21th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
TSD 2018, Brno, Czech Republic, September 11–14 2018
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Conference location
The TSD 2018 conference will take place in the city of Brno and the local organiser is the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Conference venue

The conference will be held in the conference halls of Hotel Continental.
Hotel Continental
Kounicova 6
CZ-602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

The City

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, with a population of almost 400.000, and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair centre. The first written record of Brno dates from the ninth century. City rights were acquired in 1243. After successfully defending the city against the Swedes 350 years ago (in 1643--45 during the Thirty Years' War), Brno became the capital of Moravia. The nineteenth century was a period of technological progress and development for Brno. It became one of the most prominent industrial centres in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was in Brno that J. G. Mendel formulated his theory of heredity, V. Kaplan produced the first water turbine and Leos Janacek composed his musical works. Milan Kundera wrote his first novels here. Brno is the place of birth of Kurt Goedel -- a major 20th century scientist of international standing.

The Czech Republic consists of Bohemia in the north and Moravia in the south, with Brno the capital of the latter. It had been a royal city since 1347. There are six Universities in Brno.

Historical and artistic places of interest in Brno include:

Touristical interests in the immediate surroundings of Brno are:

and many other attractions.

Time Zone and Climate

The Czech Republic is on Central European Summer Time (MET DST), two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) during the Daylight Saving Time period. The average temperature for September is between 15-20 degrees celsius. The weather is normally warm and sunny.


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