Welcome to O-COCOSDA 2024!

O-COCOSDA 2024: The 27th International Conference of the Oriental COCOSDA will take place from October 17-19 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Hosted once again by the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU), this conference will be held in-person. We kindly encourage your physical attendance to fully experience and engage with the event.

Oriental COCOSDA (O-COCOSDA), the Oriental chapter of COCOSDA, an acronym of the International Committee for the Coordination and Standardisation of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques, was established in 1997. The purpose of O-COCOSDA is to exchange ideas, share information, and discuss regional matters on the creation, utilization, and dissemination of spoken language corpora of oriental languages and also on the assessment methods of speech recognition/synthesis systems as well as promote speech research on oriental languages.

The annual Oriental COCOSDA international conference is the flag conference of Oriental COCOSDA. The first preparatory meeting was held in Hong Kong in 1997 and then the past 26 workshops were held in Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, China, Nepal, Taiwan, Macau, India, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam and India. The 27th Oriental COCOSDA Conference is returning to Taiwan and will be held on Oct. 17-19, in Hsinchu, Taiwan hosted again by the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU), Taiwan.

The organizers of O-COCOSDA 2024 invite all researchers, practitioners, industry partners and sponsors to join the conference. The O-COCOSDA venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of international cooperation in developing speech corpora and coordinating assessment methods of speech input/output systems for both academic and industry researchers. Continuing a series of 26 successful previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest areas of database development and assessment methods. We thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you to the conference. Stay safe and healthy!

We are pleased to inform you that the conference will be held in-person. Your physical attendance is highly encouraged to facilitate the full experience of the event. However, if you encounter special circumstances (e.g., issues with visa applications), please discuss this with the organizers to seek approval for alternative arrangements.

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Paper Submission Deadline Extended to 7/29.

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All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

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In accordance with O-COCOSDA tradition, we will be offering significant discounts on the registration fee for colleagues from least developed countries and students. Registration fees include all provided lunches, breask, welcome reception, banquet and a half day tour on Oct. 18th; excludes fees of accommodation and transportation from/to airport.

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NYCU Guest House (~USD 40 or 60 per room, maximum 2 people, inside campus) can be reserved by sending a request to sarc@nycu.edu.tw in advance.

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We would like to provide some additional information: Although O-COCOSDA 2024 is planned to be held in person, we understand that there may be special circumstances (such as visa issues). In such cases, please feel free to discuss with the conference organizers to arrange alternative means of presenting your paper (such as online).

Call for Papers

Introduction

Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of speech databases, assessments, and speech I/O, including, but not limited to:

Topics

  • Speech databases and text corpora
  • Assessment of speech input and output technologies
  • Phonetic/phonological systems for oriental languages
  • Romanization of non-roman characters
  • Segmentation and labeling
  • Speech prosody and labeling
  • Speech processing models and systems
  • Multilingual speech corpora
  • Special topics on speech databases and assessments
  • Standardization
  • Any other relevant topics

Official Language

  • The official language of O-COCOSDA2024 is English.

Submission

Submissions should describe unpublished original work. Papers may consist of up to six (6) pages of content, including references and appendices. All submitted papers must be written in English and conform to the double-column format of IEEE Signal Processing Society conferences. The paper templates (word and latex) can be downloaded below:

Papers must be submitted through the Microsoft CMT system on or before July 15, 2024 July 29, 2024, using this hyperlink: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/OCOCOSDA2024

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the committee. The conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore digital library.

General Information

  • All submitted papers should include “Index Terms” following the Abstract.
  • All submissions should be camera-ready PDF files of up to six (6) pages in length. There must be no password protection on the PDF file, and all fonts must be embedded.
  • All submitted papers must be original contributions that neither have been submitted to any other conference or journal nor will be submitted to any other conference or journal during the review process.
  • At least one author of an accepted paper must be registered by the early registration deadline; otherwise, the paper will be withdrawn and not published in the proceedings.
  • Each accepted paper must be presented by one of its authors in person at the conference.

Call for Sponsors

The Organizing Committee of O-COCOSDA 2024 would like to invite your organization to support the event. The sponsors will enjoy the opportunities to interact with the thought leaders in the academia and industry, and the top-notch postgraduate students in research fields. Your participation will increase your visibility in the speech and dialogue communities, and also help the conference organizers to keep the conference fees affordable and provide a more exciting program, enabling better worldwide participation.

Important Dates

  • Full Paper Submission: July 15, 2024 July 29, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 19, 2024 August 24, 2024
  • Final Manuscript Submission: August 31, 2024
  • Early Registration: September 15, 2024
  • Conference: October 17-19, 2024

All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC-12h (anywhere on earth)

Keynote Speakers

Satoshi Nakamura

Speaker: Prof. Satoshi Nakamura
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

CHIN-HUI LEE

Speaker: Prof. CHIN-HUI LEE
  • IEEE & ISCA Fellow
  • Georgia Tech

Jen-Tzung Chien

Speaker: Prof. JEN-TZUNG CHIEN
  • Lifetime Chair Professor with National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Organization

Convenor

Sakriani Sakti

Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Honorary Chair

Sin-Horng Chen

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

General Chairs

Yuan-Fu Liao

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Lung-Hao Lee

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Hsin-Min Wang

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Program Chairs

Chi-Chun Lee

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Yu Taso

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Publication Chairs

Ming-Hsiang Su

Soochow University, Taiwan

Jui-Feng Yeh

National Chiayi University, Taiwan

Local Arrangement Chairs

Chih-Chung Kuo

Speech AI Research Center, Taiwan

Chao-Shih Huang

Speech AI Research Center, Taiwan

Web Master

Tzu-Mi Lin

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Organized by

Sponsored by

Steering Committee

Satoshi Nakamura

Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan (Chair)

Wutiwiwachai Chai

National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand

Yong-Ju Lee

Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea

Aijun Li

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Haizhou Li

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Luong Chi Mai

Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam

Agrawal Shyam

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, India

Hsin-Min Wang

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

International Advisory Committee

Shyam S. Agrawal

KIIT, Gurgaon & CDAC, Noida, India

Jai Raj Awasthi

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Nick Campbell

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Pak-Chung Ching

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hiroya Fujisaki

Tokyo University, Japan

Dafydd Gibbon

Bielefeld University, German

Shuichi Itahashi

NII/AIST, Japan

Lin-Shan Lee

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Yong Ju Lee

Wonkwang University, Korea

Aijun Li

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Haizhou Li

Institute of Infocom Research, Singapore

Luong Chi Mai

The Vietnamese Academy of Sciences, Vietnam

Joseph Mariani

LIMSI-CNRS, France

Satoshi Nakamura

Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Hammam Riza

BPPT, Indonesia

Yoshinori Sagisaka

Waseda University, Japan

Chai Wutiwiwatchai

NECTEC, Thailand

Thomas Fang Zheng

Tsinghua University, China

Program Committee

Farah Adeeba

CLE-KICS, Pakistan

Shyam Agrawal

KIIT College of Engineering, India

Masato Akagi

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Karunesh Arora

CDAC, India

Nguyen Bach

Alibaba US

Khac-Hoai Nam Bui

Viettel Cyberspace Center, Vietnam

Siqi Cai

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Kuan-Yu Chen

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Sin-Horng Chen

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Maria Art Antonette Clariño

University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

Ratnadeep Deshmukh

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, India

Chenchen Ding

NICT, Japan

Tuan Dinh

Amazon Alexa, USA

Truong Do

Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Solutions, Vietnam

Van Hai Do

Thuyloi University, Vietnam

Minghui Dong

Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Ngoc Duong

Interdigital, USA

Chatchawarn Hansakunbuntheung

National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand

Aye Mya Hlaing

UCSY, Myanmar

Huy Phan

Queen Mary University of London, UK

Aijun Li

Institute of Linguistics,CASS, China

Lantian Li

Tsinghua University, China

Yongwei Li

Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Rui Liu

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Yanfeng Lu

Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Chi Mai Luong

Institute of Information Technology, VAST, Vietnam

Dang-Khoa Mac

Vingroup Big Data Institute, Vietnam

Hsu Myat Mo

University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar

Aye Nyein Mon

University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar

Satoshi Nakamura

Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Binh Nguyen

KIT, Germany

Quang Minh Nguyen

Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Solutions, Vietnam

Thai Son Nguyen

Free University of Bolzano, Italy

Thi Minh Huyen Nguyen

Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Trang Nguyen

Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Van Huy Nguyen

Thai Nguyen University of Technology, Vietnam

Viet Son Nguyen

Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Nathaniel Oco

De La Salle University, Philippines

Chutamanee Onsuwan

Faculty of Liberal Arts and CILS, Thammasat University, Thailand

Yadanar Oo

University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar

Win Pa

University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar

Ronald Pascual

De La Salle University, Philippines

Van Tung Pham

TikTok Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Trung-Nghia Phung

Thai Nguyen University of Information and Communication Technology, Vietnam

Rodolfo Jr Raga

Jose Rizal University, Philippines

Chi Mai Luong

Institute of Information Technology, VAST, Vietnam

Hammam Riza

BPPT, Indonesia

Sakriani Sakti

Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Yimonshwe Sin

University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar

Shweta Sinha

Amity University Gurgaon, India

Hay Mar Soe Naing

University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar

Thanh T. H. Duong

Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam

Samudra Vijaya

Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, India

Dong Wang

Tsinghua University, China

Hsin-Min Wang

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Chai Wutiwiwatchai

Human Language Technology Laboratory, NECTEC, Thailand

Yanlu Xie

Beijing Language and Culture University, China

Chenglin Xu

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Venue

Location

Microelectronics and Information Systems Research Center (MIRC) in National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Climate

Taiwan's climate is subtropical with average annual temperatures of 19℃ (66℉) in the north and 21℃(69℉) in the south. Autumn is from September through November and is usually cool with an average temperature of 20℃ to 24℃ (68℉ to 75℉).

The weather report of Taiwan can be found at the website of Central Weather Administration.

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Currency

The Taiwan currency unit is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD). (1 US dollar ~ 32 NTD as of April. 2024.) Major credit cards such as VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB are accepted at most hotels and many stores.

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Tipping and Tax

There is no tipping in Taiwan. Customers pay the exact amount that appears on the bill. Taiwan has a 5% consumer tax on all goods and services. All published prices (including restaurant menus, taxi fares, supermarket prices) include consumer tax.

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Electricity

Taiwan has the same electrical standards as the US and Canada. The power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 110 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

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Transportation

From TaoYuan International Airport to NYCU

  1. High Speed Rail Between TaoYuan Airport and HsinChu:
    Airport (take Ubus, fee ~30TWD) → TaoYuan High Speed Rail station (take train, fee ~130TWD) → HsinChu High Speed Rail station → Free bus to NCTU and Hsinchu downtown
  2. Taxi (fee ~ 1500TWD).

From Taipei Shong-shan International Airport to NYCU

  • Airport (take MRT MuzhaNeihu line, change to MRT Tuncheng Bannan line in Zhaongxiao Fuxing station) → Taipei Main station (take High Speed Rail, fee ~290TWD) → HsinChu High Speed Rail station → Free bus to NCTU and Hsinchu downtown

VISA Information

Introduction

Citizens from over 30 foreign nations can enter Taiwan with visa-exempt status or with landing visas.

For information regarding obtaining Taiwanese visa, please refer to the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Visa-Exempt Entry

  1. The nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 90 days:Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. , and Vatican City State.
  2. The nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 30 days:Australia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, U.S.A..
  3. The nationals of India, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia who also possess a valid visa or permanent residence certificate issued by U.S.A., Canada, Japan, U.K., Schengen Convention countries, Australia or New Zealand are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 30 days. Those who meet the above qualification and have never been employed in Taiwan as blue-collar workers, have to apply to the “Advance Online Registration System for the Visitors of Nationals from Four Southeast Asian Countries to Taiwan” of National Immigration Agency for Entry Permit before coming to Taiwan. Upon completion, the printed confirmation is used to validate the traveler during the boarding and the immigration check. During the immigration check, travelers who can not show a valid visa or permanent resident visa issued by one of the aforementioned countries will not be admitted into the country.
  4. Detailed information, please see https://www.boca.gov.tw/mp-1.html

Landing Visas

  1. Holders of emergency or temporary passports with validity more than six months for nationals of those countries eligible for visa-exempt entry.
  2. Holders of USA passport with validity less than six months.
  3. Detailed information, please see https://www.boca.gov.tw/mp-1.html

Visa Information

Accommodation

Introduction

Hsinchu City presents an international high-tech community blessed where many conferences choose to take place. There are plenty of choices for hotels, and we suggest the selected ones with concerns of the best comfort and convenience during your stay in Taiwan. All the following three hotels have coordinated with the O-COCOSDA 2024 Conference to charge in special rates and provide scheduled free shuttle bus transportation from/to the conference place for each conference day. For best deals, please reserve accommodation well in advance.

NYCU Guest House

Address: No. 1001, Daxue Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan

E-mail: sarc@nycu.edu.tw

https://ga.nycu.edu.tw/ga/en/app/artwebsite/view?module=artwebsite&id=1388&serno=c59d3b69-0c09-4787-aa15-2baad76dc3ea

For more information and how to apply, please contact us before 8/25, thank you.

THE HO HOTEL

Star: ★★★★★

Tel+886-3-571-5888

Address: No.16, Daxue Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City 300,Taiwan

https://www.thehohotel.com.tw/index.php?lang=en

Hotel Royal Hsinchu

Star: ★★★★★

Tel+866-3-563-1122

Address: No 227 Kuan Fu Road Section 1, Hsinchu, Taiwan

E-mail: hotel@hc.hotelroyal.com.tw

https://www.hotelroyal.com.tw/en-us/hsinchu