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TSD 2018 : Twenty-first International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE

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Conference Series : Text, Speech and Dialogue
 
Link: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2017
 
When Sep 11, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018
Where Brno, Czech Republic
Abstract Registration Due Mar 15, 2018
Submission Deadline Mar 22, 2018
Notification Due May 16, 2018
Final Version Due May 31, 2018
Categories    NLP
 

Call For Papers


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TSD 2018 - PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL for WORKSHOPS
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Twenty-first International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2018)
Brno, Czech Republic, 11-14 September 2018
http://www.tsdconference.org/

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


TSD SERIES

TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in
both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.


CALL for SATELLITE WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The TSD 2018 conference will be accompanied by one-day satellite workshops
or project meetings with organizational support by the TSD organizing
committee. The organizing committee can arrange for a meeting room at the
conference venue and prepare a workshop proceedings as a book with ISBN by
a local publisher. The workshop papers that will pass also the standard TSD
review process will appear in the Springer proceedings. Each workshop is
a subject to proposal that should be sent to the contact e-mail
tsd2018@tsdconference.org ahead of the respective deadline.


TOPICS

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

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

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

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

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

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, emotions
and personality modelling)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly
encouraged.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Kenneth Church, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Elmar Noeth, Germany (general chair)
Eneko Agirre, Spain
Vladimir Benko, Slovakia
Paul Cook, Australia
Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia
Kamil Ekstein, Czech Republic
Karina Evgrafova, Russia
Darja Fiser, Slovenia
Eleni Galiotou, Greece
Björn Gambäck, Norway
Radovan Garabik, Slovakia
Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
Louise Guthrie, USA
Tino Haderlein, Germany
Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
Yannis Haralambous, France
Hynek Hermansky, USA
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
Ales Horak, Czech Republic
Eduard Hovy, USA
Maria Khokhlova, Russia
Daniil Kocharov, Russia
Miloslav Konopik, Czech Republic
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
Valia Kordoni, Germany
Pavel Král, Czech Republic
Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
Bernardo Magnini, Italy
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
France Mihelic, Slovenia
Roman Moucek, Czech Republic
Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Poland
Hermann Ney, Germany
Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
Karel Pala, Czech Republic
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
Maciej Piasecki, Poland
Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
James Pustejovsky, USA
German Rigau, Spain
Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
Anna Rumshisky, USA
Milan Rusko, Slovakia
Pavel Rychlý, Czechia
Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
Stefan Steidl, Germany
Georg Stemmer, Germany
Marko Tadic, Croatia
Tamas Varadi, Hungary
Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands
Yorick Wilks, United Kingdom
Marcin Wolinski, Poland
Victor Zakharov, Russia


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.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The conference program will include oral presentations and
poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of
the issues raised.


IMPORTANT DATES

March 15 2018 ............ Submission of abstracts
March 22 2018 ............ Submission of full papers
May 16 2018 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31 2018 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration
August 8 2018 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts
August 15 2018 ........... Notification of acceptance for
demonstrations sent to the authors
September 11-14 2018 ..... Conference date

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


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.


ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be
addressed to

Ales Horak, TSD 2018
Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
email: tsd2018@tsdconference.org

The official TSD 2018 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2018


LOCATION

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a
population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is
located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known
for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights.
South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal
City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural
center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London and Munich,
and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).

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