The third W3C Workshop on Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis Markup Language will be hosted by Bhrigus Software and the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Hyderabad, India, from Saturday January 13th to Sunday January 14st, 2007. The registration will be soon available.
The International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT),
Gachibowli, Hyderabad, 500 032, India
#119 (Conf. hall), Main Building
Local contact: Raji K Bagga
The workshop program will run from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm both days.
A block of 30 rooms have been booked in Taj Residency (15 Rooms) and Katriya Hotel & Towers (15 rooms) in Hyderabad.
The local organizer has arranged for the shuttle bus between above hotels and IIIT (the venue).
Hotels to IIIT in the morning (both 13th and 14th January):
|Katriya Hotel & Towers||7:30am|
Note. A Toyota Qualis and An Innova are arranged for this purpose, and only Qualis will come to Katriya.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Code name: HYD) is the only one in Hyderabad. Lufthansa, KLM, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Emirates, Air India have international flights from Hyderabad. Alternatively, Hyderabad is well connected to Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Delhi, Chennai (formerly Madras), and Bangalore. Mumbai and Delhi are well connected by all major airlines.
Please request the hotel to make arrangements for pickup when you make
the reservation for your room.
Please see "Suggested Hotel" for the estimated taxi fare for your hotel.
Alternative to Hotel pickup, please look for a pre-paid Taxi counter at the Airport (on the right side, immediately after coming out of the terminal). All transactions are in Indian Rupees only.
Fill out following invitation letter application form and email it to the local contact .
1. Full name (with Mr./Ms./Dr. etc.): 2. Affiliation/Job title: 3. Fax number (if want to send by Fax): 4. Postal address (if want to send by snail mail):
Note: Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis Markup Language Workshop III in India is co-located event of IJCAI-07 (a major international conference on Artificial Intelligence), and has received Govt. of India's approval. However, if you think that you need the copy of letter of govt. aprpoval for your visa, or the local Indian embassy request the copy of the letter to FAX it to the embassy directly, please let us know.
Welcome dinner funded by Bhrigus will be held on 13 January, 2007.
Note. The local contact will help you to order the dishes.
Lunches are also funded by Bhrigus. And refreshments during break time are sponsored by IIIT Hyderabad.
The Call for Participation is available and the Agenda will be soon provided in early January.
Daniel C. Burnett and Kazuyuki Ashimura, Workshop Co-chairs
Max Froumentin, Voice Activity Lead
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