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FG 2016 : Formal Grammar


Conference Series : Formal Grammar
When Aug 20, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016
Where Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Submission Deadline Apr 7, 2016
Notification Due May 20, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 5, 2016
Categories    computer science   NLP   natural language processing   computational linguistics

Call For Papers


The 21st Conference on Formal Grammar
Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, August 20-21, 2016

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



FG-2016 is the 21st conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2016 in Bozen-Bolzano, 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).


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.


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 extended submission deadline is **April 7, 2016**. Papers must be submitted electronically at 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.


* April 7, 2016: Extended deadline for paper submission
* May 20, 2016: Notification of acceptance
* June 5, 2016: Camera ready copies due
* August 20-21, 2016: Conference dates


* 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)
* Gregory 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)
* Edward Stabler (UCLA, USA)
* Jesse Tseng (CNRS - CLLE-ERSS, France)
* Oriol Valentín (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)


* 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)

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