CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference

ICGI 2012
5-8 September, 2012 Washington


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.


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 Gavalda and Jorge Castro (UPC, Barcelona)

* Computational Approaches to Child Language Acquisition
Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa)


* 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)


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


(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 Registration Late Registration (until July 31st)
Regular $ 500 $ 600
Student* $ 300 $ 400

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

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

Jeffrey Heinz (University of Delaware)
Colin de la Higuera (University of Nantes) Tim Oates (University of Maryland)

Publicity chair: Menno van Zaanen (Tilburg University)

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) Francois Coste (INRIA Rennes, France) Colin de la Higuera (Universite de Nantes – LINA, France) Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University, USA) RĂ©mi Eyraud (Aix-Marseille University, France) Henning Fernau (Universitat Trier, Germany) Pedro Garcia (Universidad Politecnica 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 Politecnica 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 Politecnica de Valencia, Spain) Ryo Yoshinaka (Kyoto University, Japan) Francois Yvon (Universite Paris Sud 11, LIMSI, France) Thomas Zeugmann (Hokkaido University, Japan)