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AISB event Bulletin Item


   An International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE

                      SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

                       September 3-7, 2007

                 Primavera Hotel & Congress centre
                   Plze (Pilsen), Czech Republic


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TSD 2007 is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University,
Brno. TSD 2007 is also supported by International Speech Communication 
Association (ISCA).


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

	Language modelling, 
	text corpora and tagging, 
	transcription problems in spoken corpora, 
	sense disambiguation, 
	links between text and speech oriented systems, 
	parsing issues (especially parsing problems in spoken texts), 
	multi-lingual issues (especially multi-lingual dialogue systems), 
	information retrieval and information extraction, 
	text/topic summarization, 
	machine translation, 
	semantic networks and ontologies, 
	semantic web, 
	speech modelling, 
	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 modelling, 
	user modelling, 
	knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems, 
	assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue, 
	facial animation, 
	visual speech synthesis.

The keynote topic of TSD 2007 Conference is language modelling.


The official language of the event will be English but papers on issues 
relating to text and speech processing in languages other than English 
are strongly encouraged.


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. A preliminary conference program 
will be published at the conference www pages. One day of the conference 
will be dedicated for tutorials and workshops.


Full papers (max. 8 pages in Springer LNCS format) or short papers 
(max. 6 pages in the same format) sent according to instructions at the 
conference web page will be required to reach a decision about acceptance 
or rejection. The reviewing of the papers will be blind and managed by 
International Program Committee members.


The conference proceedings will be traditionally published by 
Springer-Verlag in LNCS/LNAI series and will be distributed to the 
participants at the conference. 


Plze (Pilsen) is located in Western Bohemia on the confluence of four 
rivers. With 170 thousand inhabitants it is the fourth largest city in 
the Czech Republic and an important industrial, commercial, cultural, 
and administrative center. 

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

Apart from its famous beer, Plze has a lot of hidden treasures in its core. 
Plze can pride itself on the second largest synagogue in Europe. The old 
city center is dominated by a 13th-century Gothic church which features the 
highest tower in Bohemia (102.34 m). It is possible to go up the stairs and 
admire the panorama. Not far from the church is a splendid Renaissance Town 
Hall from 1558 and plenty of pleasant cafes and pubs.

Plze has also a beautiful historical underground under the city center 
there are 25 km of tunnels. Visitors can pass through the most beautiful 
part of thislabyrinth.

It is also recommended to visit the zoo having the second largest space for 
bears in Europe and keeping the Komodo dragons - large lizards existing in 
only a few zoos in the world.

In the neighborhood of the city there are castle Radyn and hunting-seat 
Kozel. St. Peter's Rotunda in Star Plzenec was built in the 10th century.

The University of West Bohemia in Plze 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, politology, archaeology, anthropology, foreign 
languages, law and public administration, art and design. 


The city has an access from the D5 highway connecting Prague (Praha) with 
Germany. Plze has a very good bus and train connections with the capital 
Prague (takes about 1 - 1.5 hour). From the international airport Prague 
- Ruzyn you can reach Plze by frequent public transport in 1.5 - 2 hours.


The international conference will also include social events and trips i.e. 
visit of brewery and city sightseeing.


Frederick Jelinek, USA			- general chair
Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland		- executive chair
Eneko Agirre, Spain			- text
Genevieve Baudoin, France		- speech
Jan Cernocky, Czech Rep.		- speech
Attila Ferencz, Romania			- speech
Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico		- text
Louise Guthrie, GB			- text, speech
Jan Hajic,  Czech Rep.			- text, speech	
Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.		- text, speech
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep.		- text
Ales Horak, Czech Rep.			- text
Eduard Hovy, USA			- text, speech
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.		- text, speech
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands		- text
Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia		- text
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep.		- speech
Hermann Ney, Germany			- speech
Elmar Noeth, Germany			- speech
Karel Oliva, Austria, Czech Rep.	- text
Karel Pala, Czech Rep. 			- text
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia 		- speech
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep.		- text
Fabio Pianesi, Italy			- speech
Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.		- speech
James Pustejovsky, USA			- text
Leon J.M. Rothkrantz, The Netherlands	- speech
Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany	- speech
Pavel Skrelin, Russia			- speech
Pavel Smrz, Czech Rep.			- text
Marko Tadic, Croatia			- text
Tamas Varadi, Hungary			- text
Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland		- text, speech
Yorick Wilks, GB			- text
Victor Zacharov, Russia			- text, speech


April 8, 2007			Deadline for submission of full papers
May 15, 2007 			Notification of acceptance or rejection 
May 31, 2007			Camera-ready papers submission
Sept. 3-7, 2007			TSD 2007


The final conference fee depends on the date of payment and your status. 
The fee covers meals at the main conference time (Sept. 4 -6), 
refreshments, organizing costs, one copy of the conference proceedings 
and social events. The fee does not include accommodation.

Full participant:
early registration (by May 31st, 2007)	  - CZK 8.000,- (approx. 290 EUR)
late registration (by August 15th, 2007)  - CZK 9.500,- (approx. 340 EUR)
on-site registration 			  - CZK 11.000,- (approx. 390 EUR)


early registration (by May 31st, 2007)	  - CZK 6.500,- (approx. 240 EUR)
late registration (by August 15th, 2007)  - CZK 8.000,- (approx. 290 EUR)
on-site registration 			  - CZK 9.500,- (approx. 340 EUR)

One of the authors has to register and to pay the registration fee by 
May 31st, 2007 to include the paper submission into the conference 
proceedings. Please visit the conference web page to see detailed 

The discounts and grants for participants from East European countries 
(Russia, Belarus, Ukraine...) are available. Please refer to for other information.

All costs are in Czech Crowns (CZK), see e.g. 
for the current exchange rate.


The organizing committee has arranged accommodation at reasonable prices 
in the Primavera hotel and student dormitories. The current list of 
available accommodation is accessible on the conference website.


All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to
the department secretary:

Mrs. Helena Ptackova 
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen 
Faculty of Applied Sciences 
Department of Computer Science
Univerzitni 8, CZ - 306 14  PLZEN
Czech Republic 

Tel:	+420 377 632 401
Fax:	+420 377 632 402

E-mail communication should go to the conference PR
Mr. Kamil Ekstein at

TSD 2007 conference web site: