LINGUIST List 9.650

Tue May 5 1998


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  1. Ivan Kopecek, TSD98 -- 3rd Call for Papers
  2. Michael Newman, Call: NYSTESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference

Message 1: TSD98 -- 3rd Call for Papers

Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 11:15:43 +0200
From: Ivan Kopecek <>
Subject: TSD98 -- 3rd Call for Papers

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Please pay attention: deadline for submissions is May, 15 !
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 A Workshop on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOG (TSD'98)
 Brno, Czech Republic, 23-26 September 1998

The workshop is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen, under the auspices of the Dean of the Faculty of
Informatics of Masaryk University.

Please visit the workshop's homepage:

Brno, Czech Republic


TSD'98 will be concerned with topics in the field of natural language
processing, in particular:

- Corpora, texts and transcription
- Speech analysis, recognition and synthesis
- Their intertwining within NL dialog systems.

Topics of the workshop 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
- Multilingual issues, especially multilingual dialog systems
- Information retrieval and text/topic summarization
- Speech modeling 
- Speech segmentation
- Speech recognition 
- Text-to-speech synthesis
- Dialog systems
- Development of dialog strategies 
- Assistive technologies based on speech and dialog
- Applied systems and software


Baudoin Genevieve (France)
Ferencz Attila (Romania)
Hanks Patrick (Great Britain, chair)
Hermansky Hynek (USA)
Kopecek Ivan (Czech Republic)
Krishnamurthy Ramesh (Great Britain)
Matousek Vaclav (Czech Republic)
Mueller Johannes (Germany)
Noeth Elmar (Germany)
Pala Karel (Czech Republic)
Pavesic Nikola (Slovenia)
Rubio Antonio (Spain)
Schukat-Talamazzini E. Guenter (Germany)
Skrelin Pavel (Russia)


Bartek Ludek
Batusek Robert
Komarkova Dana (secretary) e-mail:
Kopecek Ivan (chair) e-mail:
Matousek Vaclav
Pala Karel
Smrz Pavel
Staudek Jan
Zackova Eva (PRINCIPAL CONTACT) e-mail:
Zizka Jan


Abstracts of no more than 500 words [plain ASCII text only, please]
should be submitted to the following e-mail address on or before 
May 15, 1998:

Submissions should include, in addition to the abstract itself, the
name of the author(s), affiliation, address, telephone number, fax
number, and e-mail address. Electronic submissions will be
acknowledged by e-mail, so please contact us if no acknowledgement is
received. Acceptance of submissions will likewise be notified by
e-mail. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of

Authors of abstracts that are accepted will be requested to send their
papers in PostScript form (in LLNCS format) to the above by e-mail
before August 17th. LaTeX word processor is preferred but not
required. Format instructions (and LLNCS LaTeX format) will be sent to
authors together with the notification of acceptance. Requests for
participation will be processed on a "first come first served" basis.


Friday, May 15, 1998 ..... Submissions of Abstracts due
Tuesday, June 30, 1998 ..... Notification of acceptance sent to the
Monday, August 17, 1998 ..... Final papers (camera ready) due
Wednesday, September 23, 1998 ...... Workshop date


Registration fee:

80.- USD (includes proceedings, refreshments, social events and trip)

Accommodation and food:
Double room (shared with other participant): 130.- USD
Single room: 190.- USD

The full cost of the Workshop will therefore be either 210,- USD or
270,- USD, depending on whether accommodation is shared. Further
details will be announced later.


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.


All correspondence regarding the workshop should be addressed to:

Dana Komarkova
Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University
Botanicka 68a
60200 Brno
Czech republic
tel.: +420 5 41 512 359


All sessions of the workshop will be plenary (no parallel sessions).
The format will consist of paper presentations (generally 20 minutes)
followed by discussion (10 minutes). The workshop will also include
social events, an excursion to the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University Brno, and a trip in the vicinity of Brno (the Moravian
Karst, including the beautiful Macocha Chasm).


Hotel Myslivna, where the workshop will take place, is a comfortable
hotel in beautiful woods on a hill near a natural reservation area
very close to Brno. The surrounding is very quiet and suitable for
walks and hiking (jogging) routes.

Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the south-east part of the
Czech Republic. It is the second-largest town in the Czech Republic
(with a population of about half a million). It had been a royal city
since 1347. There are six universities in Brno. Historical and
artistic places of interest include:

 -- Brno castle (now called Spilberk)
 -- Veveri castle
 -- The Old and New City halls
 -- The Augustine monastery, with St Thomas' Church and crypt of
 Moravian margraves
 -- The Church of St James 
 -- The "Bishops' Church" of St Peter & St Paul
 -- The famous villa Tugendhadt, designed by Mies van der Rohe
 -- Many other important examples of Czech architecture between 
 the wars (1918-38).

In the immediate surroundings of Brno are the Moravian Karst. with
Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves; the site of the "Battle of the Three
emperors" (Napoleon, Alexander of Russia, and Franz of Austria),
commonly known as the Battle of Austerlitz; the chateau of Slavkov
(Austerlitz); Pernstejn Castle; and many other attractions.


Brno can be reached easily by direct trains from Prague, Vienna,
Bratislava, and Budapest, or by plane to Vienna and then by coach or
train (130 km). Another possibility is to go by plane to Prague and
then travel about 200 km by coach or train. Further travel details
will be given in future announcements.

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Message 2: Call: NYSTESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference

Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 11:44:19 -0500
From: Michael Newman <>
Subject: Call: NYSTESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference

		First Call For Proposals
	(please forward to interested lists and individuals)

 21st Annual NYSTESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference
		Lehman College/CUNY Bronx, NY
		 Saturday, January 23rd, 1999



KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Eric Nadelstern of The International H. S. at
LaGuardia Community College, Queens will talk on "Performance-Based
Assessment Standards for ESOL Students and Their Teachers."
Proposals due:
 ***Weds. Sept. 23***
mail to Ms. Bhar Arsoy, Proposal Chair
Fort George Station, PS Box 251
New York, NY 10040

General Suggested Topics

* Academic achievement of ESOL students in language learning and other
content areas 

* Articulation efforts across grades or levels 

* Standards for admission, retention, promotion, and graduation of
ESOL students and their impact at all levels of education

* Assessment practices, models, and instruments for ESOL students in
language learning and other content areas: analyses, innovations, and

* ESOL teacher education: standards for entrance, retention,
promotion, and graduation 

* Using technology to support and assess achievement * Achieving and
assessing progmatic and sociolinguistic development

Instructions for Proposal Submissions: Please follow exactly!

Individual papers, workshops, and publishers demonstrations are
alloted 45 minutes (publishers and other commercial presenteras are
required to pay the exhibitor's fee) Panel sessions (several
speakers--one theme) can be scheduled as either one 45 minute session
or one 1 1/2 hour session. All presenters must register for the
conference. While all presentations will be considered, those which
deal directly with the topic will be given preference.

1. Submit 8 copies of a summary of your proposals, MAXIMUM LENGTH 1
PAGE DOUBLE SPACED. Neither your name nor affiliation should appear
anywhere on these 8 copies. However, in the upper left hand corner of
each copy, you should give the following information: (1) title, (2)
type of presentation (paper, workshop, publisher, or panel); (3)
length (45 min. or 1 1/2 hours); (4) intended audience(s) (preK,
elementary, secondary, adult, higher ed, bilingual, mainstream,
teacher educators, Materials/Curriculum Developers, Researchers); and
(5) AV Equipment needed

2. On a 9th copy (identical to the copies in #1), in the upper-right
hand corner, place your name, affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax
& e-mail, and times you will not be available to present on January 23
(a.m. or p.m,)

3. In addition, submit a 50 word (max) abstact of your presentation
to appear in the conference program. Include the name(s) of
presenter(s), affiliation(s), title and type of presnation, length,
and intended audience(s).

4. Absolutely NO e-mail or faxes accepted. Snail mair only. Please
ensure that your proposal packet reaches the proposal chair NO LATER
	Wed.. Sept. 23, 1998. 

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Joye Smith, ALSIG Chair 718 960

5. Some presentations submitted may look promissing, but the summary
and title are occasionally unclear, unattractive to the intended
audience or inconsistent with one another. Please make every effort
to create clear, well-written, engaging, and appropriate titles and


Michael Newman
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
Dept. of Linguistics and Communications Disorders
Queens College/CUNY
Flushing, NY 11367
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