[Elsnet-list] 10-th International Conference on Speech and Computer SPECOM'2005

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First announcement and call for papers



SPECOM 2005

10th International Conference on Speech and Computer

October 17-19 2005

University of Patras, Patras, Greece



Organized by WCL, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,

University of Patras, Greece

in collaboration with

Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU), Moscow, Russia



Supported by ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) and

ELSNET (European Network in Language and Speech)





AIMS

SPECOM 2005, the 10th International Conference on Speech and Computer,
is following the events held up-to-now alternately in St. Petersburg and
Moscow (Russia). The aim of this Conference is to present and discuss
new developments connected with natural human - computer interaction. In
particular emphasis will be on the progress and challenges of speech and
language technology applications.

             The scientific program will include several invited lectures
as well as submitted paper presentations. Submitted papers will be
published in a volume of proceedings available at the Conference.



TOPICS

Topics of interest for paper submission include but are not limited to:

*	Speech production and perception
*	Speech analysis and processing
*	Natural language processing
*	Speech coding and transmission
*	Speech recognition and understanding
*	Speech synthesis
*	Spoken dialog systems
*	Speaker recognition
*	Multi-modal processing
*	Speech and language resources
*	Applied systems for Human-Computer Interaction



VENUE

The Conference will be held at the conference centre of the University
of Patras, Greece. Patras is located on the west coast of Greece, 200 km
from Athens. It is the principal seaport linking the country with Italy
and the commercial and cultural centre of Western Greece. Apart from its
beautiful landscape, Patras is close to the famous archeological sites
of Olympia, Delphi and Corinth.



SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers of not more than
four (4) pages. Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission
through e-mail in ASCII format. All papers will be refereed by an
International Scientific Committee. Submission of a paper implies a
commitment to present the paper if accepted.



IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of full paper:          June 27, 2005

Notification of acceptance:       July 18, 2005

Early registration:                     July 29, 2005

Late registration:                      September 10, 2005

Conference:                             October 17-19



LANGUAGE

The official language of the Conference will be English.



GENERAL CHAIR
George Kokkinakis, WCL, University of Patras, Greece



CO-CHAIRS

Irina Khaleeva, Moscow State Linguistic University

Nikos Fakotakis, WCL, University of Patras, Greece



ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chair:

Nikos Fakotakis, WCL, University of Patras, Greece

Co- chair:

Rodmonga Potapova, Moscow State Linguistic University



For further information:
www.wcl.ee.upatras.gr/SPECOM2005

or send e-mail to: bobola at wcl.ee.upatras.gr



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