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9th International Workshop on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing
Event in series Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing
Dates 2011/07/12 (iCal) - 2011/07/15
Homepage: http://ciaa-fsmnlp-2011.univ-tours.fr
Location: Blois, France
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Submissions: 2011/04/15
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9th International Workshop on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing

              F I R S T     C A L L     F O R     P A P E R S 

Université François 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 resources,
- 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 Opening: February 2011

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 as

- 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.

Submission will open with the second Call for Papers in February.

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



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.


Cyril Allauzen (Google Inc., New York, USA)

Francisco Casacuberta (Instituto Tecnologico De Informática, Valencia, Spain)

Damir Ćavar (University of Zadar, Croatia)

David Chiang (ISI, University of Southern California, USA)

Maxime Crochemore (King's College London, United-Kingdom)

Jan Daciuk (Gdańsk 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)

André Kempe (CADEGE Technologies & Consulting, France)

Andras Kornai (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary)

Derrick Kourie (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Eric Laporte (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)

Sylvain Lombardy (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)

Andreas Maletti (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain)

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 (Université de Franche-Comté, France)

Bruce Watson (Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Anssi Yli-Jyrä (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 (Université François Rabelais Tours, France)

Béatrice Bouchou (Université François Rabelais Tours, France)

Pascal Caron (Université de Rouen, France)

Jean-Marc Champarnaud (Université de Rouen, France)

Matthieu Constant (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France), FSMNLP chair

Nathalie Friburger (Université François Rabelais Tours, France)

Mirian Halfeld Ferrari Alvez (Université d’Orléans, France)

Andreas Maletti (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain)

Patrick Marcel (Université François Rabelais Tours, France)

Denis Maurel (Université François Rabelais Tours, France)

Veronika Peralta (Université François Rabelais Tours, France)

Yacine Sam (Université François Rabelais Tours, France)

Agata Savary (Université François Rabelais Tours, France), CIAA chair

Facts about "FSMNLP 2011"
AcronymFSMNLP 2011 +
End dateJuly 15, 2011 +
Event in seriesFinite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing +
Event typeWorkshop +
Has coordinates47° 35' 16", 1° 20' 2"Latitude: 47.587686111111
Longitude: 1.3337638888889
Has location cityBlois +
Has location countryCategory:France +
Homepagehttp://ciaa-fsmnlp-2011.univ-tours.fr +
IsAEvent +
Start dateJuly 12, 2011 +
Submission deadlineApril 15, 2011 +
Title9th International Workshop on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing +