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                     TSD 2017 - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

	   The twentieth anniversary International Conference on
		      Praha (Prague), Czech Republic
			    August 27-31, 2017


* Invited speakers: Tomas Mikolov (Facebook AI Research Group, USA), Lucia
  Specia (The University of Sheffield, UK), Rico Sennrich (The University
  of Edinburgh, UK) and other eminent personages with various expertise
  related to the topics of the conference have been asked to give their
  respective pieces of speech.
* 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.
* TSD offers high-standard transparent review process - double blind, final
  reviewers discussion.
* The TSD2017 conference is supported by the International Speech
  Communication Association (ISCA). It holds the status of an ISCA
  Supported Event.
* TSD is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2017 satellite event.
* TSD will take place in the historical centre of Prague, the Capital of
  the Czech Republic.
* The conference is organized in co-operation with the Institute of Formal
  and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the
  Charles University.
* TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, all
  meals, one social event, etc.) for an easily affordable fee starting at
  290 EUR for students and 360 EUR for full participants.
* Moreover, we succeeded in our effort to provide students with an
  accommodation option for an affordable price of 20 EUR/night (+ 5 EUR for
  the breakfast) in the nearby dormitories.


March 31, 2017 ......... Deadline for submission of contributions
May 10, 2017 ........... Notification of acceptance or rejection
May 31, 2017 ........... Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers
August 27-31, 2017 ..... TSD2017 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 have 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 of the 20th anniversary conference will include (but are not limited

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

    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

    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 Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotion and
    personality modelling).


All programme committee members are listed on the conference web pages:


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.


The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on the participant's
status (full or student). It includes one copy of the conference
proceedings (on a USB flash drive), refreshments/coffee breaks, lunches and
dinners, opening dinner, welcome party, mid-conference social event
admissions, and organizing costs. In order to lower the fee as much as
possible, the accommodation and the conference trip are not included in it
this time. 

Full participant:
    early registration by May 31, 2017 -  CZK 10 000 (approx. 360 EUR)
    late registration by August 1, 2017 - CZK 11 000 (approx. 400 EUR)
    on-site registration -                CZK 12 000 (approx. 444 EUR)

Student (reduced): 
    early registration by May 31, 2017 -  CZK  8 000 (approx. 290 EUR)
    late registration by August 1, 2017 - CZK  8 700 (approx. 322 EUR)
    on-site registration -                CZK 10 000 (approx. 360 EUR)

Dormitory accommodation 20 EUR/night (+ 5 EUR for the breakfast)

Please, keep in mind that the fees are preliminary and they may slightly
change in the future. 


Praha (Prague)--also called The City of a Hundred Spires or The Heart of
Europe--is situated in the very centre of Bohemia on the banks of the river
Vltava. There live more than 1.2 million people in the metropolitan area.
Thus, Praha is considered the centre of science, higher education, culture,
economy and authorities.

The city is divided into ten districts. Each of them offers its own
charming atmosphere predicated upon its rich history.  A good example can
be the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) known especially for the legend of Golem
and famous writer Franz Kafka. Then, walking the Parizska street (said to
be the most luxurious street in the city), there is the Old Town Square.
One of the most important squares of the city renowned for the rare Prague
Astronomical Clock (Orloj), number of galleries, Bethlehem Chapel and
a monument of religious reformer Jan Hus.

The next place of interest can be found in the area of the New Town. The
Wenceslas square with the monument of St. Wenceslas, the patron saint of
the Czech state, is the longest square of the republic. Its capacity is
fully used by various shops, restaurants, clubs and street artists. Also
the renaissance revival-styled building of National Museum, which is now
under reconstruction, is situated on the upper end of the square.

Modern art and architecture together with technical mastery demonstration
are represented by the Zizkov Television Tower, the Dancing House (Fred and
Ginger Building) or the Stefanik's Observatory on the Petrin hill located
in the neighbourhood of the quarter Hradcany. Also Krizik's light fountain
or Industrial Palace in the area of the Holesovice Showground are worth

However, the dominant feature of the skyline is still created by the Prague
Castle and the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral spires. The Golden Lane heading
down to the Lesser Town shows the tiny and colorful medieval houses.  There
are many bridges connecting the banks of the Vltava River. 

However, only one of them is well known in the whole world--the Charles
bridge. Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV promoted its
construction in the 14th century. The bridge is 520 metres long and stands
for a connection between the Lesser Town and the Old Town. It was built in
the Gothic style as well as the St. Vitus Cathedral.

Charles IV was also the founder of the University, which now proudly bears
his name--The Charles University. It is one the world's oldest universities
and with 17 faculties, 3 institutes, 6 centres of teaching, research and
development it is also the largest and best rated university in the Czech
Republic. The students can choose some of the 642 courses within 300 of
accredited degree programmes in the field of medicine, law, theology,
pharmacy, arts, science, mathematics and physics, education, social
sciences, physical education and sports, and humanities.

We are justifiably very proud of the fact that the campus of the Charles
University is going to host the TSD2017 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 Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University.

The TSD2017 conference is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2017
satellite event and it holds the status of an ISCA Supported Event as well.

    Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University
    Mala Strana Campus - "S" Building
    Malostranske nam. 2/25
    CZ-118 00 Praha 1

    Orea Hotel Pyramida ****
    Belohorska 24
    CZ-169 00 Praha 6


The preferred way of contacting the conference organizing committee is
writing an e-mail to:
    Mrs Romana Strapkova, TSD2017 Conference Secretary
    E-mail: [log in to unmask]
    Phone: (+420) 736 664 500

All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

    TSD2017 - KIV
    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.

TSD 2017 conference web site:

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