowadays, it still somehow waits to be rediscovered. The world-renowned tourist guide Lonely Planet alerted to this fact by putting Olomouc onto the list of TOP 10 tourist destinations not to be missed during a visit to Europe. It even claimed Olomouc is one of the most unappreciated destinations in the Czech Republic.

By its beauty, Olomouc can, however, easily compete with not only Prague but any other most sought spots around Europe. It certainly deserves our attention.

One can find there the second most important urban conservation zone in the Czech Republic, surrounded by splendorous parks, an incredible concentration of ecclesiastical structures, UNESCO-protected monuments, and even a horolog with a history maybe more interesting than the Prague one. All together safe from the neverending bustle of large cities.

The most important monument in Olomouc is the Holy Trinity Column standing in the central square. It represents the largest group of Baroque statues in one structure in Central Europe. Apart from many historical buildings such as Olomouc castle with the gothic cathedral of St. Wenceslas or the former Olomouc fortress, another interesting point about Olomouc is the astronomical clock, designed in the spirit of Socialist Realism.

The city of Olomouc has a convenient location close to the geographic centre of Moravia (a historical region in the east of the Czech Republic), on the banks of the river Morava. The place forms an important highway and railroad junction; thus, it is easily accessible using both individual and public means of transport.

Olomouc lies 260 km (162 mi) eastwards from the Czech capital Prague, and 210 km (130 mi) from both the Slovakian capital Bratislava and the Austrian capital Vienna. The closest international airports are 77 km (48 mi) away in Brno, and 202 km (126 mi) away in Katowice in Poland.

We are very excited about the fact that the TSD2021 is going to take place in such a fabulous, unique and rich in history city as Olomouc.


The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen; the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno; and the Faculty of Arts, Palacky University, Olomouc.


Faculty of Arts, Palacky University, Olomouc Biskupske nam. 842/1 77900 Olomouc Czech Republic


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

Ms Lucie Tauchenova, TSD2021 Conference Secretary

E-mail: tsd at kiv.zcu.cz

Phone: +420 730 851 103

All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

TSD2021 - NTIS P2

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.

TSD2021 conference website: http://www.tsdconference.org/

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