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Past Events

Event title: EUD Workshop, Seminar and General Assembly

Event description: SignSpeak partners will show the results of the project to the Deaf community.

Event date and venue: 17 - 20 May 2012.

More Information: http://www.eud.eu/Events-i-304.html

Event title: 5th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Interactions between Corpus and Lexicon

Event description: Recent technological developments allow sign language researchers to create relatively large video corpora of sign language use that were unimaginable ten years ago. Several national projects are currently underway, and more are planned. This workshop aims to share experiences from current and past efforts. What are the problems that were encountered and the solutions created, what are the linguistic decisions taken? The special focus of this workshop is the relation of corpus and lexicon work. For some sign languages, a corpus was built after a dictionary had been compiled, while in other cases lexicographic work and corpus annotation are done hand in hand. In yet other ongoing projects, a corpus is collected without a dictionary being available, and the creation of a lexicon is only planned once the corpus is fully annotated. What are the implications of the different approaches, and what tool support is necessary for the different situations and phases?

Event date and venue: May 27, 2012; Istanbul, Turkey (http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/)

More Information: http://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/lrec2012/

Event title: The eighth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)

Event description: SignSpeak partners have submitted two papers (under evaluation)

Event date and venue: 21-27 May 2012, Istanbul

More Information: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/

Event title: SLTAT 2011 - International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology

Event description: Workshop.

Event date and venue: 10-11 Jan 2011, located at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Berlin, Germany

Website: http://embots.dfki.de/SLTAT/

PDF presentation: http://embots.dfki.de/SLTAT/slides/Schmidt.pdf

Event title: SignSpeak Logo Competition - Winners

Dear all,
First of all, on behalf of the whole SignSpeak Consortium, thank you very much for participating in the competition with your designs.

A total of 17 designers have participated in the competition, some of them submitting more than one design.
The jury was formed by 12 people from SignSpeak consortium.

The winners are:
3rth position for: Александр Мартьянов (Alexander Martiyanov, Russia) -- 150€
2nd position for: Bart Koolen (The Netherlands) -- 350€
And the 1st position is for.....: Carole Langlet (France) -- 500€

Congratulations!!

Attached you can get the three awarded designs.
Please, the winners proceed to send me your details for transferring the prize.

Thanks again to all of you for participating!!

Website: www.signspeak.eu/en/events.html

1st price Carole Langlet (France)

2nd price Bart Koolen (The Netherlands)

3rd price Александр Мартьянов (Alexander Martiyanov, Russia)

Event title: Announcement of the winners of the logo Competition

Event description: The list of winners will be released along with the awarded logos.

Event date: First week of November at project Website: (News and Events section)

Website: www.signspeak.eu/en/events.html

Event title: Announcement of the winners of the logo Competition

Event description: The list of winners will be released along with the awarded logos.

Event date: First week of November at project Website: (News and Events section)

Website: www.signspeak.eu/en/events.html


Event title: Design award: new SignSpeak logo

Event description: The SignSpeak consortium is in search of a new logo.
What is SignSpeak? It is an EC funded three-year project that aims to increase the linguistic understanding of sign languages to eventually create a software that is able to translate signing into text or speech.

For more information and inspiration have a look at our Website: signspeak.eu
Deaf people are especially encouraged to apply, as they are the ones who will be benefiting from this new technology. The logo should be usable both in small scale (for letterheads, etc.) and in large scale (for banners, etc.); colour submissions must be supplemented by a black-and-white version.

The proposals will be rated by the SignSpeak consortium and the three best designs will be awarded € 500, € 350 and € 150 respectively.

All proposals should be emailed to info@signspeak.eu before 1st October 2010.

Event date: Deadline is 1st October 2010

Website: www.signspeak.eu/en/events.html and www.eud.eu/Design_Award:_Sign_Speak_Logo-i-291.html


Event title: SGA 2010: “International Workshop on Sign, Gesture, and Activity (SGA 2010)”, Hersonissos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Sep 11th, 2010

Event description: Organized as a European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2010) satellite workshop. Organizing Committee members: Richard Bowden (Uni of Surrey, UK), Philippe Dreuw (RWTH Aachen Uni, Germany), Petros Maragos (NTUA, Greece), Justus Piater (Uni of Liege, Belgium.

Event date and venue: September 11th, 2010, Hersonissos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Website: http://personal.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Bowden/SGA2010/


Event title: DeafNation World Expo

Event description: DeafNation Expo is the foremost touring trade show for, by, and about deaf people. DeafNation provides exhibitions and entertainment around the United States at no charge to the public. Our philosophy is that free admission brings a diversity of attendees who can share our culture, needs, language, and information.

Event date and venue: Sands Expo and Convention Center at Las Vegas on Tuesday 20th July

Website: http://deafnation.com/deafnationworldexpo


Event title: SLCN workshop on annotation of sign language corpora

Event description: This third of a series of four workshops on the construction and exploitation of signed language corpora; SignSpeak’s partner RU is in the organizing committee

Event date and venue: 14-16 June 2010, Stockholm, Sweden

Website: www.ru.nl/slcn/workshops/3_annotation/


Event title: 4th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpora and Sign Language Technologies (CSLT)

Event description: Recent technological developments allow sign language researchers to create relatively large video corpora of sign language use that were unimaginable ten years ago. Several national projects are currently underway, or about to start. This workshop aims to share experiences from current and past efforts: What are the technical problems that were encountered and the solutions created, what are the linguistic decisions taken? At the same time, the workshop shall also look into the future: How can we establish standards for linguistic tagging and metadata, avoid reinventing the wheel, but instead add sign language specifics to well-established or emerging best practices from the general Language Resources community

Event date and venue: 22 - 23 May 2010, Valletta , Malta

Website: http://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/lrec2010/cfp.html


Event title: The seventh international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation(LREC)

Event description: The aim of LREC is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new R&D directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding LRs and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, ongoing and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from the e-society, both with respect to policy issues and to technological and organisational ones.

Event date and venue: May 22nd/23rd, 2010 in Valletta (Malta)

Website: www.lrec-conf.org

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