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Syndicate: Call: Text Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2000, Brno


> From:          "Robert Batusek" <xbatusek@informatics.muni.cz>
> To:            <tsd2000@fi.muni.cz>
> Subject:       TSD 2000 - First Announcement and Call for Papers
> Date:          Tue, 1 Feb 2000 17:22:40 +0100
>
> ***************************************************
>  TSD 2000 - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
> ***************************************************
>
> Third International Workshop on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
> (TSD 2000)
> Brno, Czech Republic, 13-16 September 2000
>
>
> 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 (currently published
> by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial
> Intelligence series).
>
>
> TOPICS
>
> Topics of the TSD 2000 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;
> multi-lingual issues, especially multi-lingual dialogue systems;
> information retrieval and text/topic summarization;
> speech modeling;
> speech segmentation;
> speech recognition;
> text-to-speech synthesis;
> dialogue systems;
> development of dialogue strategies;
> prosody in dialogues;
> user modeling;
> knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems;
> assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
> applied systems and software.
>
> Papers on processing of languages other than English
> are strongly encouraged.
>
>
> PROGRAM COMMITTEE
>
> Jelinek Frederick, USA (general chair)
> Hermansky Hynek, USA (executive chair)
> Baudoin Genevieve, France
> Cermak Frantisek, Czech Republic
> Ferencz Attila, Romania
> Hajicova Eva, Czech Republic
> Hanks Patrick, GB
> Kilgariff Adam, GB
> Kopecek Ivan, Czech Republic
> Kucera Pavel, Czech Republic
> Matousek Vaclav, Czech Republic
> Moon Rosamund, GB
> Noeth Elmar, Germany
> Pala Karel, Czech Republic
> Pavesic Nikola, Slovenia
> Petkevic Vladimir, Czech Republic
> Psutka Josef, Czech Rep.
> Schukat-Talamazzini E.G., Germany
> Skrelin Pavel, Russia
> Vintsiuk Taras, Ukraine
> Wilks Yorick, GB
>
>
> ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
>
> Bartek Ludek, Batusek Robert, Gaura Pavel, Horak Ales,
> Komarkova Dana (secretary), Kopecek Ivan (co-chair),
> Matousek Vaclav, Nygryn Pavel, Pala Karel (co-chair),
> Sedlacek Radek, Smrz Pavel, Sojka Petr, Staudek Jan,
> Veber Marek, Zackova Eva, Zizka Jan
>
>
> FORMAT OF THE WORKSHOP
>
> TSD 2000 is an international workshop with a limited number
> of participants and priority given to the active participants.
> The workshop program will include oral presentations and
> a poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time
> for discussions of the issues raised. The program will
> also involve short communications, reports about ongoing
> projects and industrial presentations. The latter types
> of contributions will not appear in the proceedings
> and the deadline for their submission will be announced
> later. Social events including a trip in the vicinity
> of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions.
>
> TSD 2000 is supported by International Speech Communication
> Association (ISCA). The organizing committee is applying
> for a grant from the European Committee (High Level Scientific
> Conference). If the application is successful the organizing
> committee would subsidize young researchers and participants
> from East Europe significantly.
>
>
> SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
>
> Authors should submit extended abstracts not exceeding 1000 words
> by March 10, 2000 to the e-mail address:
>
> tsd2000@fi.muni.cz
>
> Submission must also include the author(s) name, affiliation,
> address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. Acceptance
> of the submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. Papers have
> to follow the Springer-Verlag instructions for the authors
> for Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The instructions
> can be found at the www address:
>
> http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html
>
>
> IMPORTANT DATES
>
> Preliminary registration and deadline for submission of extended
> abstracts:
> March 10, 2000
>
> Notification of acceptance sent to the authors:
> April 30, 2000
>
> Final papers (camera ready) and registration:
> May 30, 2000
>
> Workshop date:
> September 13-16, 2000
>
> The contributions to the workshop will be published in
> proceedings that will be made available to participants at
> the time of the workshop. The proceedings of the last TSD
> workshop were published by Springer-Verlag in the series
> Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and we anticipate
> the same format for TSD 2000.
>
>
> OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
>
> The official language of the workshop is English.
>
>
> CONFERENCE FEE
>
> The conference fee is $150. The fee includes one copy of
> the Proceedings, refreshments, social events and trip.
> The organizing committee will provide discounts and grants
> for the participants from the East European countries.
>
>
> ACCOMODATION
> The organizing committee will arrange an accommodation in a student
> dormitories in a walking distance from the place of the Conference
> at a reasonable price. For the participants who prefer to
> be accommodated in a hotel it is possible to reserve a room.
> The actual list of available hotels and prices will be accessible
> at the workshop website.
>
> ADDRESS
>
> All correspondence regarding the workshop should be addressed to:
>
> Dana Komarkova
> TSD 2000 c/o Faculty of Informatics
> Masaryk University
> Botanick 68a
> CZ-602 00 Brno
> Czech Republic
> telephone: ++420 5 41 512 359
> fax: ++420 5 41 212 568
> e-mail: tsd2000@fi.muni.cz
> The official TSD 2000 homepage is: http://www.fi.muni.cz/tsd2000/
>
>
> VENUE
>
> The conference will take place at the Faculty of Informatics,
> Masaryk University, Botanicka 68a, Brno, Czech Republic.
>
> Brno is the capital of the region named Moravia, which is
> placed in the south-east part of the Czech Republic, and the
> second largest town in the Czech Republic (with population
> about half a million). It had been the King's town since 1347
> and with its six Universities it forms a cultural center
> of the region.
>
> Brno can be reached easily by direct 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.
>
> The local ones include:
> Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, Old and New
> City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church
> and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Bishops
> Church of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole,
> famous villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe
> and 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 greatest
> Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - the town on the list of
> UNESCO and many others are all within an easy reach.


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