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FALA 2010 : FALA 2010


When Nov 10, 2010 - Nov 12, 2010
Where Vigo, Spain
Submission Deadline Jun 25, 2010
Notification Due Sep 15, 2010
Categories    speech

Call For Papers


“VI Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla” and “II Iberian SLTech”

10 - 12 November 2010, Vigo, Spain

The FALA2010 conference will be held in Vigo, Spain from 10 to 12 November 2010. The workshop is organized by the “Multimedia Technology Group (GTM)” of the University of Vigo, the Spanish Thematic Network on Speech Technology (RTTH) and the ISCA-Special Interest Group on Iberian Languages. FALA 2010 is an ISCA supported event.

The Spanish Thematic Network on Speech Technology (“Red Temática en Tecnología del Habla, (RTTH) has been promoting every other year the “Jornadas en Tecnologías del Habla” since 2000. Previous workshops were held in Sevilla (2000), Granada (2002), Valencia (2004), Zaragoza (2006) and Bilbao (2008). On the other hand, the ISCA Special Interest Group on Iberian Languages (SIG-IL) decided to organize the “I Iberian SLTech - I Joint SIG-IL/Microsoft Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages”. The I Iberian SLTech was held in Porto Salvo, nearby Lisbon, on September 2009. Both events pursue the aims of being a meeting point to present and discuss the results of the research on speech and language technologies on Iberian languages and promoting industry/university collaboration.

This year these two separate events will joint efforts in order to take advantage of synergies and aiming at gathering most of the members of the scientific community working on speech and language technologies for the Iberian Languages.

Therefore, all the community working on processing of the Iberian Languages is invited to participate this coming November in a three day event planned to promote interaction and discussion. There will be a wide variety of activities: technical papers presentations, keynote lectures, presentation of project reports, laboratories activities, recent PhD thesis, discussion panels, awards to the best thesis and papers.

The topics of interest regarding processing Iberian languages include, but are not limited to:

1. Speech technology and applications

a. Spoken language generation and synthesis

b. Speech and speaker recognition

c. Speaker diarization

d. Speech enhancement

e. Speech processing and acoustic event detection

f. Spoken language understanding

g. Spoken language interfaces and dialogue systems

h. Systems for information retrieval and information extraction from speech

i. Systems for speech translation

j. Applications for aged and handicapped persons

k. Applications for learning and education

l. Emotions recognition and synthesis

m. Language and dialect identification

n. Applications for learning and education

2. Human speech production, perception, and communication

a. Linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language

b. Phonetics, phonology, and morphology

c. Pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and lexicon

d. Paralinguistic and nonlinguistic cues (e.g. emotion and expression)

3. Natural language processing (NLP) and applications

a. Natural language generation and understanding

b. Retrieval and categorization of natural language documents

c. Summarization mono and multi-document

d. Extraction and annotation of entities, relations, and properties

e. Creation and processing of ontologies and vocabularies

f. Machine learning for natural language processing

g. Shallow and deep semantic analysis: textual entailment, anaphora resolution, paraphrasing

h. Multi-lingual processing for information retrieval and extraction

i. Natural language processing for information retrieval and extraction

4. Resources, standardization, and evaluation

a. Spoken language resources, annotation, and tools

b. Spoken language evaluation and standardization

c. NLP resources, annotation, tools

d. NLP evaluation and standardization

Paper Submission

Papers must be written in English and should describe original work in detail. Templates will be available at the conference website ( Submission will be online through the web. Upon acceptance, at least one author will be required to register and present the paper at the conference.

Important dates:

• Full paper submission: June 25, 2010

• Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2010

• Projects and demos submission: September 30, 2010

• FALA2010: November 10-12, 2010

Contact information:


Att. Carmen García Mateo

Departamento de Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones

ETSI de Telecomunicación

Campus Universitario

36310 Vigo - Spain

Tel.: +34 986 818673

Fax.: +34 986 812116


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