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Message 1: 11th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
Date: 07-Dec-2007
From: Ales Horak <halesfi.muni.cz>
Subject: 11th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
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11th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
Short Title: TSD 2008

Date: 08-Sep-2008 - 12-Sep-2008
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Contact: Karel Pala
Contact Email: tsd2008tsdconference.org
Meeting URL: http://www.tsdconference.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Eleventh International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2008) is
organized 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.

The 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 (LNAI) series.

TSD 2008 Preliminary Announcement

Eleventh International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2008)
Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2008
http://www.tsdconference.org/

The conference is organized 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.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

TSD Series

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 (LNAI) series.

Topics

Topics of the 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
Parsing problems in spoken texts
Multi-lingual issues
multi-lingual dialogue systems
Information retrieval and information extraction
Text/topic summarization
Machine translation
Semantic networks and ontologies
Semantic web
Speech modeling
Speech segmentation
Speech recognition
Search in speech for IR and IE
Text-to-speech synthesis
Dialogue systems
Development of dialogue strategies
Prosody in dialogues
Emotions and personality modeling
User modeling
Knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems
Assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue
Applied systems and software
Facial animation
Visual speech synthesis

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly
encouraged.

Program Committee

Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair)
Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland (executive chair)
Eneko Agirre, Spain
Genevieve Baudoin, France
Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
Attila Ferencz, Romania
Louise Guthrie, GB
Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
Patrick Hanks, Czech Republic
Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
Ales Horak, Czech Republic
Eduard Hovy, USA
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
Hermann Ney, Germany
Elmar Noeth, Germany
Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
Karel Pala, Czech Republic
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Republic
Fabio Pianesi, Italy
Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
James Pustejovsky, USA
Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
Marko Tadic, Croatia
Tamas Varadi, Hungary
Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
Yorick Wilks, GB
Victor Zakharov, Russia

Format of the Conference

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and a poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow
for additional informal interactions.

Conference Program

The conference program will include oral presentations and
poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of
the issues raised.

Important Dates

March 15 2008 ............ Submission of abstract
March 22 2008 ............ Submission of full papers
May 15 2008 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31 2008 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration
July 23 2008 ............. Submission of demonstration abstracts
July 30 2008 ............. Notification of acceptance for demonstrations sent to
the authors
September 8-12 2008 ...... Conference date

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

Official language of the conference will be English

All correspondence regarding the conference should be
addressed to:

Dana Hlavackova, TSD 2008
Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
phone: +420-5-49 49 33 29
fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
email: tsd2008tsdconference.org

Location

Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a
population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the
south-east part of the Czech Republic. It had been a Royal City since
1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural center of the
region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Munich and
Prague and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).


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