LINGUIST List 13.2335

Tue Sep 17 2002

Confs: Speech Prosody - Nara, Japan

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  1. Daniel Hirst, First announcement: The second international conference on speech prosody. SP2004

Message 1: First announcement: The second international conference on speech prosody. SP2004

Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 14:01:26 +0200
From: Daniel Hirst <>
Subject: First announcement: The second international conference on speech prosody. SP2004

Speech Prosody 2004
First announcement

March 23-26, 2004 in Nara, Japan

Inspired by the success of the first international conference on
prosody 2002 in Aix-en-Provence, Japanese researchers who are working
on speech prosody are planning to invite the next conference to Nara,
an ancient capital of Japan. The rationale for holding the second
conference in Japan is that we have two on-going projects related to
prosody: one is "Prosody and Speech Processing," a large-scale
National Project supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
on Priority Areas from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
of Japan (headed by Keikichi Hirose at the University of Tokyo), and
the other is "Processing of Expressive Speech," funded by the Japan
Science & Technology Agency (headed by Nick Campbell at ATR). Since
both projects will last until the end of March 2004, it is quite
opportune for us to host the conference toward the end of March, when
the climate and scenary in Nara are ideal.

The current plan is as follows:

- Venue: Nara New Convention Center, Nara, Japan
- Period: March 23 (Tuesday) to 26 (Friday), 2004
- Committee:
 Honorary Chair: Hiroya FUJISAKI (Professor Emeritus, University of
 Chair: Keikichi HIROSE (University of Tokyo)
 Vice Chair: Nick CAMPBELL (ATR)
 Secretary: Nobuaki MINEMATSU (University of Tokyo)
- Preliminary List of Topics:

 	Analysis, Formulation and Modeling of Prosody
	Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Prosody
 	Cross-linguistic Studies of Prosody
 	Variations in Prosody
 	Prosody of Dialogues and Spontaneous Speech
 	Prosody of Emotional Speech
 	Prosody and Speech Perception
 	Prosody in Speech Synthesis
 	Prosody in Speech Recognition/Understanding
 	Pathology of Prosody and Aids for the Impaired
 	Speech Corpus for Prosody Research/Applications

We are also pleased to give preliminary information on a satellite
symposium being planned by our colleagues at the Institute of
Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Beijing.
Here are the plans:

- Tentative Title:
 International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages - with
	Emphasis on Tone Languages -
- Venue: Institute of Linguistics, Beijing, China
- Period: March 28 (Sunday), 2004, registration
 March 29 (Monday) to 30 (Tuesday), symposium
- Committes (tentative):
 Honorary Chair: Zongji WU (Emeritus Nember, Institute of 
 Chair: Maocan LIN (Institute of Linguistics)
 Secretary: Aijun LI (Institute of Linguistics)

For further information, please contact

Keikichi HIROSE (for SP2004)

Maocan LIN (for the symposium in Beijing)

We hope that our plans will meet the approval of many colleagues
working in the fields of research related to speech prosody both in
basic sciences and applied technology, and look forward to welcoming
you to Nara and Beijing,

Keikichi HIROSE and Maocan LIN
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