The 11th Meeting of the Association for Mathematics of Language
August 20-21, 2009 University of Bielefeld

Call for Papers

Eleventh Meeting on Mathematics of Language
University of Bielefeld, Germany
August 20/21, 2009

Sponsored by
The Association for Mathematics of Language
(A Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL))


MOL 11 is the 11th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language, to be held at the University of Bielefeld in Germany on August 20/21. MoL meetings are organized biennially by the Association for Mathematics of Language, which is a Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics. The location of the meeting usually alternates between Europe and the U.S. Previous meetings were held at UCLA (2007), the University of Edinburgh (2005), and the University of Indiana (2003).

Aims and Scope

MOL (Mathematics of Language) is a biannual conference devoted to the mathematical study of languages and linguistics. Contributions to all areas of this field are welcome. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • complexity and generative capacity of languages
  • formal analysis of linguistic theories and frameworks
  • model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics
  • mathematical foundations of statistical and stochastic approaches to language analysis
  • formal models of language use and language change

Invited Speakers

  • Andras Kornai (Harvard University)
  • Giorgio Satta (University of Padua)

Submission Details

We invite submissions of extended abstracts of maximally 8 pages (A4 or letter, 12pt single spaced). The material must be original and previously unpublished. Parallel submissions to other conferences is possible but must be indicated with the submission. The material that is covered in the abstract must be appropriate in length and content to be presented in a 30-minute talk. The deadline for submissions was March 15.

Social Program

A conference dinner is planned for Thursday, August 20. Details will be announced in due course.

Important Dates

  • Conference: 20/21 August
  • Submission: 15 March
  • Notification: 30 May
  • Pre-proceedings version: 15 July

Local Organizers

  • Gerhard Jäger
  • Marcus Kracht
  • Christian Ebert
  • Jens Michaelis

Program Committee

  • Patrick Blackburn
  • Philippe de Groote
  • Aravind Joshi
  • Stefan Kepser
  • Greg Kobele
  • Andras Kornai
  • Natasha Kurtonina
  • Michael Moortgat
  • Larry Moss
  • Dick Oehrle
  • Gerald Penn
  • Wiebke Petersen
  • Sylvain Pogodalla
  • James Rogers
  • Ed Stabler
  • Hans-Jörg Tiede