The 14th International Conference on Grammatical Inference—September 5-7, 2018—Wrocław, Poland

We invite researchers to submit original, unpublished research that fits the scope of ICGI 2018. There are three ways to share your new ideas and results with the grammatical inference community. Please pick a suitable one, we are looking forward to your submissions: (i) A regular paper publication, in which before an article is deemed appropriate to be published in the conference proceedings, it must undergo the peer review process; (ii) Presenting your work in progress during a designated session of ICGI; and (iii) Attending a special session GI in Bioinformatics conjoined with a poster exhibition. The conference's official language is English—both orally and in writing.

At least one of the publication authors must be a registered participant at the conference, and attend the respective session to present the work.

Regular paper

Publication types and format

We invite three types of papers:

  • Formal and/or technical papers describe original solutions (theoretical, methodological or conceptual) in the field of grammatical inference. A technical paper should clearly describe the situation or problem tackled, the relevant state of the art, the position or solution suggested and the benefits of the contribution.
  • Exploratory papers can describe completely new research positions or approaches. Open problems may be suggested. Current limits can be discussed. In all cases rigor in presentation will be required. Such papers must describe precisely the situation, problem, or challenge addressed, and demonstrate how current methods, tools, ways of reasoning, may be inadequate. The authors must rigorously present their approach and demonstrate its pertinence and correctness to addressing the identified situation.
  • Tool papers describing a new tool for grammatical inference. The tool must be publicly available and the paper has to contain several use-case studies describing the use of the tool. In addition, the paper should clearly describe the implemented algorithms, input parameters and syntax, and the produced output.

There are no restrictions on the domain of application as long as the paper provides sufficient background information. This year we especially encourage submissions related to the domain of bioinformatics, which will be presented at a special joint session with the collocated Polish Bionformatics Society symposium. Each paper should contain title, authors and affiliation, mailing address, a brief abstract describing the work and at least three keywords which can describe the contents of the work.

Papers must be submitted in pdf format through EasyChair. The total length of the paper should not exceed 12 pages on A4-size paper. The use of LaTeX is strongly encouraged. Prospective authors are strongly recommended to use the JMLR style file for LaTeX since we are going to publish all regular papers with The Proceedings of Machine Learning Research series.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: June 29, 2018
  • Camera-ready copy: August 22, 2018
  • Conference: September 5-7, 2018

Submit your paper

Work in progress

Publication types and format

We invite abstracts on work in progress, which can be either theoretical or experimental, fundamental or application-oriented, solving or proposing important problems. Abstracts will appear in a conference booklet (not in the proceedings) and a presentation should be given in the special session. Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract which represents original and previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not allowed.

All abstracts should be submitted by email to the PC Chair not earlier than by June 30, 2018 and not later than August 1, 2018. Papers must be submitted in pdf format. The use of LaTeX is strongly encouraged. We have no special format request other than the following. The total length of the abstract should not exceed 2 pages except for references. You are suppose to use the default class for composing an article with the following options: 11pt, a4paper, twoside. All references entries put to one .bib file and in the text use plain bibliography style. Each abstract should contain title (in the \title command), authors (in the \author command), affiliation and email address (in the \thanks command used in the \author).

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: August 12, 2018
  • Conference: September 5-7, 2018

Send your abstract


Publication types and format

The poster session is an opportunity for presenting late-breaking results, ongoing research projects, and speculative or innovative ideas, which concern bioinformatics and relatad areas, as well as pure grammatical inference topics. Submissions of full posters should conform to the following guidelines:

  • The paper should be written with the same format as described above under Work in progress.
  • All posters (together with the relevant paper) shall be sent to the PC Chair electronically by August 1, 2018 but not earlier than by June 30, 2018. Posters must be submitted in the pdf format. The use of LaTeX templates for conference posters is strongly encouraged.
  • The total length of the poster should not exceed an A0-size paper and each poster should contain title, authors, affiliation and mailing address.

Important dates

  • Poster submission deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: August 12, 2018
  • Conference: September 5-7, 2018

Send your poster