[Elsnet-list] Second CFP - 5th annual workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT) at ACL 2014

Frank Rudzicz frank at cs.toronto.edu
Sun Jan 12 19:37:25 CET 2014



We are pleased to announce the second call for papers for the fifth annual
workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies
(SLPAT), to be co-located with ACL 2014 in Baltimore in June 2014
(http://www.cs.jhu.edu/ACL2014/). The deadline for submission of papers and
demo proposals is 21 March. Full details on the workshop, topics of
interest, timeline, and formatting of regular papers can be found here:




This 1-day workshop will bring together researchers from all areas of speech
and language technology with a common interest in making everyday life more
accessible for people with physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional, or
developmental disabilities. This workshop will provide an opportunity for
individuals from various research communities, and the individuals with whom
they are working, to assist in and share research findings, and to discuss
present and future challenges and opportunities.


General topics 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


Please contact the conference organizers at
slpat2014-workshop at googlegroups.com
<mailto:slpat2014-workshop at googlegroups.com>  with any questions.


Important dates:


21 March: Paper/demo submissions due

11 April: Notification of acceptance

28 April: Camera-ready papers due

26 - 27 June: SLPAT workshop


We look forward to seeing you!


The organizing committee of SLPAT 2014,

Jan Alexandersson, DFKI, Germany

Dimitra Anastasiou, University of Bremen, Gernany

Cui Jian, SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition, University of Bremen, Germany

Ani Nenkova, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Rupal Patel, Northeastern University, USA

Frank Rudzicz, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and University of Toronto,

Annalu Waller, University of Dundee, Scotland

Desislava Zhekova, University of Munich, Germany




Frank Rudzicz, PhD

   Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute;

   Assistant professor, Department of Computer Science,

         University of Toronto;

   Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Thotra Incorporated

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