[Elsnet-list] TSD 2005 - Call for Participation

Vaclav Matousek matousek at kiv.zcu.cz
Fri Jul 15 12:34:06 CEST 2005


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 		  TSD 2005 - CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
       An International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE

        Postovni dvur, Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic

         September 12-16, 2005 (right after Interspeech 2005)

                   http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/events/tsd2005

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TSD 2005 is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University 
of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, 
Masaryk University, Brno. TSD 2005 is also supported by International 
Speech Communication Association (ISCA).


TOPICS

The conference topic is partially oriented to the multi-modal human - 
computer interaction (HCI), but e.g the following topics are included:

 	corpora, texts and transcription;
 	sense disambiguation;
 	multilingual issues, especially multilingual dialogue systems;
 	development of dialogue strategies;
 	information retrieval and information extraction;
 	speech analysis, recognition and synthesis;
 	knowledge representation.


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event will be English.


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program  will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations,  panel discussions,  and demonstration sessions. 
Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions. 
A preliminary conference program will be published at the conference 
www pages.  The first day of the conference (September 12th) will be 
dedicated for tutorials and workshops.


INVITED TALKS

      Tue Sep 13:

        F.Jelinek, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA:
              Language Modeling Experiments with Random Forests

        H.Hermansky, P.Fousek, M.Lehtonen, IDIAP Martigny, Switzerland:
              The Role of Speech in Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction


      Wed Sep 14:

        S.Furui, M.Nakamura, T.Ichiba, K.Iwano, Tokyo Institute
        of Technology, Japan:
              Why is the Recognition of Spontaneous Speech so Hard?

        K.Fellbaum, B.Ketzmerick, BTH Cottbus, Germany:
              On the Acoustic Components in Multimedia Presentations


      Thu Sep 15:

        L.J.M. Rothkrantz, J.C.Wojdel, P.Wiggers, Delft University
        of Technology, the Netherlands:
              Fusing Data Streamsin Continous Audio-Visual Speech
 	     Recognition

        P.Slavik, V.Nemec, A.J.Sporka, Czech Technical University,
        Prague, Czech Republic:
              Speech Based User Interface for Users with Special Needs


       Detailed abstracts of the invited talks can be found at
       http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/tsd2005/, Invited Speakers.


TUTORIALS (September 12th)

E.Noeth: Recent Advances in Speech Recognition
A.A.Romanov, L.A.Romanova: Semiotics View on Ritual Communication


PROCEEDINGS

The conference proceedings will be traditionally published by 
Springer-Verlag in LNCS/LNAI series and will be distributed to the 
participants at the conference.


SOCIAL EVENTS

The TSD 2005 conference will also include an excursion to the production 
site of Becherovka and trip to Loket castle, Cheb town, Spa Frantiskovy 
Lazne and neighbouring nature reserve.


LOCATION

Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) is the largest and best-known bath resort in the
Czech Republic. The foundation and development of Karlovy Vary has always 
been connected with the curative effect of its warm mineral springs, which 
marked the whole spirit of the city. The city has also a rich cultural 
tradition. The spa society meeting has been getting a more and more 
international character since the early 18th century (e.g. Johann Wolfgang 
Goethe, Peter the Great).

The city's spa centre, which is the most attractive from the visitors' 
point-of-view, is situated around the meandering Tepla River. It is surrounded 
with the hilly landscape and the forests shaping up the typical spa scenery. 
The Moser glass and bitters Karlovarska becherovka (38 % of alcohol, 
10 % of sugar), known as "the thirteenth spring", are the traditional 
specialties of Karlovy Vary. The Karlovy Vary International film festival
of category A presents annually more then 200 films from the whole world.


ACCOMMODATION

The organizing committee has arranged accommodation at reasonable prices 
in the spa center of Karlovy Vary (up to July 31st). Comprehensive spa 
treatment is possible. The current list of available accommodation and prices 
is accessible on the conference website.


GETTING THERE

The town is located not far off the Czech-German border on the international 
road E48. The local airport has a regular connection with Prague and Moscow. 
Karlovy Vary has a very good bus connection with Prague (125 km) and can be 
also reached via train through border crossing Schirnding - Cheb (60 km from 
town Schirnding) or through Johanngeorgenstadt.


CONFERENCE FEES

The final conference fee depends on the date of payment and your status. 
The basic fee covers meals at the main conference time (Sept. 13 - 16), 
refreshments, organizing costs, conference proceedings and social events.

Please visit the conference web page and register to see detailed 
information.


All costs are in Czech Crowns (CZK), see e.g. http://www.xe.com/ucc/
for the current exchange rate.


ADDRESS

TSD 2005 conference e-mail:   tsd2005 at kiv.zcu.cz
TSD 2005 conference web site: http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/events/tsd2005



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