PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES
PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

For the presentation of your paper at Interspeech’2005, please kindly note the following instructions. Thank you!

Oral presentations

The time slot for an oral presentation is 20 minutes, including discussion. Your talk should therefore not exceed 15 minutes, otherwise your session chairman will alert you.

Each room for oral presentations will be equipped with a PC running Windows XP. The PCs will have a DVD drive and Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and Acrobat Reader 7.0 will be available. Note that you will not be allowed to use your own PC! You have to bring your presentation on a CD (CD-R iso-9660) or on a USB pen drive (MS-DOS formatted). In case you have doubts about your presentation being properly displayed by the available equipment, please check it as soon as possible in the preparation room. In any case, contact your session chairperson 20 minutes before the start of your oral session in the corresponding room.

In case your presentation needs any special fonts, e.g. for phonetic symbols or for languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc., we recommend to generate a PDF document. Note that this will possibly discard some facilities of PowerPoint documents. If you desperately need to use such facilities, you can generate a self-contained version of your presentation using the “Pack and Go Wizard” of the PowerPoint file menu. Make sure to activate the switches “Include linked files” and “Embed TrueType fonts”. You don’t need to include the “Viewer for Windows”, however. The two resulting files are “pngsetup.exe” and “pres0.ppz”. Double clicking the first one extracts the self-contained version of your PowerPoint document. Copy this document on a pen disk or a CD and if possible, test it on an other computer before the conference.

Poster presentations

Please be aware that a poster is not intended to be a reproduction of your paper in the proceedings. The size of your poster should not be smaller than A0 format (1.19 x 0.84 meters) and must not exceed the size of the poster board, which is 1.41 meters wide and 1.70 meters high.

Poster sessions are mostly two hours long, as indicated in the session tables. This is the time interval you should be present at your poster to eventually answer questions. Note that all posters of the morning sessions have to be installed before 8:30 and should be removed at 12:30. The posters of the early afternoon sessions have to be ready at 13:00 and the boards should be cleared during the coffee break. For the late afternoon sessions, the posters should be installed during the coffee break and cleared before 18h30. Please make sure to place your poster at the right board! A poster presentation labeled “3BP3.14” in the program has to use board “P3.14” that is located in room “P3”. In case you have any questions, please contact your session chairperson. He/she will be on site 20 minutes before the session starts.

Recommendations for Posters

These recommendations are primarily meant for authors who are less familiar with poster sessions at conferences.

Poster sessions are a valuable method for authors to present papers and meet with interested attendees for in-depth technical discussions. Therefore, it is important that you display your results clearly to attract people who have an interest in your work and your paper. In order to make your poster presentation a success you should:

… before the Conference:

  • Your poster should cover the key points of your work. The ideal poster is designed to (1) attract attention; (2) provide a brief overview of your work; and (3) initiate discussion and questions.
  • The title of your poster should appear at the top in capital letters about 25mm (1 inch) high. Below the title, put the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s).
  • Carefully prepare your poster well in advance of the conference. There will be no time or materials available for last minute preparations at the conference. If you think you may need certain materials to repair the poster after travelling, bring them with you.
  • Use color for highlighting and to make your poster more attractive. Think about what attracts you to posters and other visual displays. Use pictures, diagrams, cartoons, figures, etc., rather than only text wherever possible.
  • The smallest text on your poster should be at least 9mm (3/8 inch) high, and the important points should be in a larger size.
  • Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save you time to use for discussions and questions.

… at the Conference:

  • Please make sure to locate your posterboard and attach your poster accoding to the instructions for presentations at Interspeech’2005.
  • Prepare a short presentation (several minutes) that you can periodically give to those assembled around your poster. Be ready to give it several times as people move through the area.
  • If there is more than one author attending the conference, all should attend the poster presentation to aid in the presentation and discussion and to provide the main presenter with a chance to rest and to answer questions.
  • There will be no audio-visual equipment for poster presentations. You have to print it out on paper (before the conference), bring it along and put it at the posterboard that will be associated to you. For demonstrations you have to use your own equipment. Power strips will be available with correct (230V/50Hz)

INTERSPEECH ‘2005 – EUROSPEECH is the sixth conference in the annual series of INTERSPEECH events and the ninth biennial conference of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). It will be held September 4-8 in Lisbon, Portugal, following previous INTERSPEECH events in Jeju (2004), Geneva (2003), Denver (2002), Aalborg (2001) and Beijing (2000).

INTERSPEECH’2005 will be held at Centro Cultural de Belém, located in Lisbon’s most renowned historic area, next to the Jerónimos Monastery and facing the river Tagus.

Although this interdisciplinary conference will cover all aspects of speech science and technology, INTERSPEECH’2005 will have a special focus on the theme of “Ubiquitous Speech Processing”. The conference will include plenary talks by world-class experts, tutorials, exhibits and parallel oral and poster sessions on the following topics:

Phonetics and Phonology
Discourse and Dialogue
Prosody
Paralinguistic and Nonlinguistic Information
Speech Production
Speech Perception
Physiology and Pathology
Spoken Language Acquisition, Development and Learning
Signal Analysis, Processing and Feature Estimation
Single- and Multi-channel Speech Enhancement
Speech Coding and Transmission
Spoken Language Generation and Synthesis
Speech Recognition
Acoustic processing for ASR, language and pronunciation modeling, adaptation and general robustness issues, engineering issues in ASR (e.g. searches, large vocabulary), etc.
Spoken Language Understanding
Speaker Characterization and Recognition
Language/Dialect Identification
Multi-modal/Multi-media Processing
Spoken Language Resources and Annotation
Spoken/Multi-modal Dialogue Systems
Spoken Language Extraction/Retrieval
Spoken Language Translation
Spoken Language Technology for the Aged and Disabled (e-inclusion)
Spoken Language Technology for Education (e-learning)
New Applications
Evaluation and Standardization
Ubiquitous Speech Processing
Others
PAPER SUBMISSION
The deadline for full paper submission (4 pages) has been extended to April 14, 2005. Paper submission is done exclusively via the conference website, using the submission guidelines. No previously published papers should be submitted. Each corresponding author will be notified by e-mail of the acceptance of the paper by June 10, 2005. Minor updates will be allowed during June 10 – June 16.
PROPOSALS FOR TUTORIALS AND SPECIAL SESSIONS
We encourage proposals for half-day pre-conference tutorials to be held on September 4, 2005. Those interested in organizing a tutorial should send a one-page description to by January 14, 2005.

INTERSPEECH’2005 also welcomes proposals for special sessions. Each special session normally consists of 6 invited papers, although other formats may be considered. The topics of the special sessions should be important, new, emerging areas of interest to the speech processing community, yet have little overlap with the regular sessions. They could also be interdisciplinary topics that encourage cross -fertilization of fields or topics investigated by members of other societies that are becoming of keen interest to the speech and language community. Special session papers follow the same submission format as regular papers. Proposals for special sessions should be sent to by January 14, 2005.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Proposals for Tutorials and Special Sessions due by: January 14, 2005
Full paper submission deadline: April 14, 2005
Notification of paper acceptance/rejection June 10, 2005
Early registration deadline: June 30, 2005
INFORMATION
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