[Elsnet-list] Reminder: VISPP SUMMER SCHOOL 2008 (Deadline May 9)

Stefan Werner stefan.werner at joensuu.fi
Mon Apr 14 10:58:53 CEST 2008

Stefan Werner <stefan.werner at joensuu.fi>  (University of Joensuu)
elsnet-list at elsnet.org
ma 28.01.08 21:01

Following the successful summer school in 2005, the Nordic Network
on Variation in Speech Production and Perception (VISPP) will organize
its Second International Summer School on Speech Variation in
Kuressaare, Estonia in August 2008. This summer school will focus on
different issues of variability in speech production and speech
  - talk-in-interaction,
  - expressive speech,
  - multi-modal communication, including engineering approaches from
    multi-modal data collection to implementation in a talking agent.

The lecturers of VISPP2008 are:
  - John Local (York University, UK),
  - Nick Campbell (ATR, Japan),
  - Björn Granström with colleagues (KTH, Sweden).

Kuressaare is a charming seaside resort on Saaremaa, the
second-largest island of the Baltic Sea. The venue chosen for the
Summer School will give participants a suitable environment for
concentrated work and also provide them with stimulating surroundings
and many options for interesting excursions.

One of the VISPP network's main goals is to establish contacts and promote
cooperation between researchers and Ph.D. students from different countries
and disciplines through workshops and courses. In this spirit, the Summer
School welcomes post-graduate students from any country interested in the
phenomena of spoken language variation and motivated to engage in
open-minded interdisciplinary learning.

The working language of the school will be English.

Important dates:
  * MAY 09, 2008: Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts
  * JUN 02, 2008: Notification of acceptance to the school
  * JUN 20, 2008: Deadline for payment of reduced participation fee
  * AUG 01, 2008: Deadline for payment of regular participation fee
  ***** AUG 10-16, 2008: VISPP2008 Summer School *****

Reduced participation fee: 500 EUR
Regular participation fee: 550 EUR
Fees include course material, full board (accommodation in shared
double rooms, meals, coffee breaks), transportation between Tallinn
and Kuressaare, excursion and conference dinner.

NB! Applicants from the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as from
North-West Russia may apply for scholarships covering their
participation fees and travel expenses.

Programme committee:
Inger Moen, University of Oslo, Norway
Björn Granström, KTH, Sweden
Stefan Werner, University of Joensuu, Finland
Tom Brøndsted, Aalborg University, Denmark
Wim van Dommelen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Einar Meister, Institute of Cybernetics, Estonia

Local Organiser:
Laboratory of Phonetics and Speech Technology
Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology

E-mail: vispp2008(at)phon.ioc.ee
Webpage http://ioc.ee/vispp2008/

Welcome to Kuressaare!

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