[Elsnet-list] 2nd Call for Papers: Speaker Classification (Project
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Fri May 26 13:43:46 CEST 2006
2nd Call for Papers: Speaker Classification (Project Part)
for a book edited by Christian Müller and Susanne Schötz
To achieve an optimal balance of topics, we still call for contributions (see
restricted list of topics below).
* Introduction *
Christian Müller from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
and Susanne Schötz from the University of Lund (Sweden) are editing a
collection on speaker classification which is published by Springer in the
LNCS/LNAI series (section 'State-of-the-Art surveys' respectively
'Hot-Topics'). In parallel to the printed book, it is published in full-text
electronic form via the Springer internet platform www.springerlink.com.
read more about the book : http://www.dfki.de/~cmueller/lnai
read this cfp : http://www.dfki.de/~cmueller/lnai_proj
We invite contributions in a variety of areas related to speaker
classification, including artificial intelligence (machine learning, pattern
classification), natural language technology as well as phonetics. The term
speaker classification is thereby defined as the process of assigning a
vector of speech features to a discrete speaker class.
* What is the 'Project Part' ? *
In contrast to the 'conceptual part' which encompasses overview and
introductory chapters, the project part incorporates separate and
self-contained contributions of specific speaker classification projects. The
formats and dimensions are projected to be comparable with journal articles
or full conference papers. The papers are selected by the editors according
to their quality, their relevance for the book as well as the general
diversification of topics. In comparison to conference proceedings, the
contributions of the project part of this book will be more comparable and
contain more cross-references. They aim to provide examples of the concepts
described in the first part. Authors should therefore allow an editorial
* List of Topics *
The topics which are marked (*) qualify for a later submission due (see
identifying the speakers identity
age and gender recognition
recognition of cognitive state (e.g. working memory load)*
acquiring any other kind of information about the speaker on the basis of
her/his speech or speaking behavior*
Please note that we explicitly allow contributions that have already been
published in conference proceedings or journals. Novel papers are welcome as
well, of course. If you submit an abstract of already published concepts,
please refer to the proceedings or journal.
* Submission Procedure *
If you are interested in contributing to the book, please send an abstract to
Christian.Muellerdfki.de. The abstract has not to be formatted. Feel free to
send .doc, .pdf, .txt or .tex files.
* Important Dates *
abstract submissions due: April 30, 2006.
For specific topics (see above): June 30, 2006.
notification of acceptance: June 1, 2006
For specific topics (see above): July 15, 2006
full paper manuscripts due: August 1, 2006
For specific topics (see above): August 31st, 2006
camera read versions due: open, scheduled for September 2006
publication of the book: open, scheduled for October 2006
For more information, please contact Christian Müller.
* Formatting Instructions *
For formatting the full manuscripts, please follow the formatting instructions
provided by Springer. Follow this link:
The contributions must not be longer than 15 pages.
* Additional Instructions for Authors *
1) due dates
As indicated above, the due dates for the full version of the project part
articles is August the 1st while the conceptual part chapters are due August
the 31st. To provide a consistent cross referencing throughout the book, the
conceptual part authors will need some time to integrate the specific topics
of your articles into their chapters. I kindly ask you to indicate as soon as
possible if you don't manage to complete your article until August 1st.
2) editorial loop
For the same reasons (cross referencing and consistency) it might be necessary
to introduce an editorial loop which means that your article might be altered
slightly by the editors. Of course, the alterations will be sent to you for
We explicitly allowed articles that describe already published work. If that
is the case with your article, please make sure, that no copyright from
previous publications are violated. Please indicate the original publication
as a footnote on the first page of your article.
Dr. Christian Müller
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Christian.Mueller at dfki.de
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