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Call for Participation: W3C Workshop on Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis Markup Language

From: Max Froumentin <mf@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 22:23:58 +0100
To: www-voice@w3.org, w3c-voice-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87acjq7qj5.fsf@w3.org>

W3C is organizing a Workshop on Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis Markup
Language (SSML). The main objective of this Workshop is to identify and
prioritize extensions and additions to SSML that will improve its use for
rendering non-English languages.

    When:  2-3 November 2005
    Where: IBM China Research Lab in Beijing, China

The Call for Participation is available at:

    http://www.w3.org/2005/08/SSML/ssml-workshop-cfp

Important dates and deadlines for this Workshop are:

    Position papers due: 23 September 2005
    Final agenda:        14 October 2005
    Registration closes: 21 October 2005

Registration details and information about expected audience are in the Call
for Participation. Please note that:

  - There will be a limit of 30 participants.
  - Attendance is open to everyone, including non-W3C members,
    but each organization or individual wishing to participate
    must submit a position paper.
  - To ensure maximum diversity among participants, only two
    participants may attend per organization.
  - There is no registration fee.

The Workshop will be chaired by James A. Larson and Kazuyuki Ashimura.


Scope of the Workshop
---------------------
The scope of this Workshop is restricted in order to make the best use of
participants' time. In general, discussion at the Workshop and in the position
papers should stay focused on the Workshop goal: identify and prioritize
extensions and additions to SSML that will improve the use of SSML for
rendering non-English languages.

The scope of the Workshop is NOT limited to Asian languages. Suggestions for
enhancements to SSML for the support of any non-English language are welcome,
especially if they are relevant for multiple languages.


Contact Information
-------------------
The W3C Contacts are Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org> and Max Froumentin
<mf@w3.org>.

We are looking forward to your participation and contributions to this Workshop.

For James A. Larson, Intel, Workshop co-Chair;
Kazuyuki Ashimura, W3C, Workshop co-Chair;
and Max Froumentin, Voice Browser Activity Lead;
Susan Lesch, W3C Communications Team
Received on Tuesday, 9 August 2005 21:23:55 GMT

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