Appel: Deadline Extension, 28 April 2014, Special issue of ACM TACCESS On Speech and Language Interaction for Daily Assistive Technology

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Wed Mar 26 21:02:42 UTC 2014

Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:07:14 +0100
From: François Portet <Francois.Portet at>
Message-ID: <53314742.6060205 at>

*Deadline extension - Special Issue of ACM Transactions on Accessible
Computing (TACCESS) on Speech and Language Interaction for Daily
Assistive Technology (SLPAT)*

/Guest Editors: François Portet, Frank Rudzicz, Jan Alexandersson, Heidi

Please note that to accommodate other recent calls for papers, we are
extending the deadline for full paper submission to the ACM Transactions
on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) Special Issue on Speech and Language
Interaction for Daily Assistive Technology. We are also adjusting the
response to authors deadline. The new dates are as follows:

  * Full paper submission: *28th April 2014***
  * Response to authors: 14th July 2014
  * Revised submission deadline: 31st August 2014
  * Notification of acceptance: 31st October 2014
  * Final manuscripts due: 30th November 2014

*Submission process*

o Contributions must not have been previously published or be under
  consideration for publication elsewhere, although substantial
  extensions of conference or workshop papers will be considered. as
  long as they adhere to ACM's minimum standards regarding prior
  publication ( Studies
  involving experimentations with real target users will be
  appreciated. All submissions have to be prepared according to the
  Guide for Authors as published in the Journal website at

o Submissions should follow the journal's suggested writing format
  ( and should be
  submitted through Manuscript Central , indicating that the paper is
  intended for the Special Issue (tick a box in one of the page during
  the submission process). All papers will be subject to the peer review
  process and final decisions regarding publication will be based on
  this review.

*Topics of interest for submission to this special issue include (but
are not limited to):*

- Speech, natural language and multimodal interfaces designed for people
  with physical or cognitive impairments

- Applications of speech and NLP technology (automatic speech
  recognition, synthesis, dialogue, natural language generation) for AT

- Novel modeling and machine learning approaches for AT applications

- Long-term adaptation of speech/NLP based AT system to user's change

- User studies, overview of speech/NLP technology for AT: understanding
  the user's needs and future speech and language based technologies-

- Understanding, modeling and recognition of aged or disordered speech

- Speech analysis and diagnosis: automatic recognition and detection of
  speech pathologies and speech capability loss

- Speech-based distress recognition

- Automated processing of symbol languages, sign language and nonverbal
  communication including translation systems-

- Text and audio processing for improved comprehension and
  intelligibility, e- g- , sentence simplification or text-to-speech

- Evaluation methodology of systems and components in the lab and in the

- Resources; corpora and annotation schemes

- Other topics in AAC, AAL, and AT

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