11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference

Abbreviated Title: 
ICGI 2012
Call for Participation
Event Dates: 
5 Sep 2012 - 8 Sep 2012
Location: 
University of Maryland
City: 
College Park
State: 
Maryland
Country: 
USA

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11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference

ICGI 2012

5-8 September, 2012 Washington

http://snowball.cs.umbc.edu/icgi2012/

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

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SCOPE AND LOCATION

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ICGI 2012 is the 11th edition of the International Conference on Grammatical

Inference series.

The conference will be held in the heart of the Baltimore/Washington

corridor at the University of Maryland in College Park.

TUTORIAL DAY

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On September 5th, the tutorial day will be held. The following lecturers
and
topics are confirmed:

* Gold-Style Learning Theory: General Highlights Since Gold

John Case (University of Delaware)

* Distributional learning of context free and mildly context sensitive
languages

Alexander Clark (Royal Holloway, London) and Ryo Yoshinaka (University
of Kyoto)

* Learning Probability Distributions Generated by Finite-State Machines

Ricard Gavaldà and Jorge Castro (UPC, Barcelona)

* Computational Approaches to Child Language Acquisition

Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa)

ICGI 2012 INVITED LECTURES

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* Grammar Induction: Beyond Local Search

Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University)

* Inducing Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes

Michael Littman (Brown University)

* Active Automata Learning: From DFA to Interface Programs and Beyond

Bernhard Steffen (University of Dortmund)

PAUTOMAC WORKSHOP

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During the conference the Pautomac Workshop will be held. Pautomac is a
learning competition in which the goal is to learn probabilistic finite
automata
and hidden Markov models.

To know more on the Pautomac competition and workshop, please visit

http://ai.cs.umbc.edu/icgi2012/challenge/Pautomac/

CONFERENCE FEES

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(A) Only Tutorial Day: Admission to the Tutorial Day, lunch and
coffee-breaks

(September 5th) and Proceedings of the Tutorial Day: $ 100

(B) Full Conference: Admission to the Tutorial Day, admission to all the
sessions of the ICGI 2012, admission to the Pautomac Workshop, four
lunches (from September 5th to 8th), coffee-breaks, Proceedings of
the
Tutorial Day, and theconference dinner.

Early RegistrationLate Registration

(until July 31st)

Regular$ 500$ 600

Student*$ 300$ 400

students must provide a valid evidence of their full-time student status

SPONSORS

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The ICGI 2012 is supported by the following institutions:

- Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) at the University of
Maryland

- The PASCAL 2 Network of Excellence

CONFERENCE AND PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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Jeffrey Heinz (University of Delaware)

Colin de la Higuera (University of Nantes)

Tim Oates (University of Maryland)

Publicity chair: Menno van Zaanen (Tilburg University)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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Pieter Adriaans (Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Dana Angluin (Yale University, USA)

Tom Armstrong (Wheaton College, USA)

Robert Berwick (MIT, USA)

John Case (University of Delaware, USA)

Alexander Clark (University of London, United Kingdom)

François Coste (INRIA Rennes, France)

Colin de la Higuera (Université de Nantes - LINA, France)

Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Rémi Eyraud (Aix-Marseille University, France)

Henning Fernau (UniversitÀt Trier, Germany)

Pedro García (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)

Jeffrey Heinz (University of Delaware, USA)

Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Satoshi Kobayashi (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)

Greg Kobele (University of Chicago)

Laurent Miclet (ENSSAT-Lannion, France)

Tim Oates (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)

Jose Oncina Carratala (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)

Yasubumi Sakakibara (Keio University, Japan)

Chema Sempere (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)

Bernhard Steffen (University of Dortmund, Germany)

Etsuji Tomita (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)

Menno van Zaanen (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

Sicco Verwer (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium)

Enrique Vidal (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)

Ryo Yoshinaka (Kyoto University, Japan)

François Yvon (Université Paris Sud 11, LIMSI, France)

Thomas Zeugmann (Hokkaido University, Japan)