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Christian Müller <[log in to unmask]>
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--- We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this CFP ---

*************** CALL FOR PAPERS / CONTRIBUTIONS ******************

 Projects on *Speaker Classification*
 for a Springer LNCS/LNAI Book

edited by Christian Müller (DFKI, Germany) and Susanne Schötz (University of
Lund, Sweden).

General Information:

Christian Müller from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and
Susanne Schötz from the University of Lund (Sweden) are editing a collection on
speaker classification which is published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series
(section 'State-of-the-Art Surveys' respectively 'Hot-Topics'). In parallel to
the printed book, it is published in full-text electronic form via the Springer
internet platform

read more about the book:

We invite contributions from a variety of areas related to speaker
including artificial intelligence (machine learning, pattern classification),
natural language technology as well as phonetics.

The list of topics includes (but is not restricted to):

* identifying the speakers identity
* accent identification
* dialect identification
* sociolect identification
* language identification
* age and gender recognition
* emotion recognition
* recognition of cognitive state (e.g. working memory load)
* acquiring any other kind of information about the speaker on the basis of
  her/his speech or speaking behavior

Please note that we *explicitely allow* contributions that have already been
published in conference proceedings or journals. Novel papers are welcome as
well, of course.

Submission Procedure

If you are interested in contributing to the book, please send an abstract to
[log in to unmask] The abstract has not to be formatted. Feel free to
send .doc, .pdf, .txt or .tex files.

Important Dates

ABSTRACT submissions due        April 30, 2006 (earlier submission are welcome)
notification of acceptance 	June 1, 2006
full paper manuscripts due 	open, scheduled for August 2006
camera read versions due 	open, scheduled for September 2006
publication of the book 	open, scheduled for October 2006

For more information, please contact [log in to unmask]

Dr. Christian Müller
German Reseach Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Fon +49-681-302-3393
Fax +49-681-302-4136
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