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Fri Jul 18 2008

Confs: Computational Linguistics/Czech Republic

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        1.    Adam Rambousek, Eleventh International Conference on Text, Speech, and Dialogue


Message 1: Eleventh International Conference on Text, Speech, and Dialogue
Date: 18-Jul-2008
From: Adam Rambousek <xrambousfi.muni.cz>
Subject: Eleventh International Conference on Text, Speech, and Dialogue
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Eleventh International Conference on Text, Speech, and Dialogue
Short Title: TSD 2008

Date: 08-Sep-2008 - 12-Sep-2008
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Contact: Dana Hlavackova
Contact Email: tsd2008tsdconference.org
Meeting URL: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2008/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

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.
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.

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 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
Attila Ferencz, Romania
Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
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

Keynote Speakers:

Jerry Hobbs, ISI USC, USA
Deep Lexical Semantics

Elizabeth Shriberg, SRI, USA
Practical Prosody: Modeling Language Beyond the Words

Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada
The Future of Text-Meaning in Computational Linguistics

Format of the Conference:

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral
presentations, and 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.

Official Language:

The official language of the conference is English.

Conference Fees:

The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status. It
includes one copy of the proceedings, refreshments, local transport, social
events and organizing costs. The fee does not include accommodation.

Full participant:
Late payment (by August 15): CZK 10000
On-site payment: CZK 12000

Student:
Late payment (by August 15): CZK 8500
On-site payment: CZK 10000

The payment may be refunded up until August 15, at the cost of CZK 1500. No
refund is possible after this date.

All costs are in Czech Crowns (Czech Koruna, CZK), see e.g.
http://www.xe.com/ucc/ for the current exchange rate.

Accommodation:

The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in the 3-star
hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the accommodation are
available at the conference website.

Address:

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

The official TSD 2008 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/

Location:

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of
almost 400,000. The city 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. Brno had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six universities it
forms also a cultural center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow, Barcelona and
Prague and by 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. Local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle,
the Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and
crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul,
Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies
van der Rohe along with 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 largest Jewish cemeteries in
Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO heritage list, and many others are
all within easy reach.
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