Corpora: TSD 2002 - First Announcement and Call for Papers

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    Fifth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
    (TSD 2002)
    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;
    sense disambiguation;
    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;
    speech modeling;
    speech segmentation;
    speech recognition;
    text-to-speech synthesis;
    dialogue systems;
    development of dialogue strategies;
    prosody in dialogues;
    user modeling;
    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


    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
    informal interactions.

    TSD 2002 is supported by International Speech Communication
    Association (ISCA). The organizing committee will subsidize
    young researchers and participants from East Europe.


    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 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

    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
    one page.


    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

    Conference date:
    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.

    Full participant:
    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:

    Dana Komarkova
    TSD 2002 Faculty of Informatics
    Masaryk University
    Botanická 68a
    CZ-602 00 Brno
    Czech Republic
    telephone: +420 5 41 512 359
    fax: +420 5 41 212 568
    The official TSD 2002 homepage is:


    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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