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Submission of papers: === April 5, 2002 ===
Notification of acceptance May 7, 2002
submissions to the TSD 2002 conference (http://www.fi.muni.cz/tsd2002/)
are still coming. At the same time, we have received many requests
to extend the deadline to allow submitting other papers that are just
being finished. Please, make use of this opportunity and submit a paper
to this important event in the area of natural language processing!
TSD 2002 Organizing Committee
TSD 2002 - SECOND 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):
word sense disambiguation;
lexical semantics and semantic networks;
parsing and part-of-speech tagging;
knowledge representation and reasoning;
automatic speech recognition;
speaker identification and verification;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody and emotions in dialogues;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
markup languages related to speech and dialogue (VoiceXML, SSML, ...).
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
Batusek Robert, Cenek Pavel, Gaura Pavel, Horak Ales,
Janouskova Dagmar, Komarkova Dana (secretary),
Kopecek Ivan (co-chair), Pala Karel (co-chair), Povolny Martin,
Smrz Pavel, Sojka Petr, Veber Marek,
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.
Faculty of Informatics has at its disposal a fast internet
connection allowing internet-based projects to be demonstrated.
The faculty network provides a wireless (IEEE 802.11b - WiFi)
connection to the internet as well.
The Wednesday afternoon of the conference is reserved for a trip
to the South Moravian region Lednice - Valtice. We will see the
chateau at Lednice with its large botanical gardens and
beautiful surroundings. In the evening there will be the
conference dinner in the famous wine cellar in Valtice chateau,
where a traditional cembalon band will play.
TSD 2002 is supported by International Speech Communication
The organizing committee will provide grants for participants
from East European countries (Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine,
...). To apply for a grant, send an email to email@example.com
with subject 'Grant Application', in which you briefly describe
the reasons for your application. Each applicant must send a
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 authors
are asked to send their papers using the online form accessible
from the conference website (in the case of troubles they may
send the submission to firstname.lastname@example.org electronically).
Advance registration and payment for the conference fee is
mandatory. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not
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):
April 5, 2002
Notification of acceptance sent to the authors:
May 7, 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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