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Preliminary Announcement: TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2008)
TSD 2008 - PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT Eleventh International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2008) Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2008 http://www.tsdconference.org/ 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 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. TOPICS 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 of languages other than English are strongly encouraged. PROGRAM COMMITTEE 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 Josef Psutka, Czech Republic James Pustejovsky, USA Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany Pavel Skrelin, Russia Pavel Smrz, 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 2008 ............ Submission of abstract March 22 2008 ............ Submission of full papers May 15 2008 .............. Notification of acceptance May 31 2008 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration July 23 2008 ............. Submission of demonstration abstracts July 30 2008 ............. Notification of acceptance for demonstrations sent to the authors September 8-12 2008 ...... 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 Dana Hlavackova, TSD 2008 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 email: firstname.lastname@example.org LOCATION Brno is the 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 Moravia, which is in the south-east part of the Czech Republic. It 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, Barcelona and Prague and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).