19.471 conferences: Text, Speech & Dialogue; Internet Research

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 10:11:00 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 471.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: TSD 2006 <tsd2006_at_tsdconference.org> (79)
         Subject: TSD 2006 - Preliminary Announcement

   [2] From: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns_at_VT.EDU> (139)
         Subject: cfp: Internet Research 7.0, Brisbane 28-30 sept. '06

         Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 10:02:35 +0000
         From: TSD 2006 <tsd2006_at_tsdconference.org>
         Subject: TSD 2006 - Preliminary Announcement

                  TSD 2006 - PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

Ninth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2006)
                Brno, Czech Republic, 11-15 September 2006

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen. The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from the
former East Block countries and their Western colleagues. Proceedings
of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes
in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.


Topics of the 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
      multi-lingual issues, especially multi-lingual dialogue systems
      information retrieval and information extraction
      text/topic summarization
      machine translation semantic networks and ontologies
      semantic web speech modeling
      speech segmentation
      speech recognition
      search in speech for IR and IE
      text-to-speech synthesis
      dialogue systems
      development of dialogue strategies
      prosody in dialogues
      emotions and personality modeling
      user modeling
      knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems
      assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue
      applied systems and software
      facial animation
      visual speech synthesis

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly


      Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair)
      Hynek Hermansky, USA (executive chair)
      Eneko Agirre, Spain
      Genevieve Baudoin, France
      Jan Cernocky, Czech Rep
      Attila Ferencz, Romania
      Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
      Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep
      Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep
      Eduard Hovy, USA
      Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep
      Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
      Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
      Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep
      Hermann Ney, Germany
      Elmar Noeth, Germany
      Karel Oliva, Czech Rep
      Karel Pala, Czech Rep
      Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
      Vladimr Petkevic, Czech Rep
      Josef Psutka, Czech Rep
      James Pustejovsky, USA
      Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
      E.G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
      Pavel Skrelin, Russia
      Pavel Smrz, Czech Rep
      Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
      Yorick Wilks, GB
      Victor Zakharov, Russia


      Eduard Hovy, USA
      Louise Guthrie, GB
      James Pustejovsky, USA


         Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 10:05:11 +0000
         From: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns_at_VT.EDU>
         Subject: cfp: Internet Research 7.0, Brisbane 28-30 sept. '06


International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of
Internet Researchers

Brisbane, Australia
28-30 September 2006

Pre-Conference Workshops: 27 September 2006


The Internet works as an arena of convergence. Physically dispersed and
marginalized people (re)find themselves online for the sake of
sustaining and extending community. International and interdisciplinary
teams now collaborate in new ways. Diverse cultures engage one another
via CMC. These technologies relocate and refocus capital, labor and
immigration, and they open up new possibilities for political,
potentially democratizing, forms of discourse. Moreover, these
technologies themselves converge in multiple ways, e.g. in
Internet-enabled mobile phones, in Internet-based telephony, and in
computers themselves as "digital appliances" that conjoin communication
and multiple media forms. These technologies also facilitate
fragmentations with greater disparities between the information-haves
and have-nots, between winners and losers in the shifting labor and
capital markets, and between individuals and communities. Additionally
these technologies facilitate information filtering that reinforces,
rather than dialogically challenges, narrow and extreme views.


Our conference theme invites papers and presentations based on empirical
research, theoretical analysis and everything in between that explore
the multiple ways the Internet acts in both converging and fragmenting
ways - physical, cultural, technological, political, social - on local,
regional, and global scales.

Without limiting possible proposals, topics of interest include:

- Theoretical and practical models of the Internet
- Internet convergence, divergence and fragmentation
- Networked flows of information, capital, labor, etc.
- Migrations and diasporas online
- Identity, community and global communication
- Regulation and control (national and global)
- Internet-based development and other economic issues
- Digital art and aesthetics
- Games and gaming on the Internet
- The Net generation
- E-Sectors, e.g. e-health, e-education, e-business

We call for papers, panel proposals, and presentations from any
discipline, methodology, and community that address the theme of
Internet Convergence. We particularly call for innovative, exciting, and
unexpected takes on and interrogations of the conference theme. However,
we always welcome submissions on any topics that address social,
cultural, political, economic, and/or aesthetic aspects of the Internet
and related Internet technologies. We are equally interested in
interdisciplinary proposals as well as proposals from within specific


We seek proposals for several different kinds of contributions. We
welcome proposals for traditional academic conference papers, but we
also encourage proposals for creative or aesthetic presentations that
are distinct from a traditional written 'paper'. We welcome proposals
for roundtable sessions that will focus on discussion and interaction
among conference delegates, and we also welcome organized panel
proposals that present a coherent group of papers on a single theme.

This year AoIR will also be using an alternative presentation format in
which a dozen or so participants who wish to present a short overview of
their work to stimulate debate will gather together in a plenary session
involving short presentations (no more than 5 minutes) and extended
discussion. All papers and presentations in this session will be
reviewed in the normal manner. Further information will be available via
the conference submission website.

- PAPERS (individual or multi-author) - submit abstract of 500-750 words

- SHORT PRESENTATIONS - submit abstract of 500-750 words

- CREATIVE OR AESTHETIC PRESENTATIONS - submit abstract of 500-750 words

- PANELS - submit a 250-500 word description of the panel theme (and
abstracts of the distinct papers or presentations)

- ROUNDTABLE PROPOSALS - submit a 250-500 word statement indicating the
nature of the roundtable discussion and interaction.

Papers, presentations and panels will be selected from the submitted
proposals on the basis of multiple blind peer review, coordinated and
overseen by the Program Chair. Each person is invited to submit a
proposal for 1 paper or 1 presentation. People may also propose a panel
of papers or presentations, of which their personal paper or
presentation must be a part. You may submit an additional
paper/presentation of which you are the co-author as long as you are not
presenting twice. You may submit a roundtable proposal as well.

Detailed information about submission and review is available at the
conference submission website http://conferences.aoir.org. All proposals
must be submitted electronically through this site.


All papers presented at the conference are eligible for publication in
the Internet Research Annual, on the basis of competitive selection and
review of full papers. Additionally, several publishing opportunities
are expected to be available through journals, again based on
peer-review of full papers. Details on the website.


Graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Any
student paper is eligible for consideration for the AoIR graduate
student award. Students wishing to be a candidate for the Student Award
must also send a final paper by 31 July 2006.


Prior to the conference, there will be a limited number of
pre-conference workshops which will provide participants with in- depth,
hands-on and/or creative opportunities. We invite proposals for these
pre-conference workshops. Local presenters are encouraged to propose
workshops that will invite visiting researchers into their labs or
studios or locales. Proposals should be no more than 1000 words, and
should clearly outline the purpose, methodology, structure, costs,
equipment and minimal attendance required, as well as explaining its
relevance to the conference as a whole. Proposals will be accepted if
they demonstrate that the workshop will add significantly to the overall
program in terms of thematic depth, hands on experience, or local
opportunities for scholarly or artistic connections. These proposals and
all inquires regarding pre-conference proposals should be submitted as
soon as possible to the Conference Chair and no later than 31 March


Submission site available: 1 December 2005

Final date for proposal submission: 7 February 2006

Presenter notification: 21 March 2006

Final workshop submission deadline: 31 March 2006

Submission of paper for publication/student award: 31 July 2006

Submission of paper for conference archive: 30 September 2006


Program Chair: Dr Fay Sudweeks, Murdoch University, Australia,

Conference Chair: Dr Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology,
Australia, a.bruns_at_qut.edu.au

President of AoIR: Dr Matthew Allen, Curtin University of Technology,
Australia m.allen_at_curtin.edu.au

Association Website: http://www.aoir.org

Conference Website: http://conferences.aoir.org
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