[Elsnet-list] SPECOM'2006 Conference - deadline is extended to 10 March

SPECOM specom at mail.iias.spb.su
Fri Mar 3 11:35:09 CET 2006

After numerous requests, the paper submission deadline has been extended to March 10, 2006

11-th International Conference "SPEECH AND COMPUTER" (SPECOM'2006)
        25-29 June 2006
        St. Petersburg, Russia

Organized by:
- St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian
Academy of Sciences
Sponsored by:
- SIMILAR European Network of Excellence
- International Association INTAS
- International Commission for Acoustics ICA
- U.S. Army Research Laboratory European Research Office
- Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Tutorial lectures will be given on Sunday, June 25, 2006 by:

- Lawrence Rabiner
    (Rutgers University, USA): "Challenges in Speech Recognition and Natural Language
- Thierry Dutoit
    (Faculte Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium): "Corpus-based speech synthesis"

Invited talks will be given by the members of the International Scientific Committee:

- Christoph Draxler;
- Ruediger Hoffmann;
- Boris Lobanov;
- Rodmonga Potapova;
- Andrey Ronzhin
(this list will be updated)

Topics of interest for paper submission include but are not limited to:
- Signal processing and feature extraction
- Multimodal analysis and synthesis
- Speech recognition and understanding
- Natural language processing
- Speaker and language identification
- Speech synthesis
- Speech perception and speech disorders
- Speech and language resources
- Applied systems for Human-Computer Interaction

Submission of full paper:                 March 10, 2006
Notification of acceptance:              March 31, 2006
Early registration:                             April 15, 2006
Conference:                                     June 25-29, 2006

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers of not more than six
(6) pages. Paper submission will be done exclusively via the conference website
www.specom.nw.ru, using the submission guidelines. All papers will be refereed by an International
Scientific Committee.

Rafael M. Yusupov (SPIIRAS, Russia) - Chairman
Benoit Macq (University catholique de Louvain, Belgium) - Co-Chairman
Niels Ole Bernsen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Jean Caelen (Grenoble University, France)
Christoph Draxler (Institute of Phonetics and Speech Communication, Germany)
Thierry Dutoit (Faculte Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium)
Hiroya Fujisaki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Sadaoki Furui (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Andre Gilloire (France Telecom R&D, France)
Jean-Paul Haton (University Henri Poincare, France)
Ruediger Hoffmann (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
Dimitri Kanevsky (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA)
George Kokkinakis (University of Patras, Greece)
Steven Krauwer (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Boris Lobanov (Institute of Engineering Cybernetics, Belarus)
Jury Marchuk (Moscow Regional University, Russia)
Ferran Marques (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
Benoit Michel (University catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Roger Moore (Sheffield University, UK)
Heinrich Niemann (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Rajmund Piotrowski (Hertsen Pedagogical University, Russia)
Louis Pols (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Rodmonga Potapova (Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia)
Gerhard Rigoll (Munich University of Technology, Germany)
Andrey Ronzhin (SPIIRAS, Russia)
John Rubin (The British Voice Association, UK)
Jesus Savage (University of Mexico, Mexico)
Victor Skormin (Watson School, Binghamton University, USA)
Pavel Skrelin (Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia)
Lev Stankevich (SPIIRAS, Russia)
Michael Strintzis (Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece)
Taras Vintsiuk (IRTC, Kyiv, Ukraine)

The conference is organized in St.Petersburg during a unique and wonderful
period known as the White Nights. Every year there are days when the downtown Saint-Petersburg is
of people, even at night. When bridges over the Neva river are drawn St. Petersburg clear off
the touch of everydayness and its authentic image appears. During the night excursion history of
architectural ensemble or monument seems especially important.

We are looking forward to seeing you at SPECOM'2006 in Saint-Petersburg!

Best regards,

SPECOM'2006 Organizing Committee
e-mail: specom at iias.spb.su 
web: www.specom.nw.ru 

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