[Elsnet-list] [E-SSchool] Second AERFAI Summer School on "NEW
TRENDS IN PATTERN RECOGNITION FOR LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES"
José Miguel Benedí Ruiz
jbenedi at dsic.upv.es
Fri Mar 7 18:26:14 CET 2008
Apologies for multiple posting!
Please, forward the announcement to whoever may be interested in it.
Second AERFAI Summer School on
"NEW TRENDS IN PATTERN RECOGNITION FOR LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES"
Bilbao (Spain), June 23-28, 2008
e-mail: aerfaiss08 at ehu.es
We are pleased to announce the second AERFAI Summer School on "New
Trends in Pattern Recognition for Language Technologies". This summer
school is the successor to the well-received school held in 2006 and
organized by the AERFAI, the Spanish section of the International
Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). AERFAISS'08 will tackle
cutting-edge technologies related to pattern recognition, being
language technologies the main focus. The school represents an
opportunity for the presentation of research in this field to both PhD
students and researchers working on I+D. To ensure a high ratio
between tutors and students the school will be limited to 50
participants. We find this a good opportunity for young researchers
to exchange their ideas with senior lecturers, getting to know the
state-of-the art toolkits on language technologies and the trends for
future developments in this field.
AERFAISS'08 consists of both tutorials, laboratory practices and open
discussion forums summing up a total of 36 hours distributed all over
- "Statistical models and algorithms for speech and language
technologies" by Dr. Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
- "Multi-modal interaction involving speech and language technologies"
by Dr. Alex Waibel (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
- "Applying unsupervised learning in creating language models for
information retrieval and machine translation" by Dr. Timo Honkela
(Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
- "Speech production models for automatic speech recognition" by
Dr. Richard Rose (McGill University, Canada)
- "Phrase-based statistical translation models" by Dr. Philipp Koehn
(University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
- "Computer assisted transcription of speech and text images" by
Dr. Enrique Vidal (Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, Technical
University of Valencia, Spain)
- "Interactive machine translation" by Dr. Francisco Casacuberta
(Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, Technical University of
The AERFAI Summer School 2008 will take place in:
Department of Electricity and Electronics
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of the Basque Country
Campus of Biscay
Biscay is an area located in the northeast of Spain, besides the
Atlantic watershed. Bilbao, the capital of Biscay, is a well
communicated city by either plain, bus or train. Apart from the
Guggenheim museum, the Euskalduna conference centre (awarded world's
best by IACC), the underground designed by Norman Foster, Bizkaia
Bridge (UNESCO Common Heritage of Mankind) and summer's jazz
festivals, one might enjoy the well known Basque gastronomy, so rooted
in Bilbao. To find out more about Bilbao, turn to the town-hall's
information website: http://www.bilbao.net
Fill in the application form from the web-page and fax it along with
the bank receipt of payment to the attention of Euskoiker Foundation.
Fax: +34 (9)44153905 (attaching both the registration form and the
prove of payment)
Includes admission to all sessions, support material for both lectures
and practices, coffee breaks and wi-fi access to the internet.
- Early registration: from 1s January 2008 to 30th April 2008, for
either full time students or AERFAI members: 325?
- Late registration: from 1st May 2008 to 15th June 2008, for either
full time students or AERFAI members: 350?
- Others: 375?
For any question, please address to the organizing committee; e-mail:
aerfaiss08 at ehu.es
AERFAI governing board and Summer School Organization
Dr. M. Inés Torres
University of the Basque Country
Dr. José Miguel Benedí
ITI, Technical University of Valencia
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