Appel: TSD-2001

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  An International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2001)

                     September 10 - 13, 2001

                  Zelezna Ruda, Czech Republic


                 F I R S T   A N N O U N C E M E N T

                               A N D

                    C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S


TSD 2001  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.

Conference topics:
TSD 2001  will  be  concerned  with  topics  in the field  of natural
language processing, in particular:
- corpora, texts and transcription;
- speech analysis, recognition and synthesis;
- their intertwinnig within NL dialogue systems.

Topics of the TSD 2001 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 dialogue systems;
- information retrieval and text/topic summarization;
- speech modeling;
- speech segmentation;
- speech recognition;
- text-to-speech synthesis;
- speech and motions;
- dialogue systems;
- development of dialogue strategies;
- assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
- applied systems and software.

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 2001 will be an international conference with a limited number of
active participants. The conference program will include presentation
of three invited papers by keynote speakers, a limited number of
general oral presentations, and a poster/demonstration sessions.
Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions. A
special attention will be paid to the arrangement of thematic oriented
poster sections extended by short oral presentations.

The contributions to the conference will be published  in proceedings
that will  be  made available  to  participants  at  the time  of the
conference.  The proceedings  will be  published  by Springer  in the
series of Lecture Notes of Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).

The international conference will take place in the comfortable hotel
Horizont in Sumava Mountains. The hotel is located 1100 m above sea
level in the Bohemian Forest Nature Preserve and 3 km far from the
centre of Zelezna Ruda town.

Social events:
The international conference will also include some social events and
trips to the most popular places - Sumava National Park, Black and
Devil's lake, Laka lake, district city of Klatovy, Klenova castle and
Grosser Arber in Bayerischer Wald on the German side of the border.

How to reach Zelezna Ruda:
Zelezna Ruda has very good train connections with Prague, Pilsen and
Munich. Distances of the nearest airports (Prague-Ruzyne, Munich)
from Zelezna Ruda are about 200 km. More detailed travel information
will be posted on the TSD 2001 Web site in due course.

Registration Cost:
Registration fee is $220 (including meals, accommodation, organizing
costs, conference proceedings, social events). Student reductions will
be available.

The hotel Horizont has 90 double rooms. Each room has its own shower
toilet, telephone, nd TV set. The hotel also offers many attractive
hotel services.

Important dates:
  March 15, 2001          Preliminary registration and deadline for
                          submission of papers

  April 30, 2001          Notification of acceptance or rejection

  May 30, 2001            Camera-ready paper submission

  Sept. 10-13, 2001       TSD 2001

International program committee:
  Frederick Jelinek, USA  -  general chair

  Hynek Hermansky, USA    -  executive chair

  Genevieve Baudoin, France  -  speech
  Frantisek Cermak, Czech Rep.  -  text
  Attila Ferencz, Romania    -  speech
  Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.   -  text, speech
  Patrick Hanks, GB          -  text
  Eduard Hovy, USA           -  text, speech
  Adam Kilgariff, GB         -  text
  Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.   -  speech, text
  Steven Krauwer, Netherland -  text
  Karel Kucera, Czech Rep.   -  text
  Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep. - speech
  Rosamund Moon, GB          -  text
  Elmar Noeth, Germany       -  speech
  Karel Pala, Czech Rep.     -  text
  Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia   -  speech
  Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep. - text
  Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.   -  speech
  E.G. Schukat-Tallamazini, Germany - speech
  Pavel Skrelin, Russia      -  speech
  Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine    -  speech
  Yorick Wilks, GB           -  text

Organizing committee:
 Vaclav Matousek (chair)
 Helena Benesova
 Kamil Ekstein
 Jana Hesova
 Svatava Kindlova
 Jana Kleckova
 Ivan Kopecek
 Jana Krutisova
 Josef Masek
 Pavel Mautner
 Roman Moucek
 Jana Ocelikova
 Karel Pala
 Pavel Slavik
 Petr Sojka
 Karel Tauser

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

                  Komercni banka Plzen-mesto,
                  Goethova 1, CZ-305 95 Plzen

account number :  4811530257/0100

purchase order :  5204/0003/00

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 2001 and your name

Submission of papers:
Full papers (max. 8 pages in Springer LNCS format) will be required to
reach a decision about acceptance or rejection. First versions of
papers submitted for acceptance could be prepared in ASCII format
only. Full papers should be submitted to the TSD 2001 Secretariat,
preferably by email (tsd2001 at, by March 15th, 2001. Please
contact the Conference Secretariat if receipt of your email
submission is not acknowledged within 7 days. It is intended to post
abstracts of papers accepted on the TSD 2001 web site in advance of
the conference.
Please include the following information with your paper:
- title of paper, author name(s), author(s) affiliation(s)
- e-mail/address/fax of author(s) contact(s)
- presentation preference: oral or poster/demonstration.
Authors of accepted papers will be requested to send their papers in
LateX and PostScript form (in LNCS format) to the conference secretariat
by e-mail before June 1st. LaTeX word processor is required. Format
instructions (and LNCS LaTeX format) will be available to authors on
the TSD 2001 Web site.
The conference proceedings will be traditionally published by
Springer-Verlag in LNCS/LNAI series (numbers of previous proceedings
- LNAI 1692 and LNAI 1902).

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 19) 7491 212, 27 62 50
Fax:    (+420 19) 7491 213

E-mail: tsd2001 at

To obtain more information please visit the TSD 2001 Web site:


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       TSD 2001, September 10-13, 2001, Zelezna Ruda, Czech Republic

                      Preliminary registration

        Please return this form to the Conference Secretariat




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