[Elsnet-list] INTERSPEECH-2009 : one week to go

ISCA Secretariat isca at altranet.fr
Thu Aug 27 11:12:49 CEST 2009

INTERSPEECH-2009, 6-10 September 2009, Brighton

Dear Colleague,

It is now only one week until the start INTERSPEECH 2009, and we are looking
forward to welcoming you to Brighton.

If you are intending to come and haven't yet registered, you can save time
by registering on-line now.  On-line registration will close on 31st August
- after that, you will have to register on arrival at the venue.

Don't forget that there are a number of events taking place on Sunday 6th
September.  As well as the Tutorials (for which places are still available),
there is also the Loebner Competition, the Conversational Systems Challenge
and the Public Exhibition.  The Public Exhibition is open to anyone, so feel
free to come along and support your colleagues.

Note that registration for the Tutorials will open at 08:30 on Sunday.  The
first set of tutorials will start promptly at 09:15, so please allow plenty
of time to register and find the room (especially if you haven't registered
in advance).

Registration for the main conference will open on Sunday afternoon at 14:00.
So if you are in Brighton for the weekend, take advantage of the opportunity
to obtain all your conference materials early.  Registration will be open
again from 09:00 on Monday morning, and the first event - the Opening
Ceremony - starts promptly at 10:00.

If you are presenting a paper, please check the location and timing of your
session.  Presenters of oral paper should be aware that they are required to
upload their presentations onto the central server at least two hours prior
to their talk.

Finally, the theme of this year's INTERSPEECH conference is 'Speech and
Intelligence' - exploring the link between spoken language behaviour and
more general principles of cognition and interaction.  Several events are
planned in line with this, one of which is a special semi-plenary Panel
Session that will take place from 16:00-18:00 on the Tuesday afternoon
(Tue-Ses3-S1).  The panel will be run as a guided discussion, drawing on
issues raised by the panel members and solicited in advance from the
attendees.  If you have suggestions for a question/topic/issue that you
would like the panel to discuss, then please send them to
r.k.moore at dcs.shef.ac.uk.

I look forward to seeing you in Brighton, and to an enjoyable and productive

Prof. Roger K. Moore
General Chair: INTERSPEECH-2009

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