TSD 2008 Second Call for Papers

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    TSD 2008 - SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
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    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


    THE SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

    March 15 2008 ............ Submission of abstracts
    March 22 2008 ............ 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
    necessary.

    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 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


    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    Elizabeth Shriberg, SRI, USA
    Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada


    FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

    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.


    SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

    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 2008 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
    http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html#Proceedings.)

    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.


    IMPORTANT DATES

    March 15 2008 ............ Submission of abstracts
    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

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

    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

    The official language of the conference is English.


    CONFERENCE FEES

    The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status.
    It includes one copy of the proceedings, refreshments, local
    transport, social events and organizing costs. The fee does not
    include accommodation.

    Full participant:
    Early payment (by May 31): CZK 8500
    Late payment (by August 15): CZK 10000
    On-site payment: CZK 12000

    Student:
    Early payment (by May 24): CZK 7000
    Late payment (by August 15): CZK 8500
    On-site payment: CZK 10000

    The payment may be refunded up until August 15, at the cost
    of CZK 1500. No refund is possible after this date.

    All costs are in Czech Crowns (Czech Koruna, CZK), see e.g.
    http://www.xe.com/ucc/ for the current exchange rate.

    At least one of the authors has to register and pay the registration
    fee by June 16, 2008 for their paper to be included in the
    conference proceedings. Only one paper of up to 8 pages is included
    in the regular registration fee. The additional paper and page
    charge is CZK 1000 per page. An author with more than one paper pays
    the additional paper(s) rates unless a co-author has also registered
    and paid the full registration fee.

    The organizing committee will provide grants for participants from
    developing countries. The grants will have the form of a conference
    fee discounts (50% or 100%). The conditions for a grant application
    require the grant receiver to be an author of a paper accepted for
    TSD. The grant limit per one accepted paper is 100% of one conference
    fee. To apply for a grant, send an email to
    with the Subject: 'Grant Application', in which you briefly describe
    the reasons for your application. Each applicant must send a separate
    e-mail.


    ACCOMMODATION

    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.


    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:

    The official TSD 2008 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/


    LOCATION

    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,
    Barcelona 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.
     
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