LINGUIST List 13.317

Tue Feb 5 2002

Calls: Lang Processing, Lang In Use

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  1. Robert Bat�ek, TSD 2002 - First Announcement and Call for Papers
  2. Brona.Murphy,

Message 1: TSD 2002 - First Announcement and Call for Papers

Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 14:03:36 +0100
From: Robert Bat�ek <>
Subject: TSD 2002 - First Announcement and Call for Papers


Fifth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2002)
Brno, Czech Republic, 9-12 September 2002

The conference is organised by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen. The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association


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 published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes
in Artificial Intelligence series.


Topics of the TSD 2002 conference 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


Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair)
Hynek Hermansky, USA (executive chair)
Eneko Agirre, Spain
Genevieve Baudoin, France
Attila Ferencz, Romania
Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep.
Eduard Hovy, USA
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
Ramesh Krishnamurthy, GB
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep.
Elmar Noeth, Germany
Karel Oliva, Austria
Karel Pala, Czech Rep.
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep.
Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.
Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
E.G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
Yorick Wilks, GB


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


The conference program will include oral presentations and
poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of
the issues raised. The program will also involve short communications
and reports about ongoing projects. The latter types of contributions
will not appear in the proceedings. Social events including a trip in
the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions.

TSD 2002 is supported by International Speech Communication
Association (ISCA). The organizing committee will subsidize young
researchers and participants from East Europe.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages.
Those accepted will be presented as oral lectures. Authors are invited
to submit a short paper not exceeding 4 pages. Those accepted are for
poster presentation. The submissions should be sent electronically to Advance registration and payment for the
conference fee is mandatory. Simultaneous submissions to other
conferences are not allowed.

The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX or
LaTeX formats. These formats are neccesary for the final versions of
the papers to be (that will be) published in the Springer Lecture
Notes. The paper format has to be either PDF or Postscript file with
all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance,
presenters will receive further information on submitting their
camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the
final paper format see

Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software or
interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The
demonstration papers will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD 2002.
The authors of the demonstration should provide the abstract not
exceeding one page.


Submission of full papers and short papers (submitting a paper is
considered as preliminary registration): March 15, 2002

Notification of acceptance sent to the authors:
April 30, 2002

Final papers (camera ready) and registration:
May 31, 2002

Submission of demonstration papers:
July 31, 2002

Conference date:
September 9-12, 2002

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings
that will be made available to participants at the time of the


The official language of the conference is English.


The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status.
It includes one copy of the proceedings, refreshments, social events
and a daytrip. The fee does not include accommodation and meals.

Full participant:
Early payment (by May 15th): Euro 250
Late payment (by August 15th): Euro 300
On-site payment: Euro 350

Early payment (by May 15th): Euro 150
Late payment (by August 15th): Euro 200
On-site payment: Euro 250

The payment may be refunded up until August 15th at the cost of 50
Euros. No refund is possible after this date.


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. The actual list of available hotels and prices
will be accessible at the website.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Dana Komarkova
TSD 2002 Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University
Botanicke 68a
CZ-602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
telephone: +420 5 41 512 359
fax: +420 5 41 212 568
The official TSD 2002 homepage is:


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

Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic with
population of almost 400,000, and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair centre. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the
south-east part of the Czech Republic. 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.
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Message 2:

Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 13:26:09 +0000
From: Brona.Murphy <>

First Call for Proposals for The First Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus
Studies (IVACS) group International Conference on

"Language in Use and Language in the Classroom"

Hosted jointly by the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate
College, Limerick, Ireland, 14-15 June 2002.

Papers that address language in use, inside and outside the classroom, are
particularly welcome. Suggested areas:
*	the application of corpus linguistics to EFL/ESL teaching materials 
*	the language of teaching and the language of learning 
*	language awareness raising using naturally-occurring language
*	teaching languages for specific purposes 
*	real language and the language we teach
*	language varieties and the classroom
*	descriptive discourse studies
*	teaching literature, cultural, and historical studies reports of
research studies using corpus-based techniques 
*	using corpora in translation studies 

Deadline for Abstracts
Abstracts of not more than 250 words (rich text format attachment) to be
submitted before 15th March 2001 to either:

Fiona Farr						
Department of Languages and Cultural Studies	
University of Limerick				
Plassey Technology Park				
Tel +353 61 202980/202321				
Fax +353 61 202556					
Email: <>


Anne O'Keeffe
Arts Dept
Mary Immaculate College
South Circular Road
Tel +353 61 204957
Fax +353 61 313632 <> 

Conference Website at:

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