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Mon Oct 10 2011

Calls: Computational Linguistics/USA

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        1.     Menno van Zaanen , 11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference

Message 1: 11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference
Date: 10-Oct-2011
From: Menno van Zaanen <mvzaanenuvt.nl>
Subject: 11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference
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Full Title: 11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference
Short Title: ICGI 2012

Date: 5-Sep-2012 - 8-Sep-2012
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contact Person: Jeffrey Heinz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://snowball.cs.umbc.edu/icgi2012/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference (ICGI 2012)
September 5-8, 2012, Washington, D.C. (USA)

ICGI 2012 is the 11th edition of the International Conference on Grammatical Inference series.

The conference will be held in the heart of the Baltimore/Washington corridor at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Conference Format:

The conference will include plenary and invited talks, possibly software demonstrations and poster presentations of accepted papers, and a tutorial day. All plenary and invited papers will appear in the conference proceedings.

Call for Papers:

The conference seeks to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of original research papers on all aspects of grammatical inference including, but not limited to:

1. Theoretical aspects of grammatical inference: learning paradigms, learnability results, complexity of learning
2. Efficient learning algorithms for language classes inside and outside the Chomsky hierarchy: learning tree and graph grammars, learning distributions over strings, trees or graphs.
3. Theoretical and experimental analysis of different approaches to grammar induction, including artificial neural networks, statistical methods, symbolic methods, information-theoretic approaches, minimum description length, complexity-theoretic approaches, heuristic methods, etc.
4. Novel approaches to grammatical inference: induction by DNA computing or quantum computing, evolutionary approaches, new representation spaces, etc.
5. Successful applications of grammatical inference to tasks in natural language processing, bioinformatics, machine translation, pattern recognition, language acquisition, software engineering, computational linguistics, spam and malware detection, cognitive psychology, etc.

Author Guidelines:

We invite three types of original and scientific papers:

1. Formal and/or technical papers describe original solutions (theoretical, methodological or conceptual) in the field of grammatical inference.

A technical paper should clearly describe the situation or problem tackled, the relevant state of the art, the position or solution suggested and the benefits of the contribution.

2. Experience papers present problems or challenges encountered in practice by using grammatical inference in applications.

All fields are of interest to researchers provided the necessary effort on making the specificities clear. Such papers may relate success and failure stories, or report on industrial practice.

3. Exploratory papers can describe completely new research positions or approaches.

Open problems may be suggested, current limits can be discussed. In all cases rigor in presentation will be required. Such papers must describe precisely the situation, problem, challenge addressed and demonstrate how current methods, tools, ways of reasoning, may be inadequate. The authors must rigorously present their approach and demonstrate its pertinence and correctness to addressing the identified situation.

There are no restrictions on the domain of application as long as the paper provides sufficient background information.

Submission of Papers:

Prospective authors are invited to submit a draft paper which represents original and previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not allowed.

Submissions should conform to the guidelines that will be found on the conference webpage.

All papers should be submitted electronically by March 20, 2012. Papers must be submitted in the pdf format. The use of LATEX is strongly encouraged. The users of Word may download a conversion tool to produce a PDF file for submission.

The total length of the paper should not exceed 12 pages on A4 or letter-size paper, and should be in single-column format using at least 1 inch margins and 11-point font.

Reviewing will be blind.

Important Dates:

20 October 2011: ICGI Challenge launch
20 January 2012: Tutorial submission deadline
20 March 2012: Notification of acceptance for tutorials
20 March 2012: Paper submission deadline
20 May 2012: Notification of acceptance
20 June 2012: Camera ready copy
5-8 September 2012: Conference & Tutorials

Best Student Paper Prize:

The best paper with a student as the lead and presenting author will be awarded a free registration prize. Eligible papers should be noted in the submission and accompanied by a brief letter of support from the research advisor. It should be included in the paper submission at the front page. Recipient of the prize will be notified at the time of acceptance and the student will receive a winner diploma during the conference.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at icgi-2012udel.edu if you have questions.

We are looking forward to your proposals.

The ICGI 2012 Chairs:

Jeffrey Heinz (University of Delaware)
Colin de la Higuera (University of Nantes)
Timothy Oates (University of Maryland)

Program Committee:

Pieter Adriaans (Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Dana Angluin (Yale University, USA)
Tom Armstrong (Wheaton College, USA)
Robert Berwick (MIT, USA)
John Case (University of Delaware, USA)
Alexander Clark (University of London, United Kingdom)
François Coste (INRIA Rennes, France)
Colin de la Higuera (Université de Nantes - LINA, France)
Henning Fernau (Universität Trier, Germany)
Pedro García (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
Jeffrey Heinz (University of Delaware, USA)
Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Satoshi Kobayashi (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Laurent Miclet (ENSSAT-Lannion, France)
Tim Oates (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)
Jose Oncina Carratala (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Yasubumi Sakakibara (Keio University, Japan)
Jose M. Sempere (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
Bernhard Steffen (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Etsuji Tomita (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Menno van Zaanen (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Sicco Verwer (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium)
Enrique Vidal (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
Ryo Yoshinaka (Hokkaido University, Japan)
François Yvon (Université Paris Sud 11, LIMSI, France)
Thomas Zeugmann (Hokkaido University, Japan)

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