The 21st Conference on Formal Grammar
August 20-21, 2016
Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
The 21st Conference on Formal Grammar will be held from August 20th to August 21st, 2016, in conjunction with the 28th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2016) in Bolzano-Bozen, Italy.
Previous Formal Grammar meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), Saarbrücken (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), Tübingen (2014) and Barcelona (2015).
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
April 7, 2016
. 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 jointly with the papers from FG-2015 as a volume in the Springer LNCS series, under the FoLLI subline.
Important Dates
April 7, 2016: Extended deadline for paper submission
May 23, 2016: Notification of acceptance
June 5, 2016: Camera ready copies due
August 20-21, 2016: Conference dates
Invited Speakers
Frank Drewes (Umeå University, Sweden)
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Program Committee
Raffaella Bernardi (University of Trento, Italy)
Alexander Clark (King's College London, UK)
Berthold Crysmann (CNRS - LLF, 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)
Christian Retoré (LIRMM - Université Montpellier 2, France)
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
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)
Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Rainer Osswald (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
Sylvain Pogodalla (INRIA Nancy/LORIA, France)
Please have a look at the accommodation information provided by ESSLLI.
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