20th anniversary of IQLA and Journal of Quantitative Linguistics (JQL)
Olomouc (Czech Republic), May 29 - June 1, 2014.
The Call for Papers
is now open.
Submissions on all aspects of quantitative linguistics and text analysis are welcome. We particularly encourage submissions on
- Descriptions of all aspects of language and text phenomena, including psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, dialectology, pragmatics, language typology, usage based approaches, etc., as far as they use quantitative mathematical methods (probability theory, stochastic processes, differential and difference equations, fuzzy logics and set theory, function theory, etc.).
- Applications of methods, models, or findings from quantitative linguistics to problems of natural language processing, text classification, stylistics, authorship attribution, machine translation, language teaching, information retrieval, language complexity and complex network analysis.
- Methodological problems of linguistic measurement, model construction, sampling and test theory.
- Epistemological issues such as explanation of language and text phenomena, contributions to theory construction, systems theory, philosophy of science.
Presentations should be in English. Each paper will be allotted 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion). There will also be a poster session.
Abstracts, expected to be in English and not exceed 500 words, must be submitted no later than December 15, 2013
. For details of registration and abstract submission, see Submission Information
. For questions, contact IQLA Office
of Abstract Acceptance
||February 15, 2014
||May 29 - June 1, 2014
Paper Submission Deadline
of Full Paper Acceptance
R. Čech, P. Martínková, M. Benešová, N. Urbaníková, D. Faltýnek
E. Kelih (University of Vienna, Austria), J. Mačutek (Comenius University, Slovakia), R. Čech (Palacký University, Czech Republic), R. Vulanović (Kent State University, USA), G. Mikros (National and Kapodistrian University, Greece), R. Köhler (University of Trier, Germany), P. Grzybek (University of Graz, Austria), H. Moisl (University of Newcastle, UK), I. Obradović (University of Belgrade, Serbia), S. Embleton (York University, Canada), J. Andres (Palacký University, Czech Republic )
Your abstract should be of relevance for quantitative linguistics, and it should demonstrate the paper's relevance to the conference's topic. All abstracts will be anonymously reviewed by independent reviewers; submitters will be informed about the result of the reviewing process, and they will have an opportunity to comment the reviews, if necessary. Abstracts should be in English, and they should not exceed 500 words. Abstracts are requested to be submitted in two variants
, i.e. both
(a) anonymously, without any personal data, as plain text in the abstract field
(b) with name, affiliation(s), email and correspondence address as attached PDF file.
The abstract text itself should be identical for both variants.
The Submission of Abstract is possible only via the conference tool. Both variants should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair Conference Manager: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qualico2014
Opening this page, you will be requested to enter a user name and a password to enter the site. If you do not have an EasyChair account, enter the following URL to obtain one.: https://www.easychair.org/account/signup.cgi?conf=qualico2014
Your account access information will be emailed to you. After having logged into the system, you will be asked
- to submit your address for correspondence,
- specify all author(s) - you may simply add yourself,
- provide the title of the anonymized abstract in plain text,
- specify at least two keywords,
- select the topic relevant to your paper,
- upload the abstract as PDF file with the full abstract, including title, name, email and correspondence address (do not chose "Abstract only")
The contact author of the paper will receive an auto-generated notification of receipt via email. The abstracts must be submitted no later than December 15, 2013
INFO FOR POSTER PRESENTERS
The size of an ideal poster is A0. It is the best if a poster is one piece (in our case, an A0 page), and if it is colour.
Of course, you may choose black and white, and a different format.
We will provide blue tacks/tapes/pins to put up your poster with, so you do not need to bring any of these.
You may also want to prepare handouts to go with your presentation as well, so that people can take them home. The handout may simply contain the material in your poster in a layout appropriate for A4 sheets.
If you do not want to travel with a huge poster, see Printing/Copying under Local Information, where there is offered the opportunity to print your poster in Olomouc. We also offer you to send us your poster as a PDF file, and we would print it for you.
We look forward to seeing you at QUALICO 2014!
goes automatically along with abstract
submissions. Registrations may eventually be cancelled until February
15, 2014, at the latest.
There will be no participation fees.
The conference program can be downloaded here
Emergency phone numbers
112 Emergency telephone number
150 Fire & Rescue Service
These emergency telephone numbers can be dialed free of charge from any telephone or any mobile phone in order to reach emergency services. The country calling code for the Czech Republic is +420/00420.
Money withdrawal and exchange
The currency of the Czech Republic is called Czech KORUNA/Crown (abbreviated in the international format as CZK). We suggest that you retrieve cash from an ATM with your card as soon as you arrive in the Czech Republic. You can also safely exchange money at official exchange offices in the streets, or at the train stations, bus stations, supermarkets or the airports. The ones at the airport are likely to be more expensive than those at other places.
The approximate exchange rate is CZK 26 to a Euro and CZK 20 to a US Dollar. Exchange rates for all major currencies are available here.
There many places in Olomouc where you can withdraw money from your account, for further information do not hesitate to contact the organizers who help you find a suitable bank.
In the city centre you can exchange money at SMĚNÁRNA Tourist Centrum s.r.o., it is located at Horní náměstí 26, Olomouc
, tel. + 420 585 203 790 . Open: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8am-2pm).
The expenses you are likely to have:
A single ticket for public transportation in Olomouc (bus, tram etc.): 14 CZK/piece = approximately EUR 0.60 /piece.
The tickets are available in vending machines with this logo:
Or you can buy them in the kiosks near to the bus station and the main train station.
All participants of the conference will have coffee breaks, lunches and dinners free of charge. If you have any special requirements for meal (vegetarian, special diets etc.), it is not a problem. We are prepared to meet your requirements, but it is neccessary to let us know in advance (better minimum one week before the conference).
Every participant of the conference will obtain free internet access (wi-fi) at the main venue, so you can use your laptop.
Some printing and copying services are available near by the University building where the conference is going to take place. If you would like to print your poster there, bring it on your flash disk. The cost for a poster A0 is about CZK 600 / EURO 23, the price of A1 printing is about CZK 400 / EURO 16. The printing take relatively long time (approximately one hour), so we recommend printing one day before presenting.
Tatran s.r.o.,Třída 1. máje 25
, e-mail: email@example.com, tel.: + 420 585 225 119. Open: Monday-Friday 7.30am-6pm
Czech sockets are standard European sockets CEE 7/5 with a voltage of 230 V/50Hz. All visitors coming from countries using appliances/plugs that do not work with such sockets/voltages (e.g. USA, UK) are advised to bring adapters.
The QUALICO 2014 will be held in the Art Centre of Palacký University in Olomouc
(PDF). Venue map available here
How to Come to Olomouc?
We recommend to fly to the airports in Prague (3.5 hours from Olomouc) or in Vienna (4.5 hours from Olomouc).
The easiest way to get from Václav Havel Airport Prague to the main train station (Praha, hlavní nádraží, sometimes abbreviated to Praha, hl. n.) is to take the Airport Express (AE) bus. It stops right in front of the arrival hall (a bit to the right, the last bus stop) and takes you directly to the main train station which is the terminus. You buy the ticket from the driver for CZK 60 (about EURO 2.5, but the driver does not accept foreign currencies, so you have to exchange money at the airport, try to have a 200 crown note or less). The ticket machines at the stop do not sell this ticket. This bus goes every 20 or 30 minutes.
You can also take trams and buses and go by subway (Metro), but it is more complicated. You can take the bus to the station Dejvická, where you change to subway C (red line). Get off at the stop Hlavní nádraží (main station).
The direct trains from Prague to Olomouc go very often. The journey takes 2.5 hours. There are three train providers and they have different tickets and sales places. We recommend you use comfortable yellow trains (REGIO JET) and book the ticket here
ČD (České dráhy)
If you have any questions about transporting from Prague, Petra Martinková can help you find the concrete suitable train or bus for you. Do not hesitate to contact her via mail
The easiest way to get from Vienna Airport to the train station Meidling is to take the bus. More information about transport from Vienna Aiport find here. You can take the train from Vienna-Meidling to Olomouc. You can find the suitable form of transport here.
We recommend taking the Student Agency
yellow coach which goes directly to Olomouc (3 times daily). It is better to buy it on the Internet and do not forget to print your tickets.
The journey takes about 3.5 hours.
If you have any questions about transporting from Vienna, Jan Mačutek can help you find the concrete suitable train or bus for you. Do not hesitate to contact him via mail
Organizers have already prebooked the accommodation in various hotels and pensions for all the participants. All of these hotels and boarding houses are within a walking distance from the conference venue. For further details send a mail to the organizers
, and the organizers will confirm your accommodation (exact days) as soon as possible. The accommodation will be for the participants free of charge (some apenditures are coverd in advance, other are to be paid afterward from per diems)
If you do not want to stay in prebook hotels, you can look for other accommodation possibilities here
Map overview available here
If you need an invitation letter or any further assistance in the matter of visa, do not hesitate to contact the organizers
The organization of QUALICO 2014 has been supported by the grants: Innovation of General Linguistics and Communication Theory Studies in Cooperation with Natural Science, reg. no.: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0076 and Linguistic a lexicostatistic analysis in cooperation with linguistics, mathematics, biology, psychology, grant no. CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0161. Both of these projects are financed by the European Social Fund and the national Budget of the Czech Republic.
Invitations: Workshop preceding QUALICO
Local organizers invite all QUALICO attendees to preceding interdisciplinary workshop on 'Informational fundamentals of Life: Genomes and Languages'. More informations available here
(PDF). Program available here
Secretary of the conference:
tel.: +420 774 274 252
For further information contact IQLA Office