[Elsnet-list] SLaTE 2009 - CALL FOR PAPERS

Martin Russell M.J.RUSSELL at bham.ac.uk
Thu Feb 26 11:37:23 CET 2009

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3rd - 5th September 2009, Wroxall Abbey Estate, Warwickshire, England


You are cordially invited to submit papers for presentation at SLaTE 2009.

The ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) Special Interest Group on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE) promotes the use of speech and natural language processing for education, and provides a forum for exchanging news of recent research developments and other matters of interest in this topic. For further information see the SLaTE website:  http://www.sigslate.org <http://www.sigslate.org/>  

SLaTE 2009 is the second ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education.  It follows SLaTE 2007, held in Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA, and has its origins in the STiLL meeting organized by KTH in Marholmen, Sweden, in 1998. The SLaTE 2009 workshop website can be accessed from the SLaTE website, or directly at http://www.eee.bham.ac.uk/SLaTE2009 

The workshop will focus on research issues, applications, development tools and collaboration.  It will be concerned with all topics which concern speech and language technology for education. Papers will discuss theories, applications, evaluation, limitations, persistent difficulties, general research tools and techniques.  Papers that critically evaluate approaches or processing strategies will be especially welcome, as will prototype demonstrations of real-world applications.

The scope of acceptable topic interests includes but is not limited to: 

*	Use of speech recognition for education 
*	Use of natural language processing for education 
*	Use of spoken language dialogue for education 
*	Applications using speech and/or natural language processing for education 
*	Intelligent tutoring systems using speech and natural language 
*	Tutor assessment 

There will be oral and poster sessions as well as demonstrations of software.

Further information for authors, together with MS Word and LaTeX paper templates, can be found under the CALL FOR PAPERS at the SLaTE 2009 website.


Full 4-page paper should be submitted as PDF attachments to an email with subject 'SLaTE 2009 submission' to Martin Russell m.j.russell at bham.ac.uk <mailto:m.j.russell at bham.ac.uk>  by May 8, 2009.  Notification of acceptance or rejection of papers will be given by July 8, 2009 

SLaTE 2009 will be held at Wroxall Abbey Estate, in Warwickshire England, immediately before Interspeech 2009 (http://www.interspeech2009.org <http://www.interspeech2009.org/> ) 

The workshop fee will include all accommodation and meals at Wroxall Abbey. Situated in 27 acres of open parkland, the Estate occupies a unique setting amidst the peace and tranquillity of the Warwickshire countryside. Once the country seat of Sir Christopher Wren, Wroxall boasts a magnificent collection of listed buildings and private grounds, which made it an ideal venue for the workshop. Wroxall is situated just 10 miles from Birmingham International Airport, 13 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon and 6 miles from Warwick. It is anticipated that visits to Stratford and Warwick will be included in the social programme.

Professor Martin Russell
School of Electronic, Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
Tel: +44 121 414 3093
Fax: +44 121 414 4291
email: m.j.russell at bham.ac.uk

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