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  An International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2003)

                     September 8 - 11, 2003

                  Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

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                 F I R S T   A N N O U N C E M E N T

                               A N D

                    C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

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TSD 2003 will be organized  by  the Faculty of Applied Sciences,
University of West  Bohemia, Plzen (Pilsen), and the  Faculty of
Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, under the auspices of the
Dean of  the Faculty  of  Applied  Sciences of the University of
West Bohemia. TSD 2003 is also supported by International Speech
Communication Association (ISCA).


Conference topics:
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TSD 2003  will  be concerned with topics in the field of natural
language processing, in particular:

- corpora
- texts and transcription
- speech analysis
- recognition and synthesis
- their intertwining within NL dialog systems

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

- text corpora and tagging
- transcription problems in spoken corpora
- sense disambiguation
- links between text and speech oriented systems
- parsing issues, especially parsing problems in spoken texts
- multilingual issues, especially multilingual dialog systems
- information retrieval and text/topic summarization
- speech modelling
- speech segmentation
- speech recognition
- text-to-speech synthesis
- speech and motions
- dialog systems
- development of dialog strategies
- user modelling
- knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems
- assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue
- applied systems and software
- facial animation
- visual speech synthesis


The  official language  of the event  will be  English, but papers on
issues relating to text and speech processing in languages other than
English are strongly encouraged.


Format of the conference:
-------------------------

TSD 2003 will be an international conference with a limited number of
active participants. The conference program will include presentation
of invited papers,  oral presentations,  and a poster / demonstration
session.  Papers  will be  presented  in  plenary  or  topic oriented
sessions.  A special feature  of the conference  will be thematically
oriented poster sections  supported by short  oral  presentations and
the demonstration session.


Proceedings:
------------

The papers will be printed and distributed to the participants at the
conference.  The  proceedings  will  be  traditionally  published  by
Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes of Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)
series, numbers of previous proceedings - LNAI 1692, 1902, 2166, and
LNAI 2448.


Venue:
------

The international conference will take place in the comfortable hotel
Gomel in Ceske Budejovice. The historical city of Ceske Budejovice is
situated in the center of the South Bohemian region, near Austria and
Germany.


Social events:
--------------

The international conference  will also  include some social events,
trip to the mountains "Blansky les" and trip to the historical urban
reservation of Cesky Krumlov.


Registration costs:
-------------------

The registration fee depends on the day of payment.  The fee covers
meals,  refreshment,  accommodation,  organizing costs,  conference
proceedings and social events.

- early registration (by July 31st, 2003) - 380 Euro
- late registration (by August 31st, 2003) - 420 Euro
- on-site registration - 450 Euro

One of the authors has to register and to pay the registration fee
by June 30th, 2003  to be included  in the conference proceedings.
Student reductions will be available, participants from developing
countries can apply for the ISCA grants.


Important data:
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 March 31, 2003         Preliminary registration and deadline for
                        submission of full papers
 May 10, 2003           Notification of acceptance or rejection
 May 31, 2003           Camera-ready paper submission
 Sept. 8-11, 2003       TSD 2003


International Program Committee:
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  Frederick Jelinek, USA  -  general chair

  Hynek Hermansky, USA    -  executive chair

  Eneko Agirre (Spain)
  Genevieve Baudoin (France)
  Jan Cernocky (Czech Rep.)
  Attila Ferencz (Romania)
  Eva Hajicova (Czech Rep.)
  Jaroslava Hlavacova (Czech Rep.)
  Eduard Hovy (USA)
  Ivan Kopecek (Czech Rep.)
  Steven Krauwer (Netherland)
  Vaclav Matousek (Czech Rep.)
  Rosamund Moon (GB)
  Elmar Noeth (Germany)
  Karel Oliva (Austria)
  Karel Pala (Czech Rep)
  Nikola Pavesic (Slovenia)
  Vladimir Petkevic (Czech Rep.)
  Josef Psutka (Czech Rep.)
  James Pustejovsky (USA)
  L.J.M. Rothkrantz (Netherland)
  E.G. Schukat-Tallamazini (Germany)
  Pavel Skrelin (Russia)
  Taras Vintsiuk (Ukraine)
  Yorick Wilks (GB)


Registration:
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The registration fee should be paid directly by bank transfer to:

                        Komercni banka Plzen-mesto,
                        Goethova 1, CZ-305 95 Plzen

account number :        4811530257/0100

purchase order :        5204/0002/02

special ID code:        your birth date in the form  YYMMDD
                        (year - month - day), e.g. 550425

account holder:         University of West Bohemia,
                        Univerzitni 8, CZ - 306 14  Plzen

stating:                TSD 2003 and your name


Submission of papers:
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Full  papers  (max. 8 pages in Springer LNCS format)  or  short papers
(max. 6 pages in the same format) will be required to reach a decision
about acceptance or rejection.

Preliminary versions  of papers should be  submitted  to the  TSD 2003
Conference  Secretariat,  preferably  by  email  ([log in to unmask]),
by March 30th, 2003.  Please  contact  the Conference  Secretariat  if
receipt  of  your  email  submission is not acknowledged within 7 days.
Please include the following information with your paper:

- title of paper, author name(s), author(s) affiliation(s)
- email/address/fax of author(s) contact(s)
- presentation preference: oral or poster/demonstration.

Authors  of  accepted  papers  will  be requested to send their final
papers only in  LaTeX and PS and/or  PDF form (in LNCS format) to the
Conference  Secretariat  by  e-mail  before  May  31st, 2003.  Format
instructions will be available on the TSD 2003 Web site.


Conference secretariat:
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All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Ms. Helena Benesova
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Univerzitni 8, CZ - 306 14  PLZEN
Czech Republic

Tel:    +420 377 491 212

Fax:    +420 377 491 213

E-mail: [log in to unmask]

To obtain more information please visit the TSD 2003 Web site:

            http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/events/tsd2003



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    TSD 2003, September 8-11, 2003, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

                      Preliminary registration

        Please return this form to the Conference Secretariat


Name:

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I would like to participate in TSD 2003 as a

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