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[convapps] Conversational Applications Workshop: Position paper deadline is extended to Apr. 30

From: Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 05:52:06 +0900
Message-ID: <4BCCC276.3090207@w3.org>
To: www-voice <www-voice@w3.org>, www-multimodal@w3.org
Hi www-voice and www-multimodal,

Due to requests from several paper submitters, the Program Committee
of the W3C Workshop on Conversational Applications [1] has decided to
extend the deadline to send position papers until 30 April 2010.  To
participate in the Workshop, please submit a position paper (either as
an individual or organization) to <team-convapps-ws-submit@w3.org> by
11:59 EDT on 30 April 2010.

To help with planning, please let us know as soon as possible if you
are interested in attending by sending the following information to
<team-convapps-ws-submit@w3.org>:

* that a representative from your organization plans to submit a
  position paper

* how many participants you want to send to the workshop (either one
  or two)

* whether or not you wish to make a presentation during the workshop

For any additional questions, please contact me at <ashimura@w3.org>.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp

Regards,

Kazuyuki Ashimura



Kazuyuki Ashimura wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I'd like to remind you all that the position paper due for the
> Conversational Applications Workshop is April 16.  The Workshop will
> be held in Somerset, NJ, US on June 18-19.
> 
> The CfP is available at:
> http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp.html
> 
> If you are interested but would like some more time for submitting
> your paper, please let me know as soon as possible.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Kazuyuki
> 
> 
> Kazuyuki Ashimura wrote:
>> The Call for Participation for the Workshop on Conversational
>> Applications is fixed and available at:
>>
>>  http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp.html
>>
>> Also the deadline to send position papers is extended to April 16.  To
>> participate in the Workshop, please submit a position paper (either as
>> an individual or organization) to <team-convapps-ws-submit@w3.org> by
>> *** 11:59 EDT on 16 April 2010 ***.
>>
>> The Workshop will be held in Somerset, NJ, US, hosted by Openstream.
>>
>> Important dates and deadlines for this Workshop are:
>> * Workshop dates: 18 and 19 June 2010
>> * Position papers due: 16 April 2010 (paper due extended!)
>> * Final agenda: 1 May 2010
>> * Registration closes: 4 June 2010
>>
>> Registration details and information about expected audience are in
>> the Call for Participation.
>>
>> Please note:
>> * To ensure maximum diversity, the number of participants per
>>  organization will be limited.
>> * W3C membership is not required to participate in this workshop.
>> * Workshop sessions and documents will be in English.
>> * Attendees are required to submit a position paper.
>>
>> The Workshop will be organized by the workshop organizing committee
>> including James A. Larson, Deborah Dahl, Daniel C. Burnett and
>> Kazuyuki Ashimura.
>>
>> Workshop Goals
>> --------------
>>
>> The goal of the workshop is to understand the limitations of the
>> current W3C language model in order to develop a more comprehensive
>> model. We plan to collect and analyze use cases and prioritize
>> requirements that ultimately will be used to identify improvements to
>> the W3C language model. Just as W3C developed SSML 1.1 to broaden the
>> languages for which SSML is useful, this effort will result in
>> improved support for language capabilities that are unsupported today.
>>
>> The main outcome of the workshop will be the publication of a document
>> that will serve as a guide for improving the W3C language model.
>>
>> Scope of the Workshop
>> ---------------------
>>
>> Submissions must describe (1) requirements and use cases for improving
>> W3C standards for conversational interaction and (2) how the use cases
>> justify one or more of these topics:
>>
>> * Formal notations for representing grammar in: Syntax, Morphology,
>>  Phonology, Prosodics
>>
>> * Engine standards for improvement in processing: Syntax, Morphology,
>>  Phonology, Lexicography
>>
>> * Lexicography standards for: parts-of-speech, grammatical features
>>  and polysemy
>>
>> * Formal semantic representation of human language including: verbal
>>  tense, aspect, valency, plurality, pronouns, adverbs, etc.
>>
>> * Efficient data structures for binary representation and passing of:
>>  parse trees, alternate lexical/morphologic analysis, alternate
>>  phonologic analysis
>>
>> * Other suggested areas or improvements for standards based
>>  conversational systems development
>>
>> Contact Information
>> -------------------
>>
>> The W3C contact is Kazuyuki Ashimura.
>> email: ashimura@w3.org
>> voice: +81.466.49.1170
>> fax: +81.466.49.1171
>>
>> Kazuyuki Ashimura
>> W3C Multimodal Interaction & Voice Browser Activity Lead
>>
>>
>> Kazuyuki Ashimura wrote:
>>> The W3C Voice Browser Working Group and the Multimodal Interaction
>>> Working Group will collaboratively hold the Workshop on Conversational
>>> Applications to be held on June 18-19 2010 in Somerset, NJ, USA hosted
>>> by Openstream.
>>>
>>> There is currently an increasing need for new capabilities of the
>>> human language model to support sophisticated conversational
>>> applications.  The goal of the Workshop is to understand the
>>> limitations of the current W3C language model (e.g. SRGS [1], SISR [2]
>>> and PLS [3]) in order to develop a more comprehensive one.  We plan to
>>> collect and analyze use cases and prioritize requirements that
>>> ultimately will improve support for language capabilities that are
>>> unsupported today.
>>>
>>> To participate in the workshop, you must submit a short (1-3 page)
>>> position paper on one of the topics listed in the call for
>>> participation (http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp) to
>>> <team-convapps-ws-submit@w3.org> before 2 April 2010.
>>> The workshop is open to both W3C and non-W3C members.
>>>
>>> Note: The above call for participation is still a draft, but few
>>> changes are expected before the official announcement, anticipated
>>> early March.  So please start to consider topics for position papers
>>> and submit your papers.  If you have questions, please contact me at
>>> <ashimura@w3.org>.
>>>
>>> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/speech-grammar/
>>> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/semantic-interpretation/
>>> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/pronunciation-lexicon/
>>>
>>> Kazuyuki Ashimura
>>> Multimodal Interaction & Voice Browser Activity Lead
>>>
>>
> 

-- 
Kazuyuki Ashimura / W3C Multimodal & Voice Activity Lead
mailto: ashimura@w3.org
voice: +81.466.49.1170 / fax: +81.466.49.1171
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