St Andrews
St Andrews

The 11th International Conference on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing

Held at the Gateway, St Andrews, Scotland (UK), July 15-17, 2013.

Call for papers


The conference invites papers related to themes including but not limited to:

  • NLP applications and linguistic aspects of finite-state methods
  • Finite-state models of language
  • Practices for building and evaluating morphological models for the world's languages using finite-state technology
  • Machine learning of finite-state models of natural language
  • Finite-state manipulation software and tools with relevance to NLP

Important dates

April 12 21, 2013   Paper submission deadline (extended)
May 26, 2013   Notification of acceptance
June 16, 2013   Camera-ready version due

Deadlines are midnight Pacific Standard Time (UTC−8).


Papers should present original, unpublished research and implementation results. Simultaneous submission to other venues with published proceedings is prohibited. FSMNLP accepts two kinds of submissions:

  • long papers (8 pages including references) reporting completed, significant research,
  • short papers (4 pages including references) reporting ongoing work and partial results, implementations, grammars, practical tools, interactive software demos, etc.

Short papers are expected to be presented as system demos in demo sessions, posters and/or short presentations, while long papers are presented in longer presentations.

All submissions are electronic and in PDF format via a web-based submission server. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the ACL 2013 style (either LaTeX or Word) in producing the PDF document, available at:

Information about the author(s) and other identifying information such as obvious self-references (e.g., "We showed in [12] ...") and financial or personal acknowledgements should be omitted in the submitted papers whenever feasible.

Papers will be submitted electronically in PDF using the EasyChair system. A paper may contain a clearly marked appendix and data files to support its claims. This material will not be published. While reviewers are urged to consult this extra material for better comprehension, it is at their discretion whether they do so. Such extra material should also be anonymized to the extent feasible.

Use the following link for submission:

All accepted papers will be published in FSMNLP 2013 proceedings and archived in the ACL Anthology. The publication of selected, revised versions of accepted papers in a special journal issue is planned.   ♦   University of St Andrews