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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Text, Speech and Dialogue, 3-7 Sep 2012, Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC

TSD 2012

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 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 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

     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

     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.


     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


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 


The conference program will include oral presentations and poster/demonstration sessions with 
sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.


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.


of the conference will be English.


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


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).