[Elsnet-list] SPECOM'2009: submission deadline postponed to 9 February

SPECOM specom at iias.spb.su
Mon Feb 2 17:08:32 CET 2009


     13-th International Conference "Speech and Computer"
                              21-25 June 2009
      Grand Duke Vladimir's palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

(!) Due to many requests the submission deadline has been postponed to Monday, February 9, 2009 (!)

Organized by St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)
Sponsored and/or supported by:
International Commission for Acoustics; Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation; Russian Foundation for Basic Research; International Speech Communication Association; ELSNET European Network in Human Language Technologies

Dear Colleagues, we are pleased to invite you to the 13-th International Conference on Speech and Computer SPECOM'2009, which will be held in June
21-25, 2009 in St.Petersburg. The global aim of the conference is to discuss state-of-the-art problems and recent achievements in Signal Processing and
Human-Computer Interaction related to speech technologies. Main topics of SPECOM'2009 are:
- Signal processing and feature extraction
- Multimodal analysis and synthesis
- Speech recognition and understanding
- Natural language processing
- Spoken dialogue systems
- Speaker and language identification
- Text-to-speech systems
- Speech perception and speech disorders
- Speech and language resources
- Applications for human-computer interaction

The official language of the event is English. Full papers up to 6 pages 
will be published both in printed and electronic proceedings with ISBN.

Imporatnt Dates:
- Submission of full papers: February 9, 2009 (final date)
- Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2009
- Submission of final papers: March 20, 2009
- Early registration: March 20, 2009
- Conference dates: June 21-25, 2009

Scientific Committee:
Andrey Ronzhin, Russia (conference chairman)
Niels Ole Bernsen, Denmark
Denis Burnham, Australia
Jean Caelen, France
Christoph Draxler, Germany
Thierry Dutoit, Belgium
Hiroya Fujisaki, Japan
Sadaoki Furui, Japan
Jean-Paul Haton, France
Ruediger Hoffmann, Germany
Dimitri Kanevsky, USA
George Kokkinakis, Greece
Steven Krauwer, Netherlands
Lin-shan Lee, Taiwan
Boris Lobanov, Belarus
Benoit Macq, Belgium
Jury Marchuk, Russia
Roger Moore, UK
Heinrich Niemann, Germany
Rajmund Piotrowski, Russia
Louis Pols, Netherlands
Rodmonga Potapova, Russia
Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
Lawrence Rabiner, USA
Gerhard Rigoll, Germany
John Rubin, UK
Murat Saraclar, Turkey
Jesus Savage, Mexico
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Viktor Sorokin, Russia
Yannis Stylianou, Greece
Jean E. Viallet, France
Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
Christian Wellekens, France

The invited speakers of SPECOM'2009 are:
- Prof. Walter Kellermann (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), 
lecture "Towards Natural Acoustic Interfaces for Automatic Speech Recognition"
- Prof. Mikko Kurimo (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland), lecture 
"Unsupervised decomposition of words for speech recognition and retrieval"

The conference venue is House of Scientists (former Grand Duke Vladimir's palace) located in the very heart of the city, in the neighborhood of the Winter Palace (Hermitage), the residence of Russian emperor, and the Peter's and Paul's Fortress. Independently of the scientific actions we will provide essential possibilities for acquaintance with cultural and historical valuables of  Saint-Petersburg, the conference will be hosted during a unique and wonderful period known as the White Nights.

Contact Information:
SPECOM'2009 Organizing Committee,
SPIIRAS, 39, 14-th line, St.Petersburg, 199178, RUSSIA
E-mail: specom at iias.spb.su
Web: http://www.specom.nw.ru
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