Journal of Negative Results: Call for papers (Paris Smaragdis )

Subject: Journal of Negative Results: Call for papers
From:    Paris Smaragdis  <paris(at)MEDIA.MIT.EDU>
Date:    Fri, 5 Dec 2003 14:18:50 -0500

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. Paris JOURNAL OF NEGATIVE RESULTS IN SPEECH AND AUDIO SCIENCES 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Audio and speech classification * Audio, speech and text corpora Research papers must describe original and previously unpublished work.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

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