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TSD 2002 - SECOND CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND PARTICIPATION
Fifth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
Brno, Czech Republic, 9-12 September 2002
The conference is organised 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 (ISCA).
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
The organisers will prepare the computers with multimedia support for
demonstrators. Faculty of Informatics has at its disposal a fast internet
connection allowing internet-based projects to be demonstrated. The faculty
network provides a wireless (IEEE 802.11b - WiFi) connection to the internet
Submission of demonstration papers:
July 31, 2002
September 9-12, 2002
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 series.
Topics of the TSD 2002 conference will include:
word sense disambiguation;
lexical semantics and semantic networks;
parsing and part-of-speech tagging;
knowledge representation and reasoning;
automatic speech recognition;
speaker identification and verification;
facial animation and visual speech synthesis;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody and emotions in dialogues;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
markup languages related to speech and dialogue (VoiceXML, SSML, ...).
The conference program will include oral presentations and
poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of
the issues raised. The demonstration papers will not appear in the
Proceedings of TSD 2002 but will be published electronically at the
conference website. Preliminary program of the conference is already
The program includes two invited talks.
Prof. Ronald Allan Cole (Monday, September 9)
Perceptive Animated Interfaces: The Next Generation of Interactive Learning
Prof. James Pustejovsky (Tuesday, September 10)
When Corpus Meets Theory: Creating Lexical Semantic Databases
The Wednesday afternoon of the conference is reserved for a trip
to the South Moravian region Lednice - Valtice. We will see the
chateau at Lednice with its large botanical gardens and
beautiful surroundings. In the evening there will be the
conference dinner in the famous wine cellar in Valtice chateau,
where a traditional cembalon band will play.
TSD 2002 is supported by International Speech Communication
The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your
status. It includes one copy of the Proceedings, refreshments,
social events and a daytrip. The fee does not include
Payment by August 15th: Euro 300
On-site payment: Euro 350
Payment by August 15th: Euro 200
On-site payment: Euro 250
The payment may be refunded up until August 15th at the cost
of 50 Euros. No refund is possible after this date.
The organizing committee will arrange an accommodation in a
student dormitories in a walking distance from the place of the
Conference at a reasonable price. The actual list of available
hotels and prices is accessible at the website.
All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
TSD 2002 Faculty of Informatics
CZ-602 00 Brno
telephone: +420 5 41 512 359
fax: +420 5 41 212 568
The official TSD 2002 homepage is: http://www.fi.muni.cz/tsd2002/
The conference will take place at the Faculty of Informatics,
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic with
population of almost 400,000, and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair centre. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in
the south-east part of the Czech Republic. 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
Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).
For the participants with some extra time, some nearby
places may also be of interest.
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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