Appel: FSMNLP 2011

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Mar 1 20:58:59 UTC 2011

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:06:31 +0100
From: Agata Savary <agata.savary at>
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9th International Workshop on Finite-State Methods and Natural
Language Processing

          S E C O N D     C A L L     F O R     P A P E R S

Universite Francois Rabelais Tours, Blois, France

July 12-15, 2011

The International Workshop Series of Finite-State Methods and Natural
Language Processing (FSMNLP) is the premier forum of the ACL Special
Interest Group on Finite-State Methods (SIGFSM).  It serves
researchers and practitioners working on

  - natural language processing (NLP) applications or language
  - theoretical and implementation aspects, or
  - their combinations

that have obvious relevance or an explicitly discussed relation to
Finite-State Methods in NLP.


FSMNLP invites papers related to themes including but not limited to:
     * NLP applications and linguistic aspects of finite-state methods
     * Finite-state models of language
     * Practices for building lexical transducers for the world's
     * Specification and implementation of sets, relations and
       multiplicities in NLP using finite-state devices
     * Machine learning of finite-state models of natural language
     * Finite-state manipulation software (with relevance to NLP)


Eight FSMNLP workshops have been organised in the past in:
Pretoria (2009), Ispra (2008), Potsdam (2007), Helsinki (2005),
Budapest (2003), Helsinki (2001), Ankara (1998), Budapest (1996).


16th International Conference on Implementation and Application of
Automata (CIAA 2011), July 13-16, Blois, France.

The CIAA and FSMNLP conferences have been important international
meetings for researchers and practitioners interested in various
aspects of finite-state tools.  These two events, which deal with
complementary topics, will be, for the first time, organised jointly
in Blois, France in 2011.

CIAA is the premier annual conference for researchers, application
developers and users of automata-based systems.  The CIAA series has
published significant papers describing the applications of finite
automata in parsing and compilers, logic, natural language processing,
pattern matching, database management and bioinformatics.  The
conference also accepts papers that advance the state of the art in
the theoretical study of finite automata, regular expressions,
grammars and related formal models.

A goal of the conference is to provide additions and enhancements to
existing software systems that manipulate automata, regular
expressions, grammars, and related structures; examples of such
systems include AGL, AMoRE, ASTL, Automate, FADELA, FAdo, FinITE, FIRE
Station, FSM, Grail+, INR, JFLAP, MERLin, MONA, Nooj, TESTAS, Turing's
World, Unitex, Vaucanson, WFSC and Whale Calf.


CIAA/FSMNLP 2010 will be organized shortly before two other
conferences on related subjects:

- DLT 2011 (July 19-22, Milan, Italy) and
- DCFS 2011 (July 25-27, Giessen, Germany).

These consecutive periods, as well as the European locations,
facilitate the attendance at all three conferences.


Submission Deadline: April 15, 2011
Notification: May 30, 2011
Camera-ready Version: June 10, 2011

Workshop Dates: July 12-15, 2011


Papers should present original, unpublished research results.
Simultaneous submission to another venue with published proceedings is
prohibited. FSMNLP accepts three kinds of submissions:

- full papers (12 pages) reporting completed, significant research,

- short papers (6 pages) reporting ongoing work and partial results,

- interactive software demos and industrial presentations (6 pages).

All submissions are electronic and in PDF format via a web-based
submission server.  Authors are encouraged to use Springer LNCS style
(Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes) for LaTeX in producing the
PDF document.  More information on this style can be found at:

Information about the author(s) and other identifying information such
- obvious self-references (e.g., "We showed in [12] ...") and
- financial or personal acknowledgements
should be omitted in the submitted papers (whenever feasible)
since the review process will be double-blinded.

Papers will be submitted electronically in PDF using the EasyChair
system.  The paper can contain a clearly marked appendix and data
files can be submitted to support your claims.  However, it is at the
reviewer's discretion whether or not they consult the additional
material, which will not be published.  Use the following link for

The papers and abstracts will be published in FSMNLP 2011 proceedings
and archived in the ACL Anthology.  The publication of selected,
revised versions of accepted papers in a special journal issue is


Mark-Jan Nederhof, University of St Andrews, Scotland
"Generalisation of the prefix probability of probabilistic grammars"

Joachim Niehren, INRIA, University of Lille, France
"XPath Streaming by Tree Automata"

Sheng Yu, University of Western Ontario, Canada
"A talk in honour of Derick Wood"


Eric Laporte, LIGM, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
"Tutorial on Unitex" (

Jacques Sakarovitch, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des
Télécommunications, Paris, France
"Tutorial on Vaucanson"


The CIAA/FSMNLP 2011 conference is supported by:
- the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS),
- the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) via the Special
  Interest Group on Finite State Machines (SIG FSM).


The ACCES program of the French Ministry of Research supports
invitations of researchers from Central and Eastern Europe to
conferences organised in France.  Travel and accommodation expenses
may be covered.  To apply, please, send your CV to the conference
email address accessible on the website by mid-March.


Cyril Allauzen (Google Inc., New York, USA)
Francisco Casacuberta (Instituto Tecnologico De Informatica, Valencia, Spain)
Damir Cavar (University of Zadar, Croatia)
David Chiang (ISI, University of Southern California, USA)
Maxime Crochemore (King's College London, United-Kingdom)
Jan Daciuk (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)
Frank Drewes (Umea University, Sweden)
Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Colin de la Higuera (University of Nantes, France)
Jan Holub (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Andre Kempe (CADEGE Technologies & Consulting, France)
Andras Kornai (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary)
Derrick Kourie (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Eric Laporte (Universite Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee, France)
Sylvain Lombardy (Universite Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee, France)
Andreas Maletti (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Mike Maxwell (University of Maryland, USA)
Kemal Oflazer (Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar)
Jakub Piskorski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Laurette Pretorius  (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Strahil Ristov (Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia)
Jim Rogers (Earlham College, Richmond, USA)
Giorgio Satta (University of Padua, Italy)
Max Silberztein (Universite de Franche-Comte, France)
Bruce Watson (Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Anssi Yli-Jyra (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Sheng Yu (The University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Menno van Zaanen (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Lynette van Zijl (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)


Jean-Yves Antoine (Universite Francois Rabelais Tours, France)
Beatrice Bouchou (Universite Francois Rabelais Tours, France)
Pascal Caron (Universite de Rouen, France)
Jean-Marc Champarnaud (Universite de Rouen, France)
Matthieu Constant (Universite Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee, France), FSMNLP chair
Nathalie Friburger (Universite Francois Rabelais Tours, France)
Mirian Halfeld Ferrari Alves (Universite d'Orleans, France)
Andreas Maletti (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Patrick Marcel (Universite Francois Rabelais Tours, France)
Denis Maurel (Universite Francois Rabelais Tours, France)
Veronika Peralta (Universite Francois Rabelais Tours, France)
Yacine Sam (Universite Francois Rabelais Tours, France)
Agata Savary (Universite Francois Rabelais Tours, France), CIAA chair

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