LINGUIST List 12.3067

Sun Dec 9 2001

Calls: Speech Processing, Speech & Lang

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  1. Dan Jurafsky, ICSLP-2002 Conference in Denver, Colorado
  2. Cynthia Bradford, 6th ICCNS: Final Invited Program and Call for Abstracts

Message 1: ICSLP-2002 Conference in Denver, Colorado

Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 12:19:25 -0700 (MST)
From: Dan Jurafsky <jurafskyColorado.EDU>
Subject: ICSLP-2002 Conference in Denver, Colorado


7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
 September 16 - 20, 2002
 Adams Mark Hotel and Conference Center 
 Denver, Colorado

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, it is our distinct
pleasure to invite you to attend the International Conference on
Spoken Language Processing - ICSLP-2002.

The conference will be held in Denver, Colorado and is being organized
by researchers, scientists, and engineers at the Center for Spoken
Language Research, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
(University of Colorado Boulder), and the W.G. Voice Center (Denver
Center for the Performing Arts).

ICSLP-2002 is the seventh biennial conference dedicated to the
interdisciplinary study of speech science and language
technology. Since the original meeting in Kobe, Japan in 1990, ICSLP
has enjoyed a variety of exciting venues with the most recent being
Beijing, China (2000).

This year, ICSLP-2002 has sponsorship from ISCA: the International
Speech Communications Association.

For the first time, ICSLP-2002 will offer a full TUTORIALS DAY program
which will take place on September 16, 2002. This day will feature a
series of in-depth tutorials offered by world-class experts in their
fields. We feel this program will help encourage experts in their
discipline to explore the range of topics offered at ICSLP.


FORMAT FOR SUBMISSIONS Prospective authors are invited to submit
FULL-LENGTH, 4-page papers for presentation in any of the areas listed
below (official language is English). Papers will be submitted
electronically via WWW with electronic reviewer feedback provided for
all submissions. We also encourage the submission of proposals for
tutorials and sessions on special topics. Check the conference
website for up-to-date information.

ICSLP is the premier interdisciplinary conference on speech
processing, speech science, and language technology. As such, we
strongly encourage submissions from all disciplines relating to speech
and spoken language processing. Whether you are a linguist, speech
scientist, speech pathology researcher, hearing scientist, speech
processing engineering or computer scientist, we welcome your


1 Phonetics & Phonology Speech Recognition (17-21)
2 Prosody & Emotion 17 SR-Robustness
3 Speaker Assessment 18 SR-Adaptation
4 Discourse and Dialogue 19 SR-Search
5 Speech Modeling & Features 20 SR-Large Vocabulary
6 Speech Physiology 21 SR-Other (PDAs,handheld,etc.)
7 Speech Proc. for Hearing Impaired 22. Spoken Language 
8 Audiology & Hearing Aids Understanding & Translation
9 Speech Perception 23 Language & Accent ID
10 Speech Pathology Processing 24 Multi-Lingual Spoken 
11 Speech Enhancement Language Processing
12 Speech Signal Processing 25 Multi-Modal SLP (Speech, 
13 Spoken Dialog Systems Facial, Gesture, etc.)
14 Speech Generation & Synthesis 26 Education 
15 Speech Coding and Transmission 27 Speech Resources & Standards 
16 Speaker Recognition & Verification28 Speech Technology Applications 
 29 Other (please specify) 

 Proposals for tutorials & 
 special sessions deadline December 15, 2001
 Four-Page, Full Conference
 . Paper Submission deadline March 30, 2002
 Notification of 
 paper acceptance June 10, 2002
 Early registration 
 (one author per paper) before June 25, 2002
 Advanced registration before August 1, 2002
 ICSLP-2002: September 17-20, 2002
 Tutorials Day September 16, 2002

There will be a number of Grants for participation in ICSLP - 2002
that will be administered by the ISCA Board with the aims on assuring
a broad representation of the scientific topics of the conference and
as wide a cross-section of the international speech community as
possible. Priority in the selection process will be given to
applicants who have submitted a paper, whether it is accepted or
not. Request for a grant must be sent together with the paper(s)

John H.L. Hansen, Chairman ICSLP-2002

Organized by:
Center for Spoken Language Research
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder CO 80309-0594
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Message 2: 6th ICCNS: Final Invited Program and Call for Abstracts

Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 14:00:18 -0500
From: Cynthia Bradford <>
Subject: 6th ICCNS: Final Invited Program and Call for Abstracts


Tutorials: May 29, 2002
Meeting: May 30 - June 1, 2002 

Boston University

This interdisciplinary conference focuses on two fundamental
questions: How Does the Brain Control Behavior? How Can Technology
Emulate Biological Intelligence?

A single oral or poster session enables all presented work to be
highly visible.

Contributed talks will be presented on each of the three conference days.

Three-hour poster sessions with no conflicting events will be held on
two of the conference days. All posters will be up all day, and can
also be viewed during breaks in the talk schedule.


TUTORIAL SPEAKERS: Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Mark Gluck (Rutgers University)
Neural networks in neurology and clinical neuropsychology:
Alzheimer's disease, amnesia, and Parkinson's disease

Gail A. Carpenter (Boston University)
Adaptive resonance theory 

Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi (Northwestern University Medical School)
Learning and adaptive control of arm movements 

Frank Guenther (Boston University)
Neural modeling of speech 


Thursday, May 30, 2002


Daniel Johnston (Baylor College of Medicine)
Information processing and storage by neuronal dendrites

Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)
Learning at a slug's pace: 
The role of oscillations in odor learning in the Limax 

John Rinzel (New York University)
Cellular dynamics involved in sound localization 


Rudiger von der Heydt (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Visual cortex: Global structure in local feature maps 

David J. Field (Cornell University)
Visual systems and the statistics of natural scenes: 
How far can we go? 

Philip J. Kellman (UCLA)
>From fragments to objects:
Integration and interpolation processes in vision


Erkki Oja (Helsinki University of Technology)
Independent component analysis: Recent advances 

Friday, May 31, 2002


Edward Callaway (The Salk Institute)
Cell type specificity of neural circuits in visual cortex 

James L. McClelland (Carnegie Mellon University)
Varieties of distributed representation:
A complementary learning systems perspective 

Stephen Grossberg (Boston University)
Laminar cortical architecture in perception and cognition 

Jeffrey Bowers (University of Bristol)
Localist coding in neural networks for visual word identification 

Randall O'Reilly (University of Colorado)
Learning and memory in the hippocampus and neocortex:
Principles and models 

Michael Page (University of Hertfordshire) 
Modeling memory for serial order 

Saturday, June 1, 2002


Dana Ballard (University of Rochester) 
Distributed synchrony: A general model for cortical coding 

Stephen G. Lisberger (University of California School of Medicine)
The inner workings of a cortical motor system 

Daniel Bullock (Boston University) 
Neural dynamics of ocular tracking, interceptive reaching, and
reach/grasp coordination


Edmund Rolls (Oxford University)
Neural mechanisms involved in invariant object recognition 

Lynn Nadel (University of Arizona)
The role of the hippocampal complex in recent and remote episodic and
semantic memory

Wolfram Schultz (University of Cambridge) 
Multiple reward systems in the brain 


Daniel Schacter (Harvard University) 
The seven sins of memory: A cognitive neuroscience perspective 


Session Topics:

* vision 		 * spatial mapping and navigation
* object recognition 	 * neural circuit models
* image understanding * neural system models
* audition * mathematics of neural systems
* speech and language * robotics
* unsupervised learning * hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)
* supervised learning * neuromorphic VLSI
* reinforcement and emotion * industrial applications
* sensory-motor control * cognition, planning, and attention
 * other

Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31,
2002. Notification of acceptance will be provided by email by February
28, 2002. A meeting registration fee must accompany each
Abstract. See Registration Information below for details. The fee will
be returned if the Abstract is not accepted for presentation and
publication in the meeting proceedings. Registration fees of accepted
Abstracts will be returned on request only until April 19, 2002.

Each Abstract should fit on one 8.5" x 11" white page with 1" margins
on all sides, single-column format, single-spaced, Times Roman or
similar font of 10 points or larger, printed on one side of the page
only. Fax submissions will not be accepted. Abstract title, author
name(s), affiliation(s), mailing, and email address(es) should begin
each Abstract. An accompanying cover letter should include: Full title
of Abstract; corresponding author and presenting author name, address,
telephone, fax, and email address; requested preference for oral or
poster presentation; and a first and second choice from the topics
above, including whether it is biological (B) or technological (T)
work. Example: first choice: vision (T); second choice: neural system
models (B). (Talks will be 15 minutes long. Posters will be up for a
full day. Overhead, slide, VCR, and LCD projector facilities will be
available for talks.) Abstracts which do not meet these requirements
or which are submitted with insufficient funds will be
returned. Accepted Abstracts will be printed in the conference
proceedings volume. No longer paper will be required. The original and
3 copies of each Abstract should be sent to: Cynthia Bradford, Boston
University, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, 677 Beacon
Street, Boston, MA 02215.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended. To
register, please fill out the registration form below. Student
registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a
department chairperson or faculty/research advisor. If accompanied by
an Abstract or if paying by check, mail to the address above. If
paying by credit card, mail as above, or fax to (617) 353-7755, or
email to The registration fee will help to pay for a
reception, 6 coffee breaks, and the meeting proceedings.

STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships for PhD candidates and postdoctoral
fellows are available to help cover meeting travel and living
costs. The deadline to apply for fellowship support is January 31,
2002. Applicants will be notified by email by February 28, 2002. Each
application should include the applicant's CV, including name; mailing
address; email address; current student status; faculty or PhD
research advisor's name, address, and email address; relevant courses
and other educational data; and a list of research articles. A letter
from the listed faculty or PhD advisor on official institutional
stationery should accompany the application and summarize how the
candidate may benefit from the meeting. Fellowship applicants who
also submit an Abstract need to include the registration fee with
their Abstract submission. Those who are awarded fellowships are
required to register for and attend both the conference and the day of
tutorials. Fellowship checks will be distributed after the meeting.


Sixth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Tutorials: May 29, 2002
Meeting: May 30 - June 1, 2002
FAX: (617) 353-7755

(Please Type or Print)

Mr/Ms/Dr/Prof: _____________________________________________________

Name: ______________________________________________________________

Affiliation: _______________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

City, State, Postal Code: __________________________________________

Phone and Fax: _____________________________________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________

The conference registration fee includes the meeting program,
reception, two coffee breaks each day, and meeting proceedings. The
tutorial registration fee includes tutorial notes and two coffee


( ) $85 Conference plus Tutorial (Regular)
( ) $55 Conference plus Tutorial (Student)
( ) $60 Conference Only (Regular)
( ) $40 Conference Only (Student)
( ) $25 Tutorial Only (Regular)
( ) $15 Tutorial Only (Student)

METHOD OF PAYMENT (please fax or mail):

[ ] Enclosed is a check made payable to "Boston University".
 Checks must be made payable in US dollars and issued by
 a US correspondent bank. Each registrant is responsible
 for any and all bank charges.

[ ] I wish to pay my fees by credit card
 (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card only).

Name as it appears on the card: _____________________________________

Type of card: _______________________________________________________

Account number: _____________________________________________________

Expiration date: ____________________________________________________

Signature: __________________________________________________________

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