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tsd2001 Matousek <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 08:39:06 +0100
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  An International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2001)

                     September 10 - 13, 2001

                  Zelezna Ruda, Czech Republic


                 S E C O N D   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


TSD 2001  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.

Conference topics:

TSD 2001  will  be  concerned  with  topics  in the field  of natural
language processing, in particular:

- corpora, texts and transcription;
- speech analysis, recognition and synthesis;
- their interrelationship within NL dialogue systems.

Topics of the TSD 2001 Conference will include:
- 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 dialogue systems;
- information retrieval and text/topic summarization;
- speech modeling;
- speech segmentation;
- speech recognition;
- text-to-speech synthesis;
- speech and motions;
- dialogue systems;
- development of dialogue strategies;
- assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
- applied systems and software.

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 2001 will be an international conference with a limited number of
active participants. The conference program will include presentation
of  three  invited papers  by  keynote  speakers, a limited number of
general oral presentations, and  a  poster / demonstration  sessions.
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.


The papers  will be printed  and distributed  to  participants at the
conference. The proceedings will also be published by Springer Verlag
in the series Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).


The conference  will take  place at the  Hotel Horizont in the Sumava
Mountains.  The hotel  is  situated 1100 m  above sea  level  in  the
Bohemian Forest Nature Preserve, 3 km from the centre of Zelezna Ruda

Social events:

The conference  will also  include social events and trips to some of
the most beautiful places in Sumava - the Sumava National Park, Black
Lake, Devil's Lake, Laka Lake,  the city of Klatovy,  Klenova Castle,
and Grosser Arber in Bayerischer Wald on the German side of the border.

How to reach Zelezna Ruda:

Zelezna Ruda has very good train connections with Prague,  Pilsen and
Munich. Distances from  the nearest airports  (Prague-Ruzyne, Munich)
to  Zelezna Ruda are about 200 km.  More  detailed travel information
will be posted on the TSD 2001 Web site in due course.

Registration Cost:

Registration fee is $220 (including meals,  accommodation, organizing
costs,  conference  proceedings,  social events). Student  reductions
will be available.


The Hotel Horizont has 90 double rooms. Each room has its own shower,
toilet, telephone, and TV set. The hotel  also offers the usual hotel

Dates to Note:

  March 15, 2001          Preliminary registration and deadline for
                          submission of papers

  April 30, 2001          Notification of acceptance or rejection

  May 30, 2001            Camera-ready paper submission

  Sept. 10-13, 2001       TSD 2001

International program committee:

  Frederick Jelinek, USA  -  general chair

  Hynek Hermansky, USA    -  executive chair

  Genevieve Baudoin, France  -  speech
  Frantisek Cermak, Czech Rep.    -  text
  Attila Ferencz, Romania,S.Korea -  speech
  Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.   -  text, speech
  Patrick Hanks, USA         -  text
  Eduard Hovy, USA           -  text, speech
  Adam Kilgariff, GB         -  text
  Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.   -  speech, text
  Steven Krauwer, Netherland -  text
  Karel Kucera, Czech Rep.   -  text
  Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep. - speech
  Rosamund Moon, GB          -  text
  Elmar Noeth, Germany       -  speech
  Karel Pala, Czech Rep.     -  text
  Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia   -  speech
  Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep. - text
  Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.   -  speech
  E.G. Schukat-Tallamazini, Germany - speech
  Pavel Skrelin, Russia      -  speech
  Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine    -  speech
  Yorick Wilks, GB           -  text

Organizing committee:
        Vaclav Matousek (chair)
        Helena Benesova
        Kamil Ekstein
        Jana Hesova
        Svatava Kindlova
        Jana Kleckova
        Ivan Kopecek
        Jana Krutisova
        Josef Masek
        Pavel Mautner
        Roman Moucek
        Jana Ocelikova
        Karel Pala
        Pavel Slavik
        Petr Sojka
        Karel Tauser

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 :  5204/0003/00

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 2001 and your name

Submission of papers:

Full papers (max. 8 pages  in Springer LNCS format) will be required
to enable the program committee to reach a decision about acceptance
or rejection.  Preliminary  versions of  full papers  submitted  for
acceptance could  be  prepared in  ASCII format.  Papers  should  be
submitted  to  the  TSD  2001  Secretariat,   preferably  by   email
([log in to unmask]),  by March  15th,  2001.  Please  contact   the
Conference Secretariat if  receipt of your email  submission  is not
acknowledged  within  7  days.  It  is  intended  to post  abstracts
of  papers  that  have been  accepted  on the TSD 2001  Web  site in
advance of the conference.

Please include the following information with your paper:

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

Authors of accepted papers will be requested to send their papers in
LateX  and  PostScript  form  (in  LNCS  format) to  the  Conference
Secretariat by  e-mail before  June 1st.  LaTeX  word  processor  is
required.  Format instructions ( and  LNCS LaTeX  format )  will  be
available to authors on the TSD 2001 Web site.

The conference proceedings  will, as in previous years, be published
by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS/LNAI series  (references for previous
sets of proceedings: LNAI 1692 and LNAI 1902).

Conference secretariat:

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 19) 7491 212, 27 62 50
Fax:    (+420 19) 7491 213

E-mail: [log in to unmask]

To obtain more information please visit the TSD 2001 Web site:


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       TSD 2001, September 10-13, 2001, Zelezna Ruda, Czech Republic

                      Preliminary registration

        Please return this form to the Conference Secretariat




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I would like to participate in TSD 2001 as a

[  ] Full participant                        [  ]  Student

[  ] I propose to submit a full paper entitled:

Preferred mode of presentation:  [  ] oral         [  ] demo / poster