LINGUIST List 9.463

Fri Mar 27 1998

Calls: TSD98 WS, Konvens98

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  1. Ivan Kopecek, TSD98 Workshop -- 2nd Call for Papers
  2. Bernhard Schroeder, 2nd CfP Konvens98

Message 1: TSD98 Workshop -- 2nd Call for Papers

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 14:50:31 +0100
From: Ivan Kopecek <>
Subject: TSD98 Workshop -- 2nd Call for Papers


 A Workshop on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOG (TSD'98)
 Brno, Czech Republic, 23-26 September 1998

The workshop is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen, under the auspices of the Dean of the Faculty of
Informatics of Masaryk University.

Please visit the workshop's homepage:

Brno, Czech Republic


TSD'98 will be concerned with topics in the field of natural language
processing, in particular:

- Corpora, texts and transcription
- Speech analysis, recognition and synthesis
- Their intertwining within NL dialog systems.

Topics of the workshop 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, especially parsing problems in spoken texts
- Multilingual issues, especially multilingual dialog systems
- Information retrieval and text/topic summarization
- Speech modeling 
- Speech segmentation
- Speech recognition 
- Text-to-speech synthesis
- Dialog systems
- Development of dialog strategies 
- Assistive technologies based on speech and dialog
- Applied systems and software


Baudoin Genevieve (France)
Ferencz Attila (Romania)
Hanks Patrick (Great Britain, chair)
Hermansky Hynek (USA)
Kopecek Ivan (Czech Republic)
Krishnamurthy Ramesh (Great Britain)
Matousek Vaclav (Czech Republic)
Mueller Johannes (Germany)
Noeth Elmar (Germany)
Pala Karel (Czech Republic)
Pavesic Nikola (Slovenia)
Rubio Antonio (Spain)
Schukat-Talamazzini E. Guenter (Germany)
Skrelin Pavel (Russia)


Bartek Ludek
Batusek Robert
Komarkova Dana (secretary) e-mail:
Kopecek Ivan (chair) e-mail:
Matousek Vaclav
Pala Karel
Smrz Pavel
Staudek Jan
Zackova Eva (PRINCIPAL CONTACT) e-mail:
Zizka Jan


Abstracts of no more than 500 words [plain ASCII text only, please]
should be submitted to the following e-mail address on or before May
15, 1998:

Submissions should include, in addition to the abstract itself, the
name of the author(s), affiliation, address, telephone number, fax
number, and e-mail address. Electronic submissions will be
acknowledged by e-mail, so please contact us if no acknowledgement is
received. Acceptance of submissions will likewise be notified by
e-mail. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of

Authors of abstracts that are accepted will be requested to send their
papers in PostScript form (in LLNCS format) to the above by e-mail
before August 17th. LaTeX word processor is preferred but not
required. Format instructions (and LLNCS LaTeX format) will be sent to
authors together with the notification of acceptance. Requests for
participation will be processed on a "first come first served" basis.


Friday, May 15, 1998 ..... Submissions of Abstracts due
Tuesday, June 30, 1998 ..... Notification of acceptance sent to the
Monday, August 17, 1998 ..... Final papers (camera ready) due
Wednesday, September 23, 1998 ...... Workshop date


Registration fee:

80.- USD (includes proceedings, refreshments, social events and trip)

Accommodation and food:
Double room (shared with other participant): 130.- USD
Single room: 190.- USD

The full cost of the Workshop will therefore be either 210,- USD or
270,- USD, depending on whether accommodation is shared. Further
details will be announced later.


The official language of the event will be English, but papers on
issues relating to text and speech processing in languages other than
English are strongly encouraged.


All correspondence regarding the workshop should be addressed to:

Dana Komarkova
Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University
Botanicka 68a
60200 Brno
Czech republic
tel.: +420 5 41 512 359


All sessions of the workshop will be plenary (no parallel sessions).
The format will consist of paper presentations (generally 20 minutes)
followed by discussion (10 minutes). The workshop will also include
social events, an excursion to the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University Brno, and a trip in the vicinity of Brno (the Moravian
Karst, including the beautiful Macocha Chasm).


Hotel Myslivna, where the workshop will take place, is a comfortable
hotel in beautiful woods on a hill near a natural reservation area
very close to Brno. The surrounding is very quiet and suitable for
walks and hiking (jogging) routes.

Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the south-east part of the
Czech Republic. It is the second-largest town in the Czech Republic
(with a population of about half a million). It had been a royal city
since 1347. There are six universities in Brno. Historical and
artistic places of interest 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
 -- The Church of St James 
 -- The "Bishops' Church" of St Peter & St Paul
 -- The famous villa Tugendhadt, designed by Mies van der Rohe
 -- Many other important examples of Czech architecture between 
 the wars (1918-38).

In the immediate surroundings of Brno are the Moravian Karst. with
Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves; the site of the "Battle of the Three
emperors" (Napoleon, Alexander of Russia, and Franz of Austria),
commonly known as the Battle of Austerlitz; the chateau of Slavkov
(Austerlitz); Pernstejn Castle; and many other attractions.


Brno can be reached easily by direct trains from Prague, Vienna,
Bratislava, and Budapest, or by plane to Vienna and then by coach or
train (130 km). Another possibility is to go by plane to Prague and
then travel about 200 km by coach or train. Further travel details
will be given in future announcements.

Ivan Kopecek
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Message 2: 2nd CfP Konvens98

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 15:28:58 +0000
From: Bernhard Schroeder <>
Subject: 2nd CfP Konvens98



Computer, Linguistik und Phonetik zwischen Sprache und Sprechen

Computers, Linguistics, and Phonetics between Language and Speech

 4. Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natuerlicher Sprache
 4th Conference on Natural Language Processing

 Oct. 5-7, 1998, University of Bonn, Germany

Organized by: 

Gesellschaft fuer Linguistische Datenverarbeitung (GLDV)(responsible
in 1998) Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
Gesellschaft fuer Informatik (GI), FA 1.3 "Natuerliche Sprache"
Informationstechnische Gesellschaft/Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Akustik
Oesterreichische Gesellschaft fuer Artificial Intelligence (OeGAI)


Subjects of the conference are all areas of language processing
dealing with language in its written or spoken form. Special attention
will be paid to approaches focussing on the structural and the
phonological/phonetic aspects of computer-aided/based language
research and aimed at bridging the gap between both aspects.

Please submit proposals for: 
- lectures, 
- workshops, 
- demonstrations and 
- posters. 

All proposals will be reviewed anonymously. Please add a title page
specifying the author's names and institutions as well as title and
form of the contribution.

Proposals should be submitted in 5 paper copies (DIN A4 paper size,
Times 12pt), and in electronic form per e-mail (preferably LaTeX or
PS). Word and WordPerfect format files and LaTeX style files will be
available for download after March 15, 1998.

Proposals should not exceed 10 pages for lectures, and 5 pages for
workshops. Poster contributions will be published as short papers
limited to 4 pages.

Workshop proposals should explain the significance of the subject, and
they should name the prospective participants and their contributions.

Demonstrations should be briefly described; the equipment needed
should be specified.

All proposals should contain German and English abstracts of 12 lines

Conference languages are German and English.

All proposals are reviewed by at least two independent reviewers
nominated by the programme committee. Accepted proposals will be
published in the conference proceedings which will be available before
the beginning of the conference.


March 1, 1998 Deadline for the submission of workshop proposals
April 15, 1998 Deadline for the submission of proposals for 
 lectures and posters
May 15, 1998 Notification on acceptance
June 15, 1998 Submission of the printable contribution to the
July 15, 1998 Deadline for submitting proposals for system


 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hess 
 Prof. Dr. Winfried Lenders 
 Dr. Thomas Portele 
 Dr. Bernhard Schroeder 


 Dr. Ernst Buchberger, Wien (OeGAI) 
 Dr. Stefan Busemann, Saarbruecken (GI) 
 Prof. Dr. Dafydd Gibbon, Bielefeld (DGfS) 
 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoeppner, Duisburg (GI) 
 Prof. Dr. Roland Hausser, Erlangen (GLDV) 
 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hess, Bonn (ITG/DEGA) 
 Prof. Dr. R. Hoffmann, Dresden (ITG/DEGA) 
 Dr. Tibor Kiss, Heidelberg (DGfS) 
 Prof. Dr. Winfried Lenders, Bonn (GLDV) 
 Dr. Harald Trost (OeGAI) 


Gisela von Neffe 
Institut fuer Kommunikationsforschung und Phonetik 
 der Universitaet Bonn 
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47 
D-53115 Bonn 

Internet: http// 

 Phone: +49-228-735638 
 Fax: +49-228-735639 


KONVENS 98 will take place at the University of Bonn's Central
Building, which is situated in the city's centre, in walking distance
from the main railway station.

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