January 24, 2004
Welcome to the eighth IEEE Signal Processing Society Speech Technical Committee (STC) newsletter. As always we would like to invite contributions of events, publications, workshops, and career information to the newsletter. Please note the change in address of the newsletter editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) when submitting contributions. Topics for issue number eight ...
IEEE Trans on SAP Special Issue on Data Mining of Speech, Audio, and Dialog (Mazin Rahim)
IEEE Trans on SAP Special Issue on Speech-to-Speech Machine Translation (G. Riccardi)
LINKS TO WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES:
Links to conferences and workshops organized by date (Rick Rose)
Call for Papers
Data mining methods are used to discover patterns and extract potentially useful or interesting information automatically or semi-automatically from data. As a result of the recent advances in machine learning and data mining algorithms, along with the availability of inexpensive storage space and faster processing, data mining has become practical in new areas including speech, audio and spoken language dialog. Data mining research in these areas is growing rapidly given the influx of speech, audio and dialog data that are becoming more widely available. Fundamental research in areas of prediction, explanation, learning and language understanding of speech and audio data are becoming increasingly important in revolutionizing business processes by providing essential sales and marketing information about the service, customers and product offerings. This research is also enabling a new class of learning conversational systems to be created that can infer knowledge and trends automatically from data, analyze and report application performance, and adapt and improve over time with minimal or zero human involvement.
The purpose of this special issue is to present recent advances in Data Mining Research for Speech, Audio, and Spoken Language Dialog. Original, previously unpublished submissions for the following areas are encouraged:
Dr. Mazin Rahim, AT&T Research, Florham Park, USA. email@example.com
Dr. Usama M. Fayyad, DMX Group, Seattle, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Roger Moore, 20/20 Speech Ltd., Malvern, U.K. email@example.com
Dr. Geoff Zweig, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: 1 July 2004 (early submission is encouraged)
Notification of acceptance: 1 January 2005
Final manuscript due: 31 March 2005
Tentative publication date: 1 July 2005
Prospective authors should follow the regular guidelines of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing for electronic submission via Manuscript Central (http://sps-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com). Authors must enter the title of the special issue into the field labeled “Please enter any additional keywords related to this submitted manuscript in order for the paper to be properly assigned to a Guest Editor.” In addition, the title of the special issue should be referenced again in the field marked “Comments to Editor-in-Chief” along with any other pertinent information. You are required to provide a properly executed copyright form to be faxed to the IEEE Signal Processing Society Publications Office (via +1 732-562-8905) at the time of submission. An 8-page limit will be enforced on papers published in the special issue and all papers are subject to the published policy for overlength page charges and color charges.[top of page]
Speech-to-Speech Machine Translation (SSMT) is a multidisciplinary research area that addresses one of the most complex problems in speech and language processing. The challenges posed by SSMT have been the subject of several collaborative research projects across universities and laboratories around the world. Over the last decade SSMT has benefited from advances in speech and language processing as well as from the availability of large multilingual databases. These advances have spurred research on statistical machine translation and on exploiting machine translation for cross-lingual information retrieval. There have also been substantial efforts towards automating and evaluating a variety of metrics that are relevant to SSMT systems.
The purpose of this special issue is to present recent advances in Speech-to-Speech Machine Translation. Original, previously unpublished research is sought in all areas relevant to the field. In particular, submissions on theory and methods for the following areas are encouraged:
Dr. Giuseppe Riccardi AT&T Research Labs, Florham Park, USA email@example.com
Dr. Yuqing Gao IBM TJ Watson Research, Yorktown Heights, USA firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Helen Meng Chinese University of Honk Kong, Hong Kong, China email@example.com
Dr. Satoshi Nakamura ATR Research Labs, Kyoto, Japan firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Alex Waibel Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA email@example.com
Prospective authors should follow the regular guidelines of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing for electronic submission via Manuscript Central (http://sps-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com). Authors must enter the title of the special issue into the field labeled “Please enter any additional keywords related to this submitted manuscript in order for the paper to be properly assigned to a Guest Editor.” In addition, the title of the special issue should be referenced again in the field marked “Comments to Editor-in-Chief” along with any other pertinent information. You are required to provide a properly executed copyright form to be faxed to the IEEE Signal Processing Society Publications Office (via +1 732-562-8905) at the time of submission. An 8-page limit will be enforced on papers published in the special issue and all papers are subject to the published policy for overlength page charges and color charges.
Submission deadline: 1 June 2004
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2004
Final manuscript due: 31 January 2005
Tentative publication date: June 2005[top of page]
Extended abstracts/fulltexts should be sent
before February 28, 2004, to the e-mail address:
Info for authors is available on the conference web page.
The papers will be reviewed by the
International Program Committee
and notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail before April 1, 2004.
Organized and co-sponsored by:
Czech Technical University
IMEKO - International Confederation of Measurements - Czech National Committee
Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics - Academy of Science of the Czech Republic
Grant Agency of the Czech Republic
Concept of Arrangement
Obtained contributions will be converted into
Adobe PDF Format
and published on WWW. On these WWW pages an on-line discussion concerning these contributions will be held. After two weeks the discussion will be closed. Conference meeting enabling personal contact establishment and maintenance will be held in Prague and will be accompanied by social events. Printed proceedings will be published.
Deadline for extended
abstract/fulltext submission: February 28, 2004
Notification of paper acceptance: April 1, 2004
Full text submission/enhancement: May 10, 2004
Publication on WWW, on-line discussion start: May 17, 2004
Conference Meeting: June 10 - June 11, 2004
SPAWC-2004, the fifth IEEE International Workshop on Signal
Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, is devoted to recent
advances in signal processing for wireless and mobile communications.
This workshop brings together members of the signal processing,
communications and information theory communities, working in
centers and telecommunications companies. The meeting will feature keynote addresses by leading researchers, as well as invited and contributed papers.
SPAWC-2004 will be held at Hotel Tivoli - Tejo, in Lisbon, Portugal, more precisely at the Parque das Nações. This site offers some of the most daring examples of contemporary architecture, Europe's largest Oceanarium, delightful thematic gardens, exhibition centres, theatres and event halls, all located along a breathtaking 5 km stretch of the Tagus riverfront, in the heart of Lisbon, benefiting from a wide array of shops, restaurants and bars. Only five minutes from Lisbon International Airport, Parque das Nações builds on the heritage of EXPO'98 - the last world exposition of the twentieth century. Prospective authors are invited to submit contributions in the following areas:
Prospective authors should submit the full camera ready version of the paper (up to five pages) using the template provided at the workshop URL. Submissions should include affiliations, addresses, tel/fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, and keywords identifying one of the above topics. All submissions will be electronic in PDF format.
Please visit the conference web site for paper submission procedures and further details about the conference:
In the past few years, there has been substantial increase in interest in information extraction from the NLP community, question-answering in the information retrieval community, and spoken dialog systems in the speech processing community. Spoken language understanding is an especially attractive topic for cross-fertilization of ideas between speech, IR and NLP communities. This workshop follows on IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU) Workshop (http://www.asru2003.org) series and previous ACL workshops on related subjects, such as: Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems (1997) (http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~radev/acl/ACL97/interactive-spoken.html).
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE Authors should submit full papers of maximum 8 pages, including references and figures, following the main conference ACL style format (as specified in http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~pablo/hlt-naacl04/format.html). Note that reviewing will NOT be blind, the paper submissions may include the authors' names and affiliations. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop on Multimodal User Authentication
Santa Barbara, CA, December 11-12, 2003
International Conference on Models and Analysis of Vocal
Firenze, Italy, December 10-12, 2003
SWIM: Special Workshop in Maui Lectures by Masters in Speech
Maui, Hawaii, January 12-14, 2004
2nd International Conference of the Global WordNet Association
Brno, Czech Republic, January 20 -23, 2004
International Conference on Speech Prosody
Nara, Japan, March 23-26, 2004
ICA2004 18th International Congress on Acoustics
Kyoto, Japan, April 4-9, 2004
ITCC04 - International Conference on Information Technology
Las Vegas, Nevada, April 5-7, 2004
Boston, MA, May 2-7, 2004
HLT/NAACL 2004 Workshop on Spoken Language Understanding for
Boston, MA, May 7, 2004
NIST Rich Transcription 2004 Meeting Recognition Workshop
Montreal, Canada, May 17, 2004
Montreal, Canada, May 17-21, 2004
Odyssey2004 - ISCA Workshop on Speaker and Language Recognition
Toledo, Spain, May 31 - June 1, 2004
3rd International Conference
Czech Republic, June 10-11, 2004
IEEE2004 Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless
Lisbon Portugal, July 11 - 14, 2004
SCI2004 - 8th World Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and
Orlando, Florida, July 18 - 21, 2004
Vienna, Austria, Sept. 7-10, 2004
ICSLP2004 - INTERSPEECH 8th Biennial International Conference on
Spoken Language Processing
Jeju Island, Korea, October 4-8, 2004
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May, 2005
EUROSPEECH 2005 9th European Conference on Speech Communication
Lisbon, Portugal, September 4-8, 2005