[Elsnet-list] TSD 2015 - Preliminary Call for Papers

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          TSD 2015 - PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS
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Eighteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2015)
            Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 14-17 September 2015
                       http://www.tsdconference.org




TSD HIGHLIGHTS


* Invited speakers Hermann Ney, Dan Roth, Björn W. Schuller, Peter D. Turney,
  and Alexander Waibel.
* TSD is traditionally published by Springer-Verlag and regularly listed 
  in all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings 
  Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX, etc.
* TSD offers high-standard transparent review process - double blind, final 
  reviewers discussion.
* TSD will take place in Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015.
* TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, 
  all meals, one social event etc) for an easily affordable fee starting 
  at 270 EUR for students and 330 EUR for full participants.




TSD SERIES


TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over
the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in
their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD
proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference
Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation
databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.




TOPICS


Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):


    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)


    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)


    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility
    analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship
    attribution)


    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)


    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web, 
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)


    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)


    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
    dialogues)


    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)




OFFICIAL LANGUAGE


The official language of the event will be English. However, papers on
processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.




IMPORTANT DATES


March 31, 2015 ............ Submission of full papers
May 10, 2015 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31, 2015 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration


September 14-17, 2015 ....... Conference date


The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that
will be made available on a CD to participants at the time of the
conference.




CONFERENCE FEES


The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status. It
includes one copy of the conference proceedings, refreshments/coffee
breaks, opening dinner, welcome party, mid-conference social event
admissions, and organizing costs. In order to lower the fee as much as
possible, the accommodation and the conference trip are not included. 


Full participant:
early registration by May 31, 2015 - CZK 9.000 (approx. 330 EUR)
late registration by August 1, 2015 - CZK 10.000 (approx. 370 EUR)
on-site registration - CZK 10.700 (approx. 390 EUR)


Student (reduced): 
early registration by May 31, 2015 - CZK 7.400 (approx. 270 EUR)
late registration by August 1, 2015 - CZK 9.000 (approx. 330 EUR)
on-site registration - CZK 10.000 (approx. 370 EUR)


LOCATION


The city of Plzeň (Pilsen) is situated in Western Bohemia at the
confluence of four rivers. With its 170,000 inhabitants it is the fourth
largest city in the Czech Republic and an important industrial,
commercial, and administrative centre. It is also the capital of the
Pilsen Region. In addition, Pilsen won the title of the European Capital 
of Culture for the upcoming year 2015.


Pilsen is well-known for its brewing tradition. The trademark
Pilsner-Urquell has a good reputation all over the world thanks to the
traditional recipe, high quality hops and good groundwater. Beer lovers
will also appreciate a visit to the Brewery Museum or the Brewery itself.


Apart from its delicious beer, Pilsen hides lots of treasures in its core.
The city can boast the second largest synagogue in Europe. The dominant of
the old part of the city center is definitely the 13th-century Gothic
cathedral featuring the highest church tower in Bohemia (102.34 m). It is
possible to go up and admire the view of the city. Not far from the
cathedral is the splendid Renaissance Town Hall from 1558 and plenty of
pleasant cafes and pubs are situated on and around the main square.


There is also the beautiful Pilsen Historical Underground - under the city
center, a complex network of passageways and cellars can be found. They
are about 14 km long and visitors can see the most beautiful part of this
labyrinth during the tour. It is recommended to visit the City Zoological
Garden, having the second largest space for bears in Europe and keeping
several Komodo dragons, large lizards which exist only in a few zoos in
the world.


The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen provides a variety of courses for
both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of
higher education in this part of the country which prepares students for
careers in engineering (electrical and mechanical), science (computer
science, applied mathematics, physics, and mechanics), education (both
primary and secondary), economics, philosophy, politics, archeology,
anthropology, foreign languages, law and public administration, art and
design.




ABOUT CONFERENCE


The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
 of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, 
Brno. The conference is supported by International Speech Communication 
Association (ISCA). 


Venue: Plzeň (Pilsen), Parkhotel Congress Center Plzeň, Czech Republic




ADDRESS


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Ms Anna Habernalová, TSD2015 Conference Secretary
E-mail: tsd2015 at tsdconference.org
Phone: (+420) 724 910 148
Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with capitals
                        'TSD' on top.
TSD 2015 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2015


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