of Oriental-COCOSDA General Business Meeting (prepared
by Chiu-yu Tseng)
Date: 15:05-17:05, December 5th, 2007
Place: Conference Hall, Vietnam National University of Hanoi (VNU), 19 Le Thanh Tong St., Hanoi, Vietnam
Almost all participants of O-COCOSDA 2007
Chair: Dr. Chiu-yu Tseng,
Convener, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Chiu-yu Tseng reported
on being invited to report Oriental-COCOSDA activities
at The 1st International Conference on Universal Communication
(June 14-15, 2007, Kyoto, Japan). Oriental-COCOSDA continues to be the
most active and successful community of COCOSDA,
11 country reports and 2 additional regional reports were present to make oral reports in alphabetical order. The respective 1-page reports were also included in conference proceedings. Pakistan, represented Professor Sarmad Hussain, attended O-COCOSDA for the first time. Absent were Malaysia and Nepal. The O-COCOSDA countries and regions have all been actively engaging in speech corpora collection and related works during 2006. The 13 reports are:
Individual membership will remain free of charge, but the community is seeking corporate, institute and industry members to solicit funds that can be used towards newsletter and travel subsidy.
Dawa Idomuco acted on behalf
of Xinjiang University to host O-COCOSDA 2009 in late August at Urumuqi,
Xinjiang. The proposal was unanimously passed. O-COCOSDA 2009 will be
held back to back with NCMMSC 2009 to attract more participants
Satoshi Nakamura, organizer
of O-COCOSDA2008 announced that the conference will
be held at November
25-27 (Tu-Thur), 2008 at ATR, Japan. Website will be set
up and details will follow.
The meeting was adjourned at 17:30 pm.