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		     TSD 2019 - SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
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	       The twenty-second International Conference on
		   TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2019)
			    Ljubljana, Slovenia
			   September 10-13, 2019
		       http://www.tsdconference.org


TSD HIGHLIGHTS

* Keynote speakers:
    Denis Jouvet (Loria, Nancy, France),
    Aline Villavicencio (University of Essex, UK),
    Bhiksha Raj (Carnegie Mellon University, USA),
    Ryan Cotterell (University of Cambridge, UK).

* TSD is traditionally published by Springer-Verlag and regularly listed in
  all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings
  Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX, etc.

* The TSD2019 conference is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2019
  satellite event.

* The TSD2019 conference is supported by the International Speech
  Communication Association (ISCA). It holds the status of an ISCA
  Supported Event.

* TSD offers a high-standard transparent review process - double blind,
  final reviewers' discussion.

* TSD is going to take place in the beautiful centre of Ljubljana, the
  capital of Slovenia.

* The conference is organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical
  Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

* TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, all
  meals, one social event, etc.) for an easily affordable fee.


IMPORTANT DATES

March 31, 2019 ............... Deadline for submission of contributions
May 10, 2019 ................. Notification of acceptance or rejection
May 31, 2019 ................. Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers

September 10-13, 2019 ........ TSD2019 conference date

The proceedings will be provided on flash drives in form of navigable
content. Printed books will be available for extra fee.


TSD SERIES

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


TOPICS

Topics of the 22nd conference will include (but are not limited to):

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

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

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

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

    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 dialogues).

    Multimodal Techniques and Modeling (video processing, facial animation,
    visual speech synthesis, user modeling, emotion and personality
    modeling).


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

All programme committee members are listed on the conference web pages
https://www.kiv.zcu.cz/tsd2019/index.php?page=committees


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event is English, however, papers on issues
related to text and speech processing in languages other than English are
strongly encouraged.


LOCATION

Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital - a city, whose name means `The beloved',
is a great place to visit, although you will not find world renowned
attractions here. Nevertheless, it has history, tradition, style, arts
& culture, an atmosphere that is both Central European and Mediterranean;
many also add the adjectives multilingual and hospitable. Being close to
many of the major sights and attractions of Slovenia, Ljubljana can also be
your starting point to discover the country's diversity.

Ljubljana is situated about halfway between Vienna and Venice. Its
character and appearance have been shaped by diverse cultural influences
and historical events. While in winter it is remarkable for its dreamy
Central European character, it is the relaxed Mediterranean feel that
stands out during summer.

Ljubljana is a picturesque city full of romantic views, with a medieval
castle towering over its historical city centre and a calm river spanned by
a series of beautiful bridges running right through it. It's a city with
a medieval heart, a city of the Baroque and Art Nouveau, with an old castle
resting above it like a sleeping beauty.

In Ljubljana eastern and western cultures met; and the Italian concept of
art combined with the sculptural aesthetics of Central European cathedrals.
The city owes its present appearance partly to Italian baroque and partly
to Art Nouveau, which is the style of the numerous buildings erected
immediately after the earthquake of 1895. 

The central point of interest in Ljubljana is the Ljubljana Castle,
watching over the city from the centrally located castle hill. The
beginnings of the medieval castle go back to the 9th century, although the
castle building is first mentioned only in 1144. It gained its present
image after the earthquake of 1511 and following further renovations at the
beginning of the 17th century. At present, a funicular connects the Old
Town to the castle hill, adding an even more convenient access alternative
to the tourist train.

Ljubljana lies at the centre of Slovenia. In the morning you can visit the
stunningly beautiful Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj or Soca Valley in the high
mountainous region of the Alps, and in the evening enjoy the sunset in one
of the charming little towns on the Adriatic coast. 
It only takes minutes to reach the peaceful and unspoiled countryside of
the city's green surrounding areas, which offer endless opportunities for
hiking, cycling, fishing and horse riding.

We are very excited of the fact that the TSD conference leaves the Czech
Republic for the first time within its 22-year history and that the TSD2019
is going to take place in such a wonderful location as Ljubljana. 


ABOUT CONFERENCE

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
of West Bohemia, Pilsen, the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University,
Brno, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana.


VENUE

    Faculty of Electrical Engineering - University of Ljubljana
    Trzaska cesta 25
    SI-1000 Ljubljana


CONTACT

The preferred way of contacting the conference organizing committee is
writing an e-mail to:

    Ms Lucie Tauchenova, TSD2019 Conference Secretary
    E-mail: [log in to unmask]
    Phone: +420 702 994 699

All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

    TSD2019 - NTIS P2
    Fakulta aplikovanych ved
    Zapadoceska univerzita v Plzni
    Univerzitni 8
    CZ-306 14 Plzen
    Czech Republic

    Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with large
    capitals 'TSD' on top.

TSD2019 conference website: http://www.tsdconference.org/

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