LINGUIST List 11.480

Mon Mar 6 2000

Calls: Text/Speech/Dialogue, Logic/Lang/Information

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  1. Robert Batusek, Third International Workshop on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2000)
  2. ESSLLI 2000 in Birmingham, 12th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI 2000)

Message 1: Third International Workshop on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2000)

Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 14:58:54 +0100
From: Robert Batusek <>
Subject: Third International Workshop on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2000)

Please, note that the submission deadline is MARCH 10, 2000.


Third International Workshop on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
(TSD 2000)
Brno, Czech Republic, 13-16 September 2000

TSD Series

TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from the
former East Block countries and their Western colleagues. Proceedings
of TSD form a book (currently published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series).


Topics of the TSD 2000 workshop will include
(but are not limited to):
text corpora and tagging;
transcription problems in spoken corpora;
sense disambiguation;
links between text and speech oriented systems;
parsing issues, especially parsing problems in spoken texts;
multi-lingual issues, especially multi-lingual dialogue systems;
information retrieval and text/topic summarization;
speech modeling;
speech segmentation;
speech recognition;
text-to-speech synthesis;
dialogue systems;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody in dialogues;
user modeling;
knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
applied systems and software.

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly


Jelinek Frederick, USA (general chair)
Hermansky Hynek, USA (executive chair)
Baudoin Genevieve, France
Cermak Frantisek, Czech Republic
Ferencz Attila, Romania
Hajicova Eva, Czech Republic
Hanks Patrick, GB
Kilgariff Adam, GB
Kopecek Ivan, Czech Republic
Kucera Karel, Czech Republic
Matousek Vaclav, Czech Republic
Moon Rosamund, GB
Noeth Elmar, Germany
Pala Karel, Czech Republic
Pavesic Nikola, Slovenia
Petkevic Vladimir, Czech Republic
Psutka Josef, Czech Rep.
Schukat-Talamazzini E.G., Germany
Skrelin Pavel, Russia
Vintsiuk Taras, Ukraine
Wilks Yorick, GB


Bartek Ludek, Batusek Robert, Gaura Pavel, Horak Ales,
Komarkova Dana (secretary), Kopecek Ivan (co-chair),
Matousek Vaclav, Nygryn Pavel, Pala Karel (co-chair),
Sedlacek Radek, Smrz Pavel, Sojka Petr, Staudek Jan,
Veber Marek, Zackova Eva, Zizka Jan


TSD 2000 is an international workshop with a limited number of
participants and priority given to the active participants. The
workshop program will include oral presentations and a
poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of
the issues raised. The program will also involve short communications,
reports about ongoing projects and industrial presentations. The
latter types of contributions will not appear in the proceedings and
the deadline for their submission will be announced later. Social
events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for
additional informal interactions.

TSD 2000 is supported by International Speech Communication
Association (ISCA). The organizing committee is applying for a grant
from the European Committee (High Level Scientific Conference). If the
application is successful the organizing committee would subsidize
young researchers and participants from East Europe significantly.


Authors should submit extended abstracts not exceeding 1000 words
by March 10, 2000 to the e-mail address:

Submission must also include the author(s) name, affiliation, address,
telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. Acceptance of the
submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. Papers have to follow the
Springer-Verlag instructions for the authors for Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series. The instructions can be found at the www


Preliminary registration and deadline for submission of extended
March 10, 2000

Notification of acceptance sent to the authors:
April 30, 2000

Final papers (camera ready) and registration:
May 30, 2000

Workshop date:
September 13-16, 2000

The contributions to the workshop will be published in proceedings
that will be made available to participants at the time of the
workshop. The proceedings of the last TSD workshop were published by
Springer-Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
and we anticipate the same format for TSD 2000.


The official language of the workshop is English.


The conference fee is $150. The fee includes one copy of the
Proceedings, refreshments, social events and trip. The organizing
committee will provide discounts and grants for the participants from
the East European countries.


The organizing committee will arrange an accommodation in a student
dormitories in a walking distance from the place of the Conference at
a reasonable price. For the participants who prefer to be accommodated
in a hotel it is possible to reserve a room. The actual list of
available hotels and prices will be accessible at the workshop


All correspondence regarding the workshop should be addressed to:

Dana Komarkova
TSD 2000 c/o Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University
Botanick� 68a
CZ-602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
telephone: ++420 5 41 512 359
fax: ++420 5 41 212 568
The official TSD 2000 homepage is:


The conference will take place at the Faculty of Informatics,
Masaryk University, Botanicka 68a, Brno, Czech Republic.

Brno is the capital of the region named Moravia, which is placed in
the south-east part of the Czech Republic, and the second largest town
in the Czech Republic (with population about half a million). It had
been the King's town since 1347 and with its six Universities it forms
a cultural center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct trains or buses from
Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, some nearby
places may also be of interest.

The local ones include:
Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, Old and New
City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church
and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Bishops
Church of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole,
famous villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe
and 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 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 greatest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe,
Telc - the town on the list of UNESCO and many others are all within
an easy reach.

 Robert Batusek Ph. D. student Faculty of Informatics Masaryk University Brno
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Message 2: 12th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI 2000)

Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 17:44:13 +0000 (GMT)
From: ESSLLI 2000 in Birmingham <>
Subject: 12th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI 2000)

 ESSLLI 2000

 12th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information

 6-18th August 2000

 Birmingham, England

A two week summer school which offers 42 courses at various levels and
six workshops in the areas of Logic, Computation, and Language. 77
lecturers from all over the world. A phenomenally low registration fee
and accommodation costs. Bursaries for participants from non-OECD
countries available.

Visit for the full programme,
descriptions of lecture courses and a registration form.

REGISTER NOW! Early registration deadline for reduced registration fee
of 95 Pounds is MAY 31, 2000. After this the registration fee will be
150 Pounds.

Applications for bursaries need to be received by MAY 31, 2000.

Please mail for any queries.


Jos� J�lio Alferes, Lisboa Peter K�hnlein, Bielefeld 
Carlos Areces, Amsterdam		Agnes Kurucz, London 
Brandon Bennett, Leeds			Marta Kwiatkowska, Birmingham 
Jean-Yves B�ziau, Petropolis		Rob Malouf, Groningen 
Patrick Blackburn, Saarbr�cken		Carlos Mart�n-Vide, Tarragona 
Hendrik Blockeel, Heverlee		Maarten Marx, Amsterdam 
Paolo Bouquet, Trento			Ralph Matthes, M�nchen 
Krysia Broda, London			Mary McGee Wood, Manchester 
Greg Carlson, Rochester			Detmar Meurers, T�bingen 
Ann Copestake, Stanford			Wilfried Meyer-Viol, London 
Richard Crouch, Xerox PARC		Angelo Montanari, Udine 
James Cussens, York			Christof Monz, Amsterdam 
Anuj Dawar, Cambridge			Andrew Moshier, Orange 
Denys Duchier, Saarbr�cken		Stephen Muggleton, York 
Gisbert Fanselow, Potsdam		Stephan Oepen, Saarbr�cken 
Caroline F�ry, Potsdam			Marc Pauly, Amsterdam 
Hana Filip, Evanston			David Pearce, Saarbr�cken 
Dan Flickinger, Stanford 		Alberto Pettorossi, Roma 
Dov Gabbay, London			Paul Piwek, Brighton 
Bart Geurts, Nijmegen			Alberto Policriti, Udine 
Anastasia Giannakidou, Groningen	Ian Pratt-Hartmann, Manchester 
Valentin Goranko, Johannesburg		Maurizio Proietti, Roma 
Fritz Hamm, T�bingen			Christian Retor�, Rennes 
Erhard Hinrichs, T�bingen		Hannes Rieser, Bielefeld 
Martin Hofmann, Edinburgh		Mark Ryan, Birmingham 
Kenneth Holmqvist, Lund			Luciano Serafini, Povo 
Richard Hudson, London			Aaron Sloman, Birmingham 
Mateja Jamnik, Birmingham		Mike Squire, Warwick 
Neil D Jones, Copenhagen		Johan van Benthem, Amsterdam 
Reinhard Kahle, T�bingen		Josef van Genabith, Dublin 
Sara Kalvala, Warwick			Robert van Rooy, Amsterdam 
Ruth Kempson, London			Yde Venema, Amsterdam 
Manfred Kerber, Birmingham		Andrei Voronkov, Manchester 
Paul John King, T�bingen		Shuly Wintner, Philadelphia 
Valia Kordoni, T�bingen 		Frank Wolter, Leipzig 
Emiel Krahmer, Eindhoven		John H Woods, Lethbridge 
Bob Krovetz, Princeton			Michael Zakharyaschev, Leeds 
Geert-Jan Kruijff, Prague		Thomas E Zimmermann, Frankfurt 
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