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SyntaxFest 2019
Paris, August 26-30 2019

4 events for 1 Fest

The SyntaxFest brings together four events with partially overlapping research topics including empirical syntax, linguistic annotation, statistical language analysis, and Natural Language Processing:
  • Quasy : The Workshop on Quantitative Syntax (August 26)
  • Depling : The Conference on Dependency Linguistics (August 27-28)
  • TLT : The 18th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (August 28-29)
  • UDW : The Universal Dependencies Workshop (August 29-30)


The proceedings for each of the 4 events are available on the ACL anthology:


The SyntaxFest will take place in the last week of August (Aug 26-30) 2019.

We will be in the center of Paris, in the "Grand amphitheatre du Monde anglophone" of the Sorbonne Nouvelle,
at 5 rue de l’École de médecine, 75006 Paris
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Closest metro statio is "Odéon", lines 4 and 10,
cf. the Paris metro map.

Gala dinner

new! Wednesday 28th, from 19:30 at
La Barge du CROUS de Paris (see the map)
Quai François Mauriac, Port de la Gare, 75013 Paris
How to get there by metro: Line 14, stop at "Bibliothèque", go down the "rue de Tolbiac" up to the Seine, the "barge" is a little bit on the left.

Invited speakers

There will be one invited talk per day during the syntaxfest week (abstracts):
  • Ramon Ferrer i Cancho - Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)
  • Emmanuel Dupoux - ENS/CNRS/EHESS/INRIA/PSL Research University, Paris
  • Barbara Plank - IT University of Copenhagen
  • Paola Merlo - University of Geneva
  • Adam Przepiórkowski - University of Warsaw / Polish Academy of Sciences / University of Oxford

Important Dates

Early bird registration until: July 8, 2019 July 17, 2019
Long papers:
  • Submission deadline for long papers: May 5, 2019
  • Long papers reviews due: June 1
  • Acceptance notification: June 4
  • Camera-ready version: June 26
Short papers:
  • Submission deadline for short papers: June 5, 2019 June 12, 2019
  • Acceptance notification: July 1st
  • Camera-ready version: July 10
All deadlines are 11:59PM UTC-12:00 ("anywhere on Earth").

Syntax Fest: August 26-30, 2019

Gala dinner: August 28

Shared reviewing process

On the submission site, authors submit their paper only once for the whole SyntaxFest, composed of 4 conferences, but they can uncheck conferences they do not wish their paper to be considered for. If the paper is deemed appropriate for more than one of the selected conferences, the SyntaxFest joint organization committee decides on the final placement of the paper, which implies the day of the presentation and the proceedings the paper will appear in.

Paper submission information

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.
Long papers (submission deadline April 28, 2019) may consist of up to 10 pages of content (references not included). All submissions should follow the single-column format and the style guidelines. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files, OpenDocument, or Microsoft Word templates created for the SyntaxFest 2019. Please find style sheets and instructions for LateX, OpenDocument, and Microsoft Word in the SyntaxFestStyles.zip file
In order to include reports on last-minute results and work in progress, a second round of submissions of short papers of up to 6 pages will be organized with a submission deadline of June 5, 2019.
Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors’ names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”, must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Smith (1991) previously showed”. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.


The chairs for each event are:
  • Quasy
    • Xinying Chen (Xi'an Jiaotong University / University of Ostrava)
    • Ramon Ferrer i Cancho (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
  • Depling
    • Kim Gerdes (LPP, Sorbonne Nouvelle & CNRS / Almanach, INRIA)
    • Sylvain Kahane (Modyco, Paris Nanterre & CNRS)
  • TLT
    • Djamé Seddah (Paris Sorbonne / Almanach, INRIA)
    • Marie Candito (LLF, Paris Diderot & CNRS)
    • Kilian Evang (University of Düsseldorf)
    • Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo)
  • UDW
    • Alexandre Rademaker (IBM Research, Brazil)
    • Francis Tyers (Indiana University)

Local organizing committee of the SyntaxFest

  • Marie Candito, Université Paris-Diderot (co-chair)
  • Kim Gerdes, Sorbonne Nouvelle (co-chair)
  • Sylvain Kahane, Université Paris Nanterre (co-chair)
  • Djamé Seddah, University Paris-Sorbonne (co-chair)
  • Danrun Cao, Université Paris Nanterre
  • Marine Courtin, Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Chuanming Dong, Université Paris Nanterre
  • Yoann Dupont, Inria
  • Mohammed Galal, Sohag University
  • Gaël Guibon, Inria
  • Yixuan Li, Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Lara Perinetti, Inria and Fortia Financial Solutions
  • Mathilde Regnault, Lattice and Inria
  • Pierre Rochet, Université Paris Nanterre
  • Chunxiao Yan, Université Paris Nanterre