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TSD 2009 : International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE


Conference Series : Text, Speech and Dialogue
When Sep 13, 2009 - Sep 18, 2009
Where Plzen, Czech Republic
Submission Deadline Mar 22, 2009
Notification Due May 15, 2009
Final Version Due May 31, 2009
Categories    NLP   speech

Call For Papers


An International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE

Primavera Hotel & Congress Centre, Plzen, Czech Republic

September 13-18, 2009 (right after Interspeech 2009)

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University,
Brno. TSD 2009 will be supported by International Speech Communication
Association (ISCA) and Czech society for cybernetics and informatics.

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 international 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

The keynote topic of TSD 2009 conference is Modern approaches in semantic analysis.

The official language of the event will be English, but papers on processing
in languages other than English are strongly encouraged.

Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair)
Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland (executive chair)
Eneko Agirre, Spain
Genevieve Baudoin, France
Jan Cernocky, Czech Rep.
Attila Ferencz, Romania
Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
Louise Guthrie, GB
Jan Hajic, Czech Rep.
Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.
Patrick Hanks, GB
Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep.
Ales Horak, Czech Rep.
Eduard Hovy, USA
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep.
Hermann Ney, Germany
Elmar Noeth, Germany
Karel Oliva, Czech Rep.
Karel Pala, Czech Rep.
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep.
Fabio Pianesi, Italy
Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.
James Pustejovsky, USA
Leon J.M. Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Pavel Smrz, Czech Rep.
Marko Tadic, Croatia
Tamas Varadi, Hungary
Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
Yorick Wilks, GB
Victor Zacharov, Russia

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. A preliminary conference program will
be published at the conference Web pages. One day of the conference will be
dedicated for tutorials and workshops.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Plzen will allow for
additional informal interactions.

Plzen (Pilsen) is located in Western Bohemia on the confluence of four
rivers. With 170 thousand inhabitants it is the fourth largest city in the
Czech Republic and an important industrial, commercial, cultural, and
administrative center.

The University of West Bohemia in Plzen provides a variety of courses for
both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of higher
education in this part of the country which prepares students for careers in
engineering (electrical and mechanical), science (computer science, applied
mathematics, physics, and mechanics), education (both primary and
secondary), economics, philosophy, politology, archaeology, anthropology,
foreign languages, law and public administration, art and design.

March 22, 2009 Submission of full papers
May 15, 2009 Notification of acceptance
May 31, 2009 Final papers (camera-ready) submission and registration
Sept. 13-18, 2009 TSD 2009 Conference

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that
will be made available to participants at the time of the conference.

The organizing committee will provide discounts and grants for participants
from East European countries (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, ...). To apply for a
grant, send an email to with subject 'Grant
Application', in which you briefly describe the reasons for your
application. Each applicant must send a separate e-mail.

The organizing committee has arranged accommodation at reasonable prices in
the Primavera hotel and student dormitories. The current prices of the
accommodation will be available at the conference website.

All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Mrs. Helena Ptackova
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Univerzitni 8, CZ - 306 14 PLZEN
Czech Republic

Tel: +420 377 632 401 Fax: +420 377 632 402

E-mail: or

TSD 2009 conference web site:

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