[Elsnet-list] Announcement of a workshop

Khalid Choukri choukri at elda.org
Mon Jan 30 18:38:02 CET 2006


TC-STAR Workshop on Speech-to-Speech Translation
June 19-21, 2006
Barcelona, Spain

TC-STAR is a European integrated project focusing on Speech-to-Speech 
Translation (SST).
The project targets unconstrained conversational speech domains in 
three languages: European English, European Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.

The workshop intends to bring together researchers working on all 
aspects of speech-to-speech translation and to compare TC-Star 
innovative approaches to other on-going research projects.

The workshop is associated with an open evaluation campaign (for 
details see: 
whose results will be presented in addition to regular papers.


The workshop invites the submission of papers on original and 
unpublished research on all aspects of speech-to-speech translation:
    * speech and language translation
    * speech recognition
    * speech synthesis
    * evaluation and system aspects: performance measures, 
integration of recognition and translation, combination of system outputs, ...

Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings.
Further details on the submission guidelines can be found on the 
workshop web site 

F. Och, Google Research, USA: Machine Translation
M. Gales, U Cambridge, UK: Speech Recognition
N. Campbell, ATR, Japan: Speech Synthesis

Submission of full papers (6 pages) March 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance April 17, 2006
"Camera-ready" paper submission May 22, 2006
Registration June 2, 2006
Workshop June 19-21, 2006

A. Bonafonte, UP Catalunya, Spain
K. Choukri, ELDA, France
J.-L. Gauvain, LIMSI, France
J. Kunzmann, IBM, Germany
G. Lazzari, ITC-IRST, Italy
H. Ney (Workshop Chair), RWTH Aachen, Germany
H. van den Heuvel, U Nijmegen, Netherlands

A. Black, CMU, USA
B. Byrne, U Cambridge, UK
N. Campbell, ATR, Japan
F. Casacuberta, UP Valencia, Spain
T. Ciloglu, METU Ankara, Turkey
L. Deng, Microsoft Research, USA
M. Federico, ITC-IRST, Italy
G. Foster, NRC-IIT Ottawa, Canada
T. Hain, U Sheffield, UK
U. Hain, Siemens, Germany
Z. Kacic, U Maribor, Slovenia
K. Kirchhoff, U Washington, USA
R. Kuhn, NRC-IIT Ottawa, Canada
J. Marino, UP Catalunya, Spain
H. Meng, CUHK, China
D. Mostefa, ELDA, France
J. Nurminen, Nokia, Finland
F. Och, Google Research, USA
L. Qun, ICT, China
S. Roukos, IBM Research, USA
J. Senellart, Systran Research, France
I. Shafran, Johns Hopkins U, USA
H. Uszkoreit, DFKI Saarbruecken, Germany
A. Venkataraman, SRI, USA
A. Waibel, U Karlsruhe, Germany
R. Zens, RWTH Aachen, Germany
C. Zong, NLPR, China


Khalid CHOUKRI  mailto:choukri at elda.org
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