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Speech Communication 45 (2005) 97–100 www.elsevier.com/locate/specom News ELSNET (European Network for Language and Speech) is maintaining a calendar...

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Speech Communication 45 (2005) 97–100 www.elsevier.com/locate/specom

News ELSNET (European Network for Language and Speech) is maintaining a calendar of Speech and Natural Language events. We invite our readers to consult this page to find more information on Natural Language related conferences, since they are not being included in our list. The ELSNET URL is http://www.elsnet.org/cgi-bin/elsnet/events.pl Ninth International Symposium on Social Communication 24–28 January, 2005, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Address for correspondence: Dr. Eloı´na Miyares Bermu´dez, Secretaria Ejecutiva del Comite´ Organizador, IX Simposio Internacional de Comunicacio´n Social, Centro de Lingu¨´ıstica Aplicada, Apartado Postal 4067, Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba 4, Cuba 90400. Tel.: 53.22.642760, 53.22.656141. E-mail: [email protected] Workshop ‘‘Speech perception within or outside phonology?’’ 23–25 February, 2005, Cologne, Germany Address for correspondence: E-mail: [email protected]; WWW:http://www.zas.gwzberlin.de/events/percphon/ Topics: This workshop invites researchers from all phonological subfields to bring empirical and theoretical evidence to bear on the issue: does perception inform the grammar from outside, or is perception inextricably woven into the grammar? A Century of Experimental Phonetics: Its History and Development from Theodore Rosset to John Ohala 24–25 February, 2004, Universite´ Stendhal, Grenoble, France Address for correspondence: E-mail: [email protected] Voice Quality and Emotions, XV Annual Pacific Voice Conference and First International Pacific Voice & Speech Foundation – PIXAR Animation Studios Conference on Voice Quality 11–13 March, 2005, PIXAR Animations Studios, Emeryville, California, USA Address for correspondence: Krzysztof Izdebski. E-mail: [email protected]; WWW:http://www.pvsf.org Topics: Analysis and synthesis of voice quality; Modeling of voice quality and emotions; Perception and recognition of vocal emotions; Correlating voice with movement; Matching of vocal and visual signals; Disruptions in production in perception of emotions; Virtual and artificial production of emotions; Age related influences on production and perception of vocal emotions; Cross cultural recognition of vocal emotions; Localization of vocal emotions in diverse linguistic groups. ICASSP 2005, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing 19–23 March, 2005, Pennsylvania Convention Center/Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, USA Further information: http://www.icassp2005.com doi:10.1016/j.specom.2004.10.001

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GLDV 05, Biennial Conference of the Society for Computational Linguistics 30 March–1 April, 2005, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany Further information: http://www.gldb.org/2005/English.htm

The Second Baltic Conference on Human Language Technologies 4–5 April, 2005, Tallinn, Estonia Address for correspondence: Einar Meister, Ph.D., Laboratory of Phonetics and Speech Technology, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn Technical University, Akadeemia tee 21, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia. Tel.: +372.620.4200; fax: +372.620.4151. E-mail: [email protected] phon.ioc.ee; WWW:http://www.ioc.ee/hlt2005 Topics: HLT in Baltic countries - overview, policy, opportunities; Co-operation in HLT in the Baltic Sea area and in the EU; Speech analysis and synthesis; Speech and speaker recognition; Written and spoken language resources and standards; Machine translation; Discourse and dialogue; Information retrieval systems; Multi-modal dialogue systems; Language technology for education, learning and rehabilitation; New applications of HLT-systems including Internet and mobile devices.

NOLISP’05, Non-Linear Speech Processing 19–22 April, 2005, Campus Nord, Universitat Polite`cnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain Address for correspondence: E-mail: [email protected]; WWW:http://www.nolisp2005.org/

L&T’05, 2nd Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics 21–23 April, 2005, Poznan, Poland Address for correspondence: The 2nd Language & Technology Conference (L&T’05), Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Computer Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence, ul. Umultowska 87, PL 61-614 Poznan. E-mail: [email protected]; WWW:http://www.ltc.amu.edu.pl Topics: Formalisation of natural languages; Parsing and other forms of NL processing; Computer modelling of language competence; NL user modelling; NL understanding by computers; Knowledge representation; Man-machine NL interfaces; NL application in robotics; Text-based information retrieval and extraction, question answering; Tools and methodologies for developing multilingual systems; Translation enhancement tools; Methodological issues in HLT; Prototype presentations; Intractable language-specific problems in HLT (for languages other than English); HLT standards; HLT as foreign language teaching support; New challenge: communicative intelligence; Vision papers in the field of HLT.

149th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America 16–20 May, 2005, Vancouver, BC, Canada Further information: http://asa.aip.org/meetings.html

RFP 2005, 7th Annual Meeting of the French Network of Phonology 2–4 June, 2005, Aix-en-Provence, France Address for correspondence: Email: [email protected]; WWW:http://www.lpl.univaix.fr/~rfp2005/

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PSP2005, ISCA Workshop on Plasticity in Speech Perception 15–17 June, 2005, London, United Kingdom Address for correspondence: E-mail: [email protected]; WWW:http://www.psp2005.org.uk BeST, Between Stress and Tone 16–18 June, 2005, Leiden, The Netherlands Address for correspondence: Bert Remijsen, Marloes Rozing. E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]; WWW:http://www.iias.nl/iias/agenda/best/ PAPI 2005, Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 20–21 June, 2005, Barcelona, Spain Address for correspondence: E-mail: [email protected]; WWW:http://seneca.uab.es/papi Conference on Manner Alternations in Phonology 23–25 June, 2005, Berlin, Germany Address for correspondence: E-mail: [email protected]; WWW:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de PEVOC 6, Pan European Voice Conference 31 August–3 September, 2005, The Royal Academy of Music, London, England Further information: http://www.pevoc6.com/home.htm 6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue 2–3 September, 2005, Lisbon, Portugal Further information: http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/workshop6/ Topics: Dialogue Systems: spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems; Corpora, Coding Schemes and Tools: corpus-based work on discourse and spoken, text-based and multi-modal dialogue including its support; Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modelling: the pragmatics and/or semantics of discourse and dialogue (i.e. beyond a single sentence). Deadline for submission: 25 April 2005 EUSIPCO 2005, The 13th European Conference on Signal Processing 4–8 September, 2005, Antalya, Turkey Further information: http://www.eusipco2005.org/ INTERSPEECH 2005 – EUROSPEECH, 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology 4–8 September, 2005, Lisbon, Portugal Further information: http://interspeech2005.org/ SPECOM 2005, 10th International Conference on Speech and Computer 17–19 October, 2005, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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Address for correspondence: E-mail: [email protected]; WWW:http://www.wcl.ee.upatras.gr/SPECOM2005 Topics: Speech production and perception; Speech analysis and processing; Natural language processing; Speech coding and transmission; Speech recognition and understanding; Speech synthesis; Spoken dialog systems; Speaker recognition; Multi-modal processing; Speech and language resources; Applied systems for Human–Computer Interaction. Deadline for submission: 27 June 2005 150th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America 17–21 October, 2005, Minneapolis, Minn, USA Further information: http://asa.aip.org/meetings.html DiSS 05, ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech 10–12 September, 2005, Aix-en-Provence, France Address for correspondence: E-mail: [email protected]fluency.org; WWW:http://www.up.univ-mrs.fr/delic/Diss05 Topics: Papers addressing normal disfluency from a wide range of disciplines, from automatic speech recognition and computational linguistics to linguistic analysis, psycholinguistics (production and comprehension), and beyond. Papers comparing normal disfluencies to those occurring in communication disorders are also welcome. Deadline for submission: 8 April 2005 INTERSPEECH 2006 – ICSLP, 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing 17–21 September, 2006, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Further information: http://www.interspeech2006.org Topics of interest for paper submissions include: Linguistics, Phonology and Phonetics; Prosody; Paralinguistic & Nonlinguistic Information in Speech; Discourse & Dialogue; Speech Production; Speech Perception; Physiology & Pathology; Language Acquisition, Development, & Learning; Signal Analysis & Processing; Acoustic Signal Segmentation & Classification; Single- & Multi-channel Speech Enhancement; Speech Coding & Transmission; Spoken Language Generation & Synthesis; Language/Dialect Identification; Speech Recognition & Understanding; Speaker Characterization & Recognition; Multi-modal Processing; Multi-lingual Processing; Spoken Language Information Retrieval; Spoken Language Translation; Spoken Dialogue Systems; Resources & Annotation; Assessment & Standards; Education; Technologies for Language Learning; Technologies for the (Aged and) Challenged; Applications; Interdisciplinary Topics in Speech and Language. Deadline for submission: 7 April 2006 INTERSPEECH 2007 – EUROSPEECH, 10th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology 27–31 August, 2007, Antwerp, Belgium Further information: http://www.isca-speech.org/conferences.html