[RNLD] CFP: 1st Joint SLTU (Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced languages) and CCURL (Collaboration and Computing for Under-Resourced Languages) Workshop

Claudia Soria claudia.soria at ilc.cnr.it
Fri Jan 17 08:16:15 EST 2020


*Apologies for cross-postings*



2nd Call for Papers

1st Joint SLTU (Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced 
languages) and CCURL (Collaboration and Computing for Under-Resourced 
Languages) Workshop

SLTU-CCURL 2020 is endorsed by SIGUL, ELRA and ISCA.

Date: 11-12 May 2020

Venue: Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France

Website: http://sltu-ccurl-2020.ilc.cnr.it 

Submission Deadline: 14 February 2020

Submission page: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2020/SLTUCCURL2020/


Workshop Description and Objectives

The first joint SLTU-CCURL workshop, organized by SIGUL, a joint Special 
Interest Group of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA) and 
of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), will 
gather researchers working on speech processing and NLP for 
less-resourced languages.

We solicit papers and posters related to all areas of NLP , speech and 
computational linguistics, as well as those at the intersection with 
digital humanities and documentary linguistics, provided that they 
address less-resourced languages.

The intention of this joint SLTU-CCURL workshop is not only to provide a 
forum for the presentation of research, but also to offer a venue where 
researchers in different disciplines and from varied backgrounds can 
fruitfully explore new areas of intellectual and practical development 
while honoring their common interest of sustaining less-resourced languages.

Topics of interest

Topics include but are not limited to:

-Language resource development, acquisition and representation

-Linguistic theories, corpus development and resources

-Linguistic and cognitive studies

-Unsupervised discovery of linguistic units

-Code switched lexical modeling

-Multi-lingual and cross-lingual (spoken, text) language processing

-Speech-to-text, text-to-speech and speech-to-speech processing

-Machine translation and dialogue systems

-NLP and speech technologies for under-resourced languages

Submission & Publication

Papers need to address less-resourced languages. They can contain an 
analysis and insight into existing methods and problems; a description 
of resources; an overview of the literature or of current initiatives, 
or a combination of the above. Authors must declare if part of the paper 
contains material previously published elsewhere.

We accept submission of long papers (up to 8 pages, to be presented as 
long presentations) and short papers (up to 4 pages, to be presented as 
posters or demos). The program committee reserves the right to decide 
whether a paper submitted as a long paper is better suited for a poster 
presentation. Page limits exclude references.

The papers of the workshop will be published in online proceedings.

Papers must strictly comply with the LREC stylesheet 
(https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/en/submission2020/authors-kit/) and be 
submitted in PDF unprotected format.

Submission page: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2020/SLTUCCURL2020/

Each submission will be reviewed by three programme committee members. 
In compliance with the LREC rules, papers must not be anonymized.

Important Dates

- Paper submission deadline: 14 February 2020

- Notification of acceptance: 13 March 2020

- Camera-ready paper: 2 April 2020

- Workshop date: 11-12 May 2020

Invited speakers

Alan Black, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Teresa Lynn, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland


On May 10th, SLTU-CCURL is pleased to offer two tutorials (held at 
Université Aix-Marseille, near the LREC venue).

T1: Jan Trmal, John Hopkins University: Building ASR systems using the 
Kaldi toolkit

T2: Achim Rabus, University of Freiburg : Introduction to Handwritten 
Text Recognition with Transkribus

More details will be announced on the workshop web page.

Attendance to tutorials will be free of charge but registration will be 
required for organisational purposes (and number of attendees will be 
limited to 25 per tutorial).

Organizing Committee


    Dorothee Beermann, NTNU, Norway


    Laurent Besacier, LIG-Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France


    Sakriani Sakti, NAIST,  Japan


    Claudia Soria, CNR-ILC, Italy

To contact the organizers, please mail Claudia.soria at ilc.cnr.itor 
Laurent.Besacier at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr(Subject: [SLTUCCURL at LREC2020]).

Programme Committee

Adrian Doyle (University of Galway, Ireland)

Alexey Karpov (SPIIRAS, Russian Federation)

Alexis Palmer (University of North Texas, USA)

Amita Dev (IGDTUW, India)

Amir Aharoni (Wikimedia Foundation)

Andras Kornai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)

Angelo Mario Del Grosso (CNR-ILC, Italy)

Antti Arppe (University of Alberta, Canada)

Anupam Shukla (IIITM, India)

Charl Van Heerden (Saigen, South Africa)

Daan Van Esch (Google)

Dafydd Gibbon (Bielefeld University, Germany)

Delyth Prys (Bangor University, UK)

Dewi Bryn Jones (Bangor University, UK)

Dorothee Beermann (NTNU, Norway)

Emily Le Chen (University of Illinois, USA)

Federico Boschetti (CNR-ILC, Italy)

Francis Tyers (Moscow Higher School of Economics, Russia)

Gerard Bailly (GIPSA Lab, CNRS)

Gilles Adda (LIMSI/IMMI CNRS, France)

Hemant Patil (DA-IICT, India)

Jeff Good (University at Buffalo, USA)

John Judge (ADAPT DCU, Ireland)

Jonas Fromseier Mortensen (Google)

Jordan Lachler (University of Alberta, Canada)

Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS, France)

Kepa Sarasola (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

Kevin Scannell (Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA)

Klara Ceberio (Elhuyar, Spain)

Lane Schwartz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Laurent Besacier (LIG-IMAG, France)

Maite Melero (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain)

Miikka Silfverberg (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Mikel Forcada (Universitat d’Alacant, Spain)

Mohammad A. M. Abushariah (The University of Jordan, Jordan)

Nick Thieberger (University of Melbourne / ARC Centre of Excellence for 
the Dynamics of Language, Australia)

Omar Farooq (AMU, India)

Pierric Sans (Google)

Pradip K Das (IIT, India)

Sakriani Sakti (NAIST, Japan)

Satoshi Nakamura (NAIST, Japan)

Sebastian Stüker (KIT, Germany)

Shyam S Agrawal (KIIT, India)

Sin Horng Chen (NCTU, Taiwan)

Steven Bird (Charles Darwin University, Australia)

Tanja Schultz (Uni-Bremen, Germany)

Thang Vu (Uni-Stuttgart, Germany)

Teresa Lynn (ADAPT Centre, Ireland)

Trond Trosterud (Tromsø University, Norway)

Tunde Adegbola (African Languages Technology Initiative, Nigeria)

Vera Ferreira (CIDLeS - Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language 
Documentation, Portugal)

Win Pa Pa (UCS Yangon, Myanmar)


The 1st joint SLTU-CCURL Workshop is endorsed by SIGUL 
(http://www.elra.info/en/sig/sigul/), ISCA 
(https://www.isca-speech.org/iscaweb/), and SIGEL and sponsored by Google.

Identify, Describe and Share your LRs!

Describing your LRs in the LRE Map is now a normal practice in the 
submission procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other 
conferences). To continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about 
“Sharing LRs” (data, tools, web-services, etc.), authors will have the 
possibility, when submitting a paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC 
repository.  This effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their 
description, may become a new “regular” feature for conferences in our 
field. This will contribute to creating a common repository where 
everyone can deposit and share data.

As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so as 
to allow the community to understand the whole context and also to allow 
the replication of the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 
2020 endorses the need to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the 
International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN,www.islrn.org 
<http://www.islrn.org/>), a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned 
to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC 
papers  will be offered at submission time.


Claudia Soria
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli"
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Via Moruzzi 1
56124 Pisa

Tel. +39 050 3153166
Skype clausor

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/resource-network-linguistic-diversity/attachments/20200117/1c3345dc/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the Resource-network-linguistic-diversity mailing list