The 23rd Conference on Formal Grammar
August 11—12, 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria


The 23rd Conference on Formal Grammar will be held from August 11th to August 12th, 2018, in conjunction with the 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2018) in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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), Barcelona (2015), Bozen-Bolzano (2016), and Toulouse (2017).

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:

Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide variety of frameworks.

Submission Details

We invite electronic submissions of original, 16-page papers (including references and possible technical appendices). Authors are encouraged to use the Springer-Verlag LNCS style.

The submission deadline is March 9 March 15, 2018. Papers must be anonymous and 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, jointly with the papers from FG 2018.

Important Dates

Program Committee

Standing Committee


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