[Elsnet-list] TSD 2005 2nd Call for Papers

Vaclav Matousek matousek at kiv.zcu.cz
Tue Mar 22 17:38:07 CET 2005


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

        Postovni dvur, Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic

          September 12-16, 2005 (right after Eurospeech 2005)
                   http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/events/tsd2005

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Please remember that the deadline for submission of full papers
is March 31, 2005 (will NOT be extended!)
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NEW: The organising committee has arranged accommodation at reasonable prices 
in the spa center of Karlovy Vary.

Comprehensive spa treatment is possible.
(In the case you would like to undergo the spa treatment during the
conference, please send an e-mail stating so to the conference
organising committee.)

The current list of available accommodation and prices is accessible on the 
conference website.



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).


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

      Tue Sep 13:

        Frederick Jelinek, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA:
              The concrete title will be announced later

        Hynek Hermansky, IDIAP Martigny, Switzerland:
              The Role of Speech in Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction


      Wed Sep 14:

        Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan:
              Why Is the Recognition of Spontaneous Speech so Hard?

        Klaus Fellbaum, BTH Cottbus, Germany:
              On the Acoustic Components in Multimedia Presentations


      Thu Sep 15:

        Leon J. M. Rothkrantz, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands:
              Affect-Sensitive Multimodal HCI

        Pavel Slavik, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic:
              Speech Based User Interfaces for Users with Special Needs


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


TOPICS

Topics of the international conference 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;
 	multilingual issues, especially multilingual dialogue systems;
 	information retrieval and information extraction;
 	text/topic summarization;
 	machine translation;
 	semantic networks and ontologies;
 	speech modelling;
 	speech segmentation;
 	speech recognition;
 	text-to-speech synthesis;
 	dialogue systems;
 	development of dialogue strategies;
 	prosody in dialogues;
 	user modelling;
 	knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems;
 	assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
 	applied systems and software;
 	facial animation;
 	visual speech synthesis.


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event will be English, but papers on issues
relating to text and speech processing in languages other than English are 
strongly encouraged.


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions. A preliminary conference 
program will be published at the conference www pages.
One day of the conference will be dedicated for tutorials and workshops.


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Full papers (max. 8 pages in Springer LNCS format) or short papers (max. 6 
pages in the same format) sent according to instructions at the conference web 
page will be required to reach a decision about acceptance or rejection. The 
reviewing of the papers will be blind and managed by an
International Program Committee members.


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.


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 Teplá River. It is
surrounded with the hilly landscape and the forests shaping up the typical
spa scenery. The Moser glass and bitters Karlovarská 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.


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.


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.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

     Frederick Jelinek, USA			- general chair
     Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland		- executive chair
     Eneko Agirre, Spain				- text
     Genevieve Baudoin, France			- speech
     Jan Cernocky, Czech Rep.			- speech
     Attila Ferencz, Romania			- speech
     Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico			- text
     Jan Hajic,  Czech Rep.			- text, speech
     Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.			- text, speech
     Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep.		- text
     Eduard Hovy, USA				- text, speech
     Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.			- text, speech
     Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands		- text
     Ramesh Krishnamurthy, GB			- text
     Cvetana Krstev, Serbia			- text
     Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep.			- speech
     Chafic Mokbel, Lebanon			- speech
     Elmar Noeth, Germany			- speech
     Karel Oliva, Austria			- text
     Karel Pala, Czech Rep.			- text
     Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia			- speech
     Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep.		- text
     Fabio Pianesi, Italy			- speech
     Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.			- speech
     James Pustejovsky, USA			- text
     Leon J.M. Rothkrantz, The Netherlands	- NLP
     Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany	- speech
     Pavel Skrelin, Russia			- speech
     Pavel Smrz, Czech Rep.			- text
     Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine			- speech
     Yorick Wilks, GB				- text
     Victor Zacharov, Russia			- text, speech



IMPORTANT DATES

March 31, 2005		Deadline for submission of full papers
 			(will be not extended!)
May 10, 2005		Notification of acceptance or rejection
May 31, 2005 		Camera-ready papers submission
Sept. 12-16, 2005	TSD 2005


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.


Full participant:
 	early registration (by May 31st, 2005)		- CZK 7.500,-
 	late registration  (by August 15th, 2005)	- CZK 8.000,-
 	on-site registration				- CZK 10.000,-

Student:
 	early registration (by May 31st, 2005)		- CZK 5.500,-
 	late registration  (by August 15th, 2005)	- CZK 6.000,-
 	on-site registration				- CZK 8.000,-

One of the authors has to register and to pay the registration fee by May 31st, 
2005 to include the paper submission into the conference proceedings. Please 
visit the conference web page to see detailed information.


The organizing committee will provide discounts and grants for
participants from East European countries (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine,
...). To apply for a grant, send an email to tsd2005 at kiv.zcu.cz
with subject 'Grant Application', in which you briefly describe the
reasons for your application.  Each applicant must send a separate
e-mail.

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


ACCOMMODATION

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


ADDRESSES

All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Ms. Helena Benesova
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Univerzitni 8, CZ - 306 14  PLZEN
Czech Republic

Phone: +420 377 632 401
Fax:   +420 377 632 402

The peferred way of contacting the conference organising committee is in
writing to Mr. Kamil Ekstein, TSD 2005 Public Relations Manager:

E-mail: tsd2005 at kiv.zcu.cz
ICQ: 331 357 910

TSD 2005 conference web site: http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/events/tsd2005

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    TSD 2005
    Organising Committee

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

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