LINGUIST List 29.723

Tue Feb 13 2018

Calls: Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Ling Theories, Philosophy of Lang, Text/Corpus Ling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 09-Feb-2018
From: Wojciech Witkowski <>
Subject: International Quantitative Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: International Quantitative Linguistics Conference
Short Title: QUALICO 2018

Date: 05-Jul-2018 - 08-Jul-2018
Location: Wrocław, Poland
Contact Person: Adam Pawłowski
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2018

Meeting Description:

Following the success of previous QUALICO conferences, organised by International Quantitative Linguistics Association (IQLA), we invite contributions on all aspects of quantitative linguistics and text analysis. The main topic of the conference is: Information in language: coding, extraction and applications.

Final Call for Papers:

The forthcoming conference of quantitative linguistics QUALICO 2018 will be held in Wroclaw (Poland), July 5-8, 2018.

We are waiting for your submissions!

There are some news:

1) To satisfy your requests, the Organizing Committee has decided to extend the abstract submission deadline till February 28, 2018 11:59 pm (GMT). Notifications of acceptance will be sent to participants by April 30, 2018.

In the case of the participants who need visas, we will accelerate the review process in order to leave enough time for administrative procedures.

2) We are happy to inform you that a pre-conference workshop and a competition in mathematical linguistics will be held on the 3-4 July. Any questions regarding the workshop and the competition should be sent to Michał Śliwiński at

Participation in both the workshop and the competition is free of charge. More information will be available on the conference web page next week.

We invite you to participate.

3) We are happy to inform you that we have received the funding from the city of Wrocław for an exhibition accompanying QUALICO 2018 conference. This exhibition will present an outline history of the collaboration between mathematicians and language scientists in Wrocław and in Poland, conducting, among others, the early research on stylometry and 'Wrocław taxonomy' (one of the first methods of multidimensional modelling developed for practical purposes).

All up-to-date relevant information is available at the conference webpage at

We particularly encourage submissions on:

- Descriptions of all aspects of language and text phenomena, including psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, dialectology, pragmatics, language typology, usage based approaches, etc., as far as they use quantitative mathematical methods (probability theory, stochastic processes, differential and difference equations, multidimensional analysis, fuzzy logics and set theory, function theory, etc.)
- Applications of methods, models, or findings from quantitative linguistics to problems of natural language processing, text classification, stylistics, authorship attribution, language teaching, information retrieval, scientometrics, bibliometrics, text mining, language complexity and complex network analysis
- Methods of linguistic measurement, model construction, sampling and test theory
- Epistemological issues such as explanation of language and text phenomena, contributions to theory construction, systems theory, philosophy of science

Presentations should be in English. Each paper will be allotted 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion). There will also be a poster session and a round table session.

Abstracts in English not exceeding 500 words (including key words and references) should be submitted not later than February 28, 2018 (EasyChair abstract submission will close February 28, 2018 11:59:59 pm).

The submission of an abstract is possible only via the EasyChair system (

Opening this page, you will be requested to enter a user name and a password to enter the site.

If you do not have an EasyChair account, enter the following URL to obtain one.:

Your account access information will be emailed to you. After having logged into the system, you will be asked to submit your address for correspondence, specify all author(s) – you may simply add yourself, provide the title of the abstract in plain text, specify at least two keywords, select the topic(s) relevant to your paper, upload the abstract as PDF file with the full abstract, including title, name, email and correspondence address (do not chose “Abstract only”)

The contact author of the paper will receive an auto-generated notification of receipt via email.

Registration goes automatically along with abstract submissions. Registrations may be canceled until February 20, 2018, at the latest.

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the contact author by April 30, 2018.

Participation fees:

Regular: 130 €
Early registration (before April 30, 2018): 100 €
IQLA members: 80 €
Doctoral students: 50 €


For further details see the conference webpage:

Chair of the organising committee,
prof. Adam Pawłowski (University of Wrocław)

Page Updated: 13-Feb-2018