[Elsnet-list] FG-2006: On-line submission now open! Deadline April 1st

Shuly Wintner shuly at cs.haifa.ac.il
Thu Mar 16 09:17:16 CET 2006

FG-2006: The 11th conference on Formal Grammar
Collocated with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and  
Malaga, Spain, July 29-30, 2006

Call for Papers


FG-2006 is the 11th conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in  
conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and  
Information, which takes place in 2006 in Malaga, 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)  
and Edinburgh (2005).

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.

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We invite electronic submissions of original, unpublished 30-minute  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. Of course, accepted papers can only be  
presented in one of the venues.

Papers, written in English, should be anonymous and refrain from self- 
reference. They should be no longer than 12 A4 pages, with wide  
margins so that the printed area is not larger than 11x18 cm., single  
column, point size 11 or 12. Preparation of the manuscript in LaTeX,  
using the available style files, is highly recommended. Revised  
versions will be required to be in LaTeX. The format of submissions  
is PDF.

The submission deadline is April 1st, 2006. Papers must be submitted  
electronically, at


Submissions will be blindly reviewed by at least three reviewers.  
Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which  
will be distributed on a CD at the conference. No paper proceedings  
will be available at the conference, but a book of (short) abstracts  
will be printed and distributed to participants. Full, revised  
versions of accepted papers will be published after the conference as  
CSLI Publications Online Proceedings.

Depending on the quality of the papers, we will consider publishing a  
select subset of them in a special issue of Research on Language and  

Registration and accommodation

On-line registration forms for the conference and for conference  
housing will be available later. Registration fees include  
participation at the conference, one CD with the Proceedings, coffee  
breaks and lunch on the two days of the conference. The fee for pre- 
registration is Euro 50 and for on-site registration Euro 60.

Important Dates

April 1st, 2006: Deadline for paper submission
May 19th, 2006: Notification of acceptance
June 30th, 2006: Early registration ends
July 29-30, 2006: Conference dates

Program Committee

See web site

Organizing committee

Paola Monachesi, OTS Utrecht
Gerald Penn, University of Toronto
Giorgio Satta, University of Padova
Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa

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