14.882, Calls: Text, Speech & Dialogue/Phonology & Morphology

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Subject: 14.882, Calls: Text, Speech & Dialogue/Phonology & Morphology

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Date:  Tue, 25 Mar 2003 18:25:44 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue

Date:  Wed, 26 Mar 2003 08:53:16 +0100
From:  "Ingo Plag" <plag at anglistik.uni-siegen.de>
Subject:  Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 25 Mar 2003 18:25:44 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue

  An International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2003)

                     September 8 - 11, 2003

                  Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

TSD 2003 will be organized  by  the Faculty of Applied Sciences,
University of West  Bohemia, Plzen (Pilsen), and the  Faculty of
Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, under the auspices of the
Dean of  the Faculty  of  Applied  Sciences of the University of
West Bohemia. TSD 2003 is also supported by International Speech
Communication Association (ISCA).

Conference topics:
- ----------------

TSD 2003  will  be concerned with topics in the field of natural
language processing, in particular:

- corpora
- texts and transcription
- speech analysis
- recognition and synthesis
- their intertwining within NL dialog systems

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, especially parsing problems in spoken texts
- multilingual issues, especially multilingual dialog systems
- information retrieval and text/topic summarization
- speech modelling
- speech segmentation
- speech recognition
- text-to-speech synthesis
- speech and motions
- dialog systems
- development of dialog strategies
- user modelling
- knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems
- assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue
- applied systems and software
- facial animation
- visual speech synthesis

The official language of the event will be English, but papers on
issues relating to text and speech processing in languages other than
English are strongly encouraged.

Format of the conference:
- -----------------------

TSD 2003 will be an international conference with a limited number of
active participants. The conference program will include presentation
of invited papers, oral presentations, and a poster / demonstration
session.  Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented
sessions.  A special feature of the conference will be thematically
oriented poster sections supported by short oral presentations and the
demonstration session.

- ----------

The papers will be printed and distributed to the participants at the
conference.  The proceedings will be traditionally published by
Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes of Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)
series. Numbers of previous proceedings: LNAI 1692, 1902, 2166, and
LNAI 2448.

- ----

The international conference will take place in the comfortable Hotel
Gomel in Ceske Budejovice. The historical city of Ceske Budejovice is
situated in the center of the South Bohemian region, near Austria and

Social events:
- ------------

The international conference will also include some social events,
trip to the mountains "Blansky les" and trip to the historical urban
reservation of Cesky Krumlov.

Registration costs:
- -----------------

The registration fee depends on the day of payment:

- early registration (by July 31st, 2003) - 380 Euro
- late registration (by August 31st, 2003) - 420 Euro
- on-site registration - 450 Euro

The fee covers meals, refreshment, accommodation, organizing costs,
conference proceedings and social events.

One of the authors has to register and to pay the registration fee
by June 30th, 2003  to be included  in the conference proceedings.
Student reductions will be available, participants from developing
countries can apply for the ISCA grants.

Important data:
- -------------

 March 31, 2003         Preliminary registration and deadline for
                        submission of full papers
 May 10, 2003           Notification of acceptance or rejection
 May 31, 2003           Camera-ready paper submission
 Sept. 8-11, 2003       TSD 2003

International Program Committee:
- ------------------------------

  Frederick Jelinek, USA  -  general chair

  Hynek Hermansky, USA    -  executive chair

  Eneko Agirre (Spain)
  Genevieve Baudoin (France)
  Jan Cernocky (Czech Rep.)
  Attila Ferencz (Romania)
  Eva Hajicova (Czech Rep.)
  Jaroslava Hlavacova (Czech Rep.)
  Eduard Hovy (USA)
  Ivan Kopecek (Czech Rep.)
  Steven Krauwer (Netherland)
  Vaclav Matousek (Czech Rep.)
  Rosamund Moon (GB)
  Elmar Noeth (Germany)
  Karel Oliva (Austria)
  Karel Pala (Czech Rep)
  Nikola Pavesic (Slovenia)
  Vladimir Petkevic (Czech Rep.)
  Josef Psutka (Czech Rep.)
  James Pustejovsky (USA)
  L.J.M. Rothkrantz (Netherland)
  E.G. Schukat-Tallamazini (Germany)
  Pavel Skrelin (Russia)
  Taras Vintsiuk (Ukraine)
  Yorick Wilks (GB)

- -----------
The registration fee should be paid directly by bank transfer to:

Bank address   :	Komercni banka Plzen-mesto,
			Goethova 1, CZ-305 95 Plzen


account number :	4811530257/0100

purchase order :	5204/0002/02

special ID code:	your birth date in the form  YYMMDD
                  	(year - month - day), e.g. 550425

account holder :	University of West Bohemia,
               		Univerzitni 8, CZ - 306 14  Plzen

stating        :       	TSD 2003 and your name

Submission of papers:
- -------------------

Full papers (max. 8 pages in Springer LNCS format) or short papers
(max. 6 pages in the same format) will be required to reach a decision
about acceptance or rejection.

Preliminary versions of papers should be submitted to the TSD 2003
Conference Secretariat, preferably by email (tsd2003 at kiv.zcu.cz), by
March 30th, 2003.  Please contact the Conference Secretariat if
receipt of your email submission is not acknowledged within 7 days.
Please include the following information with your paper:

- title of paper, author name(s), author(s) affiliation(s)
- email/address/fax of author(s) contact(s)
- presentation preference: oral or poster/demonstration.

Authors of accepted papers will be requested to send their final
papers only in LaTeX and PS and/or PDF form (in LNCS format) to the
Conference Secretariat by e-mail before May 31st, 2003.  Format
instructions will be available on the TSD 2003 Web site.

Conference secretariat:
- ---------------------

All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Ms. Helena Benesova
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: tsd2003 at kiv.zcu.cz

To obtain more information please visit the TSD 2003 Web site:


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Wed, 26 Mar 2003 08:53:16 +0100
From:  "Ingo Plag" <plag at anglistik.uni-siegen.de>
Subject:  Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages


2nd International Workshop on the
Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages

October 8-10, 2003
University of Siegen, Germany

Until the late 1990s, phonology and morphology have been neglected
areas in the study of creole languages. Available phonological studies
were largely confined to segmental aspects, and morphology was
generally held to be marginal in these languages, if not totally
absent. More recent studies have shown, however, that the
investigation of creole phonology and morphology is of considerable
importance for the field of creole studies and beyond, both
theoretically and empirically.

The papers given at the first 'International Workshop on the Phonology
and Morphology of Creole Languages' (held in Siegen in 2001) have
called into question long-cherished beliefs about the nature of creole
phonology and morphology (e.g. the alleged absence of inflection,
grammatical tone and semantic opacity), and provided a wealth of
interesting phenomena from a wide range of pidgins and creoles that
have long been ignored by students of these languages.

The purpose of the '2nd International Workshop on the Phonology and
Morphology of Creole Languages' is to provide another forum for the
presentation of work on segmental and suprasegmental phonology,
morpho- phonology and morphology of creole languages. The theoretical
focus of the workshop will be on the question of emergence of
phonological and morphological structure. Papers are particularly
welcome that address the question of how in situations of extreme
language contact phonological structure (syllable structure, stress
systems and tone systems) emerges, and which factors are responsible
for the crystallization of inflection, derivation and
word-formation. Studies relating to other issues, descriptive or
theoretical, are of course also welcome.

There will be approximately 24 slots for papers, which will be
selected on the basis of anonymously reviewed abstracts. Each paper
will be allotted 25 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for

All paper presenters will be provided free accomodation for up to four
nights in a centrally located hotel.

The workshop will be organized by Ingo Plag, Chair in English
Linguistics, University of Siegen, Germany.

Send in via regular mail to the address given below three anonymous
copies of your abstract (for review), and one copy including your
name, mailing address, e-mail address, fax and telephone number. In
addition, provide an electronic version of your abstract via e-mail,
or on a disk.  Abstracts should not exceed a maximum length of 1 page,

The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is May 1, 2003. Acceptance
notices will be sent out no later than June 15, 2003.

Send your abstract to the following address:

                Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag
                - Creole Workshop 2003 -
                English Linguistics, Fachbereich 3
                University of Siegen
                Adolf-Reichwein-Stra├če 2
                D-57068 Siegen

                e-mail:  plag at anglistik.uni-siegen.de

Up-to date information on and around the workshop is available at


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