[Elsnet-list] 2nd CFP, SLPAT13: 4th annual workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies

Frank Rudzicz frank at cs.toronto.edu
Fri Feb 22 15:22:18 CET 2013

--== SLPAT13 ==--

The 4th annual workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive
Technologies (SLPAT)


21 and 22 August 2013, Grenoble France (satellite event of Interspeech


==> Submission deadlines: 17 May (research papers) and 31 May (demo
proposals) <==


Full details: http://slpat.org/slpat2013

Contact: slpat2013.workshop at gmail.com



We invite you to join us in Grenoble for the 4th annual workshop on Speech
and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies. This 2-day workshop will
combine research in speech and language technology that assists people with
physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional, or developmental disabilities. This
year we are introducing a special topic -- Smart Homes and ambient
intelligent technology applied to augmentative communication. The program
committee is now online at http://www.slpat.org/slpat2013/people.html. 


We are also happy to announce that we are now a special group of both the
Association for Computational Linguistics and the International Speech
Communication Association. We look forward to being a part of both


General topics of SLPAT13 include but are not limited to:

                . Automated processing of sign language

                . Speech synthesis and speech recognition for physical or
cognitive impairments

                . Speech transformation for improved intelligibility

                . Speech and Language Technologies for Assisted Living

                . Translation systems; to and from speech, text, symbols and
sign language

                . Novel modeling and machine learning approaches for AAC/AT

                . Text processing for improved comprehension, e.g., sentence
simplification or text-to-speech

                . Silent speech: speech technology based on sensors without

                . Symbol languages, sign languages, nonverbal communication

                . Dialogue systems and natural language generation for
assistive technologies

                . Multimodal user interfaces and dialogue systems adapted to
assistive technologies

                . NLP for cognitive assistance applications

                . Presentation of graphical information for people with
visual impairments

                . Speech and NLP applied to typing interface applications

                . Brain-computer interfaces for language processing

                . Speech, natural language and multimodal interfaces to
assistive technologies

                . Assessment of speech and language processing within the
context of assistive technology

                . Web accessibility; text simplification, summarization, and
adapted presentation modes such as speech, signs or symbols

                . Deployment of speech and NLP tools in the clinic or in the

                . Linguistic resources; corpora and annotation schemes

                . Evaluation of systems and components, including

                . Anything included in this year's special topic

                . Other topics in Augmentative and Alternative Communication


The special topic this year is smart homes and intelligent companions.
Subtopics include:

.         Automatic Speech recognition in distant or multi-source

.         Understanding, modelling or recognition of aged speech

.         Speech analysis in the case of elderly with impairments, early
recognition of speech capability loss

.         Multimodal speech recognition (context-aware ASR)

.         Multimodal emotion recognition

.         Applications of speech technology (ASR, dialogue, synthesis) for
ambient assisted living

This year, SLPAT will be co-located with the 1st Workshop on Affective
Social Speech Signals (WASSS, http://wasss-2013.imag.fr/, which takes place
on 22 and 23 August 2013). Participation in and submission to both workshops
will be facilitated by reduced registration fees for double-registration
(rather than registering for both individually), co-ordination of topics on
the overlapping day (22 August) to enable participation in both, and common
lunch and events combining the two communities.


We look forward to your submissions!



Organizing Committee, SLPAT13




Frank Rudzicz, PhD.

   Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute; 

   Assistant professor, Department of Computer Science,

         University of Toronto; 

   Founder and Chief Science Officer, Thotra Incorporated

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