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Journal of Negative Results: Call for papers

Dear colleagues,
you might be interested in this new journal.  It is along the lines of
several successful journals in various fields that publish papers of
unexpected, controversial, provocative and/or negative results and
conclusions, in an effort to support better informed research.



                        CALL FOR PAPERS

It is our pleasure to announce the Journal of Negative Results in
Speech and Audio Sciences, an internet based publication hosted
by Carnegie Mellon University.

Beginning December 1, 2003, JNRSAS will accept scientific research
papers and articles of general interest in the following areas:

* Audio processing                 * Speech recognition
* Coding of audio and speech       * Speech perception
* Music and multimedia             * Speech synthesis
* Cross-language technology        * Speech acquisition and generation
* Dialog analysis and systems      * Language analysis and learning
* Audio and speech classification  * Audio, speech and text corpora

Research papers must describe original and previously unpublished work.
It is not essential for the reported research to have resulted in
improvements in performance on any specific task - JNRSAS welcomes
papers that report lack of improvement or even degradation in performance,
provided the results are unexpected. Reported negative results must have
the potential of throwing new light on the subject under discussion. The
work must be well-motivated, well-justified and complete. If reported
results are negative, the quality of the paper may be enhanced by
presenting appropriate analyses. In addition, papers that report the
conditions under which well established techniques and paradigms fail
to work, while not generally expected to do so, are welcome.

JNRSAS will also publish articles which bring out counter-trends in
any specific area. The articles must be factual rather than opinionated.
While conventional survey articles have focussed on collating positive
developments in any specific subject area, JNRSAS invites articles
that collate facts about research whose results are clearly dependent
on specific implementations, work only under specific conditions, are
significant and yet cannot be completely justified by theoretical or
logical means, or are unpredictable given what is known of the subject
under investigation.

For more information on JNRSAS and the submission process, and a more
detailed list of subjects covered, please visit http://www.jnrsas.org