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Scotland: FG-MOL 2005 (10th Conference on Formal Grammar and 9th Meeting on Mathematics of Language) CFP -- Collocated with ESSLLI-2005



FG-MOL 2005: http://www.formalgrammar.tk

The 10th conference on Formal Grammar
and
The 9th Meeting on Mathematics of Language
Collocated with the
European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
Edinburgh, Scotland, 5-7 August 2005
Sponsored by
The Association for the Mathematics of Language (ACL SigMoL)
Institute for Communicating and Collaborative Systems/Human 
Communication Research Centre , University of Edinburgh
The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

                               Call for Papers

Background

FG-MOL 2005 is the 10th conference on Formal Grammar and the 9th 
Meeting on the Mathematics of Language, to be held in conjunction with 
the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which 
takes place in 2005 in Edinburgh.

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) and Nancy (2004).

MoL meetings are organized biennially by the Association for 
Mathematics of Language, which is a Special Interest Group of the 
Association for Computational Linguistics. This is the second time the 
two events are held in tandem, following the success of FG-MOL 2001.

Aims and Scope

FG-MOL 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;
     * mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to linguistic 
analysis.

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

Invited Speakers
TBA

NOTE: Notification of Intent to Submit/Attend

Due to the difficulty of reserving housing in Edinburgh in August, we 
will need to make a firm commitment for the number of rooms by early 
February. Consequently, we are asking those who intend to submit papers 
to the conference to submit a preliminary abstract by January 31st, 
with the full paper being due by April 1st. We will also need requests 
for housing from those who will be attending but not presenting a paper 
by the January 31st.
Submission Details

We invite electronic submissions of original, unpublished 30-minute 
papers (including questions, comments, and discussion). Because of the 
housing restrictions, submission involves three steps.

    1.
       Notification of Intent to Submit
       Preliminary abstracts, of no more than 1000 words, must be 
submitted via web-from at http://cs.haifa.ac.il/~shuly/fg05/intent.html 
no later than January 31, 2005. Preliminary abstracts are not 
anonymous, but will not be seen by anyone who will be involved in 
making acceptance decisions on any individual papers.
    2.
       Request for Housing
       Those intending to stay in conference housing, including those 
intending to submit a paper, must submit a request via the same 
web-form at http://cs.haifa.ac.il/~shuly/fg05/intent.html no later than 
January 31, 2005. We will be reserving a block of rooms in Edinburgh 
student accommodations on Arthur's Seat for the nights of 4--7/August 
with estimated cost of about GBP 40 per night (singles only). We can 
only guarantee accommodations for those who have requested them by this 
date. Requests from those submitting papers may be (but do not have to 
be) contingent on acceptance of their paper. Requests other than those 
for authors of submitted papers are binding and must be accompanied by 
a 30% deposit.
    3.
       Paper submission
       Papers must be submitted using a dedicated web-based form by 
April 1, 2005. Papers should be anonymous and refrain from 
self-reference. They should be no longer than 8 pages. Submissions 
should be prepared in plain text (ASCII) or PDF. Preparation of the 
manuscript in LaTeX is highly recommended. Revised versions will be 
required to be in LaTeX, but assistance in translating to LaTeX form 
will be available.

Proceedings

Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings, to 
be distributed at the conference. Full, revised versions will be 
published after the conference as CSLI Publications Online Proceedings.

Depending on the quality of the papers, we will consider publishing a 
selected number of them in a special issue of Research on Language and 
Computation.

Social Program

A conference dinner is planned for Saturday, August 6th. More details 
will be published in due course.

Registration and accommodation

On-line registration forms for the conference and for conference 
housing will available no later than March 1st. Registration will 
include membership in ACL ($60/$30 students) for those who are not 
current members. There will be a discount for early registration (by 
May 31st).

Important Dates

     * January 31st, 2005: Deadline for housing requests
     * January 31st, 2005: Deadline for preliminary abstracts
     * April 1st, 2005: Deadline for paper submission
     * May 13th, 2005: Notification of acceptance
     * May 31st, 2005: Early registration ends
     * July 1st, 2005: Full version due
     * August 5-7, 2005: Conference dates

Program Committee

     * Anne Abeille (Paris 7) abeille at linguist dot jussieu dot fr
     * Tilman Becker (DFKI) becker at dfki dot de
     * Pierre Boullier (INRIA) Pierre dot Boullier at inria dot fr
     * Gosse Bouma (Groningen) gosse at let dot rug dot nl
     * Chris Brew (Ohio State University) cbrew at acm dot org
     * Wojciech Buszkowski (Poznan) buszko at amu dot edu dot pl
     * Miriam Butt (Universitaet Konstanz) miriam dot butt at uni-konstanz dot de
     * Tim Fernando (Trinity College, Dublin) Tim dot Fernando at cs dot tcd dot ie
     * Christophe Fouquere (Paris 13) 
christophe dot fouquere at lipn dot univ-paris13 dot fr
     * Nissim Francez (Haifa) francez at cs dot technion dot ac dot il
     * Philippe de Groote (LORIA, Nancy) Philippe dot de dot Groote at loria dot fr
     * Aravind Joshi (UPenn) joshi at linc dot cis dot upenn dot edu
     * Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo) 
kanazawa at nii dot ac dot jp
     * Ruth Kempson (London) kempson at dcs dot kcl dot ac dot uk
     * Andras Kornai (Metacarta) andras at kornai dot com
     * Uli Krieger (DFKI) krieger at dfki dot de
     * Geert-Jan Kruijff (DFKI) gj at dfki dot de
     * Jonas Kuhn (University of Texas at Austin) jonask at mail dot utexas dot edu
     * Shalom Lappin (King's College, London) lappin at dcs dot kcl dot ac dot uk
     * Carlos Martin-Vide (Tarragona) carlos dot martin at urv dot net
     * Jens Michaelis (Universitaet Potsdam) michael at ling dot uni-potsdam dot de
     * Guido Minnen (DaimlerChrysler AG) guido dot minnen at daimlerchrysler dot com
     * Mehryar Mohri (AT&T) mohri at cs dot nyu dot edu
     * Uwe Moennich (Universitaet Tuebingen) 
uwe dot moennich at uni-tuebingen dot de
     * Michael Moortgat (Utrecht) michael dot moortgat at let dot uu dot nl
     * Drew Moshier (Chapman) moshier at chapman dot edu
     * Larry Moss (Indiana) lsm at cs dot indiana dot edu
     * Stefan Mueller (Universitaet Bremen) 
Stefan dot Mueller at cl dot uni-bremen dot de
     * Mark-Jan Nederhof (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) markjan at let dot rug dot nl
     * Richard Oehrle (Berkeley, CA) oehrle at linc dot cis dot upenn dot edu
     * Owen Rambow (Columbia) rambow at cs dot columbia dot edu
     * Christian Retore (INRIA & LaBRI, Bordeaux) retore at labri dot fr
     * Robert van Rooij (Amsterdam) R dot A dot M dot VanRooij at uva dot nl
     * Giorgio Satta (University of Padua) satta at dei dot unipd dot it
     * Ed Stabler (UCLA) stabler at ucla dot edu
     * Mark Steedman (Edinburgh) steedman at informatics dot ed dot ac dot uk
     * Hans Joerg Tiede (Illinois Wesleyan) htiede at iwu dot edu

Organizing committee

     * Gerhard Jaeger, University of Bielefeld
     * Paola Monachesi, OTS Utrecht
     * Gerald Penn, University of Toronto
     * James Rogers, Earlham College
     * Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa

Acknowledgments

We are grateful to the Association for Computational Linguistics and 
the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada for 
financially supporting the conference. We are extremely grateful to 
ICCS/HCRC at University of Edinburgh for making this conference 
possible through local organization.

FG-MOL 2005, http://www.formalgrammar.tk