The Seventh International Conference
Formal Approaches to South Slavic and Balkan Languages

Call for papers

   The following non-exhaustive list gives some examples of topics which may be addressed by papers submitted to the Conference:
   Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects concerning formal approaches to South-Slavic and Balkan languages, including, but not limited to:

   phonetics, phonology and morphology;
   word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
   syntax, semantics and grammars;
   pragmatics, discourse and dialogue;
   lexica and ontologies;
   parsing and grammatical formalisms;
   generation, text planning and summarization;
   language modeling, spoken language recognition and understanding;
   mathematical models of language;
   information retrieval and extraction, text mining, text categorisation;
   question answering;
   machine learning for natural language;
   multilingual processing;
   machine translation, machine aided translation and translation aids;
   computer aided language learning;
   speech processing;
   language and speech oriented applications, tools and resources.


   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. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

Important dates

Action Deadline
Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers extended to 1 July 2010
Notification of acceptance of oral papers, posters extended to 15 August 2010
Final versions for the proceedings extended to 14 September 2010


   The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by an international Program Committee. Final decisions on the technical program will be made by the Conference Program Committee.


The abstract should be of 1500 words maximum. The duration of the paper presentation should be estimated at 20-25 minutes.

As reviewing will be blind, the abstract should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, should be avoided. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

The MS-Word/RTF document template for final version of the papers can be downloaded from here and a paper example from here.

Submissions should be sent to

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