The 20th Conference on Formal Grammar
August 8–9, 2015
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
The 20th Conference on Formal Grammar will be held from August 8th to August 9th, 2015, in conjunction with the 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2015) in Barcelona, Spain.
Previous Formal Grammar meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), Saarbruecken (1998), Utrecht (1999), Helsinki (2001), Trento (2002), Vienna (2003), Nancy (2004), Edinburgh (2005), Malaga (2006), Dublin (2007), Hamburg (2008), Bordeaux (2009), Copenhagen (2010), Ljubljana (2011), Opole (2012), Düsseldorf (2013), and Tübingen (2014).
Aims and Scope
FG provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods to the study of natural language. Themes of interest include, but are not limited to:
Formal and computational phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics
Model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics
Logical aspects of linguistic structure
Constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar
Learnability of formal grammar
Integration of stochastic and symbolic models of grammar
Foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar and linguistics
Mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to linguistic analysis
Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide variety of frameworks.
Submission Details
We invite submissions of original, 16-page papers (including references and possible technical appendices). Authors are strongly encouraged to use the Springer LNCS style.
The (extended) submission deadline is
February 25, 2015
. Papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair.
Papers should report original work which was not presented in other conferences. However, simultaneous submission is allowed, provided that the authors indicate other conferences to which the work was submitted in a footnote. Note that accepted papers can only be presented in one of the venues.
Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published as a volume in the Springer LNCS series, under the FoLLI subline, either separately or jointly with the papers from FG 2016, depending on the number of accepted papers.
Important Dates
February 25, 2015: Extended deadline for paper submission
April 24, 2015: Notification of acceptance
July 3, 2015: Camera ready copies due (please send PDF + all source files to “fg AT phil DOT hhu DOT de”)
August 8-9, 2015: Conference dates
Invited Speakers
Robin Cooper (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Tim Fernando (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Program Committee
Alexander Clark (King's College London, UK)
Berthold Crysmann (CNRS - LLF, France)
Denys Duchier (Université d'Orleans, France)
Nissim Francez (Technion, Israel)
Philippe de Groote (Inria Nancy, France)
Laura Kallmeyer (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Greg Kobele (University of Chicago, USA)
Robert Levine (Ohio State University, USA)
Wolfgang Maier (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
Stefan Müller (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Mark-Jan Nederhof (University of St Andrews, UK)
Gerald Penn (University of Toronto, Canada)
Christian Retoré (LIRMM - Université Montpellier 2, France)
Manfred Sailer (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
Ed Stabler (UCLA, USA)
Jesse Tseng (CNRS - CLLE-ERSS, France)
Oriol Valentín (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Standing Committee
Annie Foret (IRISA - Rennes 1 University, France)
Glyn Morrill (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Rainer Osswald (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
Please have a look at the accommodation information provided by ESSLLI.
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