Appel: TSD 2014

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Fri Mar 7 20:45:56 UTC 2014

Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:42:37 +0100
From: TSD 2014 <xrambous at>
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   Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
                               (TSD 2014)
               Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen.  The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


    March 15 2014 ............ Submission of abstracts
    March 22 2014 ............ Submission of full papers

Submission of abstract serves for better organization of the review
process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is


TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers
in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.  TSD Proceedings
are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation
Index.  Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases


Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
    disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,
    credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,
    authorship attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly


    Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair)
    Eneko Agirre, Spain
    Genevieve Baudoin, France
    Paul Cook, Australia
    Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
    Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia
    Karina Evgrafova, Russia
    Darja Fiser, Slovenia
    Radovan Garabik, Slovakia
    Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
    Louise Guthrie, GB
    Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
    Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
    Yannis Haralambous, France
    Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
    Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
    Ales Horak, Czech Republic
    Eduard Hovy, USA
    Maria Khokhlova, Russia
    Daniil Kocharov, Russia
    Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
    Valia Kordoni, Germany
    Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
    Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
    Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
    Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
    Diana McCarthy, United Kingdom
    France Mihelic, Slovenia
    Hermann Ney, Germany
    Elmar Noeth, Germany
    Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
    Karel Pala, Czech Republic
    Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
    Fabio Pianesi, Italy
    Maciej Piasecki, Poland
    Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
    Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
    James Pustejovsky, USA
    German Rigau, Spain
    Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
    Anna Rumshisky, USA
    Milan Rusko, Slovakia
    Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine
    Pavel Skrelin, Russia
    Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
    Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
    Stefan Steidl, Germany
    Georg Stemmer, Germany
    Marko Tadic, Croatia
    Tamas Varadi, Hungary
    Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
    Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands
    Yorick Wilks, GB
    Marcin Wolinski, Poland
    Victor Zakharov, Russia


    Ralph Grishman, New York University, USA
    Bernardo Magnini, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
    Salim Roukos, IBM, USA


The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow
for additional informal interactions.

The registration fee is not fixed yet, but we can anticipate that
it will be similar to that of previous years, e.g. in 2012:

    Student: Early payment (by May 31) - 10000 CZK (approx. EUR 365)
    Full participant: Early payment (by May 31) - 12000 CZK (approx. EUR

The fee has a "all in one" form, to keep equality between participants.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages
formatted in the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be
presented either orally or as posters. The decision about the
presentation format will be based on the recommendation of the
reviewers. The authors are asked to submit their papers using the
on-line form accessible from the conference website.

Papers submitted to TSD 2014 must not be under review by any other
conference or publication during the TSD review cycle, and must not be
previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors'
names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the
author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...",
should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously
showed (Smith, 1991) ...".  Papers that do not conform to the
requirements above are subject to be rejected without review.

The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX or
LaTeX formats. These formats are necessary for the final versions of the
papers that will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes.  Authors
using a WORD compatible software for the final version must use the LNCS
template for WORD and within the submit process ask the Proceedings
Editors to convert the paper to LaTeX format.  For this service a
service-and-license fee of CZK 2000 will be levied automatically.

The paper format for review has to be either PDF or PostScript file with
all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, presenters
will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and
electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format
see, Sample

Authors are also invited to present actual projects, developed software
or interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference.  The
presenters of demonstrations should provide an abstract not exceeding
one page. The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the conference


March 15 2014 ............ Submission of abstracts
March 22 2014 ............ Submission of full papers
May 15 2014 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31 2014 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration
August 3 2014 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts
August 10 2014 ........... Notification of acceptance for
                           demonstrations sent to the authors
September 8-12 2014 ...... Conference date

Submission of abstracts serves for better organization of the review
process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is

The accepted conference contributions will be published in proceedings
that will be made available to participants at the time of the


The official language of the conference is English.


The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in
the 4-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the
accommodation will be available at the conference website.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be
addressed to
    Ales Horak, TSD 2014
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
    fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
    email: tsd2014 at

The official TSD 2014 homepage is:


Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population
of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair
center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is located in the
south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known for a wide range of
cultural, natural, and technical sights.  South Moravia is a traditional
wine region. Brno had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six
universities it forms a cultural center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow, and
Eindhoven, and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130

For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may also be of
interest.  Local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri
Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with
St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St.  James,
Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the
famous Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other
important buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha
Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of three emperors
(Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz - Battle by Austerlitz),
Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle,
Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one
of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the
UNESCO heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.

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