[Elsnet-list] TSD 2009 Conference

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    	              TSD 2009 - PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

             An International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE

             Primavera Hotel & Congress Centre, Plzen, Czech Republic

               September 13-18, 2009 (right after Interspeech 2009)
                         http://www.tsdconference.org/

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The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West 
Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno. 
TSD 2009 will be supported by International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) 
and Czech society for cybernetics and informatics.


TSD SERIES

TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both 
spoken and written language processing from the former East Block countries and 
their Western colleagues. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-
Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.


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
  	parsing problems in spoken texts
  	multi-lingual issues
  	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 modeling
  	user modeling
  	knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems
  	assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue
  	applied systems and software
  	facial animation
  	visual speech synthesis

The keynote topic of TSD 2009 conference is Modern approaches in semantic analysis.


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event will be English, but papers on processing 
in languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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


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 Web pages. One day of the conference 
will be dedicated for tutorials and workshops.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Plzen will allow for 
additional informal interactions.


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.

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.


IMPORTANT DATES

March 22, 2009	   Submission of full papers
May 15, 2009 	   Notification of acceptance
May 31, 2009	   Final papers (camera-ready) submission and registration
Sept. 13-18, 2009  TSD 2009 Conference

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be 
made available to participants at the time of the conference.


GRANTS AND DISCOUNTS

The organizing committee will provide discounts and grants for participants from 
East European countries (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, ...). To apply for a grant, 
send an email to tsd2009 at tsdconference.org with subject 'Grant Application', in 
which you briefly describe the reasons for your application. Each applicant must 
send a separate e-mail.


ACCOMMODATION

The organizing committee has arranged accommodation at reasonable prices in the 
Primavera hotel and student dormitories. The current prices of the accommodation 
will be available at 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: tsd2009 at tsdconference.org  or  tsd at kiv.zcu.cz

TSD 2009 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/



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