Appel: 4th annual workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sat Jan 5 20:02:12 UTC 2013

Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2013 09:31:53 +0100
From: Francois Portet <Francois.Portet at>
Message-ID: <50E69379.5040304 at>

Apologies for multiple postings

We are pleased to announce the first call for papers for the fourth
Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies
(SLPAT), to be co-located with Interspeech 2013 in Grenoble in August,
2013. The deadline for submission of papers and demo proposals is 17 May
and 31 May, respectively. Full details on the workshop, topics of
interest, timeline and formatting of regular papers is here:

This 2-day workshop will bring together researchers from all areas of
speech and language technology with a common interest in making everyday
life more accessible for people with physical, cognitive, sensory,
emotional, or developmental disabilities. This workshop will provide an
opportunity for individuals from both research communities, and the
individuals with whom they are working, to assist to share research
findings, and to discuss present and future challenges and the potential
for collaboration and progress. General topics include but are not
limited to:

- Automated processing of sign language

- Speech synthesis and speech recognition for physical or cognitive

- Speech transformation for improved intelligibility

- Speech and Language Technologies for Assisted Living

- Translation systems; to and from speech, text, symbols and sign

- Novel modeling and machine learning approaches for AAC/AT applications

- Text processing for improved comprehension, e.g., sentence
  simplification or text-to-speech

- Silent speech: speech technology based on sensors without audio

- Symbol languages, sign languages, nonverbal communication

- Dialogue systems and natural language generation for assistive

- Multimodal user interfaces and dialogue systems adapted to assistive

- NLP for cognitive assistance applications

- Presentation of graphical information for people with visual

- Speech and NLP applied to typing interface applications

- Brain-computer interfaces for language processing applications

- Speech, natural language and multimodal interfaces to assistive

- Assessment of speech and language processing within the context of
  assistive technology

- Web accessibility; text simplification, summarization, and adapted
  presentation modes such as speech, signs or symbols

- Deployment of speech and NLP tools in the clinic or in the field

- Linguistic resources; corpora and annotation schemes

- Evaluation of systems and components, including methodology

- Anything included in this year's special topic

- Other topics in Augmentative and Alternative Communication

This year we are introducing a special topic, which is Smart Homes and
ambient intelligent technology applied to augmentative communication.
Relevant research topics would include (but are not limited to):

- Automatic Speech recognition in multi-source environments

- Distant speech recognition

- Understanding, modelling or recognition of aged speech

- Speech analysis in the case of elderly with impairments, early
  recognition of speech capability loss

- Assistive speech technology

- Multimodal speech recognition (context-aware ASR)

- Multimodal emotion recognition

- Audio scene and smart home context analysis

- Applications of speech technology (ASR, dialogue, 
  synthesis) for ambient assisted living

Please contact the conference organizers at slpat2013.workshop at
with any questions.

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