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Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:48:43 +0200
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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@urv.cat 

 

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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