[Elsnet-list] SLT4D-09 Call for Papers

Roger Tucker roger at outsideecho.com
Tue Mar 10 23:12:34 CET 2009

International Workshop on Spoken Language Technology for Development 
- from promise to practice 
Venue - The Abbey Hotel, Tintern, UK 
Dates - 11-12 September 2009
Following on from a successful special session at SLT 2008 in Goa, this 
workshop invites participants with an interest in SLT4D and who have expertise
and experience in any of the following areas: 
- Development of speech technology for resource-scarce languages 
- SLT deployments in the developing world 
- HCI in a developing world context 
- Successful ICT4D interventions 
The aim of the workshop is to develop a "Best practice in developing and 
deploying speech systems for developmental applications". It is also hoped 
that the participants will form the core of an open community which shares 
tools, insights and methodologies for future SLT4D projects.  
If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please submit a 2-4 
page position paper explaining how your expertise and experience might be 
applied to SLT4D, formatted according to the Interspeech 2009 guidelines, 
to Roger Tucker at roger at outsideecho.com by 30th April 2009.  
Important Dates:
Papers due: 30th April 2009
Acceptance Notification: 10th June 2009
Early Registration deadline: 3rd July 2009
Workshop: 11-12 September 2009
Further details can be found on the workshop website at www.llsti.org/SLT4D-09
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