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TSD 2019 : The twenty-second International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE


Conference Series : Text, Speech and Dialogue
When Sep 10, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019
Where Ljubljana, Slovenia
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2019
Notification Due May 10, 2019
Final Version Due May 31, 2019
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers


The twenty-second International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2019), Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 10-13, 2019


* Keynote speakers: Denis Jouvet (Loria, Nancy, France), Aline Villavicencio (University of Essex, UK), Bhiksha Raj (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Ryan Cotterell (University of Cambridge, UK).
* 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.
* The TSD2019 conference is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2019 satellite event.
* The TSD2019 conference is supported by the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). It holds the status of an ISCA Supported Event.
* TSD offers a high-standard transparent review process - double blind, final reviewers’ discussion.
* TSD is going to take place in the beautiful centre of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.
* The conference is organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
* TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, all meals, one social event, etc.) for an easily affordable fee.


March 31, 2019 .................Deadline for submission of contributions
May 10, 2019 ...................Notification of acceptance or rejection
May 31, 2019 ...................Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers

September 10-13, 2019 ...TSD2019 conference date

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


The TSD series has 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 of the 22nd 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 modeling).

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 Modeling (video processing, facial animation, visual speech synthesis, user modeling, emotion and personality modeling).


All programme committee members are listed on the conference web pages


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.


Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital - a city, whose name means ‘The beloved’, is a great place to visit, although you will not find world renowned attractions here. Nevertheless, it has history, tradition, style, arts & culture, an atmosphere that is both Central European and Mediterranean; many also add the adjectives multilingual and hospitable. Being close to many of the major sights and attractions of Slovenia, Ljubljana can also be your starting point to discover the country’s diversity.

Ljubljana is situated about halfway between Vienna and Venice. Its character and appearance have been shaped by diverse cultural influences and historical events. While in winter it is remarkable for its dreamy Central European character, it is the relaxed Mediterranean feel that stands out during summer.

Ljubljana is a picturesque city full of romantic views, with a medieval castle towering over its historical city centre and a calm river spanned by a series of beautiful bridges running right through it. It's a city with a medieval heart, a city of the Baroque and Art Nouveau, with an old castle resting above it like a sleeping beauty.

In Ljubljana eastern and western cultures met; and the Italian concept of art combined with the sculptural aesthetics of Central European cathedrals. The city owes its present appearance partly to Italian baroque and partly to Art Nouveau, which is the style of the numerous buildings erected immediately after the earthquake of 1895.

The central point of interest in Ljubljana is the Ljubljana Castle, watching over the city from the centrally located castle hill. The beginnings of the medieval castle go back to the 9th century, although the castle building is first mentioned only in 1144. It gained its present image after the earthquake of 1511 and following further renovations at the beginning of the 17th century. At present, a funicular connects the Old Town to the castle hill, adding an even more convenient access alternative to the tourist train.

Ljubljana lies at the centre of Slovenia. In the morning you can visit the stunningly beautiful Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj or Soča Valley in the high mountainous region of the Alps, and in the evening enjoy the sunset in one of the charming little towns on the Adriatic coast.
It only takes minutes to reach the peaceful and unspoiled countryside of the city's green surrounding areas, which offer endless opportunities for hiking, cycling, fishing and horse riding.

We are very excited of the fact that the TSD conference leaves the Czech Republic for the first time within its 22-year history and that the TSD2019 is going to take place in such a wonderful location as Ljubljana.


The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University,
Brno, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana.


Faculty of Electrical Engineering – University of Ljubljana
Tržaška cesta 25
SI-1000 Ljubljana


The preferred way of contacting the conference organizing committee is writing an e-mail to:

Ms Lucie Tauchenova, TSD2019 Conference Secretary
Phone: +420 702 994 699

All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

TSD2019 – NTIS P2

Fakulta aplikovaných věd
Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Univerzitní 8
CZ-306 14 Plzeň
Czech Republic

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

TSD2019 conference website:

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