[Elsnet-list] YRR-2007: now on September 3rd / third CfP

Hamerich, Stefan SHamerich at harmanbecker.com
Thu Jun 14 22:26:52 CEST 2007

Attention: The workshop date has changed to September 3rd

Since SigDial has been rescheduled, we've decided to move YRRSDS from Sept 1st (as previously advertised) to the new date Sept 3rd to allow participants to join both workshops.

Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems
September 3, 2007, Antwerp, Belgium

Third Call for Participation

The Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems is an annual workshop designed for students, post docs, and junior researchers working in research related to spoken dialogue systems. The roundtable provides an open forum where participants can discuss relevant research problems and identify issues that are likely to be important in the coming years. The workshop is meant to provide an interdisciplinary forum for creative thinking about current issues in spoken dialogue systems research, and help create a stronger international network of young researchers working in the field. The workshop is co-located with Interspeech 2007 and will occur the day after the 8th SIGdial workshop.

Workshop Format

The workshop will consist of an introductory session, two sets of discussion sessions followed by plenary summaries, a panel and a social activity.  The discussion sessions will be composed of 4-5 groups running in parallel working with topics, relevant publications, and goals identified by participants prior to the day of the workshop.  After each discussion session, all workshop participants will reconvene to summarize and present their results.  After the last session a panel of senior researchers will follow to discuss the topic: "Advice to a Young Dialogue Researcher."  Coffee Breaks, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided during the day.

Submission Process

We invite participation from students, post docs, and junior researchers who are currently working in spoken dialog systems research. We also invite participation from those who are working in related fields such as linguistics, psychology, or speech processing, as applied to spoken dialogue systems.  Please note that by 'young researchers' the workshop's organizers mean to target students and researchers in the field who are at a relatively early stage of their careers, and in no way mean to imply that participants must meet certain age restrictions.

Potential participants should submit a 2-page position paper and suggest topics for discussion. A template and specific submission instructions are available on http://www.yrrsds.org/. After participants are accepted to the workshop, they will be directed to an online resource to sign up for the discussion sessions of their choice. They will be encouraged to provide specific agenda for the discussions, as well as representative publications and suggested goals for the discussion session.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until the maximum number of participants for the workshop (50) is reached, or until the submission deadline (July 14th, 2007) is reached. Proceedings from previous years' workshops are also available on our web site. Specific questions can be directed to the organizing committee at yrr-organizers07 at ira dot uka dot de.

Important Dates

Open for submissions:  since March 30th, 2007
Submissions deadline:  July 14th, 2007
Registration begins:  July 2nd, 2007
Registration deadline:  July 27th, 2007
Workshop:  Sept. 3rd, 2007

Estimated Registration Fees

Students: 30 €
Others: 50 € 
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