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Message 1: Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Date: Thu, 4 Nov 93 22:13:25 -05Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
From: Richard Sproat <rwshabanero.research.att.com>
Subject: Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

 SECOND ESCA/IEEE WORKSHOP

 ON

 SPEECH SYNTHESIS



 September 12-15, 1994

 Mohonk Mountain House

 New Paltz, New York

 U.S.A.

 Advance Notice, Preliminary Registration
 and Call for Papers


 AIM OF THE WORKSHOP
 The workshop is intended to attract an international audience and
 will focus on the application of novel and theoretically interest-
 ing techniques to text-to-speech systems. Attendees will be
 chosen by an international scientific committee from 400-800 word
 abstracts. We plan to invite up to 150 participants for a three-
 day workshop combining paper and poster presentations with exten-
 sive discussions.

 WORKSHOP THEMES
 We hope to encourage exchange of ideas and techniques in the fol-
 lowing areas:

 o Innovative signal processing techniques for synthesis.

 o Methods for producing optimal inventories for concatenative
 systems and for computing trajectories for formant or articu-
 latory synthesis.

 o The computation of prosodic variation (phrasing, accent,
 intensity and timing) from text or context analysis.

 o Models of fundamental frequency, timing and amplitude varia-
 tion.

 o Multi-lingual synthesis.

 o Message-to-speech generation systems.

 o Novel applications of speech synthesis.

 o Evaluation strategies for synthesis.

 SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS/PAPERS
 Abstracts should be 400-800 words long, and should include title,
 author(s), affiliation(s), and the telephone number, fax, and e-
 mail address of the author to be notified. Electronic submissions
 are strongly encouraged. Abstracts will be accepted for oral or
 poster presentation. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked
 to submit short papers to be published in the conference proceed-
 ings.

 REGISTRATION FEES
 The cost of the workshop will be $750 US ($650 US for students).
 This includes the price of food and lodging. (Dinner will be
 served on the day of arrival, but not on the day of departure.)
 There will be a $50 US discount for early payments (before April
 15). We prefer payment in the form of a foreign draft (in US Dol-
 lars) payable on a US bank. International money orders or direct
 wire transfers (in US Dollars) can be accepted, but must include
 an additional $10 US. All should be payable to:
 ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
 Account number: 0035081135
 Summit Bank
 Bank number: 021202609
 Summit, NJ 07901, U.S.A.
 A limited number of student fellowships will be available;
 selection will be based on quality of submitted abstracts.

 WORKSHOP SITE
 The meeting will be held in the Mohonk Mountain House, a national
 historic landmark resort hotel about 100 miles north of New York
 City, in a hilly region of rural New York State.

 Attendance at the workshop is limited to about 150 participants,
 for reasons of space. Preference for attendance will be given to
 those whose abstracts are accepted.

 INVITED SPEAKERS
 Mary Beckman
 Ohio State University, USA
 David Pisoni
 Indiana University, USA

 INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
 Gerard Bailly
 Institut de la Communication Parl'ee, France
 Christian Benoit
 Institut de la Communication Parl'ee, France
 Jared Bernstein
 SRI International, USA
 Lou Boves
 Nijmegen University, The Netherlands
 Rene Collier
 IPO, Netherlands
 Bjorn Granstrom
 KTH, Sweden
 Sue Hertz
 Eloquent Technology, USA
 Merle Horne
 Lund University, Sweden
 Jill House
 University College London, UK
 Klaus Kohler
 Universitat Kiel, Germany
 Bob Ladd
 Edinburgh University, UK
 John Local
 York University, UK
 Marian Macchi
 Bellcore, USA
 Sieb Nooteboom
 Utrecht University, The Netherlands
 Janet Pierrehumbert
 Northwestern University, USA
 Yoshinori Sagisaka
 ATR, Japan
 Chilin Shih
 AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA
 David Talkin
 Entropic Research Laboratory, USA


 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
 Julia Hirschberg,
 juliaresearch.att.com, 908-582-7496
 Jan van Santen,
 jphvsresearch.att.com, 908-582-2551
 Richard Sproat,
 rwsresearch.att.com, 908-582-5296

 HONORARY CHAIR
 Joseph Olive
 AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA

 IMPORTANT DATES
 January 7, 1994: Preliminary registration and deadline for submis-
 sion of titles and abstracts.
 March 25: Notification of acceptance.
 April 15: Deadline for discount registration fee.
 June 25: Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers and regis-
 tration payment.
 September 12-15: Workshop on speech synthesis.

 SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS
 We are grateful to the following organizations for sponsoring the
 workshop: The European Speech Communication Association (ESCA),
 The American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and
 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


 __________________________________________________________________

 Second ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis
 12-15 September 1994
 Mohonk Mountain House
 New Paltz, New York, USA
 Preliminary registration
 Submission of title and abstract
 Name:
 Affiliation:
 Mailing address:


 Phone:
 Fax:
 E-mail:
 I would like to participate in the ESCA Workshop on speech syn-
 thesis as a:
 [] full participant [] student. Student ID #:
 [] I am an ESCA member. Membership #:
 [] An abstract of 400-800 words is:
 [] included (5 copies) [] sent by E-mail
 Title:


 Preferred presentation:
 [] oral [] poster [] either.
 [] Payment made. Amount: $ US, by:
 [] US bank draft [] money order [] wire transfer.
 Please complete this form, and send it to arrive no later than
 January 7, 1994.
 Mailing address:

 ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
 AT&T Bell Laboratories
 600 Mountain Avenue, Room 2D-451
 Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974-0636, USA
 synthresearch.att.com
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