LINGUIST List 13.728

Mon Mar 18 2002

Calls: Romance Ling, Natural Lang Processing

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  1. Martine Coene, Call: Comparative Romance Linguistics
  2. Robert Batusek, TSD 2002 - DEADLINE EXTENDED !!!

Message 1: Call: Comparative Romance Linguistics

Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 11:19:32 +0100
From: Martine Coene <>
Subject: Call: Comparative Romance Linguistics

			Second Call for Papers for the

			 International Conference on


			 To honor Liliane TASMOWSKI

			Antwerp, 19, 20 & 21 september 2002

Invited speakers:



Richard KAYNE

Brenda LACA



During more than 25 years, Liliane Tasmowski has occupied a leading
position in the field of comparative Romance linguistics,
participating in a large number of scientific research projects at the
University of Antwerp-U.I.A. and abroad. Her scientific dynamism and
genuine passion for Romance languages and in particular for Romanian
has inspired many students and colleagues. Continuing Liliane's work
and projects at her home institution is probably one of the best ways
to honor and surprise her on the occasion of her pre-emeritus status.

Therefore, we invite you to send in abstracts on all aspects of the
syntax, semantics and pragmatics of Romance languages in a comparative

Conference languages are English and French.

Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Please submit:

- 3 one-page abstracts, spaced in 1,5 lines and in 10-pt Times font

- a separate page with the title of the abstract, the names and
affiliations of all authors and an E-mail address for correspondence

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2002

Submission address: CRL, Dept.of Romance Languages, Universiteitsplein
1, B-2610 Antwerpen-Wilrijk, e-mail:,

- -------------------
Martine Coene
Department of Romance Linguistics and Literatures
University of Antwerp-UIA
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk
tel/fax 0032-3-820.28.24
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Message 2: TSD 2002 - DEADLINE EXTENDED !!!

Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 15:38:24 +0100
From: Robert Batusek <>
Subject: TSD 2002 - DEADLINE EXTENDED !!!

Extended deadlines:
Submission of papers: April 5, 2002 
Notification of acceptance May 7, 2002

Dear Colleague,

Submissions to the TSD 2002 conference
( are still coming. At the same time,
we have received many requests to extend the deadline to allow
submitting other papers that are just being finished. Please, make use
of this opportunity and submit a paper to this important event in the
area of natural language processing!

TSD 2002 Organizing Committee


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;
automatic morphology;
word sense disambiguation;
lexical semantics and semantic networks;
parsing and part-of-speech tagging;
machine translation;
multi-lingual issues;
information retrieval;
text/topic summarization;
knowledge representation and reasoning;
speech modeling;
speech coding;
speech segmentation;
speech prosody;
automatic speech recognition;
text-to-speech synthesis;
speaker identification and verification;
dialogue systems;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody and emotions in dialogues;
user modeling;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
markup languages related to speech and dialogue (VoiceXML, SSML, ...).

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


Batusek Robert, Cenek Pavel, Gaura Pavel, Horak Ales, Janouskova
Dagmar, Komarkova Dana (secretary), Kopecek Ivan (co-chair), Pala
Karel (co-chair), Povolny Martin, Smrz Pavel, Sojka Petr, Veber Marek,


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.

Faculty of Informatics has at its disposal a fast internet connection
allowing internet-based projects to be demonstrated. The faculty
network provides a wireless (IEEE 802.11b - WiFi) connection to the
internet as well.

The Wednesday afternoon of the conference is reserved for a trip to
the South Moravian region Lednice - Valtice. We will see the chateau
at Lednice with its large botanical gardens and beautiful
surroundings. In the evening there will be the conference dinner in
the famous wine cellar in Valtice chateau, where a tradditional
cembalon band will play.

TSD 2002 is supported by International Speech Communication
Association (ISCA).

The organizing committee will provide grants for participants from
East European countries (Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, ...). To apply
for a grant, send an email to with subject 'Grant
Application', in which you briefly describe the reasons for your
application. Each applicant must send a separate e-mail.


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 authors are asked to send their
papers using the online form accessible from the conference website
(in the case of troubles they may send the submission to electronically). 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): 
April 5, 2002

Notification of acceptance sent to the authors:
May 7, 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

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
Botanick=E1 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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