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TSD 2017 : 20th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue

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Conference Series : Text, Speech and Dialogue
 
Link: http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/tsd2017
 
When Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017
Where Prague
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2017
Notification Due May 10, 2017
Final Version Due May 31, 2017
Categories    NLP   speech   signal processing   artificial intelligence
 

Call For Papers



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TSD 2017 - PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS
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The twentieth anniversary International Conference on
TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2017)
Praha (Prague), Czech Republic
August 27-31, 2017
http://www.tsdconference.org


TSD HIGHLIGHTS

* Invited speakers: Tomas Mikolov and other eminent personages with various
expertise covering speech modeling, acoustic-phonetic decoding, dialogue
systems, and semantics have been asked to give their respective pieces of
speech.
* TSD is traditionally published by Springer-Verlag and regularly listed in
all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings
Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX, etc.
* TSD offers high-standard transparent review process - double blind, final
reviewers discussion.
* TSD will take place in the historical centre of Prague, the Capital of
the Czech Republic in co-operation with the Institute of Formal and
Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles
University.
* TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, all
meals, one social event, etc.) for an easily affordable fee starting at
290 EUR for students and 360 EUR for full participants.

TSD SERIES

TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over
the world. Proceedings of the TSD conference form a book published by
Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)
series. The TSD proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters
Conference Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major
citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.

TOPICS

Topics of the 20th anniversary conference will include (but are not limited
to):

Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional speech,
handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words, alternative way of
feature extraction, new models for acoustic and language modelling).

Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual, text, and
spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation, specialized
lexicons, dictionaries).

Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high fidelity
speech synthesis, computer singing).

Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech (multilingual
processing, sentiment analysis, credibility analysis, automatic text
labeling, summarization, authorship attribution).

Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information extraction,
information retrieval, data mining, semantic web, knowledge
representation, inference, ontologies, sense disambiguation, plagiarism
detection).

Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing (machine
translation, natural language understanding, question-answering
strategies, assistive technologies).

Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in dialogues).

Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotion and
personality modelling).


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

All program committee members are listed on the conference web pages:
http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2017/index.php?page=committees

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event is English, however, papers on issues
related to text and speech processing in languages other than English are
strongly encouraged.

IMPORTANT DATES

March 31, 2017 ............ Deadline for submission of contributions
May 10, 2017 .............. Notification of acceptance or rejection
May 31, 2017 .............. Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers

August 27-31, 2017 ........ TSD2017 conference date

The proceedings will be provided on flash drives in form of navigable
content. Printed books will be available for extra fee.

CONFERENCE FEES

The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on the participant's
status (full or student). It includes one copy of the conference
proceedings (on a USB flash drive), refreshments/coffee breaks, lunches and
dinners, opening dinner, welcome party, mid-conference social event
admissions, and organizing costs. In order to lower the fee as much as
possible, the accommodation and the conference trip are not included in it
this time.

Full participant:
early registration by May 31, 2017 - CZK 10 000 (approx. 360 EUR)
late registration by August 1, 2017 - CZK 11 000 (approx. 400 EUR)
on-site registration - CZK 12 000 (approx. 444 EUR)

Student (reduced):
early registration by May 31, 2017 - CZK 8 000 (approx. 290 EUR)
late registration by August 1, 2017 - CZK 8 700 (approx. 322 EUR)
on-site registration - CZK 10 000 (approx. 360 EUR)

Please, keep in mind that the fees are preliminary and they may slightly
change in the future. We are also doing our best to find a way to reduce
the fees for students.

LOCATION

Praha (Prague)--also called The City of a Hundred Spires or The Heart of
Europe--is situated in the very centre of Bohemia on the banks of the river
Vltava. There live more than 1.2 million people in the metropolitan area.
Thus, Praha is considered the centre of science, higher education, culture,
economy and authorities.

The city is divided into ten districts. Each of them offers its own
charming atmosphere predicated upon its rich history. A good example can
be the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) known especially for the legend of Golem
and famous writer Franz Kafka. Then, walking the Parizska street (said to
be the most luxurious street in the city), there is the Old Town Square.
One of the most important squares of the city renowned for the rare Prague
Astronomical Clock (Orloj), number of galleries, Bethlehem Chapel and
a monument of religious reformer Jan Hus.

The next place of interest can be found in the area of the New Town. The
Wenceslas square with the monument of St. Wenceslas, the patron saint of
the Czech state, is the longest square of the republic. Its capacity is
fully used by various shops, restaurants, clubs and street artists. Also
the renaissance revival-styled building of National Museum, which is now
under reconstruction, is situated on the upper end of the square.

Modern art and architecture together with technical mastery demonstration
are represented by the Zizkov Television Tower, the Dancing House (Fred and
Ginger Building) or the Stefanik's Observatory on the Petrin hill located
in the neighbourhood of the quarter Hradcany. Also Krizik's light fountain
or Industrial Palace in the area of the Holesovice Showground are worth
seeing.

However, the dominant feature of the skyline is still created by the Prague
Castle and the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral spires. The Golden Lane heading
down to the Lesser Town shows the tiny and colorful medieval houses. There
are many bridges connecting the banks of the Vltava River.

However, only one of them is well known in the whole world--the Charles
bridge. Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV promoted its
construction in the 14th century. The bridge is 520 metres long and stands
for a connection between the Lesser Town and the Old Town. It was built in
the Gothic style as well as the St. Vitus Cathedral.

Charles IV was also the founder of the University, which now proudly bears
his name--The Charles University. It is one the world's oldest universities
and with 17 faculties, 3 institutes, 6 centres of teaching, research and
development it is also the largest and best rated university in the Czech
Republic. The students can choose some of the 642 courses within 300 of
accredited degree programmes in the field of medicine, law, theology,
pharmacy, arts, science, mathematics and physics, education, social
sciences, physical education and sports, and humanities.

We are justifiably very proud of the fact that the campus of the Charles
University is going to host the TSD2017 conference.


ABOUT CONFERENCE

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
of West Bohemia, Pilsen, the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University,
Brno, and the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University.

The TSD2017 organizing committee has again applied for TSD2017 to be
recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2017 satellite event.

Venue:
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University
Mala Strana Campus - "S" Building
Malostranske nam. 2/25
CZ-118 00 Praha 1

Accommodation:
Orea Hotel Pyramida ****
Belohorska 24
CZ-169 00 Praha 6

CONTACT

The preferred way of contacting the conference organizing committee is
writing an e-mail to:
Mrs Romana Strapkova, TSD2017 Conference Secretary
E-mail: tsd2017@tsdconference.org
Phone: (+420) 736 664 500

All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

TSD2017 - KIV
Fakulta aplikovanych ved
Zapadoceska univerzita v Plzni
Univerzitni 8
CZ-306 14 Plzen
Czech Republic

Fax: (+420) 377 632 402 -- Please, mark the faxed material with large
capitals 'TSD' on top.

TSD 2017 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2017

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