CfP: Symposium on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing 2011

June 27, 2011
Bellevue, Washington, USA

The goal of the symposium is to foster communication and collaboration
between researchers in these synergistic areas, taking advantage of
the nearby locations of ACL-HLT 2011 and ICML 2011. It will bring
together members of the Association for Computational Linguistics, the
International Speech Communication Association, and the International
Machine Learning Society.


The workshop will feature a series of invited talks and general
submissions. Submissions focusing on novel research are solicited and
we especially encourage position and review papers addressing topics
that are relevant both to Speech, Machine Learning and NLP. These
areas include but are not limited to the use of: SVMs, log-linear
models, neural networks, kernel methods, discriminative transforms,
large margin training, discriminative training, active, semi-
supervised & unsupervised training, structured prediction, Bayesian
modeling, deep learning , and sparse representations. Application
areas include natural language processing, speech recognition,
language modeling, and speaker verification.

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers written in English
via the “Submissions” link on the symposium website Each paper will be reviewed
by at least two reviewers, and each accepted paper must have at least
one registered author.

Confirmed Speakers

Yoshua Bengio, Jeff Bilmes, Ming-Wei Chang, Stanley Chen, Sanjoy
Dasgupta, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, George Saon,
Lawrence Saul, and Mark Steedman.

Important Dates

April 15, 2011 Papers due
May 6, 2011 Notification of acceptance
May 27, 2011 Deadline for registration
June 27, 2011 Symposium
Venue, Accommodation and Registration

Organizing Committee

Hal Daume III University of Maryland
Joseph Keshet TTI-Chicago
Dan Roth UIUC
Geoffry Zweig Microsoft

Scientific Program Committee

Jeff Bilmes University of Washington
Brian Kingsbury IBM
Karen Livescu TTI-Chicago