LINGUIST List 7.267

Wed Feb 21 1996

Calls: Non-Slavic langs, Interactive voice technology (IVTTA)

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  1. David Testen, Call for papers Non-Slavic Langs. Conference
  2. Murray F Spiegel, IVTTA workshop

Message 1: Call for papers Non-Slavic Langs. Conference

Date: Tue, 20 Feb 1996 02:34:39 +0600
From: David Testen <>
Subject: Call for papers Non-Slavic Langs. Conference

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures and the Department of
Linguistics of the University of Chicago announce the Tenth International
NSL Conference (Non-Slavic Languages Conference, formerly the Conference on
the Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR), which will take place at the
University of Chicago, Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 May 1997. We solicit papers
dealing with any linguistic aspects of non-Slavic languages presently or
historically spoken on the territories of the successor states to USSR,
i.e., the Baltic republics and the member republics of the Commonwealth of
Independent States. Thirty minutes will be allotted for presentation and
discussion of each paper. Papers must be presented in English. Funding
permitting, we hope to publish papers presented at the Conference. Those
interested in participating should sent a one-page abstract of their
proposed paper to one of the addresses below. Faculty members are
particularly requested to encourage graduate students to submit abstracts.
Please send a copy of your abstract on a floppy disk (preferably 3.5" (90
mm.)) or, ideally, submit your abstract by e-mail. The deadline for receipt
of abstracts is 1 October 1996. You will be notified if your paper has been
accepted for presentation by 1 November 1996. As in past years, the
Conference will be followed by the Conference on the Cultures of Caucasia
on Saturday and Sunday, 10-11 May 1997.

Howard I. Aronson / Bill J. Darden / Victor A. Friedman, Conference Organizers

In replying, please indicate:
*your name
*address and affiliation
*whether you are submitting/will submit an abstract
*title of proposed paper
*languages and linguistic families dealt with
*if not sumitting an abstract, do you want to remain on our mailing list?

For further information: Fax: 312
US Mail: NSL-10, Dept. of Slavic Langs & Lits Univ. of Chicago 1130 E. 59th
St. Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: 312-702-8033
- -------------------------------------

David Testen
Department Secretary
Slavic Languages and Literatures
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

(312) 702-8033
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Message 2: IVTTA workshop

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 10:34:52 EST
From: Murray F Spiegel <>
Subject: IVTTA workshop
**** Please read - this is different from e-mail sent last week ***

Dear Colleague:

 We recently sent you a reminder notice regarding the IVTTA workshop.
Due to the reorganization of AT&T, mail sent to the previous address
for abstracts (David Roe at AT&T Bell Laboratories) may be delayed or
lost. To avoid problems, all abstracts should be sent to:

 Dr. George Vysotsky
 500 Westchester Ave
 White Plains, NY 10604 USA
 Phone: 1-914-644-2589
 Fax: 1-914-644-2211 or 1-914-686-5574

 Every effort will be made to obtain abstracts currently on their
way to the AT&T Bell Laboratories address. If you have received
confirmation of an abstract already sent, you do _not_ need to send an
additional copy to Dr. George Vysotsky.

 We apologize for this inconvenience.

- The IVTTA workshop committee

For your information, the corrected guidelines and background
information follows:


 The submission deadline for IVTTA abstracts is less than a month
away. If you are an active worker in the field of speech technology
and its telecommunication applications, we would like to encourage you
to submit an abstract. Please send or fax it to
1-914-644-2211 or 914-686-5574, in accordance with the instructions

 The workshop will be held immediately before ICSLP '96.

 Attendance at the Workshop will be limited to no more than 150
people, with priority given to presenters. In accordance with IEEE
regulations, additional registrants will be accepted on a first-come,
first-served basis, space permitting.

 We hope your plans allow you to join us.

(signed) The IVTTA workshop committee.


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 September 30 - October 1, 1996
 The AT&T Learning Center
 300 N Maple Ave
 Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 USA
 Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society


The third of a series of IEEE workshops on Interactive Voice
Technology for Telecommunications Applications will be held at the
AT&T Learning Center, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, from September 30 -
October 1, 1996. The conference venue is on 35 semi-rural acres and
is close enough (1 hour) for side trips to New York City. Our workshop
will be held immediately before ICSLP '96 in Philadelphia, PA,
approximately 80 miles from our location.

The IVTTA workshop brings together application researchers planning to
conduct or who have recently conducted field trials of new
applications of speech recognition, speaker identity verification,
text-to-speech synthesis over the telephone network. The workshop
will explore promising opportunities for applications and attempt to
identify areas where further research is needed.

Topic areas of interest:
- ASR/verification systems for the cellular environment
- User interface / human factors of applying speech to telecommunications tasks
- Language modeling and dialog design for "audio-only" communication
- Experimental interactive systems for telecommunication applications
- Experience in deployment & assessment of deployed ASR/verification systems
- Text-to-speech applications in the network
- Speech enhancement for telecommunications applications
- Telephone services for the disabled
- Architectures for speech-based services

Prospective authors should submit 1-page abstracts of no more than 400
words for review. Submissions should include a title, authors' names,
affiliations, address, telephone and fax numbers and email address if
any. Please indicate the topic area of interest closest to your
submission. Camera-ready full papers (maximum of 6 pages) will be
published in the proceedings distributed at the workshop. Due to
workshop facility constraints, attendance will be limited with
priority given to authors with accepted contributions.

 For further information about the workshop, please contact:

Dr. Murray Spiegel, Bellcore, 445 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 USA
Phone: 1-201-829-4519; Fax: 1-201-829-5963; E-mail:

 For full information, visit our web page:

 Send abstracts (fax or email preferred) to:
 *** NOTE: New Submission Address ***

Dr. George Vysotsky
500 Westchester Ave
White Plains, NY 10604 USA
Phone: 1-914-644-2589
Fax: 1-914-644-2211 or 1-914-686-5574


Abstracts due (400 words, maximum 1 page): Mar 15, 1996
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 1996
Submission of photo-ready paper (maximum 6 pages): Jun 15, 1996
Advance registration to be received before: Jun 15, 1996
Late registration cut-off: Aug 30, 1996
IVTTA '96 Evening welcoming reception: Sep 29, 1996
IVTTA '96 Conference: Sep 30 & Oct 1, 1996

Check our web page for late breaking news and developments:


Early registration (prior to June 15, 1996):
Day-only: $390
Full: $650

Late registration (Jun 15 - Aug 30, 1996):
Day-only: $465
Full: $725
IEEE members: charges are $25 less
Additional proceedings: $25

Day-only registration includes all technical sessions, welcoming
reception, lunches, snacks, banquet, and a copy of the proceedings.
Full registration includes all of the above plus: dinner on evening of
arrival, breakfast both days, two nights lodging at the conference
center, and use of the center facilities (jogging track, exercise
center, pool, etc).


Candace Kamm Dick Rosinski
AT&T Bell Laboratories AT&T Bell Laboratories

David Roe Murray Spiegel
AT&T Bell Laboratories Bellcore

NYNEX Science & Technology David Pepper Bellcore
Matthew Lennig, Nuance Jay Naik
David Roe, AT&T Bell Laboratories NYNEX Science & Technology
Christel Sorin, CNET
George Vysotsky, NYNEX
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