15th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
MOL 2017
Location: 
Thursday, 13 July 2017 to Friday, 14 July 2017
State: 
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
London
Contact: 
Makoto Kanazawa
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 3 March 2017

# First Call for Papers

The Association for Mathematics of Language invites submissions to its biennial conference, MOL, which will be held July 13-14, 2017 in London. The local organizing committee is chaired by Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh of Queen Mary University of London.

The meeting will precede the 24th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation, to be held July 18-21 at University College London.

## Description

MOL is devoted to the study of mathematical structures and methods that are of importance to the description of language. Contributions to all areas of this field are welcome. Specific topics within the scope of the conference include, but are not limited to the following:

* formal and computational analysis of linguistic theories and frameworks
* learnability of formal grammars
* proof-theoretic, model-theoretic and type-theoretic methods in linguistics
* mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to language analysis
* formal models of language use and language change

## Invited Speakers

MOL will feature invited talks by the following distinguished researchers:

* Stephen Clark (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Shay Cohen (University of Edinburgh, UK)
* Frank Drewes (Umeå University, Sweden)

## Submissions

MOL invites the submission of papers on original, substantial, completed, and unpublished research. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Papers presented at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published in the ACL Anthology (http://aclweb.org/anthology/).

All submissions must follow the style set out in the conference style files, which are available at the conference website. They must not exceed twelve (12) pages of technical content, but may have an unlimited number of extra pages for references.

Simultaneous submission to other conferences is allowed, provided that the authors indicate which other conferences the paper is submitted to. A paper is accepted on the condition that it will not be presented at any other venue.

MOL uses the EasyChair conference management system for submission, reviewing and preparation of proceedings:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mol2017

Submissions must be uploaded to this system electronically in PDF format no later than (end of day, Anywhere on Earth)

Friday, March 3, 2017.

## Important Dates

* Paper submission deadline: March 3, 2017
* Notification of acceptance: April 17, 2017
* Camera-ready copy deadline: May 5, 2017
* Conference: July 13-14, 2017

## Program Committee

Makoto Kanazawa, Program Chair (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Philippe de Groote, Program Co-chair (INRIA Nancy, France)
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Local Chair (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Henrik Björklund (Umeå University, Sweden)
David Chiang (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Alexander Clark (King's College London, UK)
Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez (University of A Coruña, Spain)
Jeffrey Heinz (University of Delaware, USA)
Gerhard Jäger (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Greg Kobele (University of Chicago, USA)
Marco Kuhlmann (Linköping University, Sweden)
Giorgio Magri (CNRS, France)
Andreas Maletti (Universität Leipzig, Germany)
Jens Michaelis (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Larry Moss (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA)
Valeria de Paiva (Nuance Communications, USA)
Gerald Penn (University of Toronto, Canada)
Carl Pollard (The Ohio State University, USA)
Jim Rogers (Earlham College, USA)
Ed Stabler (Nuance Communications, USA)
Mark Steedman (Edinburgh University, UK)
Anssi Yli-Jyrä (University of Helsinki, Finland)

## Contact

For inquiries about the scientific program of the conference, please email mol2017@easychair.org.

For inquiries about the local organization and all practical aspects of the conference, please email mol2017.london@gmail.com.