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TSD 2009
International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
Dates Sep 13, 2009 (iCal) - Sep 18, 2009
Homepage: www.tsdconference.org
Location
Location: Plzen, Czech Republic
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Important dates
Submissions: Mar 22, 2009
Camera ready due: May 31, 2009
Table of Contents


                   TSD 2009 - PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

            An International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE

            Primavera Hotel & Congress Centre, Plzen, Czech Republic

              September 13-18, 2009 (right after Interspeech 2009)
                        http://www.tsdconference.org/



The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University,
Brno.  TSD 2009 will be supported by International Speech Communication
Association (ISCA) and Czech society for cybernetics and informatics.


TSD SERIES
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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 (LNAI) series.


TOPICS
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Topics of the international 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
     parsing problems in spoken texts
     multi-lingual issues
     multi-lingual dialogue systems
     information retrieval and information extraction
     text/topic summarization
     machine translation
     semantic networks and ontologies
     semantic web
     speech modeling
     speech segmentation
     speech recognition
     search in speech for IR and IE
     text-to-speech synthesis
     dialogue systems
     development of dialogue strategies
     prosody in dialogues
     emotions and personality modeling
     user modeling
     knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems
     assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue
     applied systems and software
     facial animation
     visual speech synthesis

The keynote topic of TSD 2009 conference is Modern approaches in semantic analysis.


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
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The official language of the event will be English, but papers on processing
in languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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     Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair)
     Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland (executive chair)
     Eneko Agirre, Spain
     Genevieve Baudoin, France
     Jan Cernocky, Czech Rep.
     Attila Ferencz, Romania
     Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
     Louise Guthrie, GB
     Jan Hajic,  Czech Rep.
     Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.
     Patrick Hanks, GB
     Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
     Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep.
     Ales Horak, Czech Rep.
     Eduard Hovy, USA
     Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.
     Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
     Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
     Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep.
     Hermann Ney, Germany
     Elmar Noeth, Germany
     Karel Oliva, Czech Rep.
     Karel Pala, Czech Rep.
     Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
     Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep.
     Fabio Pianesi, Italy
     Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.
     James Pustejovsky, USA
     Leon J.M. Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
     Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
     Pavel Skrelin, Russia
     Pavel Smrz, Czech Rep.
     Marko Tadic, Croatia
     Tamas Varadi, Hungary
     Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
     Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
     Yorick Wilks, GB
     Victor Zacharov, Russia


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE
-------------------------------------------------
The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral
presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented
in plenary or topic oriented sessions. A preliminary conference program will
be published at the conference Web pages. One day of the conference will be
dedicated for tutorials and workshops.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Plzen will allow for
additional informal interactions.


LOCATION
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Plzen (Pilsen) is located in Western Bohemia on the confluence of four
rivers. With 170 thousand inhabitants it is the fourth largest city in the
Czech Republic and an important industrial, commercial, cultural, and
administrative center.

The University of West Bohemia in Plzen provides a variety of courses for
both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of higher
education in this part of the country which prepares students for careers in
engineering (electrical and mechanical), science (computer science, applied
mathematics, physics, and mechanics), education (both primary and
secondary), economics, philosophy, politology, archaeology, anthropology,
foreign languages, law and public administration, art and design.


IMPORTANT DATES
--------------------------------
March 22, 2009       Submission of full papers
May 15, 2009        Notification of acceptance
May 31, 2009       Final papers (camera-ready) submission and registration
Sept. 13-18, 2009  TSD 2009 Conference

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that
will be made available to participants at the time of the conference.


GRANTS AND DISCOUNTS
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The organizing committee will provide discounts and grants for participants
from East European countries (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, ...). To apply for a
grant, send an email to tsd2009@tsdconference.org with subject 'Grant
Application', in which you briefly describe the reasons for your
application. Each applicant must send a separate e-mail.


ACCOMMODATION
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The organizing committee has arranged accommodation at reasonable prices in
the Primavera hotel and student dormitories. The current prices of the
accommodation will be available at the conference website.


ADDRESS
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All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Mrs. Helena Ptackova
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Univerzitni 8, CZ - 306 14  PLZEN
Czech Republic

Tel:    +420 377 632 401         Fax:   +420 377 632 402

E-mail: tsd2009@tsdconference.org  or  tsd@kiv.zcu.cz

TSD 2009 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/
	

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