[Elsnet-list] Second Call for Papers TSD 2007

Vaclav Matousek matousek at kiv.zcu.cz
Thu Feb 22 18:21:14 CET 2007


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        An International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE

                       SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

                        September 3-7, 2007
 	       http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2007

                  Primavera Hotel & Congress Centre
                    Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic

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TSD 2007 is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University,
Brno. TSD 2007 is also supported by International Speech Communication
Association (ISCA).


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),
 	multi-lingual issues (especially multi-lingual dialogue systems),
 	information retrieval and information extraction,
 	text/topic summarization,
 	machine translation,
 	semantic networks and ontologies,
 	semantic web,
 	speech modeling,
 	speech segmentation,
 	speech recognition,
 	search in speech for IR and IE,
 	text-to-speech synthesis,
 	dialogue systems,
 	development of dialogue strategies,
 	prosody in dialogues,
 	emotions and personality modelling,
 	user modelling,
 	knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems,
 	assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue,
 	facial animation,
 	visual speech synthesis.

The keynote topic of TSD 2007 Conference is language modeling.


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
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

Plzen (Pilsen) is located in Western Bohemia on the confluence of four
rivers. With 170 thousand inhabitants it is the fourth largest city in
the Czech Republic and an important industrial, commercial, cultural,
and administrative center.

Plzen is well known for its brewing tradition. The trademark 
Pilsner-Urquell penetrated all over the world thanks to the traditional 
recipe, high quality hops and good wells. Beer lovers will also appreciate 
a visit to the Brewery museum or the Brewery itself.

Apart from its famous beer, Plzen has a lot of hidden treasures in its 
core. Plzen can pride itself on the second largest synagogue in Europe. 
The old city center is dominated by a 13th-century Gothic church which 
features the highest tower in Bohemia (102.34 m). It is possible to go up 
the stairs and admire the panorama. Not far from the church is a splendid 
Renaissance Town Hall from 1558 and plenty of pleasant cafes and pubs.

Plzen has also a beautiful historical underground - under the city center
there are 25 km of tunnels. Visitors can pass through the most beautiful
part of this labyrinth.

It is also recommended to visit the Zoo having the second largest space 
for bears in Europe and keeping the Komodo dragons - large lizards 
existing in only a few Zoos in the world.

In the neighborhood of the city there are castle Radyně and hunting-seat
Kozel. St. Peter's Rotunda in Starý Plzenec was built in the 10th century.


The University of West Bohemia in Plzen provides a variety of courses for
both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of 
higher education in this part of the country which prepares students for 
careers in engineering (electrical and mechanical), science (computer 
science, applied mathematics, physics, and mechanics), education (both 
primary and secondary), economics, philosophy, politology, archaeology, 
anthropology, foreign languages, law and public administration, art and 
design.



GETTING THERE

The city has an access from the D5 highway connecting Prague (Praha) with
Germany. Plzen has a very good bus and train connections with the capital
Prague (takes about 1 - 1.5 hour). From the international airport Prague
- Ruzyně you can reach Plzen by frequent public transport in 1.5 - 2 
hours.


SOCIAL EVENTS

The international conference will also include social events and trips 
i.e. visit of brewery and city sightseeing.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Frederick Jelinek, USA			- general chair
Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland		- executive chair
Eneko Agirre, Spain
Genevieve Baudoin, France
Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
Attila Ferencz, Romania
Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
Louise Guthrie, Great Britain
Jan Hajic,  Czech Republic
Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
Ales Horak, Czech Republic
Eduard Hovy, USA
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
Hermann Ney, Germany
Elmar Noeth, Germany
Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
Karel Pala, Czech Republic
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Republic
Fabio Pianesi, Italy
Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
James Pustejovsky, USA
Leon J.M. Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
Marko Tadic, Croatia
Tamas Varadi, Hungary
Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
Yorick Wilks, Great Britain
Victor Zacharov, Russia


IMPORTANT DATES

April 8, 2007			Deadline for submission of full papers
May 15, 2007 			Notification of acceptance or rejection
May 31, 2007			Camera-ready papers submission
Sept. 3-7, 2007			TSD 2007


CONFERENCE FEES

The final conference fee depends on the date of payment and your status.
The fee covers meals at the main conference time (Sept. 4 - 6),
refreshments, organizing costs, one copy of the conference proceedings
and social events. The fee does not include accommodation.


Full participant:

early registration (by May 31st, 2007)	  - CZK 8.000,- (approx. 290 EUR)
late registration (by August 15th, 2007)  - CZK 9.500,- (approx. 340 EUR)
on-site registration 			  - CZK 11.000,- (approx. 390 EUR)

Student:

early registration (by May 31st, 2007)	  - CZK 6.500,- (approx. 240 EUR)
late registration (by August 15th, 2007)  - CZK 8.000,- (approx. 290 EUR)
on-site registration 			  - CZK 9.500,- (approx. 340 EUR)


One of the authors has to register and to pay the registration fee by
May 31st, 2007 to include the paper submission into the conference
proceedings. Please visit the conference web page to see detailed
information.

The discounts and grants for participants from East European countries
(Russia, Belarus, Ukraine...) are available. Please refer to
http://www.isca-speech.org/grants.html for other information.

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 Primavera hotel and student dormitories. The current list of
available accommodation is accessible on the conference website.


ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

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

Tel:	+420 377 632 401	Fax:	+420 377 632 402
E-mail: tsd at kiv.zcu.cz

TSD 2007 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2007
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