Special events. Besides the standard conference presentation of
papers, the Organizers are open to various kinds of initiatives (expos,
demos, satellite workshops, panels, awards). A program of special
events is now under construction. You are welcome to contact us with
Until now the following LTC affiliated workshop have been pre-announced:
Prosody Tools Workshop (PTW 2019)
A satellite event at: 9th Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (http://ltc.amu.edu.pl/)
May 17-19, 2019, Poznań, Poland.
• Katarzyna Klessa, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Dafydd Gibbon, Bielefeld University, email@example.com
• Jolanta Bachan, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Brigitte Bigi, Aix-Marseille Université, email@example.com
• Maciej Karpiński, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Agnieszka Wagner, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań, email@example.com
The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss tools for the analysis of speech prosody The workshop is intended in some ways to be a followup event from the Aix-en-Provence TRASP 2013 workshop (http://www.lpl-aix.fr/~trasp/). The tools may be new developments or established tools, and they may be highly specialised for specific types of analysis, or of general interest. The focus will be on tools that are freely available and easily accessible for all interested researchers, and in some cases open source, including both online and offline tools. The workshop presentations will take the form of software demonstrations and discussions of the motivation for the software, or case studies featuring results obtained with the software. The organisers hope for a free exchange of ideas, with the aim of increasing awareness of available free software, and with the medium and long term aim of adding to the range of open source tools in international repositories.
We invite submissions on tools supporting prosodic investigation at all stages of speech data collection, processing, analysis, interpretation and practical uses (e.g. for the needs of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, speech therapy, speech technology, teaching practice). Consequently, the workshop contributions can for example (but not exclusively) provide reports on tools for:
• examining the production and perception of prosody;
• approaches to speech rhythm and timing analysis;
• approaches to speech tone, pitch accent and intonation analysis;
• study of individual prosodic variation;
• speech prosody studies from the perspective of:
- phonetic-acoustic phenomena;
- articulatory processes;
- perception-based studies;
• speech annotation and annotation mining;
• automatizing the procedures in prosodic analysis;
• advantages and disadvantages of different pitch trackers
• issues in interoperability, re-usability, and collaborative development of the tools for prosody.
Submissions should include a description of the tool, with specifications of use cases, types of data handled, the user interface, input and output, and the methods provided by the tool. If possible, a link for accessing the tool should be provided.
Submission details soon
Access to the program
The access to the program of both the main conference and all workshops (as well as the social program) is the same for all LTC/WORKSHOPS participants.
PTW paper submission deadline : WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Acceptance/rejection notification: WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Final version submission deadline (camera ready): WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Conference/Workshop dates: May 17-19, 2019 (half-day, afternoon)
In Poznań, Poland. More details soon.
AWARDS FOR THE BEST STUDENT PAPERS
As at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Language and Technology Conferences (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013,2015) special awards will be granted to the best student papers.
The regular or PhD students (on the date of paper submission) are concerned. Co-authored papers will be considered provided that the students'
contributions exceeds 60% and that the main author(s) is (are) student(s)(this fact must be documented by a written declaration signed by
In 2005 the Jury, composed of the Program Committee members participating in the conference, awarded this distinction to:
Ronny Melz (University of Leipzig),
Hartwig Holzapfel (University of Karlsruhe),
Marcin Woliński (IPI PAN, Warsaw)
(picture at LTC 2011).
In 2007 the award for the best student paper was granted to Darja Fišer (University of Ljubljana).
In 2009 two awards were granted: to Mahmoud EL-Haj (University of Essex, UK) (left) and Alexander Pak (LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France) (right).
In 2011 the Jury decided to award three student contributions:
Narayan Choudhary (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)(left),
Moses Ekpenyong (University of Uyo, Nigeria)(middle) and
(Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland) (right).
In 2013 the Jury decided to award: Dominika Rogozińska, IPI PAN Warszawa, Juan Luo (left picture), Waseda University, Japan, and Matea Srebačić (right picture), University of Zagreb, Croatia.