[Comp-neuro] CFP: Third Workshop on Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2 (with ACM MobileHCI '08)

Nitendra Rajput rnitendra at in.ibm.com
Tue Mar 18 21:20:32 CET 2008

Call for papers
       Third Workshop on Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments
                  (in conjunction with ACM MobileHCI '08)
                        Amsterdam, The Netherlands
                             September 2, 2008

In the past, voice-based applications have been accessed using
unintelligent telephone devices through Voice Browsers that reside on the
server. The proliferation of pervasive devices and the increase in their
processing capabilities, client-side speech processing has been emerging as
a viable alternative. In SiMPE 2008, the third in the series, we will
continue to explore the various possibilities and issues that arise while
enabling speech processing on resource-constrained, possibly mobile

Topics of Interest:

All areas that enable, optimise or enhance Speech in mobile and pervasive
environments and devices. Possible areas include, but are not restricted
      * Robust Speech Recognition in Noisy and Resource-constrained
      * Memory/Energy Efficient Algorithms
      * Multimodal User Interfaces for Mobile Devices
      * Protocols and Standards for Speech Applications
      * Distributed Speech Processing
      * Mobile Application Adaptation and Learning
      * Prototypical System Architectures
      * User Modelling
      * HCI issues in SiMPE applications
      * Design and cultural issues in SiMPE
      * Speech interfaces/applications for Developing Regions


We seek original, unpublished papers in the following three categories: (a)
Position papers that describe novel ideas that can lead to interesting
research directions, (b) Early results or work-in-progress that has
significant promise, or, (c) Full papers. Papers should be of 4-8 pages in
length in the MobileHCI publication format. The LaTeX and Microsoft Word
templates are available at the workshop website. All submissions should be
in the PDF format and should be submitted electronically through the
workshop submission web site,
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=simpe08. Since the submission
deadlines are dependent on the MobileHCI conference, we will not be able to
grant any extensions in any circumstances.

For any comments regarding submissions and participation, contact:
simpe08 at easychair.org

Key Dates:

 * Paper Submission Deadline: May 05, 2008 (11:59 PM CET)
 * Notification of Acceptance: May 19, 2008
 * Early Registration Deadline: June 02, 2008
 * Workshop: September 02, 2008.

Organising Committee:

Amit A. Nanavati, IBM India Research Laboratory.
Nitendra Rajput, IBM India Research Laboratory.
Alexander I. Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University.
Markku Turunen, University of Tampere, Finland.

Programme Committee:

Lou Boves, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Matt Jones, Swansea University, UK
Yoon Kim, Novauris Technologies, USA
Lars Bo Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Gary Marsden, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Michael McTear, University of Ulster, Ireland
Shrikanth S. Narayanan, University of Southern California, USA
Tim Paek, Microsoft, USA
David Pearce, Motorola, UK.
Mike Phillips, Vlingo, USA
Markku Turunen, University of Tampere, Finland
Yaxin Zhang, Motorola, China
(More to be updated)


 * SiMPE Workshop: http://research.ihost.com/SiMPE
 * ACM MobileHCI '08: http://www.mobilehci.org/
 * SiMPE 2007: http://research.ihost.com/SiMPE/2007
 * SiMPE 2006: http://research.ihost.com/SiMPE/2006

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