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FG 2009 : The 14th Conference on Formal Grammar


Conference Series : Formal Grammar
When Jul 25, 2009 - Jul 26, 2009
Where Bordeaux, France
Submission Deadline Apr 26, 2009
Notification Due May 29, 2009
Final Version Due Jun 21, 2009
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers


The 14th Conference on Formal Grammar
Bordeaux, France, July , Germany, July 25-26, 2009

Collocated with the European Summer School
in Logic, Language and Information


FG-2009 is the 14th conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in
conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and
Information, which takes place in 2009 in Bordeaux, France.

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) and Hamburg (2008).

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,

o formal and computational phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics
and pragmatics;
o model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics;
o logical aspects of linguistic structure;
o constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar;
o learnability of formal grammar;
o integration of stochastic and symbolic models of grammar;
o foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar;
o mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to linguistic

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


Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three
reviewers. We plan to publish accepted papers after the conference in
the LNCS series of Springer.

Submission Details

We invite **electronic** submissions of original, unpublished
30-minute papers (including questions, comments, and
discussion). Papers should report original work which was not
presented in other conferences. However, simultaneous submission is
allowed, provided that the authors indicate other conference to which
the work was submitted on the paper submission form. Note that
accepted papers can only be presented in one of the venues. For more
guidelines for submissions see the conference web page.

The submission deadline is **April 26th,** 2009. Papers must be
submitted electronically at

Important Dates

April 26th, 2009: Deadline for paper submission
May 29th, 2009: Notification of acceptance
June 21st, 2009: Final version due
July 25-26, 2009: Conference dates

Program committee

Wojciech Buszkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Alexander Clark (Royal Halloway University of London, UK)
Berthold Crysmann (University of Bonn, Germany)
Alexander Dikovsky (Université de Nantes, France)
Denys Duchier (Université d'Orleans, France)
Annie Foret (IRISA - IFSIC, France)
Nissim Francez (Technion, Israel)
Gerhard Jaeger (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Stephan Kepser (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Glyn Morrill (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Richard Moot (Université Bordeaux 3, France)
Larry Moss (Indiana University, USA)
Stefan Müller (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Mark-Jan Nederhof (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Joakim Nivre (Växjö University, Sweden)
Frank Richter (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Ed Stabler (UCLA, USA)
Hans-Jörg Tiede (Illinois Wesleyan University, USA)
Jesse Tseng (CNRS - CLLE-ERSS, France)
Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa, Israel)

Standing committee

Markus Egg (Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin, Germany)
Philippe de Groote (Inria-Lorraine, France)
Laura Kallmeyer (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Gerald Penn (University of Toronto, Canada)

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