TSD 2002 - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Fifth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
Brno, Czech Republic, 9-12 September 2002
The conference is organised 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
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 series.
Topics of the TSD 2002 conference will include
(but are not limited to):
text corpora and tagging;
transcription problems in spoken corpora;
links between text and speech oriented systems;
parsing issues, especially parsing problems in spoken texts;
multi-lingual issues, especially multi-lingual dialogue systems;
information retrieval and text/topic summarization;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody in dialogues;
knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
applied systems and software.
Papers on processing of languages other than English
are strongly encouraged.
Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair)
Hynek Hermansky, USA (executive chair)
Eneko Agirre, Spain
Genevieve Baudoin, France
Attila Ferencz, Romania
Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep.
Eduard Hovy, USA
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
Ramesh Krishnamurthy, GB
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep.
Elmar Noeth, Germany
Karel Oliva, Austria
Karel Pala, Czech Rep.
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep.
Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.
Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
E.G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
Yorick Wilks, GB
Bartek Ludek, Batusek Robert, Gaura Pavel, Horak Ales,
Komarkova Dana (secretary), Kopecek Ivan (co-chair),
Matousek Vaclav, Pala Karel (co-chair), Sedlacek Radek,
Smrz Pavel, Sojka Petr, Staudek Jan, Veber Marek,
Zackova Eva, Zizka Jan
FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE
The conference program will include oral presentations and
poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time
for discussions of the issues raised. The program will
also involve short communications and reports about ongoing
projects. The latter types of contributions will not appear
in the proceedings. Social events including a trip
in the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional
TSD 2002 is supported by International Speech Communication
Association (ISCA). The organizing committee will subsidize
young researchers and participants from East Europe.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages.
Those accepted will be presented as oral lectures. Authors are
invited to submit a short paper not exceeding 4 pages. Those accepted
are for poster presentation. The submissions should be sent
electronically to email@example.com. Advance registration and
payment for the conference fee is mandatory. Simultaneous
submissions to other conferences are not allowed.
The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX or
LaTeX formats. These formats are neccesary for the final versions
of the papers to be (that will be) published in the Springer Lecture
Notes. The paper format has to be either PDF or Postscript file with
all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance,
presenters will receive further information on submitting their
camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the
final paper format see http://www.springer.de/comp/llncs/authors.html.)
Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software or
interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The
demonstration papers will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD 2002.
The authors of the demonstration should provide the abstract not exceeding
Submission of full papers and short papers (submitting a paper
is considered as preliminary registration):
March 15, 2002
Notification of acceptance sent to the authors:
April 30, 2002
Final papers (camera ready) and registration:
May 31, 2002
Submission of demonstration papers:
July 31, 2002
September 9-12, 2002
The contributions to the conference will be published in
proceedings that will be made available to participants at
the time of the conference.
The official language of the conference is English.
The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status.
It includes one copy of the proceedings, refreshments, social events
and a daytrip. The fee does not include accommodation and meals.
Early payment (by May 15th): Euro 250
Late payment (by August 15th): Euro 300
On-site payment: Euro 350
Early payment (by May 15th): Euro 150
Late payment (by August 15th): Euro 200
On-site payment: Euro 250
The payment may be refunded up until August 15th at the cost
of 50 Euros. No refund is possible after this date.
The organizing committee will arrange an accommodation in a student
dormitories in a walking distance from the place of the Conference
at a reasonable price. The actual list of available hotels and
prices will be accessible at the website.
All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
TSD 2002 Faculty of Informatics
CZ-602 00 Brno
telephone: +420 5 41 512 359
fax: +420 5 41 212 568
The official TSD 2002 homepage is: http://www.fi.muni.cz/tsd2002/
The conference will take place at the Faculty of Informatics,
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic
with population of almost 400,000, and is the country's judiciary
and trade-fair centre. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in
the south-east part of the Czech Republic. It had been the King's
town since 1347 and with its six Universities it forms a cultural
center of the region.
Brno can be reached easily by direct trains or buses from
Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).
For the participants with some extra time, some nearby
places may also be of interest.
The local ones include:
Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, Old and New
City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church
and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Bishops
Church of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole,
famous villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe
and other important buildings of between-war Czech architecture.
For those willing to venture out of Brno,
Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield
of Battle of three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and
Austrian Franz - battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov
(Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau,
Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the greatest
Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - the town on the list of
UNESCO and many others are all within an easy reach.
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