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LINGUIST List 17.3647

Sun Dec 10 2006

Calls: General Linguistics/Belgium; General Linguistics/UK

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        1.    Patrick Wambacq, Interspeech 2007
        2.    Andrea Donakey, 16th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Message 1: Interspeech 2007
Date: 08-Dec-2006
From: Patrick Wambacq <Patrick.Wambacqesat.kuleuven.be>
Subject: Interspeech 2007

Full Title: Interspeech 2007

Date: 27-Aug-2007 - 31-Aug-2007
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact Person: Dirk Van Compernolle
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.interspeech2007.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 23-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

Interspeech 2007 is the eighth conference in the annual series of
Interspeech events and also the tenth biennial Eurospeech conference. The
conference is jointly organized by scientists from the Netherlands and
Belgium, and will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, August 27-31, 2007, under the
sponsorship of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

The Interspeech meetings are considered to be the top international
conferences in spoken language processing, with more than 1000 attendees
from universities, industry, and government agencies. The conference offers
the prospect of meeting the future leaders of our field, exchanging ideas,
and exploring opportunities for collaboration, employment, and sales through
keynote talks, tutorials, technical sessions, exhibits, and poster sessions.
In recent years the Interspeech meetings have taken place in a number of
exciting venues including most recently Pittsburgh, Lisbon, Jeju Island
(Korea), Geneva, Denver, Aalborg (Denmark), and Beijing.

2nd Call for Papers

ISCA and the Interspeech 2007 organizing committee would like to
encourage submission of papers for the upcoming conference. This
conference is jointly organized by scientists from the Netherlands
and Belgium, and will be held in Antwerp (August 27-31, 2007).

Areas and Topics of Interest:

Human speech production, perception and communication:
- Phonology and phonetics
- Discourse and dialogue
- Prosody (production, perception, prosodic structure)
- Paralinguistic and nonlinguistic cues (e.g. emotion and expression)
- Speech production
- Speech perception
- Physiology and pathology
- Spoken language acquisition, development and learning

Speech and Language technology:
- Speech and audio processing
- Speech enhancement
- Speech coding and transmission
- Spoken language generation and synthesis
- Speech recognition
- Spoken language understanding
- Accent and language identification
- Cross-lingual and multi-lingual processing
- Multimodal/multimedia signal processing
- Speaker characterization and recognition

Spoken language systems and applications:
- Dialogue systems
- Systems for information retrieval
- Systems for translation
- Applications for aged and handicapped persons
- Applications for learning and education
- Other applications

Resources, standardization and evaluation:
- Spoken language resources and annotation
- Evaluation and standardization

Others (please specify)

Paper Submission:

The deadline for full paper submission (4 pages) is March 23, 2007.
Paper submission is done exclusively via the conference website,
using the submission guidelines. These guidelines will mention that
authors also have the opportunity to include a restricted number of
multimedia files in their submission.

Previously-published papers should not be submitted, nor papers
already submitted and/or accepted for publication in journals or
upcoming conferences.

At the time of submission, authors will have the opportunity to
specify that they would like to present their paper in one of the
Special Sessions. All the information on Special Sessions and how
to contribute to them will be available on the Interspeech 2007
website by the time the paper submission opens.

Each corresponding author will be notified by e-mail of the acceptance
or rejection of her/his paper by May 25, 2007. Minor updates of accepted
papers will be allowed during May 25 - June 3, 2007.

Important Dates:

Full paper submission deadline: March 23, 2007
Notification of paper acceptance/rejection: May 25, 2007
Early registration deadline: June 22, 2007

Professor Dirk Van Compernolle (General Chair)
Professor Lou Boves (General Co-Chair)

Message 2: 16th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics
Date: 07-Dec-2006
From: Andrea Donakey <PLCmanchester.ac.uk>
Subject: 16th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Full Title: 16th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Date: 20-Apr-2007 - 20-Apr-2007
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Organising Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/Research/Conferences/plc/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

In March 1992 the University of Manchester hosted its first Postgraduate Linguistics Conference. Since then, this annual event has gained popularity and it now draws participants from across the world to exchange ideas in a relaxed but stimulating environment.

The aim of the conference is to bring together postgraduates from within the various areas of the discipline for them to present current research to their peers. A well-known guest speaker will be invited to give the plenary talk (details to be confirmed). We hope the day will be rewarding for all, both in learning and establishing new contacts.

The PG Conference will be held at the University of Manchester on Friday 20th April 2007, from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Any postgraduate student (MA or PhD) is very welcome to submit an abstract on any topic related to linguistics.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes discussion.

Parallel sessions will allow twenty papers to be given.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the day (payment included in the registration fee), and an informal conference dinner in the evening will also be organised for all those interested. Suggestions for overnight accommodation can be provided on request.

Please send abstracts by email in Word or PDF version to the conference email address PLCmanchester.ac.uk by 31st January 2007. They should have a maximum of 300 words (excluding references). If you are using any special font, please attach them to the document and let us know. Together with the abstract, you should provide a cover sheet with the following information: your name, your affiliation (department and university), your email address (the one you check regularly), the title of the paper, and the area of research (e.g. syntax, phonetics, psycholinguistics, etc.). Authors of selected abstracts will be informed in February. The papers presented will be published in our annual series of proceedings (PLUM).

Details of last year's conference can be found on the following website: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/SubjectAreas/LinguisticsEnglishLanguage/NewsandEvents/PostgraduateConference2006

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by post at the following address:

Postgraduate Linguistics Conference 2007
School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Humanities Lime Grove
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL

Email: plcmanchester.ac.uk
Web: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/Research/Conferences/plc/

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