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CALL FOR PAPERS: Text, Speech and Dialogue, 3-7 Sep 2012, Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
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 TSD SERIES TSD series 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. 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) Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair) Eneko Agirre, Spain Genevieve Baudoin, France Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic Radovan Garabik, Slovakia Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico Louise Guthrie, GB Jan Hajic, Czech Republic Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic Patrick Hanks, GB 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 Maciej Piasecki, Poland Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland Josef Psutka, Czech Republic James Pustejovsky, USA Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands Milan Rusko, Slovakia 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 FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and a 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. CONFERENCE PROGRAM The conference program will include oral presentations and poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised. IMPORTANT DATES March 15 2012 ............ Submission of abstract March 22 2012 ............ Submission of full papers May 15 2012 .............. Notification of acceptance May 31 2012 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration July 26 2012 ............. Submission of demonstration abstracts July 31 2012 ............. Notification of acceptance for demonstrations sent to the authors September 3-7 2012 ....... Conference date The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time of the conference. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE of the conference will be English. ADDRESS All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to Vendula Halkova, TSD 2012 Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63 fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20 email: firstname.lastname@example.org LOCATION Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights. South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural center of the region. Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Eindhoven, Rome and Prague and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).