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    Extended deadlines:
    Submission of papers: === April 5, 2002 ===
    Notification of acceptance May 7, 2002

    Dear Colleague,

    submissions to the TSD 2002 conference (
    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


    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;
    automatic morphology;
    word sense disambiguation;
    lexical semantics and semantic networks;
    parsing and part-of-speech tagging;
    machine translation;
    multi-lingual issues;
    information retrieval;
    text/topic summarization;
    knowledge representation and reasoning;
    speech modeling;
    speech coding;
    speech segmentation;
    speech prosody;
    automatic speech recognition;
    text-to-speech synthesis;
    speaker identification and verification;
    dialogue systems;
    development of dialogue strategies;
    prosody and emotions in dialogues;
    user modeling;
    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,


    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
    Association (ISCA).

    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
    with subject 'Grant Application', in which you briefly describe
    the reasons for your application. Each applicant must send a
    separate e-mail.


    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 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

    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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