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[PVS] TSD 2008 Call for Demonstrations and Participation
TSD 2008 - CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND PARTICIPATION
Eleventh International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2008)
Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2008
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
SUBMISSION OF DEMONSTRATION ABSTRACTS
Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software and
hardware or interesting material relevant to the topics of the
conference. The authors of the demonstrations should provide the
abstract not exceeding one page as plain text. The submission must be
made using an online form available at the conference www pages.
The accepted demonstrations will be presented during a special
Demonstration Session (see the Demo Instructions at
www.tsdconference.org). Demonstrators can present their contribution
with their own notebook with an Internet connection provided by the
organisers or the organisers can prepare a PC computer with multimedia
support for demonstrators.
July 31 2008 ............. Submission of demonstration abstracts
August 7 2008 ............ Notification of acceptance for
demonstrations sent to the authors
September 8-12 2008 ...... Conference date
The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD
2008 but they will be published electronically at the conference website.
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 of the conference will include (but are not limited to):
text corpora and tagging
transcription problems in spoken corpora
links between text and speech oriented systems
parsing problems in spoken texts
multi-lingual dialogue systems
information retrieval and information extraction
semantic networks and ontologies
search in speech for IR and IE
development of dialogue strategies
prosody in dialogues
emotions and personality modeling
knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue
applied systems and software
visual speech synthesis
Papers on processing languages other than English are strongly
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
Jerry Hobbs, ISI USC, USA
Deep Lexical Semantics
Elizabeth Shriberg, SRI, USA
Practical Prosody: Modeling Language Beyond the Words
Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada
The Future of Text-Meaning in Computational Linguistics
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.
The official language of the conference is English.
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
Late payment (by August 15): CZK 10000
On-site payment: CZK 12000
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.
The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in
the 3-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the
accommodation are available at the conference website.
All correspondence regarding the conference should be
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
The official TSD 2008 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/
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.