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WSLST 2013: 1st announcement

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    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 20, 2012

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      2013 INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHOOL IN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH TECHNOLOGIES

       

      WSLST 2013

       

      (formerly International PhD School in Language and Speech Technologies)

       

      Tarragona, Spain

       

      January 7-11, 2013

       

      Organized by:

      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

      Rovira i Virgili University

       

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/wslst2013/

       

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      AIM:

       

      WSLST 2013 offers a broad and intensive series of lectures at different levels on selected topics in language and speech technologies. The students choose their preferred courses according to their interests and background. Instructors are top names in their respective fields. The School intends to help students initiate and foster their research career.

       

      The previous event in this series was SSLST 2012: http://grammars.grlmc.com/sslst2012/

       

      ADDRESSED TO:

       

      Graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students from around the world. Most appropriate degrees include: Computer Science and Linguistics. Other students (for instance, from Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Logic, or Cognitive Science) are welcome too.

       

      The School is appropriate also for people more advanced in their career who want to keep themselves updated on developments in the field.

       

      There will be no overlap in the class schedule.

       

      COURSES AND PROFESSORS:

       

      - Simon King (U Edinburgh), Speech Synthesis [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]

      - Constantine Kotropoulos (U Thessaloniki ), Pattern Recognition Problems Related to Speech [intermediate, 6 hours]

      - Lori Levin (Carnegie Mellon U), The Theory behind the Resources [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]

      - Rainer Martin (U Bochum), Signal Processing for Voice Communication Devices [intermediate, 8 hours]

      - German Rigau (U Basque Country, Donostia), Knowledge Resources for Semantic Processing [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]

      - Marc Swerts (Tilburg U), Facial Expressions in Human-Human and Human-Machine Interactions [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

      - Tomoki Toda (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Statistical Voice Conversion [introductory/advanced, 8 hours]

       

      REGISTRATION:

       

      It has to be done on line at

       

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/wslst2013/Registration.php

       

      FEES:

       

      They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student takes. The rule is:

       

      1 hour =

       

      - 10 euros (for payments until November 15, 2012 ),

      - 12.50 euros (for payments between November 16 and December 11, 2012 ),

      - 15 euros (for payments after December 11, 2012 ).

       

      PAYMENT PROCEDURE:

       

      The fees must be paid to the School's bank account:

       

      Uno-e Bank

      bank’s address: Julian Camarillo 4 C , 28037 Madrid, Spain

      IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142

      SWIFT/BIC: UNOEESM1

      account holder: C. Martin – GRLMC

      account holder’s address: Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona , Spain

       

      Please mention WSLST 2013 and your name in the subject. A receipt will be provided on site.

       

      Remarks:

       

      - Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.

      - People claiming early registration will be requested to prove that the bank transfer order was carried out by the deadline.

      - The organizers reserve the right to cancel a course if the number of students who signed up for it is less than 10.

      - Students will be refunded only in the case when a course gets cancelled due to the unavailability of the instructor or because of insufficient registration numbers.

       

      People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash. For the sake of local organization, however, it is much recommended to do it earlier.

       

      ACCOMMODATION:

       

      Information about accommodation will be available on the website of the School.

       

      CERTIFICATE:

       

      Students will be delivered a certificate stating the courses attended, their contents, and their duration.

       

      IMPORTANT DATES:

       

      Announcement of the programme: October 19, 2012

      Very early registration deadline: November 15, 2012

      Early registration deadline: December 11, 2012

      Starting of the School: January 7, 2013

      End of the School: January 11, 2013

       

      QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

       

      Lilica Voicu:

      florentinalilica.voicu@...

       

      WEBSITE:

       

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/wslst2013/

       

      POSTAL ADDRESS:

       

      WSLST 2013

      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

      Rovira i Virgili University

      Av. Catalunya, 35

      43002 Tarragona , Spain

       

      Phone: +34-977-559543

      Fax: +34-977-558386

       

      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

       

      Diputació de Tarragona

      Universitat Rovira i Virgili

       

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