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SLSP 2020: extended submission deadline June 8*To be removed from our mailing list, please respond to this message with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line*

 

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8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STATISTICAL LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING

 
SLSP 2020

 
Cardiff, United Kingdom

 
October 14-16, 2020

 

Co-organized by:

 
School of Computer Science and Informatics

Cardiff University

 

Data Innovation Research Institute

Cardiff University

 

Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice (IRDTA), Brussels/London

 

https://irdta.eu/slsp2020/

 

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* Extended submission deadline: JUNE 8 *

 
AIMS:

 

SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellent research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between the two domains will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2020, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.

 

Previous events took place in Tarragona, Grenoble, Budapest, Pilsen, Le Mans, Mons, and Ljubljana.

 
VENUE:

 

SLSP 2020 will take place in Cardiff, the capital of Wales and its political, commercial and cultural centre. The venue will be:

 

Council Chamber

Glamorgan Building

King Edward VII Ave

Cathays Park

Cardiff

CF10 3WT

 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/visit/accessibility/cathays-park-campus/glamorgan-building

 
SCOPE:

 

The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical models (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

 

Anaphora and coreference resolution

Audio event detection

Authorship identification, plagiarism, and spam filtering

Biases, explainability and interpretability in language and speech processing

Corpora and resources for speech and language

Data mining, term extraction, and semantic web

Dialogue systems and spoken language understanding

Information retrieval and information extraction

Knowledge representation and ontologies

Lexicons and dictionaries

Machine translation and computer-aided translation

Multimodal technologies

Natural language understanding and generation

Neural representation of speech and language

Opinion mining and sentiment analysis

Part-of-speech tagging, parsing, and semantic role labelling

Question-answering systems for speech and text

Speaker identification and verification

Speech recognition and synthesis

Spelling correction

Text categorization and summarization

Text normalization and inverted text normalization

Text-to-speech

User modeling

Wake word detection

 
STRUCTURE:

 

SLSP 2020 will consist of:

 

invited lectures

peer-reviewed contributions

posters

 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

 

Dilek Hakkani-Tür (Amazon), Neural Response Generators for Social Conversations

 

John H.L. Hansen (University of Texas, Dallas), Challenges and Advancements in Speaker Diarization &amp; Recognition for Naturalistic Data Streams

 

Mark A. Hasegawa-Johnson (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Automatic Discovery of Phoneme Inventories for Speech Technology in Under-resourced Languages

 
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

 

Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub (Jordan University of Science and Technology, JO)

Chitta Baral (Arizona State University, US)

Jon Barker (University of Sheffield, UK)

Jean-François Bonastre (University of Avignon, FR)

Fethi Bougares (University of Le Mans, FR)

Felix Burkhardt (audEERING, DE)

Nicoletta Calzolari (National Research Council, IT)

Bill Campbell (Amazon, US)

Angel Chang (Simon Fraser University, CA)

Kenneth W. Church (Baidu Research, US)

Philipp Cimiano (Bielefeld University, DE)

Carol Espy-Wilson (University of Maryland, US)

Nikos Fakotakis (University of Patras, GR)

Marcello Federico (Amazon AI, US)

Robert Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield, UK)

Ondřej Glembek (Brno University of Technology, CZ)

Ralph Grishman (New York University, US)

Thomas Hain (University of Sheffield, UK)

Gareth Jones (Dublin City University, IE)

Martin Karafiát (Brno University of Technology, CZ)

Philipp Koehn (Johns Hopkins University, US)

Haizhou Li (National University of Singapore, SG)

Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)

Seiichi Nakagawa (Chubu University, JP)

Fuchun Peng (Facebook, US)

Stephen Pulman (University of Oxford, UK)

Matthew Purver (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Paolo Rosso (Technical University of Valencia, ES)

Diana Santos (University of Oslo, NO)

Irena Spasić (Cardiff University, UK)

Tomek Strzalkowski (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US)

Erik Tjong Kim Sang (Netherlands eScience Center, NL)

Tomoki Toda (Nagoya University, JP)

Isabel Trancoso (Instituto Superior Técnico, PT)

K. Vijay-Shanker (University of Delaware, US)

Hsin-Min Wang (Academia Sinica, TW)

Andy Way (Dublin City University, IE)

Caiming Xiong (Salesforce, US)

Steve Young (University of Cambridge, UK)

Wlodek Zadrozny (University of North Carolina Charlotte, US)

Guodong Zhou (Soochow University, CN)

 
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

 

Luis Espinosa-Anke (Cardiff)

Sara Morales (Brussels)

Manuel Parra-Royón (Granada)

David Silva (London, co-chair)

Irena Spasić (Cardiff, co-chair)

 
SUBMISSIONS:

 

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

 

Upload submissions to:

 

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsp2020

 
PUBLICATIONS:

 

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series will be available by the time of the conference.

 

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

 
REGISTRATION:

 

The registration form can be found at:

 

https://irdta.eu/slsp2020/registration/

 
DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

 

Paper submission: June 8, 2020 – EXTENDED -

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: July 6, 2020

Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNAI proceedings: July 15, 2020

Early registration: July 15, 2020

Late registration: September 30, 2020

Submission to the journal special issue: January 16, 2021

 
QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

david (at) irdta.eu

 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

 

School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

 

Data Innovation Research Institute, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

 

IRDTA – Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice, Brussels/London

 


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