TSD 2000 - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Third International Workshop on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
Brno, Czech Republic, 13-16 September 2000
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 (currently published
by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial
Topics of the TSD 2000 workshop will include
(but are not limited to):
text corpora and tagging;
transcription problems in spoken corpora;
links between text and speech oriented systems;
parsing issues, especially parsing problems in spoken texts;
multi-lingual issues, especially multi-lingual dialogue systems;
information retrieval and text/topic summarization;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody in dialogues;
knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
applied systems and software.
Papers on processing of languages other than English
are strongly encouraged.
Jelinek Frederick, USA (general chair)
Hermansky Hynek, USA (executive chair)
Baudoin Genevieve, France
Cermak Frantisek, Czech Republic
Ferencz Attila, Romania
Hajicova Eva, Czech Republic
Hanks Patrick, GB
Kilgariff Adam, GB
Kopecek Ivan, Czech Republic
Kucera Pavel, Czech Republic
Matousek Vaclav, Czech Republic
Moon Rosamund, GB
Noeth Elmar, Germany
Pala Karel, Czech Republic
Pavesic Nikola, Slovenia
Petkevic Vladimir, Czech Republic
Psutka Josef, Czech Rep.
Schukat-Talamazzini E.G., Germany
Skrelin Pavel, Russia
Vintsiuk Taras, Ukraine
Wilks Yorick, GB
Bartek Ludek, Batusek Robert, Gaura Pavel, Horak Ales,
Komarkova Dana (secretary), Kopecek Ivan (co-chair),=20
Matousek Vaclav, Nygryn Pavel, Pala Karel (co-chair),
Sedlacek Radek, Smrz Pavel, Sojka Petr, Staudek Jan,
Veber Marek, Zackova Eva, Zizka Jan
FORMAT OF THE WORKSHOP
TSD 2000 is an international workshop with a limited number
of participants and priority given to the active participants.
The workshop program will include oral presentations and=20
a poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time=20
for discussions of the issues raised. The program will=20
also involve short communications, reports about ongoing=20
projects and industrial presentations. The latter types=20
of contributions will not appear in the proceedings=20
and the deadline for their submission will be announced
later. Social events including a trip in the vicinity
of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions.
TSD 2000 is supported by International Speech Communication=20
Association (ISCA). The organizing committee is applying
for a grant from the European Committee (High Level Scientific=20
Conference). If the application is successful the organizing
committee would subsidize young researchers and participants=20
from East Europe significantly.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Authors should submit extended abstracts not exceeding 1000 words
by March 10, 2000 to the e-mail address:
Submission must also include the author(s) name, affiliation,
address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. Acceptance
of the submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. Papers have
to follow the Springer-Verlag instructions for the authors
for Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The instructions
can be found at the www address:=20
Preliminary registration and deadline for submission of extended
March 10, 2000
Notification of acceptance sent to the authors:
April 30, 2000
Final papers (camera ready) and registration:
May 30, 2000
September 13-16, 2000
The contributions to the workshop will be published in
proceedings that will be made available to participants at
the time of the workshop. The proceedings of the last TSD
workshop were published by Springer-Verlag in the series
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and we anticipate
the same format for TSD 2000.
The official language of the workshop is English.
The conference fee is $150. The fee includes one copy of
the Proceedings, refreshments, social events and trip.
The organizing committee will provide discounts and grants
for the participants from the East European countries.
The organizing committee will arrange an accommodation in a student
dormitories in a walking distance from the place of the Conference=20
at a reasonable price. For the participants who prefer to=20
be accommodated in a hotel it is possible to reserve a room.=20
The actual list of available hotels and prices will be accessible=20
at the workshop website.
All correspondence regarding the workshop should be addressed to:
TSD 2000 c/o Faculty of Informatics
CZ-602 00 Brno
telephone: ++420 5 41 512 359
fax: ++420 5 41 212 568
The official TSD 2000 homepage is: http://www.fi.muni.cz/tsd2000/
The conference will take place at the Faculty of Informatics,
Masaryk University, Botanicka 68a, Brno, Czech Republic.
Brno is the capital of the region named Moravia, which is
placed in the south-east part of the Czech Republic, and the
second largest town in the Czech Republic (with population
about half a million). It had been the King's town since 1347
and with its six Universities it forms a cultural center
of the region.
Brno can be reached easily by direct trains or buses from=20
Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).
For the participants with some extra time, some nearby
places may also be of interest.=20
The local ones include:
Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, Old and New
City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church
and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Bishops
Church of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole,
famous villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe
and 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 greatest
Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - the town on the list of
UNESCO and many others are all within an easy reach.
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