21.4566, Calls: Applied Ling/Comp Ling/Disc Analysis/Computer Speech... (Jrnl)

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Subject: 21.4566, Calls: Applied Ling/Comp Ling/Disc Analysis/Computer Speech... (Jrnl)

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Date: 15-Nov-2010
From: Bjoern Schuller [schuller at tum.de]
Subject: Computer Speech and Language

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Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:47:06
From: Bjoern Schuller [schuller at tum.de]
Subject: Computer Speech and Language

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Full Title: Computer Speech and Language 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 01-May-2011 


Call for Papers

Special Issue on 
Paralinguistics in Naturalistic Speech and Language



Paralinguistic phenomena including speaker states such as emotion or health 
condition, speaker traits such as personality, likeability, age or gender, as 
well as vocal behaviour such as laughter, sighs or hesitation, increasingly 
become part of every-day and future communication, retrieval, and 
surveillance systems. This requires present research to focus on realistic 
conditions in the sense of naturalistic occurrence of these phenomena, on 
real-life requirements such as presence of noise, reverberation or 
transmission artefacts, and on efficiency requirements. Further, optimal 
embedding of computational estimates in a system context needs to be 
addressed. To this end, speech and language resources and tailored acoustic 
and lexical features and machine learning architectures are needed. In 
addition, synergistic parallel assessment of such phenomena exploiting 
mutual dependencies may lead to improved performance over isolated 

In this vein, this special issue of Computer Speech and Language will be 
devoted to the computational analysis of Paralinguistics in Naturalistic 
Speech and Language. Original, previously unpublished submissions are 
encouraged within the following scope:  

+ Speaker States (Emotion and Affect, Health Condition, etc.)
+ Speaker Traits (Personality, Likeability, Age, Gender, Height, etc.)
+ Vocal Behaviour (Laughter, Sighs, Hesitations, Voice Quality, etc.)
+ Interdependence of Paralinguistics
+ Synergistic Paralinguistic Analysis (Multi-task learning, One-pass 
decoding, etc.)
+ Machine Analysis of Naturalistic Occurrence of Speaker States and Traits
+ Paralinguistics in Conversational Speech and Realistic Environments
+ Semi- and Unsupervised Speaker Adaptation, Clustering, and Profiling for 
+ On-line, Incremental and Real-time Processing for Paralinguistics
+ Noise, Reverberation, Coding and Transmission Robustness for 
+ Distributed Paralinguistic Analysis and Standardization Issues for 
+ Paralinguistic Speech and Language Resources
+ Applications of Paralinguistics (Socially-Aware Spoken Dialog Systems, 
Recognition of Spontaneous Speech,    Aging Society, Child-Computer 
Interfaces, Call-Centres, Education, Gaming, Health Care, Human-Agent and 
Human-Robot Communication, Surveillance, etc.)

Submission Procedure:

Prospective authors should follow the regular guidelines of the Computer 
Speech and Language Journal for electronic submission 
(http://ees.elsevier.com/csl). During submission authors must select for this 
Special Issue (short name 'Natural Paralinguistics'). 


Submission Deadline: 1 May 2011
First Notification: 1 July 2011
Final Version of Manuscripts: 1 October 2011
Tentative Publication Date: January 2012

Guest Editors:

Björn Schuller, Technische Universität München, Germany
Stefan Steidl, ICSI, USA
Anton Batliner, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

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