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LINGUIST List 23.3137

Fri Jul 20 2012

Confs: Computational Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Jul-2012
From: Jeffrey Heinz <heinzudel.edu>
Subject: 11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference
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11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference
Short Title: ICGI 2012

Date: 05-Sep-2012 - 08-Sep-2012
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contact: Jeffrey Heinz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://snowball.cs.umbc.edu/icgi2012/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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 Participation:

Tutorial Day:

On September 5, the tutorial day will be held. The following lecturers and topics are confirmed:

Gold-Style Learning Theory: General highlights since Gold
John Case (University of Delaware)

Distributional Learning of Context Free and Mildly Context Sensitive Languages
Alexander Clark (Royal Holloway, London) and Ryo Yoshinaka (University of Kyoto)

Learning Probability Distributions Generated by Finite-State Machines
Ricard Gavalda and Jorge Castro (UPC, Barcelona)

Computational Approaches to Child Language Acquisition
Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa)

ICGI 2012 Invited Lectures:

Grammar Induction: Beyond local search
Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University)

Inducing Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes
Michael Littman (Brown University)

Active Automata Learning: From DFA to interface programs and beyond
Bernhard Steffen (University of Dortmund)

Pautomac Workshop:

During the conference the Pautomac Workshop will be held. Pautomac is a learning competition in which the goal is to learn probabilistic finite automata and hidden Markov models.

To know more on the Pautomac competition and workshop, please visit:


Conference Fees:

(A) Only Tutorial Day: Admission to the Tutorial Day, lunch and coffee-breaks (September 5) and Proceedings of the Tutorial Day: $ 100

(B) Full Conference: Admission to the Tutorial Day, admission to all the sessions of the ICGI 2012, admission to the Pautomac Workshop, four lunches (from September 5 to 8), coffee-breaks, Proceedings of the Tutorial Day, and the conference dinner.

Early Registration / Late Registration (until July 31):

Regular $ 500 / $ 600
Student* $ 300 / $ 400

(*) students must provide a valid evidence of their full-time student status


The ICGI 2012 is supported by the following institutions:
Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) at the University of Maryland
The PASCAL 2 Network of Excellence

Conference and Program Committee Chairs:

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

Publicity chair: Menno van Zaanen (Tilburg University)

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)
Francois Coste (INRIA Rennes, France)
Colin de la Higuera (Universite de Nantes - LINA, France)
Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
RĂ©mi Eyraud (Aix-Marseille University, France)
Henning Fernau (Universitat Trier, Germany)
Pedro Garcia (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Jeffrey Heinz (University of Delaware, USA)
Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Satoshi Kobayashi (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Greg Kobele (University of Chicago)
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)
Chema Sempere (Universidad Politecnica 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 Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Ryo Yoshinaka (Kyoto University, Japan)
Francois Yvon (Universite Paris Sud 11, LIMSI, France)
Thomas Zeugmann (Hokkaido University, Japan)

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