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Fri May 15 1998

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Message 1: Beyond Boundaries II

Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 11:53:20 +0100
From: Wed, 13 May 1998 11:53:20 +0100 < Wed, 13 May 1998 11:53:20 +0100"> Wed, 13 May 1998 11:53:20 +0100>
Subject: Beyond Boundaries II

 EUROPEAN STUDIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE 
 University of Salford
 with the Universit de Toulouse-Le Mirail

 CALL FOR PAPERS

 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 19-21 FEBRUARY 1999

 'Beyond Boundaries II: 
 New Europe...Pan Europe?
 Trajectories And Destinations'

Following the success of the first 'Beyond Boundaries' 
cross-disciplinary conference in this series, the European Studies 
Research Institute (ESRI), with the Universit de Toulouse-Le Mirail, 
is inviting proposals for papers for the above conference.
ESRI comprises four centres: Contemporary History and Politics, 
Language and Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies and Policy 
Studies. Among the themes to be discussed across these centres and in 
a series of parallel sessions are: Discourses and Communities, 
Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Ethnicity and National 
Identity...

The CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS invites submissions for:

Sociolinguistically orientated papers on themes including:

 * Language, Ethnicity and Identity
 * Language and Variation
 * Linguistic Minorities, Language Politics and Language 
 Contact
 * Translation, Cultures and Discourses

And for papers to be presented at a:

 * 'Time and Space in Language and Cognition Workshop', 
 organised by Diane Blakemore (ESRI) and Jasques Durand (Equipe de 
 Recherche en Syntaxe et Smantique, CNRS, and Dpartement d'Etudes du 
 monde anglophone, Toulouse-Le Mirail) in association with the North 
 West Centre for Linguistics. 

The Centre's keynote speaker will be Professor Jenny Cheshire, who is 
professor of Linguistics at Queen Mary & Westfield College, 
University of London with a special interest in sociolinguistics.

For further information, please contact: Professor Diane Blakemore, 
Department of Modern Languages, University of Salford, Salford, 
Greater Manchester, M5 4WT UK. Telephone: +44 (0) 161 295 4948
Facsimile: +44 (0) 161 295 5223.
 E-mail: d.blakemoremod-lang.salford.ac.uk or:

Ms Charlotte Hoffmann, Department of Modern Languages, University of 
Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, UK. Telephone: +44 (0) 
161 295 4390. Facsimile: +44 (0) 161 295 5223
E-mail: c.hoffmannmod-lang.salford.ac.uk

ABSTRACTS (maximum 300 words) with title, name, address, institution 
and status (where applicable) should be sent by Friday 4 September 
1998 to:

 Professor Geoff Harris, Director
 European Studies Research Institute (ESRI)
 University of Salford
 Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4WT, UK

 Telephone: +44 (0) 161 295 5275 Facsimile: +44 (0) 161 295 5223 
 E-mail: g.t.harrismod-lang.salford.ac.uk
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Message 2: International Summer School on Speech Processing

Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 17:46:42 +0200
From: Elina Savino <esavinopoliba.it>
Subject: International Summer School on Speech Processing

****************************************************************
International Summer School "Neural Nets E. R. Caianiello"
3rd Course

 "A Course on Speech Processing,
 Recognition, and Artificial
 Neural Networks"
******************************************************************
web page: http://wsfalco.ing.uniroma1.it/Speeschool.html

The school is jointly organized by:
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC STUDIES (IIASS)
Vietri sul Mare (SA) Italy,
ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE (EMFCSC)
Erice (TR), Italy

Supported by:
EUROPEAN SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (ESCA)

Sponsored by:
SALERNO UNIVERSITY, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche E.R. Caianiello
(Italy)

DIRECTORS OF THE COURSE DIRECTORS OF THE SCHOOL
AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Gerard Chollet (France). Maria Marinaro (Italy)
M. Gabriella Di Benedetto (Italy) Michael Jordan (USA)
Anna Esposito (Italy)
Maria Marinaro (Italy)

PLACE: International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS)
 Via Pellegrino 19, 84019 Vietri sul Mare, Salerno (Italy)

DATES: 5th-14th October 1998

Student Fee: 1500 dollars

Student fee include accommodations (arranged by the school),
meals, one day of excursion, and a copy of the proceedings of
the school. Transportation is not included. A few scholarships
are available for students who are otherwise unable
to participate at the school, and who cannot apply for
the grants offered by ESCA.
The scholarship will partially cover lodging and living expenses.

Day time: 3 hour in the morning, three hour in the afternoon.
 
Day free: One day with an excursion of the places around.

AIMS:

 The aim of this school is to present the experiments,
 the theories and the perspectives of acoustic phonetics,
 as well as to discuss recent results in the speech literature.
 The school aims to provide a background for further
 study in many of the fields related to speech science
 and linguistics, including automatic speech recognition.
 The school will bring together leading researchers
 and selected students in the field of speech science
 and technology to discuss and disseminate the latest techniques.
 The school is devoted to an international audience and
 in particular to all students and scientists who are
 working on some aspects of speech and want to learn other
 aspects of this discipline.

MAJOR TOPICS
The school will cover a number of broad themes relevant to speech,
among them:

 1) Speech production and acoustic phonetics 
 2) Articulatory, acoustic, and prosodic features 
 3) Acoustic cues in speech perception
 4) Models of speech perception
 5) Speech processing (Preprocessing algorithms for Speech) 
 6) Neural Networks for automatic speech recognition 
 7) Multi-modal speech recognition and recognition in adverse
 environments. 
 8) Speech to speech translation (Vermobil and CSTAR projects)
 9) Applications (Foreign Language training aids, aids for
 handicapped, ....).
 10) Stochastic Models and Dialogue systems

FORMAT
The meeting will follow the usual format of tutorials and panel
discussions together with poster sessions for contributed papers.
The following tutorials are planned:

ABEER ALWAN UCLA University (CA) USA
 "Models of Speech Production and Their Application
 in Coding and Recognition"

ANDREA CALABRESE University of Connecticut (USA)
 "Prosodic and Phonological Aspects of Language"

GERARD CHOLLET CNRS - ENST France
 "ALISP, Speaker Verification, Interactive Voice Servers"

PIERO COSI CNR-Padova Italy
 "Auditory Modeling and Neural Networks"

RENATO DE MORI Universite d' Avignon, France 
 "Statistical Methods for Automatic Speech Recognition"

M. GABRIELLA DI BENEDETTO Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La
Sapienza", Rome, Italy
 ``Acoustic Analysis and Perception of Classes
 of Sounds (vowels and consonants)"

BJORN GRANSTROM Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Sweden
 "Multi-modal Speech Synthesis with Application"

JEAN P. HATON Universite Henri-Poincare, CRIN-INRIA, France
 "Neural Networks for Automatic Speech Recognition"
 
HYNEK HERMANSKY Oregon Graduate Institute, USA 
 "Goals and Techniques of Speech Analysis"
 
HERMANN NEY Computer Science Department, Aachen Germany
"Algorithms for Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition"
"Text and Speech Translation using Statistical Methods"

JOHN OHALA University of California at Berkeley (CA) USA
 "Articulatory Constraints on Distinctive Features"
 
JEAN SYLVAIN LIENARD LIMSI-CNRS, France
 "Speech Perception, Voice Perception"
 "Beyond Pattern Recognition"

PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings will be published in the form of a book
containing tutorial chapters written by the
lecturers and possibly shorter papers from other participants.
One free copy of the book will be distributed to each participant.

LANGUAGE
The official language of the school will be English.

POSTER SUBMISSION
There will be a poster session for contributed presentations
from participants. Proposals consisting of a one page abstract for
review
by the organizers should be submitted with applications.

DURATION
Participants are expected to arrive in time for the evening meal on
Sunday
4th October and depart on Tuesday 15th October.
Sessions will take place from Monday 5th-Wednesday 14th.

COSTS
The cost per participant of 1.500 $ dollars
covers accommodation (in twin rooms), meals for the duration of
the course, and one day of excursion.
- A supplement of 40 dollars per night should be paid for single
 room.
 Payment details will be notified with
 acceptance of applications.

GRANTS

- A few ESCA grants are available for participants (which
cover tuition and, maybe, part of the lodging).
See http://ophale.icp.inpg.fr/esca/grants.html for
further information.
Individual applications for grants should be sent to Wolfgang Hess by
e-mail: wghsunwgh.ikp.uni-bonn.de

ELIGIBILITY
The school is open to all suitably qualified scientists
from around the world.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 
 Important Date:

 Application deadline: May 30 1998
 Notification of acceptance: June 15 1998
 Registration fee payment deadline: July 10 1998

People with few years of experience in the field should include
a recommendation letter of their supervisor or group leader

Places are limited to a maximum of 60 participants in addition to the
lecturers.
These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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 APPLICATION FORM

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badge:^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Mailing Address (include institution or company name if appropriate):
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Date of Arrival :
Date of Departure:

Will you be applying for a ESCA grant ? yes/no*
*(please delete the alternatives which do not apply)

Will you be applying for a scholarship ? yes/no*
*(please delete the alternatives which do not apply)
*(please include in your application a justification for scholarship
request)
*****************************************************************

Please send the application form together the
recommendation letter
by electronic mail to:
iiasstin.it, subject: summer school;
or
by fax:
+39 89 761 189 (att.ne Prof. M. Marinaro)
or
by ordinary mail to the address below:
IIASS
Via Pellegrino 19, I84019 Vietri sul Mare (Sa) Italy

For further information please contact:
Anna Esposito
International Institute for advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS)
Via Pellegrino, 19,
84019 Vietri sul Mare (SA) Italy
Fax: + 39 89 761189
e-mail: annespvaxsa.csied.unisa.it
 


 ******************************* 
 Michelina (Elina) Savino 
 DEE - Politecnico di Bari 
 via Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari 
 Italia 
 Tel: +39 80 5460253 
 Fax: +39 80 5460410 
 e-mail: esavinopoliba.it 
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