[Elsnet-list] CFP: CI 2006 Special Session on NLP

Christian Müller Christian.Mueller at dfki.de
Fri May 19 11:52:04 CEST 2006

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CI 2006 Special Session on
Natural Language Processing for Real Life Applications
November 20-22, 2006 San Francisco, California, USA

see http://w5.cs.uni-sb.de/~cmueller/ci06

The value to our society of being able to communicate with machines in 
everyday "natural" language (NL) cannot be overstated. NL-interfaces enable 
the user to communicate with the computer in French, English, German, or 
another human language. Their applications invole database queries, 
information retrieval from texts, so-called expert systems, and robot 
Communication with computers using speech has a lasting impact upon the work
environment, completely new areas of application for information technology 
are opening up. Recent advances in speech recognition improve the usability 
of many types of NL-systems: Today's state-of-the-art NL-systems combine 
speech with other modes of communication such as pointing with mouse or 
finger. In addition, due to the vital interest from telecommunications 
industry, much research is done on the paralinguistic level, where features 
of the users' speech are exploited for user model acquisition.

The Special Session on Natural Language Processing for Real Life Applications
will cover the following topics (but is not limited to):

1. speech recognition, in particular
* multilingual speech recognition
* large vocabulary continuous speech recognition with focus on the application

2. real life dialog systems
* natural language dialog systems
* multimodal dialog systems

3. speech-based classification
* speaker classification, i.e. exploiting paralinguistic features of
the speech to gather information about the speaker (for example age, gender,
cognitive load, and emotions)
* language and accent identification

Paper Submission

Please submit papers for the special session directly to the session chair
(christian.mueller at dfki.de). DO NOT submit the papers through the IASTED
website. Otherwise, the papers will be handled as general papers for the
conference. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two independent
reviewers. The final selection of papers for the session will be done by the
session chair; acceptance/rejection letters and review comments along with
registration information will be provided by IASTED by the general 
Notification deadline.

Formatting instructions

Please follow the formatting instructions provided by IASTED. See

Important Dates [top]

Submissions due		 	        June 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance	 	August 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due 	September 1, 2006
Registration Deadline 	        	September 15, 2006
Conference 	                		November 20 - 22, 2006

Registration All papers accepted for the special session are required to 
register before the general conference registration deadline.

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