[Elsnet-list] Interspeech 2005 - Call for participation

Isabel Trancoso Isabel.Trancoso at inesc-id.pt
Mon Jun 27 17:27:43 CEST 2005


                   (apologies for multiple copies)

               EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2005
           
                   Interspeech 2005 / Eurospeech
                         September 4--8, 2005
                           Lisbon, Portugal
                       www.interspeech2005.org   

                        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

ISCA, together with the Interspeech 2005 - Eurospeech organizing
committee, would like to encourage participation in the upcoming
conference.

Interspeech 2005 - Eurospeech is the 9th biennal conference of the
International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) and the sixth in
the annual series of Interspeech events, after Beijing, Aalborg,
Denver, Geneva and Jeju.

This year's theme is "Ubiquitous Speech Processing", a long-term goal
for this new millenium, which is also the topic of the panel of our
4th and last plenary session. The conference follows the typical
format of Interspeech events, with parallel oral and poster sessions,
and a first Tutorial Day program featuring six in-depth tutorials from
world-class experts in their field.

The conference will be held September 4-8 in Lisbon, Portugal, at
Centro Cultural de Belem, located in the city's most renowned historic
area, next to the Jeronimos Monastery and facing the river
Tagus. Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is a city
like no other. The city center is a buzzing grid of grand streets with
all the trappings of any other Western European city, but also
rumbling old trams, antiquated funiculars and elevators that help
negotiate Lisbon's steep hills.

The Technical Program will include parallel oral and poster sessions,
totaling 781 papers, selected from 1261 regular full paper
submissions. Additionally, it will include 10 Special Sessions on new,
emerging areas of interest to the spoken language processing
community.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
  - Monday 5th:    ISCA Medalist
  - Tuesday 6th:   Fernando Pereira, Univ. Pennsylvania, USA
                   Title: Linear Models for Structure Prediction
  - Wednesday 7th: Elizabeth Shriberg, SRI and ICSI, USA
                   Title: Spontaneous Speech:
                   How People Really Talk, and Why Engineers Should  
Care

TUTORIALS:
Tutorials for Interspeech'2005 will be held on Sunday, September 4th,
organized by internationally recognized experts in their fields. The
idea behind the tutorials is to provide an overview of the topic as
well as to bring to light the recent developments in fields concerning
spoken language processing.

  - Languages for Developing Multimodal Applications
    James A. Larson
  - VoIP Technologies and Speech Applications
    Gerald Karam and Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio
  - Usability Theory and Practice in Speech Interaction System Design
    Fang Chen and Kristiina Jokinen
  - Visions, Technology and Business of Conversational Machines
    Mazin Gilbert and Roberto Pieraccini
  - Forensic Speech Science
    Anders Eriksson and Andrzej Drjgajlo
  - Building Synthetic Voice
    Alan Black


OTHER EVENTS:
  - Monday 5th:    Opening Ceremony
                   Welcome Reception (Cloisters)

  - Tuesday 6th:   ISCA SIG Meeting
                   Student Reception
                   Scientific Review Committee Reception (Castle)

  - Wednesday 7th: Panel - Towards a SIG on Iberian Languages
                           Chair: Nestor Yoma
                   Panel - History of Speech Technology
                           Chairs: Janet Baker & Patri J. Pugliese
                           Panelists: Gunnar Fant, Jim Flanagan,
                           Hiroya Fujisaki, Joseph Mariani, Louis Pols
                   ISCA General Assembly
                   Banquet

  - Thursday 8th:  Panel - Ubiquitous Speech Processing
                           Chair: Roger K. Moore
                           Panelists: Alex Acero, Jordan Cohen,
                           Paul Dalsgaard and Sadaoki Furui
                   Closing Session / History of Fado


ACCOMMODATION:
A large number of rooms has been reserved in several hotels.  Hotel
booking can be done through the travel agency Viagens Abreu, by
completing the Hotel Reservation Form (see website) and returning with
payment, no later than June 30th.


For further information:         www.interspeech2005.org
or send email to                 info at interspeech2005.org

Organizer:
L2F - Spoken Language Systems Laboratory, INESC ID Lisboa
Rua Alves Redol, 9 - 1000-029 Lisbon - Portugal
Phone:+351 213100268    Fax: +351 213145843   www.l2f.inesc-id.pt




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