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SLPAT 2019

Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT)

6 June 2019, co-located with NAACL-HLT 2019, Minneapolis, USA

Submission deadline:  6 March 2019

Submission website:

We are pleased to announce the first call for papers for the Eighth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT) on Thursday 6 June 2019 to be co-located with NAACL-HLT 2019 in Minnesota, USA. Full details on the workshop, topics of interest, timeline, and formatting of regular papers are here:
This workshop will bring together researchers from all areas of speech and language technology with a common interest in making everyday life more accessible for people with physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional, or developmental disabilities. The workshop will provide an opportunity for individuals from both research communities, and the individuals with whom they are working, to assist to share research findings, and to discuss present and future challenges and the potential for collaboration and progress. General topics include but are not limited to:
         • Speech synthesis and speech recognition for physical or cognitive impairments
         • Speech transformation for improved intelligibility
         • Speech and language technologies for daily assisted living and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
         • Translation systems; to and from speech, text, symbols and sign language
         • Novel modeling and machine learning approaches for AAC and AT applications
  	 • Personalized voices for ACC based on limited data
 	 • Biofeedback for therapy in neurological disorders.
         • Text processing for improved comprehension, e.g., sentence simplification or TTS
         • Silent speech: speech technology based on sensors without audio
         • Symbol languages, sign languages, nonverbal communication
         • Dialogue systems and natural language generation for assistive technologies
         • Multimodal user interfaces and dialogue systems adapted to assistive technologies
         • NLP for cognitive assistance applications
         • Presentation of graphical information for people with visual impairments
         • Speech and NLP applied to typing interface applications
         • Brain-computer interfaces for language processing applications
         • Speech, natural language and multimodal interfaces to assistive technologies
         • Assessment of speech and language processing within the context of AT
         • Web accessibility; text simplification, summarization, and adapted presentation modes such as speech, signs or symbols
         • Deployment of speech and NLP tools in the clinic or in the field
         • Linguistic resources; corpora and annotation schemes
         • Evaluation of systems and components, including methodology
         • Other topics in AAC and AT
Please contact the conference organizers at [log in to unmask] with any questions.
Important dates:
First call for workshop papers: Tuesday December 20, 2018
Second call for workshop papers: Tuesday January 15, 2019
Workshop papers due: Wednesday March 6, 2019
Notification of acceptance: Wednesday March 27, 2019
Camera-ready papers due: Friday April 5, 2019
Workshop dates: Thursday–Friday June 6–7, 2019

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