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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: TSD 2010: Text, Speech, and Dialogue

Thirteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2010)
	      Brno, Czech Republic, 6-10 September 2010

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

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


   March 15 2010 ............ Submission of abstracts
   March 22 2010 ............ Submission of full papers

Submission of abstract serves for better organization of the review
process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is


TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from the
former East Block countries and their Western colleagues. Proceedings
of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes
in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Springer publications are
regularly indexed by all major citation databases.


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

   text corpora and tagging
   transcription problems in spoken corpora
   sense disambiguation
   links between text and speech oriented systems
   parsing issues
   parsing problems in spoken texts
   multi-lingual issues
   multi-lingual dialogue systems
   information retrieval and information extraction
   text/topic summarization
   machine translation
   semantic networks and ontologies
   semantic web
   speech modeling
   speech segmentation
   speech recognition
   search in speech for IR and IE
   text-to-speech synthesis
   dialogue systems
   development of dialogue strategies
   prosody in dialogues
   emotions and personality modeling
   user modeling
   knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems
   assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue
   applied systems and software
   facial animation
   visual speech synthesis

Papers on processing languages other than English are strongly


   Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair)
   Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland (executive chair)
   Eneko Agirre, Spain
   Genevieve Baudoin, France
   Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
   Attila Ferencz, Romania
   Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
   Louise Guthrie, GB
   Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
   Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
   Patrick Hanks, Czech Republic
   Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
   Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
   Ales Horak, Czech Republic
   Eduard Hovy, USA
   Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
   Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
   Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
   Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
   Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
   Hermann Ney, Germany
   Elmar Noeth, Germany
   Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
   Karel Pala, Czech Republic
   Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
   Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Republic
   Fabio Pianesi, Italy
   Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
   Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
   James Pustejovsky, USA
   Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
   Milan Rusko, Slovakia
   Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
   Pavel Skrelin, Russia
   Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
   Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
   Marko Tadic, Croatia
   Tamas Varadi, Hungary
   Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
   Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
   Yorick Wilks, GB
   Victor Zakharov, Russia


   John Carroll, University of Sussex, UK
   Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA


The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow
for additional informal interactions.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages
formatted in the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be
presented either orally or as posters. The decision about the
presentation format will be based on the recommendation of the
reviewers. The authors are asked to submit their papers using the
on-line form accessible from the conference website.

Papers submitted to TSD 2010 must not be under review by any other
conference or publication during the TSD review cycle, and must not be
previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors'
names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the
author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...",
should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously
showed (Smith, 1991) ...".  Papers that do not conform to the
requirements above are subject to be rejected without review.

The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX
or LaTeX formats. These formats are necessary for the final
versions of the papers that will be published in the Springer
Lecture Notes.  Authors using a WORD compatible software for the
final version must use the LNCS template for WORD and within the
submit process ask the Proceedings Editors to convert the paper
to LaTeX format.  For this service a service-and-license fee of
CZK 1500 will be levied automatically.

The paper format for review has to be either PDF or PostScript file
with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance,
presenters will receive further information on submitting their
camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on
the final paper format see

Authors are also invited to present actual projects, developed
software or interesting material relevant to the topics of the
conference.  The presenters of the demonstration should provide the
abstract not exceeding one page. The demonstration abstracts will not
appear in the conference proceedings.


March 15 2010 ............ Submission of abstracts
March 22 2010 ............ Submission of full papers
May 15 2010 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31 2010 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration
July 23 2010 ............. Submission of demonstration abstracts
July 30 2010 ............. Notification of acceptance for
                          demonstrations sent to the authors
September 6-10 2010 ...... Conference date

Submission of abstracts serves for better organization of the review
process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is

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


The official language of the conference is English.


The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in
the 3-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the
accommodation will be available at the conference website.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be
addressed to

   Dana Hlavackova, TSD 2010
   Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
   Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
   phone: +420-5-49 49 33 29
   fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20

The official TSD 2010 homepage is:


Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a
population of almost 400.000. The city is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the
south-east part of the Czech Republic. Brno had been a Royal City
since 1347 and with its six universities it forms also a cultural
center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow
and Prague and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or
Vienna (130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, some nearby places may also
be of interest.  Local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk,
Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery
with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St.
James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo
Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe along
with other important buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha
Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of Battle of three emperors
(Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz - Battle by
Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle,
Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau,
Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe,
Telc - a town on the UNESCO heritage list, and many others are all
within easy reach.