Call for papers

Important dates:

  • First call for papers: November 21st, 2019
  • Second call for papers: January 14th, 2020
  • Abstract submission deadline: March 8th, 2020 (12 Midnight GMT)
  • Notifications of acceptance: May 1st, 2020
  • Conference: 17.08.2020–19.08.2020
  • Conference proceedings submission: October 15th, 2020

Call for papers

Abstracts are invited that address linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to or in the spirit of the framework of Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and/or Sign-Based Construction Grammar.


Two types of submissions are admitted both for the main conference and the workshop:
Long papers (4-page abstract + 1 page data, figures & references; 30 minute presentation + 10 minute discussion) Short papers (2-page abstract + 1 page data, figures & references; 15 minute presentation + 5 minute discussion) Please note that abstracts submitted for the “long paper” track can be accepted as “short papers” (and vice versa). Only “long papers” will appear in the proceedings.
All abstracts (written in English) should be submitted in PDF format via: EasyChair.
All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. The submissions should not include the authors’ names, and authors are asked to avoid self-references. Please direct any questions to the Program Committee Chair (


A selection of the conference proceedings will be published online by CSLI Publications. A call for contributions to the proceedings will be issued after the conference. Proceedings of previous conferences are available here.