Main Conference: July 25 & 26, 2019

The 26th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar will be held on 25 July - 26 July 2019 at the University of Bucharest, Romania. The two-day main conference will be preceded by a one-day workshop on the Syntax-Morphology Interface in Romance (24 July 2019).

Abstracts are invited for presentations which address linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to or in the spirit of the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar.

Submission Deadline: 22-Feb-2019 (Extended!)
(Easychair submission closes at 12 midnight GMT)

Invited speakers

Geoff Pullum (University of Edinburgh)

Stephen Wechsler (University of Texas at Austin)


Two types of submissions for the main HPSG conference are invited:

  • Long papers (4-page abstract + 1 page AVMs/figures & references, 30 minute presentation + 10 minute discussion)
  • Short papers (2-page abstract + 1 page AVMs/figures & references, 15 minute presentation + 5 minute discussion)

All abstracts should be submitted in PDF format via:

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: Petya Osenova (

Please note that abstracts submitted for the 'long paper' track may be accepted as 'short papers' (and vice versa). The 'short paper' track will allow people to present less worked-out presentations (e.g., students' papers, work in progress). Only 'long papers' will appear in the proceedings.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 22 February 2019 (Extended!)
Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2019
Conference proceedings submission: 15 October 2019


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.