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  foNETiks

  A network newsletter for
  the International Phonetic Association
  and for the Phonetic Sciences

  January 2008

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Editors:
Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK.
Gerry Docherty, Newcastle University, UK. 
Paul Foulkes, University of York and JP French Associates, UK. 
Lisa Lim, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

E-mail address: [log in to unmask]

The foNETiks archive can be found on the WWW at: <<http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/fonetiks.html>>

Visit the IPA web page at: <<http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/IPA/ipa.html>>

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  ANNOUNCEMENTS
  [new ones marked **]
  [date of first appearance follows]
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17-18 January 2008. CUNY Phonology Forum Conference on the Syllable. New York City, NY, USA. http://www.cunyphonologyforum.net/syllable.php (11/07)

23 January 2008. Corpora in Phonological Research. Pre-Conference Workshop of Old World Conference in Phonology 5. University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail, France. http://w3.univ-tlse2.fr/erss/OCP5/workshop.htm  (08/07)

24-26 January 2008. Old World Conference in Phonology 5. University of Toulous II-Le Mirail, France. <http://w3.univ-tlse2.fr:8880/erss/index.jsp?perso=>colloquesphono&subURL=ocp5/ (07/07)

22-23 February 2008. Current Approaches to Spanish & Portuguese Second Language Phonology. Minneapolis, MN, USA. <http://spanport.cla.umn.edu/L2phonology> (08/07)

27 February 2008. Methodological Aspects of Intonation Research. Bamberg, Germany. <http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~kuegler/prosodieag.htm> (07/07)

28-29 February 2008. The Role of Phonology in Reading Acquisition. Workshop at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS). Bamberg, Germany. <http://www.uni-bamberg.de/en/fakultaeten/guk/tagungen/dgfs2008> (08/07)

28-29 February 2008. LangTech 2008. San Michele a Ripa, Rome, Italy. <http://www.langtech.it/en/default.htm> (12/07)

25 March 2008. GLOW31: Categorical Phonology and Gradient Facts. GLOW Phonology Workshop, Session of Generative Linguistics in the Old World. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. <http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/glow2008/> (12/07)

** 27 - 28 March 2008. Belgrade International Meeting of English Phoneticians
BIMEP2008, Belgrade, Serbia. (01/08) [Further details below]

** 28 March 2008. Workshop on Empirical Approaches to Speech Rhythm, Center for Human Communication, UCL, UK. <http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/rhythm2008/index.html> (01/08) [Further details below]

3-5 April 2008. Sociolinguistic Issues in the Use of Language Analysis to Determine National Origin. Amsterdam, Netherlands. <http://www.taalstudio.nl>  (07/07)

11-13 April 2008.  Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody. Ithaca, New York, USA. <http://ling.cornell.edu/prosody08> (06/07)

18-20 April 2008. The 8th Phonetic Conference of China (PCC 2008) and the International Symposium on Phonetic Frontiers (ISPF 2008). Celebration of Professor WU Zongji's One Hundredth Birthday. Beijing, China. <http://www.pcc2008.cn/PCC2008_en/index.html> (12/07) 

25-26 April 2008. Symposium on Phonologization. Chicago, IL, USA. <http://humanities.uchicago.edu/phonlab/phonologization.html> (12/07) 

5-7 May 2008. SLTU 08: International Workshop on Spoken Languages Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages. Hanoi, Vietnam. <http://www.mica.edu.vn/sltu/> (12/07) 

6-9 May 2008. Speech Prosody 2008. Campinas, Brazil. <http://www.sp2008.org/> (12/06)

** 15 - 16 May, 2008. ISCA Workshop: Evidence-based Voice and Speech Rehabilitation in Head & Neck Oncology Tinbergen lecture hall, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam. 
www.fon.hum.uva.nl/webhnr/ (01/08) [Further details below]

** 22 - 24 May 2008. 16th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, United Kingdom. <http://www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/16mfm.html>  (01/08) [Further details below]

25-28 June 2008. 12th Congress of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association. Istanbul, Turkey. <http://www.icpla2008.org>/ (09/07)

30 June - 2 July 2008. LabPhon11: 11th Laboratory Phonology Conference. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. www.victoria.ac.nz/labphon11 (05/07)

** 2 - 4 July 2008. Australian Linguistic Society Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. http://www.ling.mq.edu.au/clas/conferences.htm (01/08) [Further details below]

9 July 2008. The Phonological Deficit Hypothesis. Asheville, NC, USA.  <http://triplesr.org/conference/08conf.php> (12/07) 

21-26 July 2008. Workshop on Speech Science in Linguistics: Non-Native Speech Production and Perception. 18th International Congress of Linguistics (CIL18). Seoul, Korea. <http://www.cil18.org/workshop/workshop_04.htm> (12/07)

28 July - 1 August 2008. XI International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL): Edinburgh, UK.  <http://www.in-conference.org.uk/IASCL> (09/07)

31 July - 2 August 2008. Consonant Clusters and Structural Complexity. Munich, Germany. www.phonetik.uni-muenchen.de/cluster <http://www.phonetik.uni-muenchen.de/cluster> (12/07) 

** 8 - 12 September 1008. Eleventh International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2008). Brno, Czech Republic. <http://www.tsdconference.org/> (01/08)  [Further details below]

22-26 September 2008. Interspeech 2008. Brisbane, Australia. <<http://www.interspeech2008.org/>> (09/06)

** 4 - 6 December 2008. HEARD AROUND THE WORLD: PHONETIC DIVERSITY IN THE WORLD'S LANGUAGES, Université Libre de Bruxelles and The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences of Belgium. <Http://www.heard.ulb.ac.be> (01/08) [Further details below]

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  CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
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HEARD AROUND THE WORLD: PHONETIC DIVERSITY IN THE WORLD'S LANGUAGES

December 4th - December 6th, 2008
The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences of Belgium 

The conference will be devoted to phonetic diversity in the world's languages. The goals of the conference are to promote and to discuss issues related to the description of sounds and sounds systems, methods of analysis and the presentation of new data that illustrate the phonetic diversity of the world's languages. The conference aims at presenting a platform for the discussion of any topic that is illuminated by taking language diversity into account. 

The conference will be hosted by: The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences of Belgium, the Speech Sciences Laboratory of the Académie Universitaire Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Université de Mons-Hainaut.

Invited speakers: 

Ian Maddieson, University of New Mexico
Andy Butcher, University of Adelaide
Mark Donahue, University of Singapore
Heriberto Avelino, University of Toronto
Fang Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Amanda Miller-Ockhuizen, Cornell University
 
We solicit abstract submissions for 30-minute talks. Abstracts submissions should be no more than two pages including references and should indicate the affiliation, address, phone number and email of the author(s), as well as whether your preference is for oral or poster presentation. Submissions should be made by email attachment (MS Word or pdf) to [log in to unmask]

Abstract submissions are due by June 30th 2008.
Authors will be notified by the July 31st 2008 whether their submission has been accepted for the conference.

Scientific committee: Jean-Marie Hombert, Cécile Fougeron, Keren Rice, John Ohala, John Kingston, Justus Roux, Hans Van de Velde, Esther Zendejas, Nathalie Vallée, Caroline Smith, Daniel Recasens. 

Local organizing committee : Didier Demolin, Bernard Harmegnies, Mikhail Kissine, Olga Gordeeva, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga and Kathy Huet. 

Further details will be available on the conference website in January. Http://www.heard.ulb.ac.be

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Belgrade International Meeting of English Phoneticians
BIMEP2008
27 - 28 March 2008
Belgrade, Serbia 

Call Deadline: 15 February 2008 

The aim of the event is to bring together researchers who investigate various aspects of English phonetics and English pronunciation both from the theoretical and pedagogical perspectives. Papers addressing comparative issues between English and another language are most welcome. 

The English Department at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, is pleased to announce the first international meeting of the phoneticians of English. 

The official language of the conference is English. The keynote speaker is Dr. Jane Setter, University of Reading, UK. 

Each paper will be allotted 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). 

A selection of papers will be published after the conference. 

Abstract Submission Guidelines
An abstract of up to 300 words should contain the following information: 
(1) Title of the paper
(2) Name of the author(s)
(3) Affiliation of the author(s)
(4) E-mail address
(5) Postal address
(6) Contact phone number 

Submissions should be sent by e-mail (as Word attachments) to: 
bimep.2008gmail.com 

Important Dates
Submission of abstracts: February 15th, 2008 Notification of acceptance: February 25th, 2008 

Conference Fee
The conference fee is 50 Euros. The fee includes: 
- conference pack
- coffee break refreshments 

Accommodation
Hotel reservations will be made by the organizers upon request. Prices will range from 35 to 80 Euros per night (single or double room, breakfast included). 

We look forward to your participation. 

Please contact the Organizing Committee at: bimep.2008gmail.com. 
On behalf of the Organizing Committee 

Dr Biljana Cubrovic
English department
Faculty of Philology
Studentski trg br. 3
11000 Belgrade
Serbia 

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Eleventh International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2008) Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2008 http://www.tsdconference.org/

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen.  The conference is supported by International Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

TSD SERIES
TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from the former East Block countries and their Western colleagues. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.

TOPICS
Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):
    text corpora and tagging
    transcription problems in spoken corpora
    sense disambiguation
    links between text and speech oriented systems
    parsing issues
    parsing problems in spoken texts
    multi-lingual issues
    multi-lingual dialogue systems
    information retrieval and information extraction
    text/topic summarization
    machine translation
    semantic networks and ontologies
    semantic web
    speech modeling
    speech segmentation
    speech recognition
    search in speech for IR and IE
    text-to-speech synthesis
    dialogue systems
    development of dialogue strategies
    prosody in dialogues
    emotions and personality modeling
    user modeling
    knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems
    assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue
    applied systems and software
    facial animation
    visual speech synthesis

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
    Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair)
    Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland (executive chair)
    Eneko Agirre, Spain
    Genevieve Baudoin, France
    Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
    Attila Ferencz, Romania
    Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
    Louise Guthrie, GB
    Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
    Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
    Patrick Hanks, Czech Republic
    Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
    Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
    Ales Horak, Czech Republic
    Eduard Hovy, USA
    Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
    Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
    Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
    Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
    Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
    Hermann Ney, Germany
    Elmar Noeth, Germany
    Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
    Karel Pala, Czech Republic
    Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
    Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Republic
    Fabio Pianesi, Italy
    Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
    James Pustejovsky, USA
    Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
    Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
    Pavel Skrelin, Russia
    Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
    Marko Tadic, Croatia
    Tamas Varadi, Hungary
    Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
    Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
    Yorick Wilks, GB
    Victor Zakharov, Russia 

FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE
The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and a poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
The conference program will include oral presentations and poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.

IMPORTANT DATES
March 15 2008 ............ Submission of abstract March 22 2008 ............ Submission of full papers May 15 2008 .............. Notification of acceptance May 31 2008 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration July 23 2008 ............. Submission of demonstration abstracts July 30 2008 ............. Notification of acceptance for demonstrations sent to the authors September 8-12 2008 ...... Conference date

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time of the conference.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE of the conference will be English.

ADDRESS
All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to 
    Dana Hlavackova, TSD 2008
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420-5-49 49 33 29
    fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
    email: [log in to unmask]

LOCATION
Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the south-east part of the Czech Republic. It had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow, Barcelona and Prague and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).

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16th Manchester Phonology Meeting
22 - 24 May 2008
Manchester, United Kingdom 

<http://www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/16mfm.html> 

The mfm is the UK's annual phonology conference, with an international set of organisers; it is held in late May every year in Manchester (central in the UK, easily accessible from the whole of the country, and with excellent international transport connections). The meeting has become a key conference for phonologists from all corners of the world, where anyone who declares themselves to be interested in phonology can submit an abstract on anything phonological in any phonological framework. In an informal atmosphere, we discuss a broad range of topics, including the phonological description of a wide variety of languages, issues in phonological theory, aspects of phonological acquisition and implications of phonological change. 

Special Session: Phonology and the mental lexicon 

We are pleased to announce our Sixteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting (16mfm). The information available now is a preliminary announcement of our plans for the 16mfm. A full call for papers will be issued soon. Abstract submission will be as in previous years and the deadline for abstracts will be 25th February 2007. 

There is no conference theme for the 16mfm - abstracts can be submitted on anything, but, following the success of such sessions in previous years, a special themed session featuring invited speakers is being organised for the Friday afternoon, entitled 'Phonology and the mental lexicon', and abstracts which attempt to deal overtly with the issues involved with this (from any perspective) will certainly be welcome. 

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Australian Linguistic Society Conference - Call for Papers

Macquarie University, Sydney.

The annual conference of the Australian Linguistic Society will be held from 2 July to 4 July 2008.

The theme for the conference is Southern Hemisphere Englishes

Keynote speakers:  
Dr Diana Eades (University of New England) Dr Jennifer Hay (University of Canterbury, NZ) Dr Ingrid Pillar (Macquarie University)

Call for papers: 
a) On varieties of English, especially those of the Southern Hemisphere, including Australasia, Oceania and Southern Africa; and on both settler and indigenised varieties, including pidgins and creoles. Sociolinguistic and ethnographic descriptions will be welcome, as well as structural analyses, both synchronic and diachronic.  
b) On other pluricentric languages represented in the Southern Hemisphere, and varietal studies of them will also be welcome.
c) On language issues within the Southern Hemisphere, e.g. bilingualism, multilingualism
d) Other relevant issues

Abstracts of 450 words should be sent to the ALS 2008 website http://www.ling.mq.edu.au/clas/conferences.htm by 26 January 2008.

Notification of acceptance of papers: by the end of February.

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Workshop on Empirical Approaches to Speech Rhythm Center for Human Communication, UCL

Abstracts due: 31st January 2008
Workshop date: 28th March 2008

Empirical studies of speech rhythm are becoming increasingly popular. Metrics for the quantification of rhythm have been applied to typological, developmental, pathological and perceptual questions. The prevalence of rhythm metrics based on durational characteristics of consonantal and vocalic intervals (e.g. deltaV, deltaC, %V, nPVI-V, rPVI-C, VarcoV and VarcoC) indicate the need for agreement about their relative efficacy and reliability. More fundamentally, it remains to be demonstrated whether such metrics really quantify speech rhythm, a controversial and elusive concept.

Confirmed speakers:
Francis Nolan (Cambridge) - keynote speaker Fred Cummins (UCD) Volker Dellwo (UCL) Klaus Kohler (Kiel) Elinor Payne (Oxford) Petra Wagner (Bonn) Laurence White (Bristol)

Abstracts:
We invite abstract submissions for a limited number of additional oral presentations, and for poster presentations. We welcome abstracts that address any or all of the following questions:
-    What is speech rhythm?
-    How should we measure speech rhythm?
-    Which rhythm metrics are most effective and reliable?
-    What can rhythm metrics tell us?
-    What are the limitations of rhythm metrics?

Publication:
It is intended that a limited number of contributions to the workshop may be published in a special issue of Phonetica. Initial selection of papers will be made after the workshop with a view to compiling a thematically coherent publication. Selected papers will subsequently be reviewed.

Important dates:
Abstracts must be received by:     31st January 2008
Notification of acceptance:        15th February 2008
Date of Workshop:                  28th March 2008

Abstract submission:
Abstracts should be sent to: <[log in to unmask]>. Abstracts should be in Word format, 12pt Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing, and no longer than one page of A4. The file should be entitled RhythmWorkshop-[name].doc, where [name] is the last name of the first author. The abstract should start with:
- the title of the abstract in bold and centered;
- the name(s) and department(s) of the author(s) in italics and centered;
- the email address(es) of the author(s), centred.
The body of the abstract should be justified left and right. 

Further information:
For more information and updates please check www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/rhythm2008. Email enquiries should be directed to <[log in to unmask]>.

On behalf of the scientific organizing committee:
Volker Dellwo, Elinor Payne, Petra Wagner and Laurence White

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ISCA Workshop: Evidence-based Voice and Speech Rehabilitation in Head & Neck Oncology Tinbergen lecture hall, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam. Amsterdam, May 15-16, 2008 www.fon.hum.uva.nl/webhnr/

Abstracts due: February 1, 2008

Evidence-based Voice and Speech Rehabilitation is of increasing relevance in Head &Neck Oncology. The number of patients requiring treatment for cancer in the upper respiratory and vocal tract keeps rising. Moreover, treatment - whether it concerns an "organ preservation protocol" or traditional surgery and radiotherapy - negatively impacts the function of organs vital for communication. A "function preservation treatment" does, unfortunately, not yet exist. This workshop seeks to assemble the latest and most relevant knowledge on evidence-based voice and speech rehabilitation. Aside from the main topic (voice and speech rehabilitation after total laryngectomy), other areas, such as vocal issues in early-stage larynx carcinoma, and various stages of oral /oropharyngeal carcinoma will be addressed.

The workshop comprises four topical sessions: 
Postlaryngectomy perceptual and acoustic analysis: Britta Hammarberg; Corina van As-Brooks Postlaryngectomy imaging and aerodynamics of the neoglottis and vocal tract: Ulrich Eysholdt;Jeff Searl Postlaryngectomy rehabilitation / intervention and quality of life studies: Petra Jongmans; Tanya Eady Other head and neck rehabilitation topics: Irma Verdonck-de Leeuw; Phillip Doyle Each session includes two keynote lectures plus a round-table discussion and (maximally 10) poster presentations pertinent to the session's topic. A work document, based on the keynote lectures, will form the basis for each round-table discussion. This work document will contain all presently available research evidence, discuss its (clinical) relevance and will formulate directions and areas of interest for future research. The keynote lectures, work documents and poster papers are to be compiled into Workshop Proceedings, and will be published under ISCA flag (website: www.isca-speech.org). It is our aim to make these Proceedings available at the workshop. This will result in a useful and traceable 'State of the Art' handbook/CD/web publication.

Additional notes about the program:
The chairpersons will prepare a work document on their session's topic, in consultation with the keynote lecturers. The round-table discussions will focus on the topic at hand. Those present during the session will be invited to participate in the discussion. The 30' poster sessions allow for 9-10 short presentations with maximally 4 slides to draw attention for the poster in the subsequent poster visit session. The posters will relate to the sessions' topic as much as possible. The papers, based on the posters will form an integral part of the Workshop Proceedings, together with the keynote lectures and the work documents.

Author's information
The main focus of this two-day workshop on evidence based rehabilitation in head and neck oncology will be on the keynote lectures and the work documents, drafted on the bases of these lectures prior to the workshop. However, researchers and clinicians are kindly invited to submit abstracts for posters, and after acceptance to submit a short paper based on their poster as well. These short papers will also be discussed and will be included in the Workshop Proceedings.

Abstracts for Posters (and the short oral presentation) must be structured and should contain the data to be presented (".... data will be presented at the meeting ...." is not acceptable). For the selection procedure, the abstract should maximally be one page, single spaced (Times New Roman 9 Pitch), including a figure, a table, and/or references. See for these details below and/or download the template from the web site (www.fon.hum.uva.nl/webhnr/). After acceptance of the poster abstract, authors have to send in a paper about the poster for publication in the Proceedings, which maximally can be 4 pages A4, according to the predefined format that can be downloaded from the 'Format papers' page of the above mentioned website. The Keynote papers and work documents are maximally 10 pages A4, according to the same predefined format as the 'poster papers'.

Format abstracts
A Word template for poster abstracts (maximally 1 page A4) can be downloaded from the website (www.fon.hum.uva.nl/webhnr/). The Word template does not only contain the template, but also all information needed to produce a uniform structure/content of the abstract.

Format papers
A Word template for all manuscripts, both the keynote papers (maximally 10 pages A4) and those based on a poster presentation (maximally 4 pages A4) can be downloaded from the website (www.fon.hum.uva.nl/webhnr/). The Word template does not only contain the template, but also all information needed to produce a uniform structure/content of the paper.

Poster layout
Posters should contain the title, authors' names and full addresses, including email and/or fax number, similar to the layout of the abstracts. Please use large font type! The poster should be legible from a distance to permit viewing by more than one person at a time. To fit the poster boards, the maximum dimensions of the poster should be not more than 100 cm wide and 120 cm high. The availability of handouts is recommended. The posters are based on the paper (maximally 4 pages A4 of the prescribed formats) or on the abstract (maximally 1 page A4 of the prescribed formats), which will be published in the Workshop Proceedings. The authors will have to give a 3-minute presentation at the poster sessions (maximally 10 presentations per session) on Thursday morning (12:00 until 12:30), or Thursday afternoon (16.45-17.15), or Friday morning (11:15 until 11:45), or Friday afternoon (16.00-16.30) to promote their poster for the subsequent poster tour, included in the program as well.

All templates can be downloaded from the website www.fon.hum.uva.nl/webhnr/ Information also can be obtained by sending an e-mail to [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

Important dates:
Deadline for poster abstracts (maximally 1 page) February 1, 2008 Deadline for acceptation poster abstracts February 15, 2008 Deadline for keynote papers (maximally 10 pages) February 15, 2008 Deadline for poster papers (maximally 4 pages) April 1, 2008 Deadline work documents (maximally 10 pages) April 15, 2008

Prof. Dr. Frans JM Hilgers
Prof. Dr. Louis CW Pols
Dr. Maya van Rossum


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  POSITIONS VACANT & STUDENTSHIPS
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University of York, UK
Language and Linguistic Science
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang/postgrad/forensic.htm

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is offering two scholarships for students enrolling on the MSc programme in Forensic Speech Science, 2008-2009. The scholarships provide a tuition fee waiver at the UK/European Union rate (currently £3,240). Applicants from any country are eligible for consideration.

Successful applicants will be asked to demonstrate, before registration, that they have sufficient funds to cover their living expenses and, if overseas, the balance of the overseas tuition fee. For further details please see the website listed above or contact the programme director, Dr Paul Foulkes.

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2008

Web Address for Applications: http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang/ postgrad/forensic.htm

Contact Information:
        Dr Paul Foulkes
        [log in to unmask]
        Phone:+44 1904 432653
        Fax:+44 1904 432653

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European Media Laboratory GmbH

Think Beyond the Limits - this principle guides our work at the EUROPEAN MEDIA LABORATORY, a private institute for information technology and its applications.

For new research and development projects we hire at the earliest possible date several experienced

Computer Scientists and Software Developers having long-standing, practical experience in several of the following areas:
-	acoustic and linguistic speech processing (recognition, synthesis, dialog systems)
-	development, tuning and evaluation of speech processing systems for both research and voice solution deployments
-	design and development of multi-modal graphical and voice user interfaces
-	architecture, design and implementation of speech systems for various application scenarios (mobile devices, telephones, PC)
-	design and development of internet solutions and SOA-based middleware

You should have a university degree in computer science or related disciplines. Several years of applied and theoretical experience in several of the areas mentioned would be ideal; a PhD or an equivalent level of experience would be helpful. You should have sound knowledge and experience in professional software development of large systems, operating systems and modern programming languages. An application-oriented perspective and a concern for customers should characterize your professional attitude. Depending on projects the positions are either focussed on development or on research.

You will find a demanding as well as a stimulating working environment. And more: The EML is residing in one of Heidelberg's most beautiful villas.

Interested? Please send as your written documents with the subject "job advertisement EMLD/12/2007" soon as possible to the following address:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Reuter, Managing Director, European Media Laboratory GmbH, Schloß-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, 69118 Heidelberg or by E-Mail to Baerbel.Mack at eml-r.villa-bosch.de.


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The deadline for material for the February 2008 issue of foNETiks is 27 January 2008.

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