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ISUC 2008 : 2nd International Symposium on Universal Communication


When Dec 15, 2008 - Dec 16, 2008
Where Osaka, Japan
Submission Deadline Jul 25, 2008
Notification Due Aug 29, 2008
Categories    NLP   information retrieval

Call For Papers

Call for Papers/Demos
2nd International Symposium on Universal Communication
Dec 15 - 16, 2008
Osaka International Convention Center, Osaka, Japan

The development of information network systems enables us to communicate
with people in remote places "anytime and anywhere", enriching human
knowledge, affection and sensibility. However, there are various
barriers which stand in our way to using these systems freely and
flexibly. In order to discuss how to overcome these barriers and create
a more human-centered communication environment, in 2007 the first
International Symposium on Universal Communication was held in Kyoto,
Japan featuring discussions with well-known researchers from around the
world. Following its success, the second International Symposium on
Universal Communication will be held in Osaka, Japan.
Topics of interest are as follows, but not limited to
- Information retrieval and information analysis
- Information credibility
- Knowledge processing
- Language resources
- Speech recognition and synthesis
- Machine translation and speech translation
- Natural language processing
- Spoken language processing
- Multilingual information processing
- Super high-resolution image technology
- 3D visualization, imaging and display technologies
- 3D sound processing
- Virtual reality, mixed reality and augmented reality
- Multisensory (visual, acoustic, haptic, olfactory, etc) interaction
- Human factors
- Human interface and interaction technologies
- Real-world sensing technologies

General Chair
Yuichi Matsushima, National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology (NICT), Japan

General Vice Chairs
Kazumasa Enami, NICT, Japan
Hiromitsu Wakana, NICT, Japan

Technical Program Committee
Chair: Satoshi Nakamura, NICT/ATR, Japan
Vice Chair: Naomi Inoue, NICT/ATR, Japan
- Akio Ando, NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories, Japan
- Martin S. Banks, UC Berkeley, USA
- Khalid Choukri, ELDA, France
- Marcello Federico, FBK/IRST, Italy
- Sidney Fels, The University of British Columbia, Canada
- Jukka Häkkinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Munpyo Hong, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
- Kentaro Inui, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
- Hitoshi Isahara, NICT, Japan
- Ken Kaneiwa, NICT, Japan
- Takashi Kawai, Waseda University, Japan
- Yutaka Kidawara, NICT, Japan
- Kyeong Soo Kim, Swansea University, UK
- Hisashi Miyamori, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
- Makoto Okui, NICT, Japan
- Tanja Schultz, Carnegie Melon University, USA
- Yasuyuki Sumi, Kyoto University, Japan
- Eiichiro Sumita, NICT/ATR, Japan
- Yoiti Suzuki, Tohoku University, Japan
- Yasuhiro Takaki, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
- Kazuya Takeda, Nagoya University, Japan
- Kentaro Torisawa, NICT, Japan
- Chiu-yu Tseng, Institute of Linguistics Academia Sinica, Taiwan
- Kiyotaka Uchimoto, NICT, Japan
- Takehito Utsuro, University of Tsukuba, Japan
- Andy Way, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Andrew Woods, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
- Wieslaw Woszczyk, McGill University, Canada
- Xing Xie, Microsoft Research Asia, China
- Tatsuya Yamazaki, NICT, Japan
- Kwon Yongjin, Korea AeroSpace University, Korea
- Daqing Zhang, Institut TELECOM & Management SudParis, France

Demo Chair
Kazuhiro Kimura, NICT, Japan

Technical Advisors
Takashi Matsuyama, Kyoto University, Japan
Michitaka Hirose, Tokyo University, Japan

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs
Kazuhiro Kimura, NICT,
Yukio Takahashi, NICT
Contact info:


Osaka International Convention Center
3-51 Nakanoshima 5-chome,Kita-ku,Osaka, Japan

Submission Information
All papers must be submitted through the ISUC 2008 homepage at

Paper submission: The extended abstract must be written in English and
is limited to 2 pages in the IEEE 2-column format. This abstract should
also indicate whether it is an oral paper or a poster, and be submitted
in PDF. Once accepted, the camera-ready paper shall be 4~8 pages, not
exceeding 8 pages. More detailed author guidelines are available at

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published
by the IEEE Computer Society and will be included in the IEEE-Xplore and
the IEEE Computer Society (CSDL) digital libraries as well as indexed
through IET INSPEC, EI (Compendex) and Thomson ISI.

Demo submission:
Please submit a one-page description of your demo in PDF. This
description must be written in English and should include: An abstract
of what you will show, Space needed, Facilities needed including power
supply and Internet access. A specified submission format will be
available on the ISUC 2008 homepage.

Important Dates
Extended Abstract due July 25, 2008
Notification of acceptance August 29, 2008
Camera-ready papers due September 26, 2008

Submission of description due September 19, 2008
Notification of acceptance October 10, 2008

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