IWSLT2012: The 9th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation -- deadline extended to Sep 30

Abbreviated Title: 
IWSLT2012
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
30 Sep 2012
Event Dates: 
6 Dec 2012 - 7 Dec 2012
City: 
Hong Kong
Country: 
China
Contact: 
Chengqing Zong
Contact: 
Chiori Hori
Contact Email: 
cqzong [at] nlpr [dot] ia [dot] ac [dot] cn
Contact Email: 
chiori [dot] hori [at] nict [dot] go [dot] jp

Call for papers for IWLST2012
http://iwslt2012.org

The International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) is a yearly scientific workshop, associated with an open evaluation campaign on spoken language translation, where both scientific papers and system descriptions are presented. The 9th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation will take place in Hong Kong on December 6-7, 2012.

The IWSLT invites submissions of scientific papers to be published in the workshop proceedings and presented in dedicated technical sessions of the workshop, either in oral or poster form. The workshop welcomes high quality contributions covering theoretical and practical issues in the fields of automatic speech recognition and machine translation, that are applied to spoken language translation. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

• Speech and text MT
• Integration of ASR and MT
• MT and SLT approaches
• MT and SLT evaluation
• Language resources for MT and SLT
• Open source software for MT and SLT
• Adaptation in MT
• Simultaneous speech translation
• Speech translation of lectures
• Efficiency in MT
• Stream-based algorithms for MT
• Multilingual ASR and TTS
• Rich transcription of speech for MT
• Translation of on-verbal events

Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted papers are requested to present their paper at the workshop.

Important Dates
• Jun 15, 2012 : Paper submission open
• Sep 7, 2012 : Paper submission due
• Oct 26, 2012 : Notification of acceptance
• Nov 9, 2012 : Camera-ready paper due

Organizers

Steering Committee
• Marcello Federico (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
• Eiichiro Sumita (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
• Alex Waibel (Carnegie Mellon University, USA & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Workshop Chairs
• Dekai Wu (The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong)
• Eiichiro Sumita (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)

Evaluation Chairs
• Marcello Federico (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
• Tiejun Zhao (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
• Michael Paul (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)

Technical Program Chairs
• Chengqing Zong (National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
• Chiori Hori (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)

Local Arrangement
• Dekai Wu (The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong)

Program Committee
• Alexandre Allauzen (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
• Loic Barrault (LIUM, France)
• Laurent Besacier (LIG, France)
• Francisco Casacuberta (ITI-UPV, Spain)
• Mauro Cettolo (FBK, Italy)
• Boxing Chen (NRC-IIT, Canada)
• Xiaodong He (Microsoft Research, China)
• Teresa Herrmann (KIT, Germany)
• Kevin Kilgour (KIT, Germany)
• Katrin Kirchhoff (University of Washington, USA)
• Florian Kraft f(KIT, Germany)
• Patrik Lambert (University of Le Mans, France)
• Yves Lepage (Waseda University, Japan)
• Qun Liu (ICT, China)
• Shigeki Matsuda (NICT, Japan)
• Arne Mauser (RWTH, Germany)
• Mohammed Mediani (KIT, Germany)
• Jan Niehues (KIT, Germany)
• Wade Shen (MIT/LL, USA)
• Xiaodong Shi (Xiamen University, China)
• Hwee Tou Ng (NUS, Singapore)
• Isabel Trancoso (INESC-ID, Portugal)
• Hajime Tsukada (NTT, Japan)
• Haifeng Wang (Baidu, China)
• Taro Watanabe (NICT, Japan)
• Min Zhang (I2R, Singapore)
• Ming Zhou (Microsoft Research, China)