LINGUIST List 13.19

Mon Jan 7 2002

Calls: Computational Intelligence,Multi-Modal Dialogue

Editor for this issue: Dina Kapetangianni <>

As a matter of policy, LINGUIST discourages the use of abbreviations or acronyms in conference announcements unless they are explained in the text.


  1. asespec, Call for Papers: Annals of Software Engineering Special Volume
  2.>, 2nd Call for Papers - Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments (ISCA-ITRW: IDS'02)

Message 1: Call for Papers: Annals of Software Engineering Special Volume

Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 23:06:18 +0100 (CET)
From: asespec <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Annals of Software Engineering Special Volume


Annals of Software Engineering:

Special Volume on "Computational Intelligence In Software Engineering"

The Annals of Software Engineering journal seeks articles for a special
volume on "Computational Intelligence In Software Engineering".

The constantly evolving technological infrastructure of the modern world
presents a great challenge of developing software systems with increasing
size and complexity. Software engineers and researchers are striving to
meet these and other continuously growing challenges by developing and
implementing useful software engineering methodologies. However, despite
the introduction of some important and useful paradigms in the software
engineering discipline, their technological transfers on a larger scale has
been extremely gradual and limited.

The recent emergence of the field of Computational Intelligence (CI) in
Software Engineering provides a software development team with an
opportunity by taking advantage of the currently developed, documented, and
mature CI technologies such as fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks,
genetic and artificial intelligence based computational systems, expert
knowledge based systems, and case based reasoning. These and other
computational intelligence technologies have been used to resolve issues
arising from the ever-increasing complexity and size of software systems.

The aim and scope of this special issue is focused on the current research
trends of introducing and implementing CI techniques to address the various
software engineering needs arising during different phases of software
development and analysis. This special issue is intended to serve as a
comprehensive collection of some of the current state-of-the-art CI in
software engineering technologies.

Topics of Interest

Topics of particular interest on "Computational Intelligence In Software
Engineering" include but are not limited to:

* Neural Networks
* Fuzzy Logic
* Genetic Algorithms & Programming
* Case Based Reasoning
* Data Mining Techniques
* Adaptive Computing Systems
* Knowledge Based Systems
* Software Cost Estimation
* Software Reliability Modeling
* Formal Verification Methods
* Software Testing & Software Validation
* Expert Software Systems
* Software Requirements & Specifications Engineering
* Machine Learning Techniques
* Hybrid Intelligent Systems


Professor Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida 33433, U.S.A.
Tel: +1-561-297-3994
Fax: +1-561-297-2800

Annals of Software Engineering imposes virtually no length limitation on
the submitted papers. A paper's length is judged with respect to the
quality of its content. Submitted papers must not have been previously
published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
All papers will be rigorously refereed. The complete manuscript in PDF or
postscript format should be submitted to the editor on or before April 1,


Submission of a manuscript to the Annals of Software Engineering journal 
is a representation that the manuscript:
(a) has not been previously published, 
(b) is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere, and
(c) will not be submitted elsewhere until a decision is made regarding 
 its suitability for publication in Annals of Software Engineering.

Submission is also the representation that the work has been approved for
open publication if performed under an official sponsorship requiring 
such an approval.

Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: 2nd Call for Papers - Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments (ISCA-ITRW: IDS'02)

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 17:22:13 +0100
From:> <>
Subject: 2nd Call for Papers - Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments (ISCA-ITRW: IDS'02)

 2nd Call for Papers

 ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) 




 June 17 through June 21, 2002


Dear Colleagues, 

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this ISCA Tutorial
ENVIRONMENTS, which will be held at the Kloster Irsee in southern
Germany from June 17 through June 21, 2002.

The workshop will cover all aspects of spoken, but also multi-modal
interaction in mobile environments and will emphasise design issues
and applications. Moreover, the workshop will focus on research and
results, give information on tools and run prototype demonstrators of
the expected future application.

After the successful ETRW on Interactive Dialogue in Multi-Modal
Systems at Kloster Irsee, Germany in June 1999, it is our belief that
it is now the time to arrange a workshop, where the latest
developments within the area of multi-modal dialogue in mobile
environments will be discussed among researchers and industrialists
active in the area.

The workshop is organised as a collaboration between the University of
Southern Denmark, DaimlerChrysler AG and the University of Augsburg.

We welcome you to the workshop. 
Laila Dybkj�r 
Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory
University of Southern Denmark
Paul Heisterkamp, Wolfgang Minker 
Speech Understanding Systems
DaimlerChrysler AG
Elisabeth Andre 
University of Augsburg


The workshop focuses on research issues, applications and tools
concerned with the following interdisciplinary topics which are all
part of general research and development of the main areas of
multi-modal dialogue in mobile environments.

Papers may discuss theories, applications, evaluation, limitations,
general tools and techniques. Discussion papers that critically
evaluate approaches or processing strategies and prototype
demonstrations are especially welcome.

1.) Speech Recognition for Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments
 * robust algorithms for automatic speech recognition and
 * spontaneous, conversational and disfluent speech 
 * speech and language modelling 
 * microphone and processing devices 
 * spoken dialogue processing

2.) Advanced Multi-Modal Systems 
 * role of multi-modality in mobile environments 
 * dialog centric vs. visual centric approaches 
 * transition from monomodal dialogue systems towards
 fully multi-modal systems 
 * gesture and gaze tracking/recognition 
 * integration of different in- and output-modes (alternative,
 complementary, redundant) 
 * adapted use of modalities in the systems response 
 * context- and location dependency of modalities 
 * multimodality and safety considerations

3.) Design Issues for Mobile Environments 
 * dialogue control 
 * context handling 
 * situation awareness 
 * pro-activeness 
 * geo-position awareness 
 * spatial reference (input and output) 
 * attention raising

4.) User Interface Issues 
 * ergonomics and usability of multi-modal applications 
 * cognitive aspects of multi-modal human-machine communication
 * user adaptation and profiling
 * role of usability tests 
 * role of industry

5.) Applications for Mobile Environments
 * types of applications 
 * coordination of multiple applications 
 * conflict description and solving 
 * industrial applications and commercialized products 

6.) Systems Architecture 
 * technical integration management 
 * integration of local and server-based dialogue 
 * distributed/embedded/network architecture 
 * use of markup languages to design and develop
 * multi-modal applications 
 * standards: voiceXML and HTML 
 * reusability of individual system components 

7.) Evaluation of Multi-Modal Dialogue Strategies and Systems 
 * strategies and paradigms for evaluating multi-modal
 dialogues systems in mobile environments 
 * field trials 
 * role of corpora 


The format of the workshop will be a non-overlapping mixture of oral
and poster sessions. A number of tutorial lectures will be given by
internationally recognised experts from the area of multi-modal
dialogue systems.

All poster sessions will be opened by an oral summary by the session
chair. A number of poster sessions will be succeeded by a discussion
session focussing on the subject of the session. It is our belief that
this general format will ensure a lively and valuable workshop.

The organisers would like to encourage researchers and industrialists
to take the opportunity to bring their applications as well as their
demonstrator prototypes and design tools for demonstration to the
workshop. If sufficient interest is shown, a special
demonstrator/poster session will be organised and followed by a
discussion session.

The official language of the workshop is English. At the opening of
the workshop hardcopies of the abstracts and proceedings on CD-ROM
will be available. A book edition collecting the full-paper versions
presented at the workshop is planned.


The Scientific Committee consists of the following group of
internationally recognised researchers: 

Jan Alexandersson DFKI, Germany
Niels Ole Bernsen University of Southern
 Denmark, Denmark
Peter Boda Nokia, Finland
Louis Boves University of Nijmengen,
 The Netherlands
Rolf Carlson KTH, Sweden
Lin Chase SpeechWorks
 International, UK
Paul Dalsgaard Center for
Morena Danieli Loquendo, Italy
Sadaoki Furui Tokyo Institiute of
 Technology, Japan 
Ludwig Hitzenberger University of
 Regensburg, Germany 
Andreas Kellner Philips, Germany
Chin-Hui Lee National University of
 Singapore, Singapore
Lin-Shan Lee National Taiwan
 University, Taiwan
Helmut Mangold DaimlerChrysler, Germany
Joseph Mariani Ministry of Research,
Renato de Mori University of Avignon,
Satoshi Nakamura ATR, Japan
Sharon Oviatt Oregon Health &
 Science University,
Patrick Paroubek LIMSI-CNRS, France
Roberto Pieraccini SpeechWorks
 International, USA
David Sadek CNET, France
Gary Strong National Science
 Foundation, USA
Michael Wagner University of Canberra,


The fee for the workshop, including booklet of Abstracts, Proceedings
on CD-Rom, full board from Monday lunch, June 17 to Friday lunch, June
21, is as follows

Non-ISCA Member 955 Euro
ISCA or GI Member 910 Euro
Non-ISCA Member - Students 745 Euro
ISCA or GI Member - Students 730 Euro
Late registration supplement
(after May 15, 2002) 50 Euro

Attendees who are willing to share a double room can deduct 55 Euro
from the above fees.


A 2-3 page extended paper summary including figures and references can
be submitted electronically. Please refer to for details on the submission process.
Workshop registration of the presenting author(s) is required.


-> February 15, 2002: Deadline for submission of summary
-> April 1, 2002: Notification of acceptance/rejection
-> May 15, 2002: Deadline for submission of accepted paper
 and advance registration
-> June 7, 2002: Final programme available on web
-> June 17 - 21, 2002: Workshop


Comments on IDS'02 Workshop to:
Comments on webpages to:
To subscribe to this list: with the body text: subscribe 

Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue